Your second free trading guide

Alex and Nicky Ong have been running profitable trading services for years and you may well have come across them via another publisher in the past. Over the next few weeks, they’re going to be imparting some of the knowledge that’s made them so successful to our own community.

A few days ago we gave away their ‘How to Trade Open Range Breakouts’ guide and today, we have another report for you. It’s called ‘How to Use Fibonacci Retracement Levels to Increase Your Strike Rate’ and you can access it here…

I hope you find it useful and, as ever, if you have any questions you can reach us at hello@marketprospectors.com.

New faces and a free trading guide

Today I’d like to introduce (or perhaps reintroduce) you to two of the most popular financial traders on the publishing scene, Alex and Nicky Ong.

The Ong brothers have been running profitable trading services for years and you may well have come across them via another publisher in the past. Over the next few weeks, they’re going to be imparting some of the knowledge that’s made them so successful to our own community.

We’re kicking things off today with the first of four completely free trading guides. Number one is ‘How to Trade Open Range Breakouts’ and you can access it here…

I hope you find it useful and, as ever, if you have any questions you can reach us at hello@marketprospectors.com.

Be sure to avoid this silent killer

I’ll be amazed if former backpackers reading this don’t have a story or twelve to share about near death experiences and other resilience building opportunities, which didn’t quite feel like that at the time.

My personal list includes almost drowning on the Great Barrier Reef, contracting what appeared to be Dengue fever in Ecuador, taking a wrong turn in Tasmania and ending up down a waterfall, and the one which impresses people – being caught up in one of the biggest earthquakes on record whilst in Valpareiso, Chile, in February 2010.

The fact that you’re reading this means you also survived yours, but how about near death experiences from a work point of view?

Stress is referred to as a silent killer, way more dangerous than Covid-1984, up there with stuff like heart disease and cancer as a way to end your life in a too early kinda way.

And I’m pretty sure it’s this one which would’ve left my wife without a husband and kids without a Dad if I hadn’t said enough’s enough on the corporate ladder climbing front.

I’d stumbled into Financial Services after finishing my first backpacking trip in the mid noughties, and somehow kept being dragged back into it even though I tried to leave and go into media (not much better) and the thing I really cared about and actually had a few qualifications in, football coaching.

Because I’m reasonably ambitious and hard working, and because I was following the script, my ladder climbing took me to the upper rungs of a FinTech firm out of Helsinki, who operated across 20 or so countries.

I landed in a role which involved travelling to many of these, and a subsequent stint as an Exec at their banking entity in Malta. We could’ve moved to the island, but had happily settled just recently in North Yorkshire, and I wasn’t getting a good feeling about the support for my role and function from the owner of the company who had no banking experience.

So my department of one-ship, coupled with still needing to do a bunch of the work I’d done previously, led to me needing to stay over in Malta for a few extra nights in March 2017 as I couldn’t muster enough energy and mental capacity to leave the hotel room.

I made it home, and took two weeks off for stress and exhaustion.

Problem being, I was a department of one and there were some regulatory deadlines to hit.

I managed to get the reports done, after fighting with the external consultants, and promptly moved into another role which would likely involve even more travelling.

Surprise, surprise, on the next trip I collapsed on a Ryanair flight back from Bratislava. I quit the next day.

We had two kids, my wife only had a temp job, and my £90,000 a year salary was gone.

We made it work, mainly because we had some money saved up, and in the four years since that day in April 2017 I’ve made a tonne of mistakes, gone down even more blind alleys, wasted and lost money on what seemed like good investments (even a financial analyst with risk qualifications falls for the sales spiel sometimes), and put my liberty at risk by underestimating the legal repercussions of Non-Executive gigs in a regulated environment.

But at heart, I’m still a backpacker who likes solving problems and believes the obstacle is the way.

I haven’t ‘made it’ in a way 99% of the UK thinks of success – but I’m happy, largely stress free, and have managed to spend way more time with my kids over the last four years than I would have if I’d not quit that job.

As a result, my wife and I have been their biggest influence and they seem to be turning out alright – albeit resembling The Mitchells from The Mitchells vs The Machines – dinosaur obsession and arty creativeness included.

This may or not add anything to your day, but if it has, you’ll find similar people in our IndeMinds community.

“Is the Bet Chat FPL back this year?”

Reporting from McBet Chat HQ, central Scotland…

Yes, despite my lamentable display last season, the Bet Chat Fantasy Football League is back!

It’s 100% free to enter and is your chance to pit your wits against the likes of myself and some other big hitters from the world of sports betting. 

I’ve set it up on the official Premier League platform, so hopefully it’ll be nice and easy for you to join.

There’s a direct link to join our mini league here. You need to already be registered on the fantasy football platform for it to work. If you’re not then sign up with them, create a team and then go to ‘join a private league’…

You then enter this code: ec1wy8

If you’d like to join but have never played Premier League fantasy football and need some help, do feel free to email me at clients@thebetchat.com

The prize list

This year’s prize list is as follows…

Monthly Prizes

1st place: a free 1 month subscription to our premier football service, The Inside Man

2nd place: £15 Bet Chat credit

Season Prizes

1st place: £300 Bet Chat credit, a football shirt of your choice (within reason!) and a free copy of Prem Bets 2022/23

2nd place: £100 Bet Chat credit, a football shirt of your choice (within reason!) and a free copy of Prem Bets 2022/23

3rd place: £50 Bet Chat credit and a free copy of Prem Bets 2022/23

Special Prizes

Everybody who finishes above my team, Top of the Klopps, will win £15 of Bet Chat credit. Last season, that was pretty much everybody who entered!

Also, just to be clear, Bet Chat credit is credit that can be spent on any of our services or one off products. You can either use it towards a renewal payment if you’re signed up to one of the services or, if not, you can use it towards signing up to a service/buying a product.

Any questions, email clients@thebetchat.com. Otherwise, get your team in and best of luck!

“Me, Dan and Dancing Dave”

Reporting from the train, somewhere between London and Brighton…

It’s all go in Bet Chat land at the moment. I’m currently on my way to Brighton races, having attended a wedding in Northern Ireland yesterday, and been to ‘The Hundred’ cricket at Lords on Tuesday.

It’s the latter of those three things I want to talk about today, with a ‘What I learned from the cricket’ list. Here goes…

  • What’s with the dumbing down of anything and everything? The Hundred has ‘revolutionised’ cricket by, umm, taking Twenty20’s 120 ball format and changing it to 100 balls. It’s basically the same thing but for people who can only count to 100.
  • The team names are a bit cringe too. ‘London Spirit’, ‘Northern Superchargers’… it’s all a bit American marketing 101 for my liking.
  • On the plus side, having the women’s match and the men’s match played one after the other and all included in the ticket price is an excellent idea and exactly the sort of thing sports should be doing to promote the women’s game.
  • And, speaking of ticket prices, £23 for the day is superb value. Take note football.

So, there you have it. I’m not entirely sure what the point of this email is, other than I’m aware I’ve not written to you a huge amount recently and I had some time to kill on the train!

Have a good weekend, and get your copy of Prem Bets if you haven’t done so yet. The Premier League starts a week today!

Here’s a link.