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Betting on Bitcoins

An email from spread betting firm┬áSpreadEx caught my eye yesterday when they announced that they’re the first spread betting company to allow speculation on the price of Bitcoins. If you’ve been hiding in a hole so deep that you don’t know what a Bitcoin actually is, I can help you by quoting from the SpreadEx […]

The Case for Position Trading Equities

Although I stopped writing for Spreadbet magazine a couple of months ago (don’t ask!) a few of the articles in the latest edition caught my eye. In his interview, Vince Stanzione says that his main successes in the markets have come from longer-term position trading rather than from short-term day trading. In his trading diary […]

From Cantor Index to SpreadEx

Like me, you may have received an email from Cantor Index the other day advising that “all of its non-single stock, financial spread betting account holders will be taken on by SpreadEx as of the close of business on Wednesday, 20th March, 2013.” I’d be happy to be moved to┬áSpreadEx, but since I have essentially […]

Think like a Trader… with SpreadEx

My contact at SpreadEx informed me that they have just commissioned an “infographic” explaining how traditional investors and non-spread-bettors might “Think like a Trader”. You can see it on my SpreadEx page, but it’s easier to read on the SpreadEx Website . Two Steps to Better Spread Betting: 1) Buy the Better Spread Betting Book […]

You Can Never Have Too Many Spread Betting Accounts!

The sensationalist headline “You Can Never Have Too Many Spread Betting Accounts!” is not exactly true, of course, because too many accounts can become unmanageable and time-consuming. But I believe that you do need more than one account, and ideally more than one account provider (because some brands are run by the same provider). Here’s […]