Well I’m still here and trying to spread bet as and when I get the chance. I think it’s pretty safe to say that my passion for spread betting and developing this site has dissipated somewhat since it all started two and a half years ago. I’m hoping it will return and indeed my recent win in BUMI and some wins in the GBP/EUR have nearly returned my account balance to where I started from. I hope that it’s a trend that is set to continue however I am still cautious as I know that losses can mount far quicker than any profits.
My biggest enemy as it always has been is time. When I first started the site back in 2010 I had high hopes that it may get to a point where it would generate sufficient income to free up my time to dedicate more to trading and other pursuits however it has not turned out to be the case. Quite the opposite infact, I probably have less time now than I did when I started the site and site maintenance, updates etc. etc. only make the problem worse. Fear not however, I will keep plodding away and hopefully at some point I will get back to my usual ‘posting a few times a week’ self. I can’t say for sure when that will be but I hope sooner rather than latter.
I don’t know about you but I still do the rounds of the old spread betting websites and I see that Tony Loton is still going strong over at better spread betting. I’d be lying if I said I follow his blog as religiously as I once did but he seems as if he’s doing ok. I wonder what his total P&L is over he past couple of years. I remember the days when he would post weekly updates of his account status I see they have stopped.
Then there is Chris at ‘spread bet beginner’. Not to be confused with spread betting beginner. He seemed to be doing ok with his own spread betting but I see he hasn’t posted an update since 20th December. It’s funny as I guess my website must have inspired him to start a site, indeed if I recall correctly he e-mailed me a few times with feedback and questions. You may be interested to know that it was Tony Loton that inspired me to start blogging. It was his trading trail back in 2010 which made me think I should do the same. There is also ‘Rachel uncovers spread betting’ which I am a bit dubious about to be honest. I sent her an e-mail once reaching out to her as a fellow spread betting site owner and had no response. The interesting thing is I mentioned this to Vince Stanzione several months later, and he said the reason she didn’t reply is because I’d made a derogatory comment about Vince of over on the trade to win forums. To me it seemed a bit to coincidental that she happened to see the comments and talk to Vince about them? Anyway you can draw what conclusion you want from that. I have my own opinion about what might be going on but I don’t want to cause trouble to I’ll keep my thoughts to myself.
Anyway, it’s a bit more of a bits and bobs post today rather than any juicy spread betting tips or information so I’ll leave it there and catch up with you again next time. In anyone still reads this that is.