Happy New Year to you all. I hope Santa was kind to you and you had plenty of festive cheer over the holidays. Personally I had a good break. More so than I anticipated which was nice. The upshot meant that I spent less time developing the site than I had hopped but hey, more time with family and friends is worth it.


I did get some time and I and proud to present to you my new Finance News section. If you take a look at this new news section you will notice that it looks like a completely separate site to SBB. It’s supposed to have a kind of a newspaper look to it so you might actually think you are reading a newspaper not a blog by some armature spread bettor. Don’t expect the latest breaking finance news just yet, unfortunately at the moment I do not have the resources to achieve this. What you can expect is some of the latest news stories of the day with my commentary on them and how they might affect the markets. Ok so it’s a work in progress but I hope that some day I will be able to bring you the latest news as it happens. It’s just going to take me a little time to get to that point.


What I am willing to do is offer some of you the chance to write on the finance news. Don’t sit there thinking “I can’t do that” because believe me you can. If I can do it you can too. All you need to do is pick your favourite news story from the day add some of your own commentary and opinion to the story and your done. If you are interested in having a go at writing then please e-mail me and I will get it arranged. If you don’t want to then that’s fine but don’t write yourself off before you’ve tried it. You never know you might be good at it and as always there will be some kind of reward in it for you. Not sure what that will be just yet but I’m sure I’ll figure something out that will be agreeable.


I’ll still be blogging along the way but the blog will be purely for commentary on my trades and keeping you abreast of new developments with the website etc. There probably wont be a blog update every day which is what the Finance news is for. Hopefully you will find my thoughts on the latest news stories amusing and entertaining and it’s something that you can look forward to each day of the week. I may update with news stories at weekends but we’ll see if I get time or not.


With the new year comes a new me. As regular readers will be aware the tail end of last year was a tough time for me and it has taken it’s toll on my spread betting and this site. Well that was last year and this year [2012] is the year of the Spread Betting Beginner. I think I started to lose some interest with spread betting and became increasingly disheartened and frustrated which lead to further losses. Bad news I know but I’m still alive to tell the tale and my view is “Whatever doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger”. I’m starting the new year fresh faced and ready to go. The only thing that is standing in my way is a little thing called work, but that is something that I will have to manage for now. My plan is to make a plan first. Sounds strange I know but I need to get down what my goals and objectives are for spread betting/trading and then start to think about how I am going to achieve these. Part of this plan will be to develop my trading plan, which I have been harping on about for ages. I now have the renewed enthusiasm to get the job done and work at making a success of spread betting/trading. As I said 2012 is the year of the Spread Betting Beginner and I will succeed. Whether or not I’ll still be saying that at the end of the year is yet to be seen.


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

January 3, 2012 by Harry
Category: blog