Welcome to my blog and my first post. I’ve never had a blog before, therefore I apologise in advance if I inadvertently do not follow normal blogging conventions. Please feel free to correct me in the comments section if I make any ‘newbie’ errors. Also, any suggestion on ways in which you think the blog can be improved will be gladly received.

I am a Sports Trader, and for those of you who do not know what that entails, I trade the movement of betting odds on sports events (primarily horseracing in the UK and Ireland) on the Betfair Exchange. Hence the reason some people call themselves a Betfair Trader, although there are other exchanges that can be used. Betfair is just the largest at this time.

My reason for starting this blog is to provide me with a platform to record my progress as a Sports Trader as I embark on this new career. I have found over the years that by documenting and informing others, it helps to consolidate my own learning. From this perspective, the primary reason for the blog is to enhance my own trading, however if others can benefit from what I have to say then that is a bonus as far as I am concerned.

I’m not sure how often I will be posting, but if you follow me on Twitter @_SportsTrading_ I will post a tweet each time I have uploaded another blog post.

Just to be clear, I will not be selling anything on this blog, nor will I be promoting any products or services. Any products and services I do refer to are for information purposes only and it is for the reader to check them out for themselves as to whether they will be suitable for their own needs. I do not receive commission from any of the products and services I refer to.

Now for the legal bit!

Trading of any kind involves financial risk, particularly if done so by someone with little or no experience. The contents of this blog DO NOT constitute trading advice, and should not be treated as such. If you are a Sports Trader or considering being one, by all means feel free to use some of what I have to say in your own trading endeavours, however, please be aware that you do so completely at your own risk.

Anyway, I think that’s enough for now. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below and I will attempt to respond in a timely manner.