The dreaded man cold
Result since last update: £802.6
I don't know. Send a man on a hot holiday, bring him back to the UK, throw in some dark mornings, early sunsets and a chill in the air and what happens..... he catches a cold of course. Or a man cold as my darling new wife keeps telling everyone! So yes, I've been snot gobbling a bit for most of the last week. No real trading, not much work and just a few forrays online for the essentials really.
On the plus side in between all the nose blowing I've been able to catch up with some more reading, have a think about how to change the blog and may have even come up with a new challenge. The good news too is that it was a pretty quite week on the trading front anyway. Next week heats up again with four ODIs and a test match on television. Unfortunately we've hit that time of the year where the cricket trader's life goes from comfortable get ups for 11am starts to crawling out of bed in the dark cold for some pre dawn eye rubbing in an effort to focus on the tv. Yes, it's sub continent time! Well, on the glass half full side of things I guess it's at least better than pulling the all night shifts for the Australia / New Zealand based action.
So I have made some profit since the last update. That was on the Twenty20 final. Bit late to go through it all now but it was an interesting match to trade. I kept a pretty level book through most of it, spent a fair amount on tie insurance to ensure an equal win whatever, enjoyed watching the match and thought it was a fitting end to what was a fantastic tournament. A belated well done to India, all the players and the organisers.
Also had a look in on the first ODI betwen India and Australia yesterday. Didn't make the best job of it but was on Australia when rain interfered and the match was eventually abandoned. That probably cost me several hundred but my red on India was bigger than my green on Australia and although the Aussies were around 1.3 I don't mind being forcefully bailed out of that situation. Was so tempted to go heavily into the No completed match market. Did at first but took some profit on it before throwing it away. Dangerous game which the guys at the ground are always going to win. Ended up making £3.63 on it. Yay!
Anyway, not doing today's Twenty20 club championships. Off on a relative run to show wedding pictures etc. Will be back to daily blog updates from now on though and there should be some lay out changes over the next week or so too. I will try and answer all the remaining questions in the comments tonight and am also aware I've still got some emails to answer. Apologies it's taking so long but I seem to be getting more and more and it's getting difficult to keep up to date.