Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Might have to get into hockey...



I'd never tried trading on (ice) hockey before. There's an 8 second delay on Betfair with no market suspension when there's a goal, but on the flipside, limited liquidity means the potential margins are much better.

Thought I'd have a dabble because it was on TV while I was up late studying. Started by offering a book at about 115%, then worked a position from there. Never really had a big risk against me, the tie has to be worth laying when you have an average of five goals per game. Logic says it's highly unlikely a playoff game will trade like a 0-0 football game.

Sergei Ovechkin scored a hat-trick for the Washington Capitals, who came back from 0-1 and 1-2. I've got a new hero :)

4 comments:

  1. Excellent proft with so little turnover on the market! Well done!

    Out of interest you seem to have a few extra buttons on your screen shot to the right of the prices and the refresh button. Just wondered what they were?

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  2. Cheers Leon. What you see are some of the features of Firefox Extras. Take a look at this post for some of the other features and the link to download it. Betfair works much faster in Firefox and the extra features are very useful/

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  3. Cheers for the reply Scott. I always use Firefox as I find it much better for all internet surfing, though didn't know about the add ons.

    Not sure which post you mean to look at?

    I will have a look around the Betfair site for the add ons.

    Cheers.

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  4. oops - forgot to include it - http://sportismadeforbetting.blogspot.com/2009/01/monitor-several-betfair-markets-at-once.html

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