So May has brought about a further transition towards a slightly more dynamic portfolio with the introduction of another new service, the recently SBC reviewed Racing Service 4.  Concentrating as it does on the bigger race meetings and therefore stronger markets, it ticks the right boxes in terms of ‘gettingonability’, and that is going to be a big focus of mine as we move forward.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how I’ve been able to maintain a decent set of accounts after opening them last year.  Sure, there have been one or two fall by the wayside, but generally speaking I’m still able to bet at most and still retain BOG on a few.  The only reason is that I’m being savvy about when I bet on what market, and I do still use Smarkets as much as possible when the odds are favourable.

Anyway, back to the portfolio.  We’re likely to see more movement in services coming in and services dropping out.  What I thought would be of interest to readers is what happens when I follow SBC advice to the letter.  So, my decisions will be made to a large extent now on conclusions drawn about services in the regular SBC Tipster Profit Reports.   I’ve also tinkered slightly with bank sizes where necessary to bring them completely in line with SBC recommendations and I’m also applying a small element of leverage.

The ‘Broxchange’ portfolio will continue but I’ll be actively looking to add services to this as new services are reviewed and deemed suitable for Exchange betting.  It may well be that I will introduce services to this that are not a part of the ‘Main’ portfolio, indeed I have my eye on one at the moment that I will probably add to ‘Broxchange’ next month.

This extra work means I’m dropping the ‘Starter’ portfolio, but I do intend to post up some thoughts on a regular basis about services that might particularly lend themselves to a growth strategy involving incremental staking.

So, there we have it.  From next week too, I’ll be commenting  more on the actual running of the portfolio (in terms of what happens from day to day), but for now I’ll leave you with this week’s figures.

Portfolio performance from Wednesday 1st May – Sunday 5th May

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 1.29%, ROC 0.25%.

‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 1, Golf Insider): ROI -38.73%, ROC -8.78%

Individual Service Performance

Racing Service 1: Staked 21pts, +18.937pts.

Racing Service 4: Staked 10pts, +5.7pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 59.85pts, +6.84pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 10pts, -10pts

Golf Insider: Staked 18pts, -18pts.

MVS: Staked 16pts, -5.87pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 14.125pts, +17.117pts.

Football Service 1: Staked 6pts, -1.05pts.

Racing Service 2: n/a

Racing Service 3: Staked 21pts, -10pts.

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