Now then, I know it’s been over two weeks since I last posted anything and I wonder if anyone will still be reading this blog but I will be resuming normal service again shortly, by that I mean I will be updating regularly again. It’s been a mad few weeks for me with the cat going missing and moving house and all the shenanigans that go along with it but things should be getting back to some state of normal soon and I should hopefully start to get some time to get back into spread betting and updating the blog.


If any one is interested the cat is still missing. I’ve been looking all over for her and I’ve been updating the page I created for her with latest news but for the last week or so the trail seems to have gone cold. I’m going back to Bracknell this weekend to search for her again but the problem is knowing where to look. I calculated that I printed around 1500 flyers in total each one going through someones door. We had a good response from the flyering initially but that seems to have gone quiet since I stopped. Maybe I should get more flyers printed off and do more houses. If anyone has any experience with missing cats and can offer me any advice please do leave a comment below or e-mail me. Anyway, she’ll turn up eventually. Just wish it was sooner rather than later.


With the house move now complete and me handing the keys to the old house back tomorrow I’ve learned some valuable lessons over the last few weeks. Firstly when the cat went missing I should’ve known I would be spending all my free time looking for her and therefore would have no time to trade. Second when moving house I also have no free time and should not trade. Therefore as soon as Kitty went missing I should’ve closed my positions and left the markets alone. I would say I have come through relatively unscathed but things could’ve easily turned out worse. Therefore if I don’t have the time to monitor my positions properly I should not be in the market at all. It’s something that should be in my trading plan, the problem is I don’t really have one written down. I think what I will do when I get back to regular blogging is start a feature for developing a trading plan and develop mine as I update the blog. This way we can all pitch in ideas etc as to what should be included in the plan and then create a template trading plan for future spread betters to use.


I don’t really have the time right now to update properly with my most recent trades so I’ll try and do that later if I get chance. I just wanted to let anyone who still reads this know that I have not gone away, I’ve just taken a short break so I could fully enjoy moving house.


Until next time,
“May the markets be with you!”
The Spread Betting Beginner

November 8, 2011 by Harry
Category: blog