Keeping Up With the Index
Keeping up with the Index
This is an interesting topic and often one that many would not consider essential, however I think it knowing how to keep up with the different aspects affecting prices and dividends can provide a significant advantage because it allows you to trader smarter and faster than others.
Firstly, get on Twitter! I often wonder how so many traders who what is going on without being on Twitter. Here is a start to who you should be following:
Football index (@FootballIndexUK)- not only is there daily content on prices and competitions but also whenever major announcements are made or going to be made they often come from here first.
CEO Adam Cole (@AdamColeFI)- Does not tweet too frequently but when he does its usually something big that the market is going to react to. Well worth having notifications on for this one.
Media News sources (eg @MirrorFootball, @DExpress_Sport, @DailyStar_Sport) These sources are used to award points for the Media Rankings so having the headlines on your feed can often give you a general consensus of who is going to win the Media Dividends. It also allows you to see the stories before those who may just use the Index website to source their news since there is a little time lag before it appears on the site.
@hendopolis – the provider of “#tomorrowspaperstoday” he tweets the back pages of most major papers the evening before they are published. Again, helping to put you ahead of the pack, especially helpful around transfer time.
It can also be useful to follow some expert journalists from the foreign leagues. These often announce news before the papers. Again more appropriate for transfer season and sometimes being early comes at a cost of the information not being accurate so if you really want to get into it, have a look into how accurate their previous tweets have been. @bbcsport_david (Ornstein that is) and @DiMarzio have exceptional success rates in the time I have been on the index.
Of course I would like to encourage you to follow me (@FootballindexLM) and there are multiple other very useful and reliable “Football INDEX Accounts” I would encourage you to follow, and while I can not advertise them on here, If you are interested feel free to message me and I will link you to them.
Outside of the twittersphere, It is useful to make sure you have notifications on from the app on your smartphone and also to check that Football INDEX emails are not going into your junk folder, as this happens commonly and you can miss account updates, product changes or announcements very easily.
You can also keep up with all things index by following their blog (which are always posted on twitter anyway) where I, among others write articles about what is going on and round up events periodically. As well as getting involved in debates on the forum (if you are not one for twitter spats).
Finally, it is important to be aware of what is going on in the world of football, I would recommend having a score app and maybe having teams you have players in having notifications on, if not setting notifications for all top five leagues and European competitions. Try keep up with draws for knock out stages such as Europa League and Champions League draws as well as International team draws as these can often be very influential to prices and moat of all enjoy your experience on the platform and hopefully make some money in the process!