Thursday, 31 March 2011

3rd time lucky

The start to the year has been very difficult to say the least. When you set yourself targets you start to think whether you'll make a profit for the year let alone reach the desired targets. Anyway, the good news is that March has seen a big turnaround and we can now look ahead to the next 9 months of the year. There will surely be more ups and downs going forward but the good thing to note is that the services that haven't been performing since the turn of the year have either stabilised or generated a small profit.

Here are the results for this March, for all tipsters:

I didn't realise that the month had been so topsy turvy, only when putting result on a graph can we really see what's been happening, no wonder my mental state has been a tad volatile lately! lol We've seen a big surge in profits in the last few days of the month, thankfully. Here's the monthly table:

Tipster: Todays P/L: Stakes: ROI: POINTS Total:
4PA -5.54 30.50 -18% 100.58
BLB 4.67 68.74 7% -0.81
BLIP -1.05 2.95 -36% 4.42
CL 5.39 9.00 60% 41.79
CNB 2.14 8.00 27% 1.37
EI 13.79 14.50 95% 63.52
FB 7.21 153.00 5% 17.88
FE -6.95 15.00 -46% 21.57
FI 8.03 77.00 10% 30.57
GVE 2.15 10.75 20% 7.34
LB 0.00 0.00 N/A 2.02
MGB 6.87 28.00 25% 24.26
NMP 3.00 24.61 12% -2.97
PB 4.66 23.12 20% 24.08
SK 37.77 56.00 67% 78.81
SKS 0.03 6.00 1% -1.06
STR -54.50 226.00 -24% 1.50
WRT 4.31 13.40 32% 11.32
AB 0.49 5.10 10% -0.68
MB -4.75 29.97 -16% -8.99
TRAM 1.09 9.09 12% -15.14
TRAS 0.00 0.00 N/A -1.61
WIFLI -1.50 3.00 -50% -1.50
Today: 27.30 813.72 10.10%  
Active Tipsters Total:       398.26
All Tipsters Total:   7901.26 5.52% 292.15
Financial Totals: This month: £3,731.42 All-time: £20,033.84
  This year: £2,095.91    

You may be wondering why the table shows a profit of 27.30 PTS and the graph 55 PTS. The answer is simple, there are three more services I'm subscribed to that I haven't been including in the daily table. Why? To protect my identity both to bookies and even tipsters. I don't like concealing things especially when I'm trying to be as transparent as possible, but the bottom line is that I'm running a business here and just as businesses don't reveal their trade secrets there are some things I hold back too. However, all the figures in the tables are true and accurate.

Onto some analysis....

Of the 21 services that had bets this month 15 made a profit, that's just under 75% which I'm very happy about. And, of those that made profit 8 were football services. I've been looking to get more football tipsters on board, simply because relying on horse racing isn't feasible in the long-run. Skeeve has decided not to carry on running his Saturday service next season and I'm very unlikely to continue with Conf North Bets because of the restrictions I'm getting now. However, I have another service lined up.... (to be continued...).

I don't think I need to point out any specific service for their performance this month, the table says it all. However, I am happy that Northern Monkey Punter has started to turn things around and Skeeve produced a magnificent 37 PTS profit. Equine Investments also did very well and after some very careful consideration I've decided to sign up for another year. I'm sure the last year was a blip, to be expected, and going forward everything will be back to normal. Hoping for a strong end to the season from Football Elite and Strikeline will no doubtedly get on another big winner sooner or later.

This is a comparison between this month and March of last year:

It's late so I'm going to leave it at that, I've completed my monthly analysis sheet and seen where I'm at with regards to business aims. One thing I'm glad to have got out of the way is sorting out my spreadsheets so they now include the correct staking method for all the services I follow. I'm sure there will be further tweaks here and there but the bulk of the work is out of the way. Now, it's time to make some money! lol

Until tomorrow

New milestone

It's always nice to reach a new milestone, be it on a personal or working level. I'm one to commemorate small victories and the latest victory is one I shall definitely be raising my glass to. Life is so short, after seeing my late aunty fall victim to cancer and her life evaporate within a couple of months it reinforces the need to made every day count. All this organisation, preparation, etc. means that in the long-run I will have a lot more time to play with. Whilst much of that extra time will be dedicated to research I won't be missing out on bikerides, travelling when I can and most importantly spending time with the family. I don't want to sound pessimistic but as my mother says, "we're living on borrowed time".

Tipster: Todays P/L: Stakes: ROI: POINTS Total:
4PA 0.00 0.00 N/A 100.58
BLB 1.05 1.00 105% -0.81
BLIP 0.00 0.00 N/A 4.42
CL 0.00 0.00 N/A 41.79
CNB 0.00 0.00 N/A 1.37
EI 0.00 0.00 N/A 63.52
FB -2.00 2.00 -100% 18.38
FE 0.00 0.00 N/A 21.57
FI 0.83 1.00 83% 30.57
GVE 0.00 0.00 N/A 7.34
LB 0.00 0.00 N/A 2.02
MGB 0.85 1.00 85% 24.26
NMP -0.75 0.75 -100% -4.77
PB -0.50 0.50 -100% 24.58
SK 0.00 0.00 N/A 78.81
SKS 0.00 0.00 N/A -1.06
STR -6.00 6.00 -100% 4.50
WRT 0.00 0.00 N/A 11.32
AB 0.00 0.00 N/A -0.68
MB 0.00 0.00 N/A -8.99
TRAM 0.00 0.00 N/A -15.14
TRAS 0.00 0.00 N/A -1.61
WIFLI 0.00 0.00 N/A -1.50
Today: -6.52 12.25 -18.14%  
Active Tipsters Total:       400.46
All Tipsters Total:   7866.26 7.43% 295.30
Financial Totals: This month: £3,769.42 All-time: £20,072.34
  This year: £2,133.91    

So what is this new milestone I've reached? It's the 20k mark for the Financial Totals. Now I may flirt with that figure over the coming days and weeks but as I've passed it for the first time it's worth a celebration. Having lived in Brazil and seen how they party for anything reaching 20k is certainly a good excuse for me! lol The significance of passing this mark is more personal but it does tell me that there is certainly money to be made from the bookies and exchanges. Also, I'm probably into a moderest profit for the year now after deducting costs.

I'll leave it at that, back this evening with today's results and the monthly review.