All the hype and bluster is over, but what did I think of the week and how did trading go?
Here’s my final blog update for the week. Check out the others on their relevant links:
Today was always bound to be more useful than yesterday after those disastrous shenanigans, although I surprised myself a little if I’m honest.
What was so different? liquidity? Coverage? Racing quality?
The markets felt good, volumes were up on last year and I settled in quickly. This is the key to consistency.
It was a steady-ish session with a few minor bumps en route. Once or twice I missed an opportunity through price slippage although it wasn’t worth getting upset about. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite manage to hit 5 figures this week although today’s result did trump expectations. Looking back on the week it was days 2 and 4 that let the overall result down.
I’ve seen one or two getting excited about big wins, which is nice to see (especially the 75.0 BSP winner in the 4.20) although I much prefer consistent low-stress profits. Big winners don’t excite me, the overall bottom line does. Trading is a game of probabilities, advantage and discipline. Unfortunately, it seems that some are insistent on blurring the lines at times but this is the social media world we live in I guess…
Sports trading isn’t easy to master, but writing out a few posts this week has been positive for me. I think putting my thoughts into words is a good reflective experience, even if blogging isn’t popular like it used to be.
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