Another solid enough month in all. Of the ten services providing advice in September, seven ended the month in profit. An overall ROC of 5.76% is perfectly acceptable (I’d take that every month!) and the ROI of 7.43% is decent enough.
Star of the show has undoubtedly been Football Service 2 which weighed in with a superb individual ROC of over 33%. I must admit I was just a touch anxious when July and August proved underwhelming as traditionally these have been lucrative times for this long-termer, but as form has started to settle then the edge has started to show through. Interestingly it was only a few short weeks ago that FS2 sent out an email saying that changing conditions within the game meant he was going to be a little cautious, take stock and look to adapt. Figures this month strongly suggest that that process has been successfully executed. Therein lies the advantage of following tipsters who’ve stood the test of time and who know their market and their own strategies inside out and back to front.
After expressing serious concerns over the performance of Racing Service 3 a little while ago, a really strong week has resulted in what has ultimately proven to be a strong month. Like I previously said, this perhaps eases the pressure a little, but there is still a lot of work to do. What we need to see now is some real consistency.
September’s performance from Golf Insider was a microcosm of what following a golf tipster is all about. Not so much as a penny of a return to be seen all month, and then wham! A winner and a placed selection – both at odds in excess of 100/1 – over the last weekend, and the losses are eradicated and an excellent profit banked.
It was nice too to see MVS (tips priced between 7/4 and 3/1) enjoy a good month.
On the other side then I’m afraid Football Lay Profits has suffered something of a shocker. A downturn of 21% of the bank, whilst obviously not great to see in a month, isn’t in itself a cause of too much concern. We’re talking only a fifth of the bank so it’s hardly panic stations. The frustration lies more in the fact that it feels like getting those losses back could very easily take a lot of time and in the first month of the new season, there is real pressure to make a profit by the end of it next spring. I’ve seen the service embark upon long winning runs in the past – it really needs to repeat that trick and very quickly.
‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 7.43%, ROC 5.76%.
‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 1, Golf Insider): ROI -5.27%, ROC -4.35%
Individual Service Performance
Bet Alchemist: Staked 29pts, -9.387pts, ROI -32.37%, ROC -9.38%.
Racing Service 1: Staked 58pts, +3.425pts, ROI 5.9%, ROC 1.71%
Football Lay Profits: Staked 278.35pts, -41.98pts, ROI -15.08%, ROC -20.99%
Football Service 1: Staked 22pts, -0.718pts, ROI -3.26%, ROC -1.43%.
Golf Insider: Staked 59.5pts, +47.9pts, ROI 80.5%, ROC 11.97%.
MVS (7/4 – 3/1): Staked 64pts, +10.375pts, ROI 16.21%, ROC 11.52%.
Northern Monkey: Staked 53.875pts, +2.689pts, ROI 4.99%, ROC 3.36%.
Football Service 2: Staked 44.14pts, +13.448pts, ROI 30.46%, ROC 33.62%.
Racing Service 2: n/a
Racing Service 3: Staked 98.5pts, +17.225pts, ROI 17.48%, ROC 12.3%.