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Tomas

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  1. 1. Do you like today's markets or markets from 2009?  

    • 2009 is better
    • Today's markets are better

Today, it's exactly 10 years since I first made some of my trading videos public. I found those videos accidentally. I completely forgot about them and it was a nostalgic moment to watch my younger self trading greyhounds and horses. I made so many mistakes that sometimes, it was painful to watch, lol :) But who cares, if you want to see some retro videos and some really retro software, here it is:

Back then, I was using Bet Trader which was pretty basic software. I remember that the Grid interface was completely free to use and the Ladder interface could be unlocked if you purchased minutes. For example, you could purchase 1000 minutes and you could spend 1000 minutes trading in the Ladder interface. One year license with full access cost about £360 if I remember well (maybe I am wrong so if you remember the price, correct me).

As far as I can see & remember, trading on greyhounds was quite different. I was often just using the Weight of Money indicator and nothing else. It was simple - if there was a big bet in the market, you could rely on it as being genuine, not spoof. Today, markets are heavily manipulated and spoofers are a trader's daily bread. I have also found a few horse racing videos and I will upload them later.

Btw, vote in the poll! :) 

Edit - I have also uploaded some horse racing videos from March 2009:



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That software looks like a joke to me today. I would avoid widely trading If I see just last 3 back and lay bets sitting on ladder. Were there any graphs around or you had to bring pop-up window separately when you needed the information everytime?

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21 hours ago, Tommy said:

That software looks like a joke to me today. I would avoid widely trading If I see just last 3 back and lay bets sitting on ladder. Were there any graphs around or you had to bring pop-up window separately when you needed the information everytime?

I think you had to click on the name of the horse in order to bring up the Betfair graph. Not sure though - it is quite some time! Back then, all trading software had only 3 available prices. Geeks Toy changed the game when it came to the market.

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