Archive for August, 2008

Countrywide Classic Quarter Finals

Posted in Tennis, Trading on August 9, 2008 by finnishpete

Alright, here are the results (of the Finnish vote!):

There was one quick trading opportunity on Del Potro but I was too slow on it damn it! He could have been bought at 2.1 for a short while and then his price steamed like crazy to 1.5. Bah!

Notes

Posted in Trading on August 8, 2008 by finnishpete

I really hope that this blog will keep me from trading during work as I don’t have access to any tools or properly updated live scores ) At least I’ll be able to release my frustration of not being able to trade by unleashing a few posts on my unsuspecting readers.

Man, the following weekend will be tough! All the Olympic Tennis matches are broadcasted in the night, and that’ll make my life quite miserable. Oh well, at least there are plenty of matches to choose from (64!).

Just for your information, I will be using €40 stakes unless otherwise noted, since I have recently “graduated” from €20 ones 🙂 However, I might use smaller stakes due to the sheer amount of matches during the O.

My main goal for the Olympics is to trade reasonably conservatively so as to increase my bank in anticipation of the US Open. I really can’t wait for that one!

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Oh, yeah, and please keep in mind that I am an aspiring trader and as such you should take care if you decide to follow any “advice” that I might pass out 🙂

Profit/Loss

Posted in Trading on August 8, 2008 by finnishpete

I’m planning to post my profit and loss daily or once in a while, just to motivate myself. Here’s the P/L from the start of the blog til now:

Moya v Delic

Posted in Tennis, Trading on August 8, 2008 by finnishpete

I just closed my trade on this match using €30 stakes and will win €30.78 if Moya wins and €29.59 if Delic wins. I am currently at work so I cant upload any screen shots.

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‘lo and behold, Delic (!) went on to win the match! Madness!

Recent Trades

Posted in Tennis, Trading on August 7, 2008 by finnishpete

Just to show you people what I am trying to accomplish, here are some of my recent trades:

The amounts may not seemas much, but I’m still in the process of learning the ropes, so profit is secondary to gaining experience 🙂

Greetings!

Posted in Randomness on August 7, 2008 by finnishpete

Hey there dudes and dudettes!

I’ve been trading on betfair for the past couple of months (hence the name of the blog), focusing on tennis. I’ve always been an avid tennis fan, and thought I could make my passion into something profitable. I’m using quite small stakes and just treating everything as a learning experience.

I’ll try to put up reasonably regular screen shots of trades to give you an idea of what I do.

Perhaps this blog will keep me from doing some really stupid newbie mistakes? We’ll see.