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17th January 2011, 12:27 AM
I was wondering how people seem to trade the football markets. i prefer to play the 2.5 and 1.5 goal markets but i was wondering if people chase the market reaction of a goal or if most people scalp the markets?
I see people trade alot on scalping but i feel that you can leave yourself exposed just wanted to know other peoples ideas. I am sort of new to trading diping in and out for a year or so not consitent enough as not being able to bounce ideas from someone was annoying.
keep up the good work on the forum!
17th January 2011, 07:07 PM
I gave up because you'd spend ages making £X and in one go could lose it due to a goal. That's not to say it's not possible; I just couldn't do it. And before someone says I give up too easily, I spent about 5-8 hours trading every day for a month, making a note of every trade.
The silver lining was that I noticed other things when I compared other markets...
17th January 2011, 08:02 PM
I personally prefer going for the goal and laying low especially with the 1.5 goals market. If a goal is scored early enough after your entry point the price can jump by sum level were as scalpin i have been stung so i am a bit weary of that!
18th January 2011, 11:25 AM
Yeah, sure. Trying to remember - doesn't it only get cheap to lay towards the end of the game? How have you found it overall? Profitable? Or breakeven?
19th January 2011, 08:49 PM
i have been breaking even. just seems to sting me or entering the market and a goal goes in before my entry point its a hard game this trading but i am keen to do well. Also how does people feel about scalping at low oods so if it does go against you, you dont lose so much of your bank?
19th January 2011, 09:02 PM
I have 'a' view but I'm by no means an expert - whilst I trade CS in-play and run the risk of getting caught out with a goal being scored, having a 'hedge' at the outset can significantly de-risk things. For example, in tonights Leeds v Arsenal I thought that there were likely to be goals (1-2 at halftime so I was right!) so put a bet on the 1-3 scoreline at the outset. I was hoping that the first goal wouldn't be as quick as it was (which meant I lost out a bit on the hope that 0-0 would start to come in) but having that hedge meant that I was still in an OK position and I've managed to trade others so as to green-up now its halftime. I'm sure I'm not the only one to do this -and as I'm a newbie hope the more experienced ones aren't rolling their eyes to heaven at how obvious this is! - but it's worth incorporating it into your thinking if trading CS in-play and probably for other markets too.
21st January 2011, 11:30 PM
that is one market i can not follow but i would like to get into but just dont know where to start. I have been strugling to start with a system just seem to be testing them and they suddenly just fall apart. Very hard game but i am determined to get the hang of it lol.
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