2008-09-27

Readjustment

Hello,

I am back from Munich. I had a very nice time there and I was also visiting the Oktoberfest.

During my holidays I had some trades and here is an overview:

Trading Soccer

soccer

I am really impressed about this profit, because I traded these matches with a maximum liability of €10.

Trading Soccer is not that easy. When reading other trading blogs or forums you mostly find people trading the over/under markets.

Before kick off I analyse both teams independent from their odds. I write down my opinion and try to create a strategy for the match. I ask myself the most important question a trader should ask: "What if...?"

So before kick off I have a plan and I know what to do and my trade is not affected by fear.

Trading Tennis

tennis

The good news: I made no loss and took stop losses when necessary.

The bad news: The way I am trading tennis! I will explain. Firstly, I did not take this business (trading tennis) serious enough during the last weeks. I often did not make any researches and analysis of players and matches. I did not create a plan for a match like I did this for trading soccer. During a soccer match there are only two or three key events and odds can move dramatically. During a tennis match there are so many swings possible and I think I am hoping too much. I am not trading, I am hoping!

I have recognized this trading behaviour when trading tennis during the last few days, when I was analysing why I do not make profit. The conclusion is: I do not do my homework!

I have re read some blogs like Mark Iverson, The Betfair Trader and punt.com to learn from their experiences. They all are very disciplined and they have a plan before they trade a match.

2008 is my first year of trading tennis, so I do not know all the players of WTA or ATP, but funnily enough I traded them. From now on I will concentrate on the Top 25 of WTA and ATP players. I do not have to trade all matches of a tennis tournament, just concentrate on players I know very good.

I also will create a database for players and matches I have traded. I need to make note of players and matches, especially with deeper information about skills of the players like serve, forehand, backhand etc.

I have created a blog entry with quotes and dos and don'ts when trading. I ought to be reminded repeatedly when trading tennis.

Stats so far:

total loss this month: -€44.60

This weekend seems to be promising. Very much action with Formula 1, MotoGP, Tennis, Soccer and NFL. But do not forget: Research any event you plan to trade.

All the best, Loocie

3 comments:

cecilia said...

Hi Looice! I have sent you a email.

Cecilia

Loocie said...

Hi Cecilia,

thank you very much for your email. If already answered. Would be nice to hear from you again :)

Cheers, Loocie

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