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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.

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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.

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Become A Sports Trader

Latest release on Nov 18, 2015

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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...

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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.

Nov 18 2015

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

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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.

Nov 11 2015

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

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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.

Sep 30 2015

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

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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.

Sep 25 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 39 – Distraction

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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.

Sep 17 2015

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

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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.

Sep 09 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 37 – Resistance & S...

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The more you know about the markets the better the chance you have of making consistent profits from your sports trading.

Being able to read the markets for resistance & support price points can provide you with opportunities to open trading positions

In this week’s episode Matt teaches you how you can get identify resistance & support price points across various.

You’ll learn to why market research and note making on key events will enable you to develop trading strategies based around resistance and support price points.

Sep 02 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 36 – Staking Plans

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One of the key cornerstones to successful trading is developing your staking plans for the sports that you trade. In this week’s episode Matt teaches you how you can get started in developing your own staking plan.

You’ll learn to determine the right risk management structure for each individual trading strategy and how he has used this formula to build robust trading timelines used by ‘The X-Traders’ & X-Movers Members.

Later in the show Matt dives deeper into dynamic and variable staking plans and reveals how he will be using variable staking structure trading the NFL this season.

Aug 26 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 35 - Assessment

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Matt is back with a brand new series as sports trading podcast returns

In this weeks episode Matt reveals what he has been doing all summer, but the main focus of the show is about assessment.

He guides you through the various elements of assessing your trading from strategy development to improving your weakest skills.

He also reveals how you can join him free on the October football trading seminar.

Aug 20 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 34 - Risk Management Tips

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In this weeks episode of the Podcast Matt dives deeper into risk management tips he pointed out in the 5 tips for achieving sports trading success blog post.

Get this right and you will have an edge to your sports trading and structured blueprint to work to.

In the show Matt talks through the following points

Why you need to set a maximum risk limits and stick to it.
Be inflexible with your losses to grow your profits
Why trading is more than putting money in the market
Knowing your risk management structure on any strategy that you trade
Why the your risk management is a good starting point when preparing to trade.

May 01 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 33 – Over Trading.

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Episode 33 of the Become A Sports Trader Podcast Matt explores why traders over trade and what damage that may do to your trading bank as a result

In this weeks show Matt looks at the following points

The cost of Over Trading
Why trading for enjoyment can lead to Over Trading
The Boredom Factor
Having no strategies can lead to Over Trading
The need to put your money in the markets

Apr 22 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 32 - Not Taking Actions

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This weeks episode of the popular sports trading podcast, Matt looks at mindsets and not taking actions.

In the show looks at the following elements

Why traders tread water with their trading
Serial system and service hoppers
Not living in the now
Why traders don’t actually trade
Why Matt actually records a podcast each week.

Apr 15 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 31 – The IPL 2015

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The IPL 2015 will be on Sky Sports this year and that could result in this years renewal being bigger than ever. Join Matt on the popular podcast as he talks through how the X-Traders will be trading the event.

In the show Matt explains why the following factors are important:

Profiling players, grounds and weather conditions
Deciding on your overall maximum risk
How you can split the risk into 2 or 3 parts
Why the sub 1.30 price is good starting point for novice traders

Apr 08 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 30 – Front Runners

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Matt turns his attention to horse racing in this week’s episode of the popular sports trading podcast and talks the emergence of trading front runners.

In the show Matt reveals and asks the following questions

How to identify horses that will be front runners
How to trade front runners in the pre-race markets
What trading tactics can you use
What to do if the market doesn’t shorten in-play
Going against the masses

Apr 04 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 29 – Lay The Draw Exposed!

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In this week’s episode of the popular Betfair Trading Podcast Matt talks through popular football trading strategy ‘Lay The Draw!’

In the show Matt raises the following points

What is the actual trading tactics of Lay The Draw?
Is there place in a traders portfolio these days
What alternative routes you can have to the markets
How market research can help you get the most out of the markets from this trading tactic
The profit from a recent Premier League Match

Mar 29 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 28 – Cash Out

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The show reaches episode 28 and in this weeks show Matt talks through the Cash Out feature on Betfair and how its bridging the gap between punting and trading.

In the show Matt raises the following points

The over-round of the Cash Out and are Betfair cashing In?
Why markets moving in your favour could be the best to target
How BTTS can be used to leverage trading positions
Deciding on the minimum profits you want for a success position

Mar 18 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 27 – Trading Motivations

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In this weeks Podcast Matt talk’s through the power of motivation when it comes to successful trading and why this is important in sustaining long term profitability as a trader.

In the show Matt reveals the following

What is his core motivation for trading
Why having the right motivation will bring you success
What pitfalls you can fall into if you don’t identify your reasons for trading.
Why punters/traders are more motivated around big events such as the Cheltenham Festival
Finally; reveals details on his only trading seminar for 2015

Mar 11 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 26 – An X-Traders Journey

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In this week’s episode of the popular Betfair Trading Podcast Matt speaks to fellow full-time X-Trader Martin Richards who shares his journey of growing his trading bank from £1K to £10k.

In the show Matt ask’s the following questions

What was your trading like before being involved with the X-Traders
What do you enjoy most about being trading full-time?
The x-traders have helped you grow your bank to £10K, what were the major factors in helping you achieve this?
What advice would give to somebody trying to learn trading solo, what three key factors do they need?
I have just revamped the X-Movers, has this opened your eyes to how the markets really work? and in what way?
What is the future for your trading?

Mar 05 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 25 – Pre Match Soccer Trading

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This weeks podcast is dedicated to pre-match trading on soccer as Matt breaks down the dynamics of trading the markets successfully.

He talks through why you can put more money through the pre-match markets for the same risk than opening positions in-play.

He reveals his tried and trusted blueprint for consistent profits using his simple approach to defining opening trading positions.

Feb 25 2015

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Become A Sports Trader Podcast Episode 24 – Punter v Trader

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In this episode Matt talks through the differences in betting and managing your position against fluid trading skills.

He explains scalability in the markets and why using your eyes is important in making trading decisions

Finally; talks through how to break down certain decisions into processes to make better trading choices.

Feb 02 2015

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