Thoughts and plans on how to grow profit in 2020 (Plus a 200/1 Winner!)

2020.  Blimey.  I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid 2020 had a very, very futuristic sound to it.  2020 was going to be the time when we’d be flying about in hover cars, transporting us from A to B at ridiculously high speeds.  There were the completely unrealistic predictions too, back in the 80s when I was just a nipper, about how by 2020 we’d have trains that ran on time, main roads that wouldn’t be closed off with the first flurries of snow each winter, and a national television broadcaster that wouldn’t show repeats on Christmas Day.  Pfft.  As if?!?

But 2020 is nearly upon us and I must confess that my thoughts have been turning to how to increase betting profits next year.  The broad conclusions I’ve reached are that I’m going to run a streamlined portfolio made up of services that historically at least, have generated higher levels of ROI.  In other words, I want to cut down on my workload and get more bang for my betting buck.

To that end I’ve already decided that I would copy the Making Punting Pay blogger when it comes to following Northern Monkey and go win only on his advice.  I like the approach and I know it’s something that Wayne himself has mulled over in the past before opting to stick with tipping each way in order to make the betting paths as smooth as possible for his followers.  I can’t help feeling I’m an experienced enough bettor now though to be able to put up with the deeper drawdowns and longer losing runs as a sacrifice for potentially better returns, especially if set up properly in terms of betting bank.  This is in fact a change I’ve already implemented for this month’s betting.

I am wondering long and hard about sports betting.  Golf, if got right (and my word didn’t Golf Insider get it right last week with a 200/1 winner!?!) will always produce a high ROI provided the tipster has a genuine edge.  As for football, I just don’t know.  I just have a nagging feeling that the markets are becoming more and more efficient.  One still to ponder.

Pleased I didn’t miss that Golf Insider winner.  Don’t know what I missed on Saturday – a traditional pre-Christmas family get together meant I didn’t bother trying to place any bets at all.  Some things are more important, especially at this time of year.

Portfolio performance for December to date

Main portfolio: ROI 53.42%, ROC 5.75%.

Individual Service Performance

Bet Alchemist: Staked 4pts, 0pts.

Racing Service 1: Staked 1pt, -1pt.

Football Service 1: Staked 5pts, -0.07pts

Golf Insider: Staked 17.5pts, +103.5pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 11.25pts, +1.426pts.

Precision Value: Staked 23pts, +4.5pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 8pts, +2.676pts.

Racing Service 2: Staked 0pts, 0pts.

Racing Service 3: Staked 8.5pts, +8.55pts.

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