Monthly Trading Results – May 2018

- 5.744 pts

Due to my personal work load, I will no longer be posting daily results to the site, but will instead just post my combined results and figures for each month.

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May was without doubt my worst month of trading my LTD2/3 systems. I got off to a poor start to the month and due to a limited number of trades for the month in total (just 23) I was not able to recover this position.

In hindsight, I should have left those end of season games alone as they do have a tendency of throwing up unexpected results with teams not having too much to play for and players tired after a long season.

I’m confident that June will be a better month and that we can get back to winning ways now that the Scandinavian and other leagues are in full swing.

Here are my results for May.

Monthly P/L: -5.744 pts – -£54.40

Monthly ROI: -24.95%

Stakes: £9.47 (Average, approx 1% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £445.60

All Trades Strike Rate: 13/23 – 56.52%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 13/23 – 56.52%

LTD3 Strike Rate: No trades

0-0 at HT: 8/23 – 34.78%

0-0 at FT: 1/23 – 4.34%

Over 2.5 Games: 12/23 – 52.17%

Longest Losing Run: 4 Games

Longest Winning Run: 4 Games

Large Losses: 8/23- 34.78%

Large Wins: 1/23 – 4.34%

Small Losses: 2/23 – 8.69%

Small Wins: 11/23 – 47.82%

Trading Results – 16th May 2018

+ 0.072 pts

17:00 – Norway Eliteserien – Molde v Stromsgodset (2-0) – Profit 0.194 pts

0-0 at HT. 1-0 on 56′ and traded out soon after for small profit. Finished 2-0.

17:00 – Norway Eliteserien – Brann v Haugesund (1-1) – Loss 0.122 pts

0-0 at HT. 0-1 on 54′. Traded out around 60′ for small loss. Finished 1-1.

18:00 – Sweden Allsvenskan – Hammarby v Malmo (3-2) – Scratch

0-1 on 19′, 1-1 on 36′ and HT. 1-2 on 46′, still 1-2 around 60′ so traded out for scratch. Finished 3-2.

Daily Total: +0.072 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: -6.258 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £9.00 (Usually 2% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £441.61

All Trades Strike Rate: 9/18 – 50.00%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 9/18 – 50.00%

0-0 at HT: 6/18 – 33.33%

0-0 at FT: 1/18 – 5.55%

Over 2.5 Games: 9/18 – 50.00%

Large Wins: 0/18 – 0%

Large Losses: 7/18 – 38.88%

Small Wins: 8/18 – 44.44%

Small Losses: 2/18 – 11.11%

Trading Results – 13th May 2018

+ 0.006 pts

16:30 – Sweden Allsvenskan – Orebro v Hammarby (1-2) – Loss 0.246 pts

1-0 on 13′, Red card Orebro on 38′. Traded out on HT for a small loss due to the red card. Finished 1-2.

17:00 – Norway Eliteserien – Stromsgodset v Sarpsborg (1-2) – Profit 0.253 pts

1-0 on 7′ and HT. Traded out around 60′ for a small profit. Finished 1-2.

17:00 – Norway Eliteserien – Tromso v Lillestrom (1-2) – Scratch

0-1 on 22′, 0-2 on 26′, 1-2 on 45 and HT. Still 1-2 around 60′ so traded out for scratch.

Daily Total: +0.006 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: -6.280 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £9.00 (Usually 2% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £440.96

All Trades Strike Rate: 7/15 – 46.66%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 7/15 – 46.66%

0-0 at HT: 4/15 – 26.66%

0-0 at FT: 1/15 – 6.66%

Over 2.5 Games: 8/15 – 53.33%

Large Wins: 0/15 – 0%

Large Losses: 7/15 – 46.66%

Small Wins: 7/15 – 46.66%

Small Losses: 1/15 – 6.66%

Trading Results – 12th May 2018

- 1.91 pts

Been struggling a bit this month for sure. Definitely my worst month of trading so far. Hopefully we can recoup some of the losses in the coming weeks to finish the month in better shape.

14:30 – Germany Bundesliga – Hoffenheim v Dortmund (3-1) – Profit 0.090 pts

1-0 on 26′ and HT. 1-1 on 58′, 2-1 on 63′. I traded out at this point for a tiny profit. Finished 3-1.

17:00 – Norway Eliteserien – Start v Brann (0-1) – Loss 1 pt

0-0 at HT. Still 0-0 around 65′ when stop loss reached. Finished 0-1.

I really felt that a goal was coming from Brann and it did on 75′. I made a profit, but as it was slightly beyond the 1 pt liability, I will put it down as a 1 pt loss.

20:00 – France Ligue 1 – Monaco v St Etienne (0-1) – Loss 1 pt

0-0 on HT. Still 0-0 around 65′ when stop loss reached. Finished 1-0.

I did lay the draw again late on and Monaco obliged with the winning goal on 91′ which wiped out my losses. I won’t be including that in my stats though so it was a 1 pt loss for this match.

Daily Total: -1.910 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: -6.221 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £9.00 (Usually 2% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £440.90

All Trades Strike Rate: 5/12 – 41.66%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 5/12 – 41.66%

0-0 at HT: 4/12 – 33.33%

0-0 at FT: 1/12 – 11.11%

Over 2.5 Games: 5/12 – 41.66%

Large Wins: 0/12 – 0%

Large Losses: 7/12 – 50.00%

Small Wins: 5/12 – 41.66%

Small Losses: 0/12 – 0%

Trading Results – 11th May 2018

+ 0.637 pts

19:45 – France Ligue 1 – Guingamp v Marseille (3-3) Profit 0.107 pts

0-1 on 2′, 0-2 on 14′, 1-2 on 42′ and HT. 2-2 on 52′, 3-2 on 70′ and I traded out at this point for a tiny profit.

I decided to stay in when Marseille went 0-2 up, but backed 2-2 for small amounts to cover my full liability. When Guingamp went 3-2 up, I was able to trade out for a very small profit.

19:45 – France Ligue 2 – US Quevilly v Lorient (3-0) Profit 0.330 pts

1-0 on 7′, 2-0 on 42′ and HT. I traded out for a profit at HT as Quevilly were the underdogs in the match.

19:45 – France Ligue 2 – Chateauroux v Brest (2-2) – Profit 0.200 pts

0-1 on 35′ and HT. Still 0-1 on 60′ so traded out for a small profit.

Daily Total: +0.637 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: -4.338 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £9.00 (Usually 2% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £458.09

All Trades Strike Rate: 4/9 – 44.44%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 4/9 – 44.44%

0-0 at HT: 2/9 – 22.22%

0-0 at FT: 1/9 – 11.11%

Over 2.5 Games: 4/9 – 44.44%

Large Wins: 0/9 – 0%

Large Losses: 5/9 – 55.55%

Small Wins: 4/9 – 44.44%

Small Losses: 0/9 – 0%

Trading Results – 6th May 2018

- 3 pts

14:00 – Italy Serie A- Lazio v Atalanta (1-1) – Loss 1 pt

0-1 on 2′, 1-1 on 24 and HT. Still 1-1 when stop loss reached. Finished 1-1.

15:00 – Denmark Superliga – Copenhagen v Brondby (1-1) – Loss 1 pt

0-1 on 2′, 1-1 on 43′ and HT. Still 1-1 when stop loss reached. Finished 1-1.

20:05 – France Ligue 1 – Marseille v Nice (2-1) – Loss 1 pt

0-1 on 5′, 1-1 on 13′ and HT. Still 1-1 when stop loss reached. Finished 2-1.

That has to be the worst run for me, ever! I now regret picking those end of Winter league games!

I had a similar run in February when the opening four trades of the month (on the same day) were all one point losses, yet I still ended the month over 4 pts up. So here’s hoping for a similar change in fortune over the next few weeks. I will probably be focusing more on the summer leagues from this point onward….

Losing runs do happen. It’s just a case of riding the storm. Prior to this weekend I had a run of 12  wins out of 13 so I can’t complain. As traders and gamblers, we have to take the rough with the smooth. It’s all part of the conditioning and development of the traders ‘mindset’.

Our profits are always made over the long term, never over the short term.

Daily Total: -3 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: -4.765 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £10.00 (Usually 2% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £452.35

All Trades Strike Rate: 1/6 – 16.66%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 1/6 – 16.66%

0-0 at HT: 2/6 – 33.33%

0-0 at FT: 1/6 – 16.66%

Over 2.5 Games: 1/6 – 16.66%

Large Wins: 0/6 – 0%

Large Losses: 5/6 – 83.33%

Small Wins: 1/6 – 16.66%

Small Losses: 0/6 – 0%

Trading Results – 5th May 2018

- 1.765 pts

14:30 – Germany Bundesliga 1 – Werder Bremen v Leverkusen (0-0) – Loss 1 pt

0-0 at HT. Still 0-0 when stop loss reached around 70′. Finished 0-0.

Not a good start to the year. I managed to find the only 0-0 in the Bundesliga!! The 0-0 correct score price was actually 30.0 at kick-off for this one!

17:30 – Spain La Liga – Celta Vigo v Deportivo (1-1) – Profit 0.235 pts

1-0 on 13′ and HT. Had to trade out at HT on this one as I had to go out a short notice. Finished 1-1.

19:45 – Spain La Liga – Villareal v Valencia (1-0) – Loss 1 pt

0-0 at HT. Still 0-0 when stop loss reached. Finished 1-0.

I was actually out and couldn’t get a signal on my phone so had to let this match run. By the time I did get a signal Villareal had scored right near the end of the match and I managed to trade out for a good profit. Would have cost me 2.8 pts! I won’t record it as a win though as it was still 0-0 when my stop loss was reached. Finished 1-0.

Daily Total: -1.765 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: -1.765 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £10.00 (Usually 2% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2018)

Current Bank: £482.35

All Trades Strike Rate: 1/3 – 33.33%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 1/3 – 33.33%

0-0 at HT: 2/3 – 66.66%

0-0 at FT: 1/3 – 33.33%

Over 2.5 Games: 0/3 – 0%

Large Wins: 0/3 – 0%

Large Losses: 2/3 – 66.66%

Small Wins: 1/3 – 33.33%

Small Losses: 0/3 – 0%

Trading Results – 29th April 2018

+ 0.585 pts

16:00 – France Ligue 1 – Angers v Marseille (1-1) – Profit 0.313 pts

0-1 on 3′ and HT. Still 0-1 around 60′ so traded out for profit. Finished 1-1.

19:45 – Italy Serie A – Torino v Lazio (0-1) – Profit 0.272 pts

Lazio missed penalty on 22′, 0-0 at HT. 1-0 on 56′ and I traded out soon after for a small profit. Finished 0-1.

Daily Total: +0.585 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: +8.168 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £13.00 (Usually 1% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2017)

Current Bank: £1,399.78

All Trades Strike Rate: 28/37 – 75.67%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 28/37 – 75.67%

0-0 at HT: 7/37 – 18.91%

0-0 at FT: 3/37 – 8.10%

Over 2.5 Games: 25/37 – 67.56%

Large Wins: 18/37 – 48.64%

Large Losses: 7/37 – 18.91%

Small Wins: 10/37 – 27.02%

Small Losses: 2/37 – 5.40%

Trading Results – 28th April 2018

+ 0.960 pts

14:30 – Germany Bundesliga – Schalke v Munchengladbach (1-1) – Profit 0.257 pts

Red card for Schalke on 12′, 0-1 on 32′ and I traded out soon after for a small profit.

I was in two minds what to do when Schalke got a red card on 12′. Normally I would trade out straight away as red cards are usually bad for trading as the team with 10 men usually just sit back and defend. On this ocassion I stayed in for a while and was rewarded with a Munchengladbach goal on 32′. I decided to trade out at this point with a small profit which was a good decision because as I suspected, Schalke equalised with the match finishing 1-1.

15:15 – Spain La Liga – Real Sociedad v Athletico Bilbao (3-1) – Profit 0.703 pts

1-0 on 15′, 2-0 on 36′. I traded out soon after for a good profit as I was out and was having to use my phone, which is never ideal. Anyway, another good profit! Finished 3-1.

Daily Total: +0.960 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: +7.583 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £13.00 (Usually 1% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2017)

Current Bank: £1,392.17

All Trades Strike Rate: 26/35 – 74.28%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 26/35 – 74.28%

0-0 at HT: 6/35 – 17.14%

0-0 at FT: 3/35 – 8.57%

Over 2.5 Games: 25/35 – 71.42%

Large Wins: 18/35 – 51.42%

Large Losses: 7/35 – 20.00%

Small Wins: 8/35 – 22.85%

Small Losses: 2/35 – 5.71%

Trading Results – 24th April 2018

+ 0.377 pts

19:00 – France Ligue 2 – Nimes v Lorient (1-0) – Profit 0.377 pts

1-0 on 4′ and HT. Still 1-0 around 60′ so traded out for profit.

I missed the Lorient red card by seconds and would have doubled my profit! Never mind, these things happen. Profit is profit. Finished 1-0 with a total of 3 red cards!

Daily Total: +0.377 pts (To average stakes)

Monthly P/L: +6.619 pts (To average stakes)

Current Stakes: £13.00 (Usually 1% of bank)

Starting Bank: £500 (1st of May 2017)

Current Bank: £1,379.68

All Trades Strike Rate: 24/33 – 72.72%

LTD2 Strike Rate: 24/33 – 72.72%

0-0 at HT: 6/33 – 18.18%

0-0 at FT: 3/33 – 9.09%

Over 2.5 Games: 24/33 – 72.72%

Large Wins: 17/33 – 51.51%

Large Losses: 7/33 – 21.21%

Small Wins: 7/33 – 21.21%

Small Losses: 2/33 – 6.06%