Anyone tempted to short VOW at 1,000?

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trader_dante

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Tried to get short yesterday at 1000 but missed it.

Even £1 a point could have made you £50,000 by this morning with only a £400 drawdown :)
 

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dal_22

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Tried to get short yesterday at 1000 but missed it.

Even £1 a point could have made you £50,000 by this morning with only a £400 drawdown :)
This may sound stupid in fact it probably is but since I only spreadbet if you place 1 pound a point and short from 100 wont it have to move 50000 points to make 50000, is that even possible in a day?

also is the vow short for something never heard of it. cheers.
 
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trader_dante

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This may sound stupid in fact it probably is but since I only spreadbet if you place 1 pound a point and short from 100 wont it have to move 50000 points to make 50000, is that even possible in a day?
Firstly it went to 1000 not 100 and then it moved down to below 500.

Each move of 1 euro is actually 100 points so that means a 500 euro move is worth 50,000 ticks.

It happened yesterday.

So sell £20 a tick and you have £1m the next day.

Nice return if you can get it.

I tried to sell at 5 at 1000 but wasn't fast enough to hit it.

Almost got it.
 
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dal_22

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Firstly it went to 1000 not 100 and then it moved down to below 500.

Each move of 1 euro is actually 100 points so that means a 500 euro move is worth 50,000 ticks.

It happened yesterday.

So sell £20 a tick and you have £1m the next day.

Nice return if you can get it.

I tried to sell at 5 at 1000 but wasn't fast enough to hit it.

Almost got it.
That r/r would have been crazy. By the way which pairing with the euro = the vow, just ive been into trading for a bout 3-6 month and haven't heard of it. Thanks for your response anyway.
 

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