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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Seven: Trading College

An introduction to trading

SHORTLY AFTER I bought my first property in Stoke, I was chatting to one of my teammates, Graham Shaw, about money in general and I finally asked him what we’d all been wondering. How come he had a much bigger house than everyone else? We were all on similar salaries but not only did he have a much bigger house than the rest of us, he also seemed to have more money floating around in general. He told me straight out. He traded shares on the stock market. I decided I wanted to learn how to do it too.

At first I was terrible at it. I made some bad investments and lost money. Slowly, though, I got the hang of it and it became a part of my life. I only ever thought of it as a hobby, ...

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