Spread Trading On the Stock Market

I’ve always been a big fan of betting on sporting events. I always feel that it adds a little something extra to that game your watching knowing that you have a stake in play. I only found out recently that you can actually place bets on how the stock market will turn out. As well as betting on sports I’m a keen investor so the option to mix two of my favourite money making past times was just too much to pass up.

Spread trading is really quite simple. Firstly you decide the length of the bet you want to place. The shortest is the daily bet which of course lasts till the end of that trading day. You simply place a bet on an individual stock or even an index and decide if you think it’ll go up or down in price. At the end of day depending on the outcome you might just make a little profit. You can also place a rolling bet which means that your stake will roll on to the next day of trading. Finally there is the monthly bet which can last anything up to 3 months in advance. Long term this could turn out to be the better option as it’s less like gambling and will allow you to apply a little research to your stock picks.

On the whole, I’ve have some success with spread trading. I guess at the end of the day it is gambling so you will have good days and bad days. I try to apply as much theory as I can to picking my bets and so I tend to go for the long term options. I follow the value investing techniques promoted by Warren Buffett so I feel a little safer with my bets when I know there is a proven science behind the options I come up with. It’s ok reading those stock market for dummies sites for a while but I’ve using my own hard earned cash I want to get a return!

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