I think part of what we're seeing re the dramatic rises and falls in players over the first two matchday weekends is partly owing to people craving action after a summer of no PB matches. It is also partly down to a raft of new traders learning the ropes, and probably jumping on and off every player who moves a few pence during a matchday.
I think and hope it will settle down after a few weeks. The market has always overreacted to every occurence and piece of news, positive or negative, but the recent matchday trading has been exceptional. To see Mason Mount increase by almost 50p during Chelsea's match yesterday was ridiculous. By the same token, to see Mbappe's price falling after an average performance in a poorly performing PSG side, was just as unfathomable. Hopefully everyone will calm down a little bit soon.
Rabbi Matondo 90p - Started off the season with a foot injury however played and scored in a friendly during the international break. He will hopefully be in the Schalke squad today for the first time this season. The youth market is picking up again and with a goal he could fly.
I’ve chosen to de-risk by selling a proportion of my hold across the board, main reason i’m out of country on holidays for 3 -4 weeks, this is when nations cup is underway, and towards end of 2nd phase bonus period.
Therefore with a likely small drop and not being able to actively manage my port I’ve chosen to come back fresh for the new season from July onwards.
@ScouseSte applaudable. I don't know your portfolio, I'd say it's a big risk if you have a group like werner, pepe, Ndombele, hazard etc who wil rise and fall with the transfer sagas and whether it's good or bad will depend on the end destination.
. Very sensible to step away tho if your port is just solid holds and PB players etc
This was it yesterday morning, before it started to take a battering.
I'm sticking to my guns though, I'm leaving it in the hands of the Gods now, like you would in an ISA 😂...
Are journalists allowed to own an FI account?
Call me cynical but it only takes 3 or 4 of them to form a syndicate and then all write about players in their portfolio. It would be so simple, emailing each other towards the end of the day "right Pogba is in 7th place lads, throw up a couple of articles on his latest social media post and use some high scoring words in the title like FANTASTIC or WINNER"
Because FI isn't a "stock market", there is no regulating this behaviour.
No, I remember Jim White saying he wasn't allowed to do it on Talksport.