So I had a little bit of cash to spare when I signed up for IG last year. I put most of it into regular share dealing in the hopes of 'going long', and I kept a little pot of cash for experimenting with 'spread betting'.
I took the whole thing very seriously. I did all the IG Academy videos and I invested in (and spend many hours studying) a book by John J. Murphy on 'Technical Analysis'. I scoured the web everyday looking for tips and trading strategies. At times I let this get the better of me and it became an obsession. Losing days would make me depressed for