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Don’t trust the expert advisors!

As an aside from spread betting — which for some of you may not have gone too well today, unless you were “short” — I offer the following anecdote. While browsing in my local Currys / PC World store I overheard a helpless oldish woman ask one of the friendly “expert advisors” (i.e. “salespeople”) for […]

Barratt and the Five Point Pyramid

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet around here in the past week, but we’ve been away: (it’s not Switzerland, it’s Scotland) Anyway, following on from the documented four-point pyramid of Barratt, I can tell you that this position trade is now up to five points as shown in the Capital Spreads snapshot below. Two Steps […]

Where did it all go wrong?

It is with great regret that I have to tell you that despite practicing Better Spread Betting according to my Position Trading philosophy that utilizes Stop Orders… it’s all gone wrong and I have lost everything on one mad spin of the proverbial roulette wheel! Aside from documenting (in the coming days) how exactly it […]

Margin Call!

Don’t panic, I haven’t received a “margin call” (i.e. a request to deposit additional emergency funds to a spread betting account). No, my headline reflects the fact that I watched the film Margin Call on DVD last night. Our family film night began with all four of us sitting down to watch, then my son […]

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Jump straight to the book, or… I know what a pain it can be remembering to visit the various web sites, blogs, and newsletters about trading in general and spread betting specifically. So I’ve made it easy for you to keep up-to-date with my “Trade of The Week” features and my other blog postings here […]

Why so long?

Readers of my Better Spread Betting, Position Trading and Stop Orders books will know that I am predominantly a long trader; and some of you might be wondering why. It’s not for any moral reasons (e.g. “short selling is bad”) but for the following reasons: In the long run, stock markets generally rise, but I […]

I know it’s not what you want to hear!

Not so long ago I had a one-to-one session with a friend of a friend who wanted to get into financial spread betting. Although he was more than happy with what he paid for the “education” I provided, I could tell in his eyes and in his voice that he wanted something else, something that […]