This is the Final Part of a Series of Blogs - if this is the first time you have been unlucky enough to find this Series then Links to the earlier Parts are at the bottom of this one if you scroll down.
I am hoping that I have done these Blogs in a way which Readers can makes sense of and will enable them to think about how to go about such Index Trading themselves if the urge takes hold. You can use ETFs like XUKS (a way of Shorting the FTSE100 that you buy and sell like a Share. To go Long on the FTSE100 you could use something like ISF I think - you will need to check this) instead of Spreadbets and of course things like CFDs will give a similar result (but these come with Tax disadvantages when compared to Spreadbets). But it goes without saying (but I will say it anyway !!) if you do fancy having a go you must be extremely careful and start with a Practice Account perhaps or at least start with very low Position Sizes - don’t go betting £1000 a Point on the FTSE100 on your first Trade !! (that would be equivalent to about £7.2m of Exposure by the way !!!).
Before I finish the Blog Series off, I just want to stress the following Key Points:
The future for me is to get my ‘System’ working consistently for at least a year and then to slowly increase the Bet size - but I will do this very carefully.
I hope Readers have enjoyed this Series - it has been extremely useful for me to get this down in electronic text form and following this I feel a lot more happy that I have a System which can deliver nice Returns for me in coming Years and to lower my Long Portfolio Drawdowns by effective Hedging when we go through tough periods for the Markets. If it simply helps me achieve the latter then it will be a very successful and useful technique.
I have talked a lot about Psychology in these Blogs and if you click on the Blog Category ‘Psychology’ you will find oodles of Blogs I have written related to this important element of Trading.
Here are Links to the Optimal Payments OPAY Buy Rationale Blogs which contain detail on the Technical Indicators I like to use (these go back to the early days of the whole WD thing and back then I hadn‘t started putting in Links to the other Blogs in a Series !!):
And here are Links to the other 3 Parts in this ‘Index Trading System’ Series:
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