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Full-Time Professional sports trader Matt Finnigan gives you hints and tips on how to improve your understanding on trading the betting exchanges such as Betfair.

In his weekly podcast he reveals some of strategies and techniques he has been using since turning professional in 2002.

Become A Sports Trader Matt Finnigan

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Full-Time Professional sports trader Matt Finnigan gives you hints and tips on how to improve your understanding on trading the betting exchanges such as Betfair.

In his weekly podcast he reveals some of strategies and techniques he has been using since turning professional in 2002.

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 43 – Closing Option...

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 43 – Closing Option...

    Many novice traders can struggle with what to do next when in a position of strength with a trade.

    In this week’s episode Matt talks about the 4 core closing options that he uses in such situations.

    He explains why novice traders tend to stick pre-determined profits rather than learning how to run the profits or reversing their position to leverage the strong trading position they have found themselves in.

    Matt explains all the dynamics of the 4 closing options how you add more money to strong position, what you should consider and how to work-out the risk management. He also talks through closing and reversing your position because you feel the market will move in the other direction.

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 42 – The Art of Sca...

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 42 – The Art of Sca...

    Plenty of water has gone under the bridge on the subject of scalping the markets on Betfair.

    In this week’s episode Matt talks about the art of scalping and why new novice traders struggle with this trading technique

    He explains why some of the novice mistakes are driven by mindsets that result in you losing money when you get in wrong (more than you should do), losing money when you get it right (missing out on bigger profits)

    Market cycles are key factor in determining which markets new traders can target first to learn how to scalp. He pinpoints a common fault with all novice traders that try and scalp the market, is that they try and do so without going through many market cycles.

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 41 – The Cheltenha...

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 41 – The Cheltenha...

    This week Matt if joined on the show by full-time horse racing punter Andy Gibson to talk about the Cheltenham Festival.

    Being a flat racing fan Matt ask’s the question is the national hunt all about the Cheltenham Festival?
    The pair talk about stats and trends and what to look for to pinpoint potential bets.

    They look at how you can find value in the grade races leading up to the festival and which races are good for providing future pointers.

    Finally; Matt explains what he is going to be doing in following the Cheltenham Trail.

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 40 – Horse Racing (...

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 40 – Horse Racing (...

    Where is horse racing now and in the future?

    In this week’s episode Matt talks how technology is changing how we will view sport in the future and what that could be mean for horse racing

    He explains why he thinks that horse racing is falling well behind the times and isn’t sexy enough to attract new punters

    In the second part of the podcast he looks at where horse racing is now and why novice traders are never given the true picture when it comes to trading the pre-race markets.

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 39 – Distraction

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 39 – Distraction

    Distraction can play a huge part in your trading journey and how it affects your overall performance as a trader.

    In this week’s episode Matt talks about various forms of distraction and how to recover your focus to the tasks in hand.

    He explains why there will always be a certain amount of distraction but focusing on the moment is critical when actively trading.

    Finally he talks through how he deals with distractions and what measures are in place to refocus.

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 38 – Proactive Appr...

    Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 38 – Proactive Appr...

    To become a successful trader you need to be proactive and reactive with your trading approach.

    In this week’s episode Matt teaches you why a proactive approach will enable to take your trading to new levels

    He also takes a look at why playing the victim stops you from developing as a trader

    Finally he talks through how being mentally strong when the markets go against will help you not give up on the trading process.

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