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

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Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Long Game vs. The Short Game

STICKING WITH FOOTBALL tactics, let’s break the game down to the smallest level: the pass. When you play a game made up of short passes, the short game, you have accuracy on your side. You are more likely to keep the ball, less likely to be tackled, and, by keeping possession, you are more assured of controlling the game (although if you pass the ball too much without moving it down the pitch, you start to increase the odds of the opposition intercepting and taking the ball away from you). It might take a little longer to get the ball down to the goal, but you’re playing it safe, you’re completing most of your passes.

When you play the short game in trading, by taking several small profits ...

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