So much work, so little time and all this social media stuff can really take up a lot of it. We prefer to spend it with our members so p[lease excuse me for the lack of frequent updates to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, smoke signals, carrier pigeons etc etc – LOL!
Everything has been going really well in BT land. I haven’t posted to this wall since October 2009! OOPS! Well, what has there been…? Ok, Spring Carnival. OMG… what a time for us. The only time that is more profitable or on par with it is the Autumn Carnival which is upon us now of course. To be honest, I actually think it is more profitable overall.
The Spring Carnival revolves around one big week and in preparation leading up to that week or two before, the money can be just a bit harder to sort out. Melbourne Cup Day saw a MASSIVE profit on auto of just under $2k. One member in Perth pulled the pin a few races before the Melb’ Cup to finish with just over 2k – fully automated. The race just before was a loss which stopped us out with around $1800. Not a bad days work but for those using key indicators to identify standouts, it was just unbelievable. Some made well over 2k, some over 3k and much more but everyone did very well indeed.
We have sponsoring more race meetings and become much more involved with our local jockey clubs. In particular, the Ballina Jockey Club and the Clarence River Jockey Club. It’s flattering to say the least, to have passed the ‘acid test’ if you like and be accepted as one of the few above board companies in this industry with a more than viable product to have our name associated with them.
The amount of educated punters, traders and racing folk in our member base is growing substantially now that they can see that its not the piano as such that matters but how we play it that sets us apart. A well known local bookie for instance is having great fun and showing fantastic results. I must say that as a baby in terms of fundamental racing knowledge ie form, trainers, breeders etc, I feel extremely humbled to be teaching someone who has been in the game for the better part of his life and a bookie for 35yrs or more.
We put on the Bettortrader Boxing Day Cup which was a treat and having a marque on course for the Coolmore Iris Neilsen Day was more so. Seeing Takeover Target in the flesh and getting to chat with the lovely and most humble Joe Janiak was an honour.
Auto trading has bitten the dust this year and fortunately, there aren’t that many who rely on it full time. There are many reasons for it no doubt and I wont get into to the lengthy details here but the hot Summer, unusual conditions etc are a part of it all. It is definitely turning back around though which is great and for those adjusting their settings to suit have still done quite well. Its those looking for the Holy Grail ‘set once and leave it forever’ setting that haven’t had a good year on auto.
In saying that, the standouts have been huge and often at very big odds (its how we play our piano, remember?). Taking last Saturday for example, in Brisbane we backed Growsir, Citywyse and Bavagna to name a few. In Sydney there was Night of the Generals, Masquerader, Alverta, Gold Water and Descardo. In Melbourne Melbourne there was Domesky, Elumino, Fanjura, Electromotive and Morgan Dollar. These are just to name a few for those in the know. All were fantastic value and all taken each way at a 1/5 ratio for the stake. Have a look at the screen shots here and you will see the transaction report from the Bettortrader software and also my actual TAB account for the day. This is only one page but you will get the point no doubt.
This type of day and the proven live results speak for themselves. Why on Earth anyone would want to spend 10k on a software when they can get results like this for far less with 10 times the support and training is beyond me. It’s a pure case of many thinking that the more they spend, the more they get. In this case, it seems that adage does not ring true.
The above report shows all transactions made that day on standout selections only. Auto only made $189 after hitting the trailing stop loss. Members manual trading results varied from a few hundred to several thousand depending of course on bet sizes which comes back to bank size and levels of experience which will determine overall confidence to pull the trigger with larger size investments.
Our office is flying along in Ballina. Why Ballina? Why not? Have you ever been here? Surrounded by water, lots of fishing, low violence, nice schools, plenty of greenery, a skip and a jump to the Gold Coast (if you would ever need or want to which we don’t), lovely friendly people and a real community. What else could one ask for. Growing up in Sydney, I moved to the Northern Rivers in 2000 and I could never go back to the rat race.
The latest and greatest thing for us has been the addition of regular webinars. I can’t express enough about what this has done for many of our members. Being able to watch, learn and earn all at the same time has now become our biggest point of difference and further shows the transparency of our business and the lengths we go to in order to realize the utmost client satisfaction. You can visit Youtube to see some examples by clicking here.
Anyway folks, just a wee catch up – insert tongue in cheek here. I trust everyone is having a good year. I’ll try to keep more up to date with things and if anyone has any questions, we are only a phone call away – or if you’re in the area, you can drop in for a cuppa’ (I must remember to get milk). Cheers!