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The Financial Spread Betting Handbook: The definitive guide to making money trading spread bets by Malcolm Pryor

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13. Spread Betting Strategy I – Betting On A Trend – Trend Identification

In this chapter and the next two we look at our first strategy for spread betting, betting on a trend. In this chapter we outline the concept, then look at ways of identifying trends. In the second of these three chapters we combine a number of the ways of identifying trends and illustrate how one can build a methodology to go from trend identification to bet selection. In the last of these three chapters we look at various practical issues to do with betting on a trend. This is a long and involved section of the book, covering topics which could (and indeed often has) taken whole books to cover. Don’t be surprised if it takes several readings before you get to grips ...

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