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  • Kodiac
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    A bit about me. (I didnt intend to write the follow up to war and peace but hey ho- apologies in advance)

    Im 36, originally from wales but moved to manchester for university. I later worked in a soul crushing job at a bank and sacked it in to study property and investment, and became a chartered surveyor when i was 28. I work in property development focusing on public sector regeneration schemes in manchester. I love many parts of my job, but as ive progressed up the ladder its highly become highly stressful. A few years ago i developed an interest in stocks and shares and some trading. I learnt a lot about the psychology of trading, i then learnt that no matter what you read in books, applying it in real life is much more difficult. I still struggle today with cutting losses and snatching wins. I went through a rough patch 3 years back where i separated from my missus of 14 years, had to sell my house, move, and almost lost my job to redundancies alongside various other issues and stopped trading whilst i tried to pull myself together.

    A few years down the line things are looking up. However, ive realised i dont want to work for other people in a 9-5 (or 9-7 as it feels like), that my line of work doesont really make me happy, and would like to expose myself to other ways of drawing income. I got into betting via Matched Betting, which taught me a little about how bookies work, and how fractions, odds and books are made. I watched with interest historic graphs and read volume etc - my experience of financial markets also came in handy. I came across Caan Berry, and then the guy that set up racing traders. I then obtained a copy of geeks toy and the rest is history, i was hooked. By nature im inquisitive, i like puzzles, and to problem solve, to try understand how things work.

    My trading setup is an imac with paralells installed, two screens.

    In my free time im a pretty sociable fella. I've got quite a wide range of interests and read a lot. Im an avid follower of muay thai and jui jitsu. The Kodiak screen name comes from a vision i had when drinking ayahusca (one of the most potent psychedellics known) with the shipibo tribe deep in the amazon. That was quite an experience.

    id like to gain a deeper understanding of the market, to learn skills to develop my own edge and to hopefully win more than i lose through further practice. Im not expecting a silver bullet or to earn £200 a day without fail. I realise you only get out what you put in, and id like to develop my skills on that basis. In an ideal world (which we dont live in), my goal would be to get to a stage where i can consistently draw profits. I'd like to tally that with the the sideline i earn from matched betting and to maybe reduce my hours at work to part time, and in a perfect world to trade full time if i ever could get to earning £150 per day on average - this might be completely unfeasible. I like the idea of trading from a laptop connection and usb screen. I dont know whether it would be feasible via API speeds to do this from abroad, but would love to live in Barcelona one day.

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  • mdave
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    thanx MC, I'll start there!

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  • Morgans Choice
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    Hi Dave, why not take the newbie tour (under the Knowledge tab at the top of the page) and look and the short videos for info on the basics,

    cheers, MC

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  • mdave
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    Hi everyone!
    I am newbie here, as well as in trading. So i'll appreciate any advice on how to start trading!

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  • ros888
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    Hi i am newbie here.
    Now i learning about trading.
    I am looking for a site that will show what was the live odd in the 60' minute on the match Barcelona-Real Madrid (02-04-2016) ??
    Do you know anything?it will be very helpful for me.The most sites (betbrain-oddsportal) have history of the odds but not the odds in the live.
    Thanks in advance for your time!!!

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  • Stoneage
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    Hi, I am Francky. Wasn't fond of gambling whiles growing up until I tried some soccer betting in my home country a few years back, it wasn't going well for me so I thought of trying something foreign. Created an account on betfair sportsbook but didn't stake any bets on there as I had stumbled on a post about trading and the exchange market. Been experimenting on it for a year or two now and am learning a lot from all the losses I've made. Read a few stuff on here and I am certain there is more to learn here as well. So 'Hello everyone'. I've got a lot of questions to ask, and I hope I will get answers!...

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  • Morgans Choice
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    Good luck S

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  • iamsteveo
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    Hi im Steveo been gambling dogs and horses since i was 18yrs old with varying degree of success I'm now 43 and have stumbled upon sports trading I'm hooked and truly believe I can make this pay as a full-time career. Follow my diary thread on here started a few days ago as I try to convert from a daily gambler to a full-time sport trader title of thread " The diary of a determined newbie " great forum by the way I have learnt a lot already and hopefully will share my thoughts, mistakes and things I'm learning along the way threw my thread .....Goodluck all

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  • Morgans Choice
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    Welcome T and well done,

    MC

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  • toxicchili
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    Originally posted by tubz85 View Post
    Hi All,

    I am new to this trading, been gambling for over 12 years now and i have also tried the matched betting. Started tading 3 days ago and have now done well over 100 trades, i started with a bank roll of £50 and i am now on 41.11, this due to some beginner errors clicking on wrong column etc etc. Was just wondering how long does it take to build up to a good bank and from my figures and do any of you have any tips for a noob?

    Cheers

    G
    100 trades in 3 days, seems quite a lot. What markets are you trading?

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  • toxicchili
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    Hey all, just joined here.
    Not strictly new to trading as I have done a lot of trading on the financial markets in the past and had a decent amount of success. I moved to trading football a few years back with mixed results, mainly due to holding on to winning/losing positions too long. Last month seem to have been a nice turning point as I have now erased all previous losses from the past few years and my account is now showing a healthy profit and started to be more consistent :-) Just need to keep disciplined and keep track of everything I am doing :-)

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  • tubz85
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    Hi All,

    I am new to this trading, been gambling for over 12 years now and i have also tried the matched betting. Started tading 3 days ago and have now done well over 100 trades, i started with a bank roll of £50 and i am now on 41.11, this due to some beginner errors clicking on wrong column etc etc. Was just wondering how long does it take to build up to a good bank and from my figures and do any of you have any tips for a noob?

    Cheers

    G

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  • Morgans Choice
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    Welcome to the forum G, there is no doubt about it, The Toy is brilliant and on occasion The Geek even offers a £120 for lifetime use offer, so keep your eyes peeled for that one,

    cheers, MC

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  • Gordstonia
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    Hi all,

    Thought I'd give the Toy a go, I've been using Bet Angel for the last year but at £150 a year now it's hard to justify unless it's making you lots
    from auto and spreadsheet stuff.

    Did a few trades tonight with it and it seems rather good - well, I'm up so I would say that!

    Anyway, that is all...

    oh, you can banter with me on twitter if you like @Gordstonia

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  • Kai
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    Can't believe you didn't get banned Think about what I said earlier though, you don't wanna alienate any more people.

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