Monday, 22 February 2010

Scratching My Head


When I came up with the idea of covering events LIVE on this blog, the sport I expected to be featuring the most was cricket - especially Twenty20 cricket. Afterall, this is where 80% of my profits come from and where I feel my knowledge of the markets and the sport itself is at it's best.
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With this in mind you'll have to forgive me for feeling a little deflated after I covered the T20 game between Pakistan and England last Friday - it just didn't work!
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Don't get me wrong, thanks to the 29 of you who did attend, but it would seem that I hadn't realised how much thought and effort went into my decisions. With it also being quite a speedy game, trying to trade and type just didn't mix and in the end I gave neither 100%. If I'm honest, I probably missed a host of opportunities as I was too busy concentrating on adding a capital letter to a noun or correcting a spelling mistake!
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So, I have a dilemma. The cricket season is about to kick-off big style with the IPL, the T20 World Cup and the all new, singing and dancing Friends Provident T20 tournament on the horizon. I want to keep the coverage going but I also don't want to jeopardise my profits.
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What do I do? Answers on a postcard....
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Friday, 19 February 2010

England v Pakistan - LIVE From 1.45pm

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Next LIVE Event


After last weeks hectic round of Premier League darts matches I'm very pleased to say that the next live event I'll be covering will be a game of cricket!
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With the T20 World Cup taking place in the West Indies during April/May, many International teams are currently trying to cram in a few warm-up games wherever they can. As the IPL will consume most of the cricketing calendar over the next couple of months, England and Pakistan have taken the opportunity to meet up in Dubai on Friday. The weather is not often a problem there so I'm confident we'll get a full game!
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The match starts at 2pm but I'll be here from 1.45pm. I really need to pick up my performance as until now February has been far from kind.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Premier League Darts - LIVE from 7.00pm

Monday, 8 February 2010

Next LIVE Event


Pure greed ensured that I had my most miserable weekend for sometime. Not only did Wales go down to England in the rugby (which is bad enough on it's own) but for some reason I managed to squander a decent profit in the One Day International between Australia and the West Indies AND go all-in on a whim that Scotland would give the French a run for their money at Murrayfield. On both occasions I was left with the dreaded phrase,"how did I let that happen?" running through my head.
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So after my best ever January, I'm now playing catchup in a month that occupies my quiet time of the year. Not ideal, but how can I let this spoil my plans for my next LIVE event? The show must go on!
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With this in mind I hope you can join me on Thursday evening for the kick-off of the 2010 Premier League darts season. I'm not going to kid you that it will be a trading masterclass - it's won't be - but I do enjoy this format and the high paced action always throws up decent money making opportunities.
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Coverage will start on my blog from 7pm.
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As a side note - after the New Orleans Saints stunning victory in the Superbowl, maybe I should re-think my playoff ranking system? :-)
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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Value Seeker


I was hoping to cover the Twenty20 International between Australia and Pakistan on Friday morning but unfortunately Caden has been summonsed for a hospital check-up. Nothing to worry about I hope, but he does seem to be getting out of breath very quickly after little effort for a 2 year old. Perhaps we're just hyper-sensitive or maybe he just takes after his Dad?!?
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Whilst I decide on what will be my next live event, why don't you find out your Risk Intelligence Quotient? That sounds a bit posh, but in layman's terms it's your ability to estimate probabilities accurately. The test takes about 10 minutes and gives you a score out of 100. As this ability would seem key to becoming a successful trader I'm keen to find out what your scores are - are you lousy traders getting the expected poor marks and are you superstars getting perfect scores?
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It's interesting stuff but let's see if there's any truth behind it.
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