The account is sitting at -£308 so it's been a poor start to 2012 with 10 losing days out of 15. No major damage done overall but it's always preferable to rack up some profit at the start of the year - means that I'm swimming uphill already!
A good time for... It's been a good start to the year for both 4PA and Piecost with some healthy profits made on both services. 4PA account bets have performed well as the basic system. I'm playing minimum stakes on the non basic system bets - and missed out on a big payout on Saturday because of that - however based on previous results it is the right decision. Great to see Piecost doing so well - I think we were all despairing at the end of November with 3 losing months (of which I'd seen 2) but December went well and January is up 30 points. A few more winners and I'll start to be in profit.
Nice also to see The Market Examiner in profit for the month with the wins topped up with 14 places in the month.
A bad time for... Not a good start to the year for Northern Monkey - Wayne is yet to find a winner this year, but I suppose we were due some form of drawdown after the previous stellar performance of the service. Poor start from SLH, Equine Turnover, Systematic and the Football Analyst. Nothing to worry about for most of these in the long run, apart from Steve Lewis Hamilton who has been treading water for too long now with no movement on the account since late June. I've been here before with SLH but we really need to see some winners soon to restore full confidence.
Clearly Equine Investments continues to worry and interesting post on SBC Forum from Laurence re the service. It does feel that the main account is needing serious revamp if it is to continue. My thoughts on launching a new service while the main hasn't done so well are documented!
Anything else... I continue to debate how to move things forward and increase profit and am just need to stop talking about doing stuff and get on with it. With a full time job the biggest drag on what I can and can't realistically achieve is time. There simply isn't enough of it to try to achieve everything. The bottom line is the job comes first and this is next.
Lets see if we can get the 2nd half of January into profit!