Traders

Pure, ‘real’ trading is about getting the balance behind profits and losses and that can be achieved in a number of ways.

In this video we discuss this concept and the way you can be more effective by deciding what to trade and not, but also realising what actually makes a good trade or not.

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I was digging through my betfair trading videos this week and saw this one which was interesting because it has two different, but important messages, in it.

The first is to do with establishing a position and the second is to do with exiting in such a way you don’t influence your exit negatively.

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Tipping has never been seen in the best of light but currently, there is a lot of press around ‘tipping’ services that exploit people by recommending bets that are almost certain to lose.

This has caused a lot of fuss in the industry and forced some people to close their affiliate program’s or significantly tighten the terms.

I discuss this in the video along with my broader views.

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You may, or may not, be familiar with the in-play trader interface. But there are a number of hidden aspects to it.

From just assessing a market to actually trading it, you can use the inplay trader in a number of ways.

What I’ve aimed to do in this video is give you an overview of what it does, how to find it and some things that it reveals that you may not be aware of.

You can also combine it with the one-click screen and semi-automated functions to really get the most out of this useful tool.

I do a basic trade using it here for demonstration purposes, but it’s best to select a runner, a market and a strategy rather than just doing stuff ad-hoc.

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October brings a whole range of racing to the cards but quite notably the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

If you are used to trading a variety of markets the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will bring something a bit different to the mix of your trading on Betfair.

It’s a big horse race, but there are loads of other big races sandwiched around it over the weekend.

Even if you don’t trade it, it’s worth looking at.

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In this video, I explain more about how you can trade time on a football match but also explain how, by focusing on trading time, you effectively shift your trade to ask some more fundamental questions about the match you are actually trading.

There are a number of betfair trading strategies on football that are related in some part to the trading time value / time decay.

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Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so…

But who cares when you can trade it.

Time only goes in one direction and that’s handy if you are trading and trying to take advantage of where the odds will go.

This doesn’t work in even driven sports, but does in time-limited sports like football where you know how much time is left.

Of course there is an underlying value that can send your trade to a loss, but understanding that will make allow you to decide what risk you want to take.

See the other video we have done on the same subject to get a better idea of how to frame risk.

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The very first Betfair trading strategy I deployed was actually using bookmakers. I would get a good price from them and lay off on the Betfair exchange.

Technically I was doing arbitrage or ‘arbing’ as people often call it. I used this base to go from ‘risk-free ‘ betting to opting to take some risk with trading.

In this video, I describe that journey and how matched betting is very different from trading. But essentially I started from there before figuring out that actually, I should trade the markets to achieve better scale.

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When trading on Betfair you want to get one order matched then another. You can put them in at the same time but often it makes sense to only put one in when one has filled.

In this video, I’m scalping and doing so initially with the offset bet going in after one side has completely filled then I using batch orders to get the opposing side to fill as the initial order does.

It’s a neat trick to use to get your order to fill quickly and only when matched as part of a larger order. You could split an order of £10 into 5 batches for example.

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Bit of a ramble, but here is a video on the limitations with sports trading markets, but also about risk and reward and staking when trading and scaling.

I’ve tried to give you some insight into my views on stakes and the market and why you should always try to match your stake to the market. To exceed it puts your trade in jeopardy.

It also ultimately limits your ability to scale unless the markets grow, so that’s the theme I start on.

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You can pretty much split pre-race trading on Betfair into four phases.

The period before the ‘real’ money arrives. The rush when the real money arrives and then there is a period of trending before you may get a bounce right at the end of the market, just before post time.

In this video, the rush comes quite late as the races are spaced just give minutes apart. So I jump on it and trade out quickly. It’s quite an aggressive type of trade.

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When you first use Bet Angel you may not be aware that you can speed up the price refresh by up to ten times.

Most API apps for Betfair have traditionally used polling when retrieving prices from the exchange, most still do.

But we adopted streaming very quickly so you could get the full benefit from updating prices at lightening speed.

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I’ve seen a few comments on what stakes should I use and why do I use certain stakes when I’m trading on Betfair.

So I thought it was about time I did a video on what stakes you should use.

It’s important when deploying a decent trading strategy to ensure you use correct stakes. Fortunately, Bet Angel has a staking process built right into the software.

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A few years ago I saw an article which was titled ‘Know your football’ asking people to predict the outcome of the premier league in return for £10,000.

I thought I would have a go at solving the problem and this video tells you what I found.

If you want to know where your football team will finish in the league then this is the way to guess roughly where they will finish.

It may also help you trade a position in the market if you are looking at a trading strategy on Betfair.
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Neil Channing is one of the most successful professional gamblers of recent times. He’s also one of the most versatile. He’s succeeded at Poker, Spread Betting, Horses, backing and laying sports betting and racecourse bookmaking.

It’s not all been plain sailing though, there have been some magical highs, winning $1,200,000 in the Irish Poker Open in 2008, and some crushing lows, losing his entire tank laying horses thanks to a Martin Pipe purple patch.

In this series of interviews with Simon Nott Neil tells it warts and all from his humble beginnings winning money playing cards with older kids more interested in getting drunk and having sex, though on-course bookmaking, working in the spread betting industry and winning a fortune playing poker.

He also talks candidly about the mentality of gambling, how to deal with a losing run and advice to those who may be watching his career starry-eyed and ambition to emulate him burning in their hearts. It’s all here, all you wanted to know about the life and times of the modern day professional punter.

Technically these are not hidden at all, but merely not commonly used or immediately in your view if you are a bet angel user.

However, these features are incredibly useful when trading as they provide quick and easy access to key functions that you may want to execute quickly or efficiently.

I’ve done a short video to highlight these features, which you may have missed or not used.

You may want to get familiar with them ahead of new features we plan to release later in the year.

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Some Betfair football trading / sports strategies can be pretty complex, but some of the best opportunities are quite simple to understand and fairly straightforward. Rather than betting on an outcome trading, it can present much better opportunities.

In this video we look at the opening weekend of the premier league and use a simple trading strategy, using Bet Angel software, that a lot of people took on a match.

It didn’t get the ultimate pay off we were looking for, but it was a good illustration of this type of trade.

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While sorting out the office this week I stumbled across a DVD I thought I had lost. It was talking about Betfair trading and sports trading markets. It was from an interview I did in 2007 when my trading strategy was different!

Thankfully it was still in a readable state so I extracted the video and re-rendered it.

The video resolution was low back then and the sound not great, iPhones hadn’t even been launched. But it’s still OK if a bit tiny by modern video standards.

I was still writing for shares magazine at the time so it’s approaching things from a financial markets strategies style angle but it still gives you a deeper insight into my thinking at the time. I was talking about how the markets were more like trading than betting markets.

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Professional Trader Caan Berry introduces you to Geeks Toy Trading software and how to conduct a successful trade on BETDAQ

Catch up with all the latest trading chat with Caan on his site here:

I’m conscious that I don’t want to position this as a lifestyle choice. But one of the reasons that I started trading and doing what I do now is to escape the normal environment most people worked it.

I dreamt that eventually I would be able to just up sticks and move to another location and work from there.

I first started doing this way back in 2004 but it was really tough then. Now it’s an absolute breeze, so I do it as much as possible.

While my children are still at home I’d like to spend as much time as possible with them during the holiday season. But it’s a season that earns three times as much as the off season period.

So combining some travelling with some trading is the perfect thing for me at this time of year and technology has made this easily possible now.

I realise it’s only a dream for many, but it’s something I get a great deal of pleasure from doing now and wanted to share. But it should also highlight that if you want to shift locations and continue to trade it’s perfectly possible now and much easier than in previous years.

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In this video I use Bet Angel’s specialist profiling tool to examine the classic old ‘lay the draw’ betfair trading strategy.

It’s a good way of showing you how Soccer Mystic was designed to be used.

You can use it to look at a match and assess any generic strategy, not just lay the draw. It will give you a guide as to how a strategy will perform given certain scenario’s

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Now the football season is back in full swing it’s worth re-appraising how you can quickly and easily find all the football matches you are looking for.

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Weight of money is often talked about as each of the trading softwares on Betfair express it (WOM). I’ve tried to simplify it as much as possible for easy learning.

For a full, broken down explanation of weight of money check out this link:

https://caanberry.com/understanding-weight-of-money-on-betfair/

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A rare question from somebody outside of trader-world. The Racing Blogger asked a question about trainer form on Twitter earlier this week…

Does trainer form have an impact on horse racing odds?

I answer and shed a little light from my perspective in this Q & A.

Horse racing odds are driven by money

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Cross matching on Betfair isn’t the simplest subject when you sit down and look at all the numbers, odds and relationships in pricing. here’s a quick summary, explaining the basics!

Deeper cross matching explanation here: How Does Cross Matching Work on Betfair? Full Explanation

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Here is a trade from this week that is a good illustration of a breakout.

The price gets stuck for a while then pings lower. It can work in both directions, but here we are exploiting the fact the market wants to push lower but doesn’t.

Peter Webb using Bet Angel Betfair trading software

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I’ve often mentioned on my Betfair trading videos that I can give a net positive strategy to people and they still lose money.

In this video, I explain exactly why that happens and how self-doubt in a position can through you out of a perfectly good trade.

But also why this is actually the norm in the market, how the behaviour you want to see is almost never what you will witness when trading.

Peter Webb – Bet Angel

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