January has been a bit of a topsy turvy month - started off very well, took a double dip and has built back up into profit.
Up until Saturday 28th I'm sitting £291 in gross profit so a decent turnaround since the last update. It's still not net profit though and once subs are taken into account it will be another net losing month.
A lot of promise though...
4PA has had a great month with 20 points profit and the underlying basic system continuing to deliver, topped up with a separate account bet winner.
Piecost remains in cracking form with approx 35 points profit - after an awful start - things have certainly improved and I've increased my staking to £10 per point.
Systematic continues to deliver with 13 points profit.
Equine Main has done well to turn things around with just under 10 points profit for the month. Well below the par for the season but good to see now turning a profit.
Market Examiner has delivered the first ever monthly profit for me - hopefully this is a sign of things to come!
Fair to middling....
Equine Turnover and The Football Analyst both having flat months so no damage done but no profit!
And not so good....
Northern Monkey had to give some money back I suppose and down 20 points on the month brings us back down to Earth - we had to wait until the 18th to get the first winner of the year. A blip I'm sure.
Steve Lewis Hamilton really is in trouble - there's no doubt its been a rough few months and the jacket is on a shaky peg. Down 15 points this month compounding the problems.
I've packed in Mr Gekko Bets - really going nowhere and time to draw a line under it, accept losses and move on. Additionally I've surprised myself by pausing on Football Elite as well. Decided that while subs are low, I'm not willing to commit a big tick up in stakes and without that there's never going to be huge profit. Performance hasn't been great for a year and while in the grand scheme of things (in terms of bet volume) the period I'm talking about is quite short its not for me.
So down to 9 services from 11. I want to cut 2 or 3 more out to make things more manageable. Equine Investments Main will definitely be one of those for reasons I've already covered on the blog.
The others will be decided on return + potential.
Feel positive about the year - getting my priorities right and feel more in control. It's all about making money - pure and simple.
Will be back as and when the rest of my life permits (priorities again)....