This is a great diary Al, and your latest instalments show how important it is to be level-headed about this spread betting business. I remember, not so long ago, people thinking "Wow! How does Alan do it?" just like they may have been thinking about me in H2 2009
I like the phrase "Optimism is hoping for the best whereas confidence is being able to handle the worst."
While I'm not excited about the fact that I have lost about £1000 since Jan 2010 in my demo portfolio
, it's small beer compared with the previous (and future anticipated) gains. I've been careful (relatively), kept my head, kept plenty of powder dry behind the scenes, and 'stayed in the game'. I hope you do the same.