The truth about Secret Sauce
Over the years I have interacted with 1000’s of aspiring traders/bettors and read tens of thousands of forum posts and tweets. It is very clear to me there is some misconception about trading. I am right hear and now going to lay that bare.
So why do so many assume that people who are Pro traders (or profess to be) have an unlimited supply of this product? If you purchase their products they will let you have a few bottles of it, or give you that “secret” that only they know?
I think I know the answer. I will share that with you now.
Lets look at some betting history. I want to share my own experiences, but I am sure that these theories will strand up in the previous centuries also.
When i started to seriously become interested in Horse Racing back in the early 1990’s. I would faithfully buy the Racing Post every day. This was packed with pages and pages of adverts. Tipsters lines and services. Remember the internet was in it’s infancy then. Hardly anyone had access to it, and it certainly wasn’t the marketing machine it is now.
I tried a few of these services, they were frequented by some colourful characters. I was as naive as many of you reading this are, and was taken in by the romance and story behind each selection as the tipster wove his web of intrigue and mystery.
This is the sort of thing that was said.
” Good morning, it’s just after 8 and I have just got back from the heath (we presume Newmarket heath where the horses train in public view). I saw Henry’s (Cecil) string and he has a real beauty . The talk around town is all about this fella. He is running tomorrow. I am waiting for my contact in the stable to call me late tonight. He will tell me if it’s going to be “running for us”. (meaning the stable have it “laid out” to win) Call back tomorrow, we have have a MAX BET”
That is the sort of bullshit that was peddled. The “tipster” probably used Timeform and was a fair judge of form. But the used all of the cloak and dagger stuff to give himself that air of mystery and credibility. The masses were taken in. Someone HAS to know something. Right?
When you see a horse heavily backed these days. What do you assume? “Someone KNOWS something”? They know more than you, don’t they?
What does that mean? That someone somewhere with access to that secret sauce, has the bottle out and is using copious amounts of it to make a load of money. YOU are missing out!!!!!!
Lets fast forward to modern times.
Human behaviour dictates that we need confirmation that we are right. We crave that.Not just in the betting sense, in EVERY sense. Do you drive the “right” car? Wear the “right” clothes. Even go to the “right” holiday destination. We are more sheep like than fucking sheep!
Here lies a massive clue to understand trading btw.
The reason that “secret sauce” exists.
Secret sauce exists because the modern version of those phone line tipsters want you to believe that it exists. The people that post on twitter showing their amazing results, or selling their tips, their ebooks, their courses, etc. Want you to think that only they can provide you with that elusive “secret sauce”.
I want to make sure that everyone knows that there is no such thing.
Are these people are the modern version of that telephone tipster?
Now they may well have a great product to sell you. They may well add real value to your trading. But the secret sauce is the “hook”.
As I embark on my final workshop for 2019. I know that there will be at least one person in the room that will expect me to sprinkle some “secret sauce” over their lunch. On the one hand they may well be disappointed to find out that there isn’t any. On the other hand I KNOW they will be relieved to see that, in truth there is no such thing. What I will be sharing with them is a process. A way to understand each “signal’ that comes into the market. What it is. What it means, How to interpret it. How to use it in tandem with the other signals. To gain an understanding of how the market may move.
A process. Unambiguous, understandable and within reach of mere “mortals”.
There is be NO secret sauce, implied or supplied. Just a large helping of common sense and direction.
I don’t have any workshops booked at this time. If you are interested in how I can help you learn to trade. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and i will send you the latest availability when I have some. Alternatively you can start off with my ONLINE WORKSHOP. These workshops mirror what I teach in my “physical” workshops and depending on the package you buy, You can get a heavily subsidised, or even FREE place to a workshop as part of the package. These are great value.
Although there is no secret sauce included! Sorry about that!