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How to Win at Spread Betting: An analysis of why some people win at spread betting and some lose by Alpesh B. Patel, Paresh H. Kiri

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Chapter 1:Winners Are Not Professionals – But You Need to be Professional to be a Winner

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire.”

– T. Boone Pickens

The big answers

So when we analysed the data from the spread bettors, what did we find in relation to the big questions?

Which markets are the easiest to make money in?

Did spread bettors make money in niche markets – such as coffee futures – or in the more liquid popular markets, such as FTSE 100?

We found that the proportion of winners to losers and amounts won on average per trader did not vary markedly among the different markets. However, ...

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