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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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25. Staying In Control – Risk Management, Again

So far in this part of the book we have looked at improving our spread betting performance through understanding how the spread bettor must be factored into the equation, good planning and record keeping and periodic reviews.

But if there is one single thing to take away from this book it is that the successful spread bettors manage their risk better than the losers.

This chapter takes this theme further and looks at a diverse group of topics around the subject of risk management, starting with staying in tune with the markets, moving on to various aspects of position and exposure control (including the risk of over trading), and finally dealing with counterparty and contingency risk. A wide ...

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