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The Notorious Tipster - UFC

The Notorious Tipster – UFC – Results Update

More positive progress for the Notorious Tipster – UFC since our last update, with another 6 points profit made over the last month. 

That means they are now 53 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here. 

Just a reminder that our results are slightly different to those recorded on the Tipstrr website as according to James who runs the service, sometimes Tipstrr doesn’t have all the fights available.

One of the nice things about this service is the high strike rate, with a large number of the bets so far having been successful. Just a small number of bets each week make it straightforward to follow too. All good stuff. 

 

 

 

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The Notorious Tipster – UFC – Results Update

28th August 2020

MMA specialist the Notorious Tipster – UFC continues to make excellent progress, adding another 23 points profit since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now 47 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here. 

Just a reminder that our results are slightly different to those recorded on the Tipstrr website as according to James who runs the service, sometimes Tipstrr doesn’t have all the fights available.

It’s been a very smooth ride so far with this service and the strike rate has been impressive. Long may it continue.

 

 

 

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The Notorious Tipster – UFC – Results Update

30th July 2020

It’s been a strong month for the Notorious Tipster – UFC with 24 points profit made since our last update towards the end of June.

That means they are now 33 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here. 

Just a reminder that our results are slightly different to those recorded on the Tipstrr website as according to James who runs the service, sometimes Tipstrr doesn’t have all the fights available.

Either way though good to see the excellent results over the last month, let’s see if that continues. 

 

 

 

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The Notorious Tipster – UFC – Results Update

25th June 2020

Not much change for MMA expert The Notorious Tipster – UFC, with a profit of 2 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 9 points up for our trial overall.

You can view full results here. 

Just a note to say that our results are slightly different to those recorded on the Tipstrr website as according to James who runs the service, sometimes Tipstrr doesn’t have all the fights available. He says he always raise a ticket and sometimes they fix it and sometimes not. However, our results reflect the exact tips we received by e-mail from James so we are happy to record those and will continue to do so. We hope that Tipstrr can fix the issues at their end so they are able to record the correct results.

Anyway, a solid start here and hopefully they can kick on. 

 

 

 

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The Notorious Tipster – UFC – Results Update

5th June 2020

It’s been a solid start to our trial of MMA expert The Notorious Tipster – UFC, with a profit of 7 points made since we started following the tips at the beginning of May. 

You can view full results here. 

Just a note to say the staking we have used for our results is that given out by the tipster in his e-mails to us, which is a little different to the staking listed on the Tipstrr website, who we believe have a standardised staking system across their platform.

Either way the results have been good to this point so let’s look for more of the same going forward. 

 

 

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The Notorious Tipster – UFC – New Review

8th May 2020

One of the first sports due to come back after stopping for the coronavirus pandemic is mixed martial arts – specifically the UFC. They have three events planned for 9th, 13th and 16th May in Florida and all eyes will be on them to see if they can make it work with the health protocols they have put in place. The schedule starts with UFC 249 which has some top-quality fights lined up.

So it couldn’t be a better time to start a review of a UFC tipping service. The tipster we are taking a look at today is called The Notorious Tipster – UFC and comes from the Tipstrr platform.

Although they have only been tipping on the platform for a short time, their results look impressive so far with a profit made in each of the three months since they began. 

The strike rate to date is a very healthy 70% and the return on investment strong at 26.5%.

Staking varies between 2 and 6 points and tips are normally sent out on the morning of the fight around 10am (UK time). Most of the tips are on the outright fight winner which makes it pretty simple to follow. 

The good news is that you can currently get a 10-day free trial of the service which covers the three big fixtures coming up.

With MMA becoming more popular around the world there is also more interest in betting on it so it’s good to see some promising tipsters on the sport emerging too. 

We will be watching this service (and another we have lined up to review) closely, particularly now when it’s one of the first major sports to get going again!   

As ever we will record results here so check back in to see how they’re getting on. 

In the meantime you can check out The Notorious Tipster – UFC here. 

 

 

 

 

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Should Bettors Look to the Norwegian Football League for a Change?

When it comes to football betting, it will surprise nobody that the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, and the German Bundesliga are among the top divisions in the world. These leagues feature some of the most famous players and teams in the world, and most bettors with a good knowledge of football find it easy to stake on these events.

 

Sometimes it can get frustrating, though. Within these divisions, there are some major mismatches of teams where there is just no point in betting on the underdog. Think Manchester City vs Fulham or Real Madrid vs Cadiz, games in which the minnows have little to no chance of doing any damage against the giants. Anyone who feels like they need a change from betting on the big guns could take a look at the Norwegian football league, the Eliteserien, as an alternative. In addition to this, staking on the league can give bettors a reason to watch games they may not have been bothered about watching in the past.

Plenty of Bonuses at Norwegian Casinos

For bettors who want to start staking on Nordic sports, there are numerous bonuses available if you know where to look. This site shows some of the best Norwegian odds bonuses, with Mobilebet, Unibet, and Betsson being among the most popular online bookmakers. With the range of bonuses and promotions available, it makes sense for bettors to check out the Norwegian leagues where they can take advantage of these offers.

Which Are the Best Teams in the League?

Rosenborg are by far the most successful team in the Eliteserien, claiming 26 top-flight titles throughout their rich history. Four of these have come in the last five years, showing the side’s dominance in recent times. However, the current champions are Molde, another powerhouse in the league since 2010. The Romsdal County-based club have won four titles in the last ten years, and the tussle between these two sides highlights the battle for supremacy in Norwegian football. It can be exciting to predict which team will end up on top each year, with other sides like Brann and Stromsgodset often challenging the top clubs as well.

In addition to hosting some excellent teams, a few world-class players have emerged from the Eliteserien. Arguably the hottest striker in the world right now, Erling Haaland, started to make a name for himself in at Molde in the 2017-18 campaign. Going further back in history, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a legend of the Norwegian football league at Clausenengen and Molde before he joined Manchester United in 1996. Watching the Eliteserien can be a good way to spot players like these before they become household names.

Bettors looking for an exciting alternative to the top European leagues, or those eager to add a couple of extra games to an accumulator should check out some Norwegian football.

 

 

 

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Exponential Bet Betting Strategies – Results Update

Well yet again we have a change to the setup of what was Remote Daily Betting from Exponential Bet, a service that seems to change its setup more often than the weather! 

This time they have revamped the service to produce four new betting strategies:

  • Sure Favs: betting on favourites using a range of filters they have developed during live testing.
  • Racing Lays: laying horses in races according to fixed criteria.
  • Lay Dutching: Lay betting from 4th favourite at time of selection.
  • Bet Advantage: Value bets from the second favourite to fifth.

Please note we have changed the name of our review to reflect the fact that these systems no longer come under “Remote Dutch (or Daily) Betting” on the Exponential Bet website but rather “betting strategies.”

On the one hand you can give the Exponential Bet team credit for wanting to adjust and improve their systems, but on the other hand it does make it a little tricky to review and for members to follow with the regular changes. We hope this time they find some systems (or even just a system!) that works and stick with it for the long term.

Anyway, here are our results so far for the four new systems:

  • – Sure Favs: -18 points (to staking of 4 points main, 2 high and 2 foundation)
  • – Racing Lays: +43 points (to 10 point liability staking)
  • – Lay Dutching: -9 points (to 10 point liability staking)
  • – Bet Advantage: -20 points (to 4 point low, 2 med, 0 high staking)

So overall that gives us a total of -4 points for the new systems to date.

You can view full results here.  (please note results for the previous versions are in separate tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 

So the Racing Lays are looking like the most promising so far but it is early days so we will have to give things a chance to play out. 

As with the previous versions, the systems all place bets remotely to your Betfair account using Cloud Bet Bot, a piece of third party betting software. 

Anyway, let’s hope they have hit on the winning formula this time and we get to see the systems play out for a good period of time. 

 

 

 

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Remote Daily Betting – Update

22nd August 2020

It’s probably best for our updates of Remote Daily Betting to separate out the three systems we are testing, as they are quite distinct systems with different approaches, staking etc. 

So here are the results for each of the three systems for our review to date:-

  • – RDB Dutching: -69 points (to 10 point lay liability staking)
  • – RDB Straight: +6 points (to 1 point back staking)
  • – JV System: +10 points (to 1 point back staking)

You can view full results here.  (please note results for the previous versions are in separate tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 

So as you can see the systems have produced very different results to date. Although the RDB Dutching on the face of it is using higher staking at 10 unit max lay liability, that is generally to win around 2-4 units per race, so actually the staking is probably comparable to the 1 unit back staking used for the other two systems. 

We noted previously that our results are a little different to the official results as we had missed some bets, so it is worth pointing out that the official results are around 18 points worse for the RDB Dutching and around two points better for the RDB Straight using our staking of risking 10 points on the Dutching lays and 1 point per bet on the RDB Straight. 

Anyway, based on results so far it looks like the RDB Straight and JV Systems are the most promising where as it has been a struggle for RDB Dutching. 

 

 

 

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Remote Daily Betting – Update

24th July 2020

Remote Daily Betting (formerly Remote Dutch Betting) got underway again in early July as they had to cope with Betfair messing around with their systems and new race orders etc in June which delayed the systems going live again once racing resumed. 

Since the systems got back in action however at the start of July, we have lost 69 points on the RDB Dutching and made 10 points profit on the RDB Straight. 

That means for our trial overall we are 32 points down for the RDB Dutching (risking 10 points for an unsuccessful lay) and 5 points up for the RDB Straight (risking 1 point per bet).

You can view full results here.  (please note results for the previous versions are in separate tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 

We noted previously that our results are a little different to the official results as we had missed some bets, so it is worth pointing out that the official results are -87 points for the RDB Dutching and +7 points for the RDB Straight using our staking of risking 10 points on the Dutching lays and 1 point per bet on the RDB Straight (results up to 20th July).

Ryan – who runs the service – informed members recently that a racing tool they use, Race Researcher, is getting an essential update and will have a very broad range of additional search filters which he believes will lead to improved results on the RDB systems. So we look forward to seeing the impact that has going forward. 

In addition we will be beginning to test out the JV MK2 system which is a joint venture between Nigel Dove (a Betfair approved developer), and Ryan at Exponential Bet. According to the results on the Expo Bet website it has made 42 points profit so far this year which is pretty decent so it’s good to have this additional system on board. 

Anyway, lots going on at Expo Bet as ever as they never stop working to improve and refine their strategies. With racing settling down now hopefully we’ll see the hard work pay dividends. 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Update

31st March 2020

Remote Dutch Betting (or RDB for short) is an automated betting system for the horse racing markets on Betfair. There have been a number of different versions in development for some time but we started tracking the most recent version on 27th January just after it went live. 

Since that time, the official results are 8 points down for the RDB system. 

Our own results are a little different as we have missed a number of bets due to not having sufficient funds in our Betfair account at various times, but for once this has actually gone in our favour (doesn’t happen often!) and we are 37 points up for the RDB system. 

You can view full results here.  (please note results for the previous versions are in separate tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 

For the Straight system we are 5 points down where as the official results are 2 points up. 

With no UK racing for the time being there are no bets being placed for either system. It’s anyone’s guess when racing might resume. The authorities have pencilled in 1st May but that seems a little optimistic based on what’s happening around the country and around the world.  

Stay safe everyone and let’s just imagine how great it will be when racing and sport does finally recommence, whenever that ends up being! 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Update

25th February 2020

Remote Dutch Betting (or RDB for short) is an automated betting system for the horse racing markets on Betfair. It has been in development from the Exponential Bet team for a while and has undergone numerous changes during its time.

We are now onto our third version of the system after they made some adjustments recently (see our previous update below for further details). We began proofing the new version on 27th January.

So far the new version appears to be working well, with the RDB Dutching System have made 15 points profit over the last month and the RDB Straight being 2 points down. 

You can view full results here.  (please note results for the previous versions are in separate tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 

Please be aware that the official results for the service are a little different to ours, with 1.7 point loss for the RDB Dutching and a 27 point loss for the Straight. However, they are using much, much more aggressive staking than us for the Straight system, with £100 stakes versus the 10p we are using! (in essence our Straight bets could be seen as 18 points down if you are using £1 stakes). 

One thing to watch out for which we have been caught out on is ensuring you have enough funds in your Betfair account to cover the the bets, particularly if you are someone who trades other events and your balance dips. We have had a few occasions where we had insufficient funds in our account to cover the RDB bets, so will need to keep an eye on that going forward not to forget about RDB going on in the background whilst we trade other events. 

Anyway, good to see the new version working well and let’s hope it continues. 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Update

27th January 2020

Remote Dutch Betting (or RDB for short) is an automated betting system for the horse racing markets on Betfair. It has been a long time in development from the Exponential Bet team and has undergone numerous changes during its time.

It’s been a while since we did an update on the system and that is partly because they have been making significant changes to how it operates. In short these changes are:

  • – New filters will be applied for the races/horses selected
  • – The system will be laying rather than backing
  • – And therefore staking will change as well. 

These changes have been in the works during January and went live on Saturday, so we have just got up to speed with the latest developments and updated our account, ready to get going again today. 

In terms of results, with a new system in operation the past results are not so relevant, but for it’s worth we were 53 points down for the period from 31st October up to 11th January.

You can view full results here.

However, we did have a hiatus in betting due to reconsidering our staking and approach in that time, so those results are not fully representative of all the bets produced by the software during that period. With the new setup now though we are going with £1 target liability per race so hopefully things will settle down with the new system and we can get a solid period of results built up. 

Ryan who runs the service has been honest that things have not gone smoothly since RDB was launched in October and acknowledges there have been a lot of technical challenges involved. That is fair enough given this is a very sophisticated piece of software placing bets automatically to hundreds of Betfair accounts in real time so it is to be expected there would be some teething problems (just as there have been with another auto-Betfair system we are testing, APT).

So it’s a case of starting again with our review here to some extent. We will set up a new results spreadsheet for the reworked system, whilst keeping the older ones in separate tabs for the purposes of record keeping. 

Let’s hope it’s third time lucky for RDB and we settle down to start building some consistent profits!

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Update

20th November 2019

Remote Dutch Betting is an automated betting system for the horse racing markets on Betfair. It has been a long time in development from the Exponential Bet team and we previously tested an earlier beta version, which you can see the results for below.

The new version went live on 31st October and since then we have been running it on autopilot via the cloud. 

Unfortunately results so far haven’t been too good. For the main dutching service we are currently £44 down. We started off at £10 stakes but realised that was probably too high so switched to £5 stakes on 10th November. If we had stuck to £10 stakes all the way through we would be £67 down.

You can view full results here.

We also started following the RDB Straight service, which is a separate version of dutch betting but we got a bit of a fright and realised that was far too risky for us as even to just £1 stakes we went £189 down after only one week. So we have reset it to £0.10 stakes and will start recording results for that from now on. 

So not the greatest of starts for Remote Dutch Betting if we’re honest, but it’s very early days after less than one month so far too soon to make any judgements really. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Update

31st October 2019

Happy Halloween! There is a time-limited offer today for Remote Dutch Betting from the outstanding Exponential Bet team, whose systems we have reviewed previously and been very impressed with.

Remote Dutch Betting is a system for the horse racing markets and operates securely on the cloud. It places bets automatically on your Betfair account, meaning once you’ve set it up you can just let it run and enjoy the passive income it will (hopefully) generate!

The service has recently undergone a revamp with the integration of the Race Researcher platform from the highly respected Keith Eckstein of Focus Ratings fame.

They now have two staking strategies to choose from, with returns expected to be from +500 points per year following a safer approach to upward of +10,000 points per year for the more adventurous.

So betting at just £10 per point that could potentially be £5,000 to £100,000 per year of passive income – not bad work if you can get it!

However, due to liquidity issues they are limiting memberships and only a few are still available before they close it down to new members completely.

So if you want to join up, make sure you do so ASAP so you don’t miss out on this “spook-tacular” service this Halloween as it’s filling up fast.

You can sign up to Remote Dutch Betting here.

Just request an invite once you have clicked through to the Remote Dutch Betting page.

We have just received the new installation details so will be recommencing our review of the revamped service here from tomorrow. Hopefully the results will be as good as forecast!

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Results Update

25th October 2019

There isn’t much to report results-wise for Remote Dutch Betting since our last update, with just the one point of profit made since our last update in September. 

That’s because there haven’t been any bets since 4th October as they’ve been re-calibrating the system with a new tool called Race Researcher, which is expected to significantly improve results. They are now expecting circa 300 points profit per annum for Remote Dutch Betting. 

With the previous system we were 11 points down for the trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that they aren’t taking on any new members at the moment as they’ve reached capacity for liquidity purposes but we will continue this review for the sake of completeness and in case any new spots open up in future. 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Results Update

30th September 2019

A bit of a step backwards for Remote Dutch Betting over the last month, with a loss of 20 points since our last update.

That means they are now 12 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

However, 10 points of that was lost accidentally as the bot developer apparently placed two bets that were meant to just be in test mode. Oops!…well these things happen, we have included them in our results but without those accidental bets we would pretty much be even for the trial at the moment. 

They are promising to up the bet rate shortly to get things moving in the right direction and hopefully start accumulating some profits. 

Also worth noting is that they are due to stop taking on new members from October, so today is the last chance (for the moment) to sign up to Dutch Betting. 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – Results Update

28th August 2019

It’s been a solid start to our trial of Remote Dutch Betting from Exponential Bet, with a profit of 8 points made so far after just over two weeks. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a system for betting on the horses that uses remote software in the cloud to place all the bets for you so is fully automated. The “Dutching” element is that they select a number of horses in the same race, with the aim of securing a consistent return rather than picking one or two big winners but having long losing streaks like some tipsters. 

Once you have set it up and chosen your staking, you don’t need to do anything – there is no need to even turn on your computer because it’s all done remotely over the cloud, which is great. 

It’s been fairly quiet in terms of the number of bets placed so far but they are expecting to ramp things up over the next couple of weeks and have quite a few more races to play in. 

So far so good though for Remote Dutch Betting. 

 

 

 

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Remote Dutch Betting – New Review

3rd August 2019

The future of betting is here. 

Over the last twenty years we have seen a revolution in betting that has completely transformed the industry, taking it from punters having to venture into dark, smoked-filled bookmakers’ shops to place their wagers to just clicking a button on their phones to put on a bet. 

This has all been made possible of course because of the internet, but other innovations that followed like Betfair, odds comparison sites, trading software and stats websites have combined to greatly improve the punters’ experience over the last few years. 

But the revolution has not stopped there and we are continuing to see innovation that has the potential to transform the world of betting even further. 

The latest of this innovation concerns auto-trading and auto-betting. 

This is the idea that you can automatically copy the bets or trades of a professional. Once you have set up the software, you can just leave it to run and place the bets for you. 

So no need to wait for an e-mail with tips and have to place all the bets yourself, or sit in front of a computer screen all day to place trades. 

We are starting to see this technology being used in a number of systems we are reviewing and we have no doubt this will be the future of betting.

The latest of these auto-trading systems is Remote Dutch Betting from the Exponential Bet team. 

We have previously reviewed Exponential Bet systems and given them passed ratings, so we are always interested when they release something new. 

This latest one is a way of placing Dutch bets remotely on the cloud to your Betfair account. It’s very easy to set up and you can set your own staking and bank levels. You don’t provide your Betfair username and password, it is all handled securely. 

Exponential Bet have a rich history of Dutch betting, with previous systems having made 634% and 324% profit. 

This latest system is pretty new having only been going a few months but early results look promising with the bank having grown to over £1,100 from a £1,000 starting bank.

It has been in beta testing but is due to go live on 6th August. 

All in all we are very much looking forward to testing this one out and we know they have some other very promising systems coming down the line based on the auto-trading software.

We will aim to run a standard three month trial and report back here regularly on how things are going.

In the meantime you can check out Remote Dutch Betting from Exponential Bet here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

The tough times continue for Golf Forecast unfortunately, with a further 71 points lost since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now 234 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

As we mentioned last time, it is worth bearing in mind that this service uses very high staking, with up to 14 points (7pts e/w) per bet recommended. So it looks a lot worse than if they were using 1 point e/w stakes for example. 

Interestingly they have introduced a new “spread betting algorithm,” which as we understand it uses spread betting prices to help guide the algorithm, but you still bet in the fixed odds markets with the bookies.

The spread betting model has apparently produced a much smoother profit with less volatility though, which would be welcome, but involves backing a lot more players each week. We will keep an eye on that to see how it gets on anyway. 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

16th August 2020

It’s been somewhat of a disastrous run for Golf Forecast recently, with 205 points lost since our last update just over a month ago. 

That means they are now 163 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

One of the reasons for the large drawdown lately is the high staking used, with up to 14 points (7pts e/w) per bet recommended. So it can really add up quickly when you hit a losing run.

As we always say with golf services however, just one winner can turn everything around when you are tipping at odds of up to 150/1. So let’s just hope they hit one of those soon. 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

12th July 2020

A small profit for Golf Forecast since our last update, with a gain of 5 points made since golf resumed on the PGA Tour following the covid break. 

That means they are now 42 points up for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

They were quite unlucky with one of the their picks for the RBC Heritage, Abraham Ancer, who came up just short at 60/1 after Webb Simpson finished with a rash of birdies to deny him the title. That still resulted in a placed finish though and a nice profit of 33 points on Ancer. 

With golf back in full swing now (if you’ll excuse the pun) and the European Tour back in action again it should be full steam ahead for the next few months. 

 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

20th March 2020

It’s been a positive start to our re-review of Golf Forecast, with a profit of 37 points made so far after just over one month of following the selections. 

You can view full results here.

There is a slight difference between our results and their published results as they had Lee Westwood placed at the Honda Classic where as we did not. The reason for that is the forecast table, and thus the tips, can be recalculated up until midnight on Wednesday. However, they send the tips email out on Tuesday morning. As such it’s possible that the bookies’ odds move and so their algorithm’s tips could change in that time. i.e. one of the previously tipped player’s odds shortened and Lee’s odd’s drifted, therefore Lee was better value. 

We will stick with the tips we receive in the e-mail on Tuesday as our official results, although if you are member you are of course able to keep checking up until midnight on Wednesday to see if there are any further selections.

Anyway, either way it’s been a good start and the highlight was definitely Sungjae Im at the Honda Classic who they had a maximum five point each-way bet on at 33/1, which brought in 180 points profit. 

Obviously now with the coronavirus golf is on hold for the time being and it looks like we may not get any more events until July. The Masters and PGA Championship have been postponed and no decision has been taken on the US Open yet, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that can go ahead at least. 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Re-Review

21st November 2019

Just over three years ago we did a review of a golf betting service called Golf Forecast (see below).

This service is a little different from most golf services however as it is not a “tipster” as such but instead finds its selections via an algorithm. This algorithm is based on the Shotlink data that compiles a huge array of stats on each player and the strengths and weaknesses of their game.

Where the bookies’ odds are significantly above what the algorithm shows they should be based on that data, the player then becomes a bet.  

The algorithm also apparently uses machine learning to update itself and improve in light of new data.

The results during our original review back in 2016 were excellent, with a profit of 172 points made during our seven month trial. 

Since then they have apparently also done extremely well, with over 700 points profit made at an ROI of over 35% – although we weren’t able to fully proof those results.

So we thought it would be well worth checking out the service again and seeing if it can continue the excellent results under a live trial – when we do proof the results.

As ever with golf services, beware the potential of long losing streaks as there was a drawdown of around 400 points in 2018-2019, so clearly a very big bank is required here (perhaps 1,000 points). 

However, when the winners come along they can be massive, with 100/1+ winners having been landed before.

Let’s hope for more of the latter rather than the former during our re-review in any event. We will record results here periodically during our re-review.

In the meantime you can check out Golf Forecast for yourself here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Final Review

21st November 2016

We have reached the end of our seven month trial of Golf Forecast and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:  +172 points
Strike Rate:  12%
Bank Growth:   57%
Cost:  £1.99/month, £6.99/year or £22.99/lifetime
ROI:  102%
Average number of tips:   3 per week
VERDICT:  PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Golf Forecast Full Review

 

Golf Forecast is a service that uses a complex algorithm to generate each-way selections for each week’s tournaments. 

Their approach is an interesting one – basically they say that “no one really knows who is going to win any golf tournament.” What they can do though, using their algorithm, is find selections who offer value for the punter.

The algorithm is based on the Shotlink data that compiles a huge array of stats on each player and the strengths and weaknesses of their game. It then apparently uses machine learning to update itself and improve in light of new data.

We have written before on this website that we strongly believe computing power will be the future of betting and will become more and more sophisticated in the coming years.

So the question is, how well did the system work during our trial?

The answer is – pretty darn well!

Yes, we made 172 points profit during the trial, which was an astonishing 102% return on investment!

That is the highest we have ever recorded over a whole trial.

Now it is worth pointing out, as is nearly always the case with golf tipsters, that the results fluctuate wildly based on just one or two big priced winners.

For example, Thorbjorn Olesen winning the Turkish Open at 150/1 brought in a massive 188 points of profit. Without add, the trial would have actually finished in a loss. 

Here are the results for the trial in graph format:

Golf Forecast Profit Graph

Things were bobbing along fairly steadily for most of the trial before a massive jump at the end.

As we say though, that is the way of things with golf betting – long losing streaks followed by big wins (hopefully!)

The only disappointing thing about the trial was that we had problems generating the selections early on in the trial (something wrong with the website apparently) and then later on there were problems accessing the website at all because the security certificate wasn’t up to date.

It is a shame there were those problems as the results were so good, no doubt people have been put off by those issues.

But presuming these technical issues can be ironed out, we are happy to give Golf Forecast a recommended rating and think there are definitely on to something with their algorithm-based approach. We feel it also warrants a place in our list of the best golf tipsters

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: You have to log in to the website to find the selections and it can be a little cumbersome as you often need to click on the “forecasts” first before you click on the tips. Anyway, with only one to two tournaments per week, it is a pretty low workload overall. 

Availability of prices: They don’t actually quote prices as such, but we recorded the best price available from the main bookmakers on Oddschecker on a Wednesday. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 12%, which is pretty standard for golf and means you will need a large betting bank and quite a bit of patience when following the service. 

Advised Betting Bank: There was no betting bank advised, but we used a 300 point bank, which was never in danger during the trial. 

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are an incredibly low £1.99/month, £6.99/year or £22.99/lifetime.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Golf Forecast is an innovative betting service that uses an algorithm to generate selections.

It performed very well during our extended seven month trial, generating over 170 points profit at a return on investment of over 100%.

There were a couple of technical issues with the website which was a shame as otherwise this looks to be a high quality service.

Certainly when you bear in mind how cheap it is at just £22.99 for a lifetime subscription, then there is a lot to like about Golf Forecast. 

Presuming the technical issues have been ironed out, we are happy to give it a recommended rating and will watch its progress with interest. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

6th November 2016

The Golf Forecast website is still having problems with its security certificate, which is a shame because if you had been able to access their tips then you would have landed at 150/1 winner today in the shape of Thorbjorn Olesen at the Turkish Airlines Open.

That takes them to 173 points up for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

This shows once again in golf betting how one winner can make such a huge difference.

We hope that they do sort out their security certificate soon so that the website is readily accessible as it seems like they have a decent betting service here. 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

7th October 2016

We have had some problems accessing the Golf Forecast website over the last couple of months due to a security certificate issue.

Therefore we have not been able to record all of their selections.

However, the selections we have recorded unfortunately made a loss of 24 points, taking them to 8 points up overall for the trial.

You can view full results here.

Let’s hope the issues can be sorted out as there have been a few problems with the website since our trial started.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

17th August 2016

Things have moved on steadily for Golf Forecast, who have made 24 points profit since our last update to sit at 32 points in profit for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

They had a good winner in the shape of Henrik Stenson at the BMW International Open at 10/1 and a good place finish on Ben Martin last week at the John Deere Classic at 125/1.

The only problem we have had so far is that the website does not always update to show you the week’s tips.

That may be because there aren’t any or may be because the system isn’t working properly, but it would be good to know either way and it might be an idea for them to supply the tips by e-mail in future to avoid such issues.

 

 

 

 

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Golf Forecast – Results Update

26th June 2016

It has been a solid start to our trial of Golf Forecast, a golf tipping service providing selections each week on both the PGA and European Tours.

So far after two months they are 7.5 points in profit.

You can view full results here.

As is normally the case with golf betting, you often go a long time without a winner and need a lot of patience during these periods.

This has been the case here and although we haven’t had a winner yet, we have had a few good placed finishes, most notably Ken Duke at the Players Championship at 50/1 for the place (200/1 for the win).

There were unfortunately some teething problems with the website and some weeks we had trouble finding the tips for the tournaments, but thankfully these issues appear to have been sorted now.

Hopefully we will hit a winner soon, but in the meantime they have done well to be in profit so far.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

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Golf Forecast – New Review

18th April 2016

With the golf season getting into full flow, we recently started a new trial of a golf tipster in the form of Golf Betting Expert.

So we are pleased to have come across another golf tipster of promise to put under the spotlight of a review here at Honest Betting Reviews.

The tipster in question is called Golf Forecast and is a relatively new kid on the block. 

It might be more accurate to describe this as a golf tipping system and stats package rather than just a tipster.

Firstly they have a tips section which highlights a small number of tips that have potential for high profit bets yet with a strong chance of winning. 

Secondly they have a separate section that provides statistics for the main golf tournaments so people can use our data to make their own decisions.

There is also info on the World Golf Rankings and the week’s tournaments.

Things seem to have been good recently with one of their tips for the Masters being Danny Willett.

That was before our trial started of course so can’t be included in our results.

But still, shows some potential.

So without further ado we will kick off our trial of Golf Forecast and will be back soon with our first update on how things are going.

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

It’s been another good month for horse racing service Back Lucrative, with 44 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 117 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

It remains something of a mixed picture however, with their Value Bets 133 points up, while their Banker Bets are 16 points down. It has been a much better month for the Banker Bets however with a profit of 39 points made. 

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the Value Bets are 22 points up whilst the Banker Bets are 18 points down, giving a total for our trial of +4 points. So it looks like this is a service where you need bookie accounts really to make it worthwhile. 

Anyway, we’ll be looking to wrap up this review shortly and unless something dramatic happens it is heading for a clear passed rating.

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

3rd August 2020 

A small profit for horse racing service Back Lucrative over the last month, with 8 points profit made at advised prices since our last update. 

That means they are now 73 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

It remains a very mixed picture however, with their Value Bets 128 points up, while their Banker Bets are 55 points down

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the Value Bets are 23 points up whilst the Banker Bets are 65 points down, giving a total for our trial of -42 points.

So at the moment it looks like this is a service you need bookmaker accounts for to get the most out of it. If you have bookie accounts then the results for the Value Bets have been strong and are living up to the pre-trial billing. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

6th July 2020 

Horse racing service Back Lucrative has bounced back nicely following the covid break, making a profit of 105 points at advised prices since our last update back in April. 

That means they are now 65 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

It has been a mixed picture however, with their Value Bets actually being 129 points up, while their Banker Bets are 64 points down

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the Value Bets are 48 points up whilst the Banker Bets are 65 points down, giving a total for our trial of -17 points.

So it looks at the moment that the BSP results are falling quite a bit behind the advised prices. 

Anyway, good to see the improvement for Back Lucrative since racing resumed, let’s hope it continues.

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

8th April 2020 

It’s been a tough start to our re-review of horse racing tipster Back Lucrative, with a loss of 40 points made at advised prices since our trial recommenced at the end of January. 

It has been a mixed picture however, with their Value Bets actually being 18 points up, while their Banker Bets are 58 points down

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the story is a little worse, with 62 points lost for our re-review so far (with the Value Bets 1 point up and the Banker Bets 63 points down). 

Obviously with racing suspended there are no selections for the time being. The latest from UK racing is that the early season classics – 1,000 Guineas, 2,000 Guineas and Derby – have been postponed until further notice. There are still plans for Royal Ascot to go ahead, with the Queen’s course making plans to hold races behind closed doors but they are dependent on the government allowing it to go ahead, so at the moment it’s up in the air as to whether that happens. 

Anyway, whenever racing does get going again let’s hope things pick up for Back Lucrative. 

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative Re-Review

30th January 2020 

Today we are going to take another look at a service we originally reviewed way back in 2015 and that is horse racing tipster Back Lucrative. 

In our original three month review it made a solid 27 points profit, resulting in a neutral rating. 

However, since 2015 it has gone on and produced some excellent results and demonstrated a superb level of consistency, adding another 1,000 points profit at a long-term ROI of over 12%

We often say here that longevity is the ultimate measure of a tipster’s quality and Back Lucrative have certainly demonstrated longevity in spades, having been running since 2013 and amassing over 1,600 points profit in total over that seven-year period. 

The yearly totals since our original review have been as follows:-

  • 2015: +376 points profit
  • 2016: +402 points profit
  • 2017: +57 points profit
  • 2018: +120 points profit
  • 2019: +247 points profit

So as you can see pretty awesome stuff, as also demonstrated in the graph below of compounding stakes (but only compounding up to a £50 maximum):

So the bank would be up to over £60,000 now since 2013 with a maximum risk of £50 stakes. 

Now with such impressive long-term results, the service has proved very, very popular as you can probably imagine and they therefore often close the service to new members for long periods. 

It has been closed to new members for some time now, but they are opening it up again for a brief window so we thought it would be a good time for us to have another look at the service given its stellar long-term record. 

So we will be launching a formal re-review today and will update results here during our trial. Hopefully we will see the same kind of steady, consistent growth they have generated over the last seven years. 

In the meantime if you want to check Back Lucrative out for yourself you can get a 7-day trial for just £1 here.

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative Final Review

17th June 2015 

Here are the final results for our 3 month review of Back Lucrative:

 

Profit/loss:+27 pts (advised prices) / +9 pts (BSP)
Strike Rate:14%
Bank Growth13%
Cost:£7 for first 30 days then £32 / month
ROI:5.6%
Average number of tips:5 per day
VERDICT:NEUTRAL 

You can view full results here.

 

Back Lucrative Final Review

So we come to the end of our review of Back Lucrative, a horse racing tipster that promises to make you “up to £1179.50 every month.”

So did it deliver us £1179.50 every month?

Sadly not quite. It made 27 points profit at advised prices over three months and 9 points profit at Betfair SP (BSP), which isn’t bad going but at £10 per point equates to £90 per month. 

The trial actually started off very promisingly with over 50 points profit in March, which made us think we might be on to something special here.

But sadly April only managed to break even and May saw a loss of 20 points.

So no disasters overall and any profit a service manages to make should be welcomed.

However, following the service does require quite a bit of work. There are a large number of tips and to back them all at advised prices takes quite a bit of time. You also have to log in to the site rather than having the tips e-mailed to you, which adds to the time required.

So overall perhaps this one is worth a try – after all it did make a profit – but having made only a 13% growth in the bank over three months means it doesn’t quite merit a place on our recommended list.

Back Lucrative

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Quite time-consuming. First you have to log in to the site rather than having the tips e-mailed to you and then there are 5 tips per day on average, so backing them all at advised prices takes a while each day. 

Availability of prices: Fairly good – there was an 18 point difference between advised prices and Betfair SP, so not a massive difference over the course of 480 bets and generally you should be able to get the advised prices or close to them.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 14% so there will be some long losing runs when using this service. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point betting bank is advised, which seems sensible and should be more than adequate to cover the drawdowns. According to historic results, they have only had four losing months in just under two years, with the worst month being around a 20 point loss.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are fairly reasonable, at £7 for a 30 day trial, followed by £24.75 per month if you take the yearly subscription or £32 per month for the quarterly option.

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

Overall this one warrants a neutral rating. It made a profit which is good, but with only a 13% bank growth and 5.6% ROI over the course of 3 months and with the time involved in following the service, we feel it does not quite merit a place in our portfolio at the moment.

That is not to say it is not worth trying, but for us to recommend a system it has to be of the very highest quality and deliver good profits consistently that could provide a valuable second income.

This service didn’t quite manage that during our trial. However, if it could reproduce previous results then the rating could be upgraded, so we will keep an eye on this and update things accordingly.

You can get Back Lucrative here

 

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Angel Business Club

Angel Business Club – Results Update

Risk warning While the content on the Angel Business Club website is for general information purposes only and does not form financial or professional advice, any investment opportunity on the Angel Business Club website carries a high degree of risk. Your capital is at risk which can include loss of investment and dilution, illiquidity, lack of dividends and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Any financial promotion contained on the Angel Business Club has been approved by Angel Corporate Finance Ltd; a firm authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

 

There has been some massive news for one of the companies in the Angel Business Club’s portfolio recently. It involves a small British fintech company that has struck a huge deal with one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. 

For reasons of confidentiality we cannot reveal who this company is or details of the deal, but we understand an official announcement will be made soon. 

In the meantime though the Angel Business Club released details to members via a special webinar and the implications were nothing short of mind-blowing. 

If you have followed our review here over the last couple of years you will know that we have cautioned patience and that it could take time, but there was always the chance that one of the portfolio companies would hit it big. 

Well with this deal there’s a real chance this particular company could hit it very big. Out-of-the-park big, as it were. 

They still have to deliver on what the larger financial company is asking for, but if they do then the potential for growth is tremendous. 

And the really good news is that if you sign up to paid membership of the Angel Business Club before the end of the month (so by the end of tomorrow UK time) you will get FREE BONUS SHARES in this amazing company.

Not only that but you will get allocated free shares in a number of other exciting early-stage businesses. 

So don’t miss out on this great opportunity – you can sign up to the Angel Business Club here today.  

 

 

 

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Angel Business Club – Results Update

22nd July 2020

The Angel Business Club is a facility whereby you pay a monthly membership fee and then receive free shares in a range of early-stage companies. It’s a bit like Dragons Den, apart from you don’t get to pick the companies, the Club does. 

We had remarked previously that is was difficult to give a results update on our investment in the Club as there weren’t any results in the form of companies being sold or floated on the stock market (IPO). 

Well the good news is we finally have some results to report! And they are positive.

Yes, the Club made an investment in a company that was about to float on the stock exchange and members were allocated shares at the end of May at the price of £0.025 per share.

Then the company floated on the stock exchange at the start of June and shares have generally traded in the range of £0.045 – £0.05 per share since then.

Taking into account the spread (i.e. the sell price being lower than the quoted mid-price), this meant that members could have sold shares for around 4-4.5p per share, potentially achieving a 100% uplift on the price of the allotted shares. 

If you had the standard membership for example at £89, you would have received 350 shares at £0.025 per share, for a value of £8.75. At this level you would have struggled to make a profit on selling the shares due to dealing costs, so really for it to have been worthwhile you would have needed a higher level of membership. 

If for example you had the Pro Membership at £428, you would have received 2500 shares, equal to £62.50 at the valuation of  £0.025 per share. That would have allowed you to make a good profit on the shares if selling at £0.04 – £0.045 per share, even factoring in dealing costs.

And of course whichever level of membership you had, you would also have received allocations in a number of other companies for the month. 

Anyway, this kind of short-term investment before an IPO is a new approach from the Club and we think it is a good one. They will still be making the more long-term investments (5-15 years) but having these shorter-term transactions in addition gives members something tangible to enjoy in the meantime whilst waiting for the longer plays to materialise. It makes good use of the Club’s privileged position as an Angel investor able to invest in early-stage companies closed off to most retail investments. 

We expect to see more of these in future and hopefully there will be opportunities for members to buy additional shares on top of the allotted monthly memberships allocations.  

In terms of the Club’s other invested companies there appears to be lots of good news coming out despite the covid difficulties experienced by many companies so that is encouraging. 

There have been no significant developments in Britannia’s Gold Ltd (BGL) however which is a shame but they are rather beholden to other authorities and restricted by the covid limitations. Hopefully they will get back out to sea in the next few months.  

 

 

 

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Angel Business Club – Results Update

20th April 2020

It’s been a few months since we updated our review of the Angel Business Club (ABC) so we thought a good time for an update given the hiatus in all things sporting-related at the moment. 

Just a reminder, the Angel Business Club is a facility whereby you pay a monthly membership fee and then receive free shares in a range of early-stage companies. It’s a bit like Dragons Den, apart from you don’t get to pick the companies, the Club does. 

The companies are varied and interesting, with everything from a healthy tonic company to a fire safety company to posh dog food! 

With the coronavirus crisis it’s obviously a very worrying time for all businesses, particularly start-ups and early stage businesses. Time will tell how it turns out for the companies in the ABC portfolio but let’s hope they make it through to the other side. 

There isn’t a great deal of news on the companies, other than that one went bust and is being restructured to start over when the covid-19 crisis is past. Some other companies seem to be making good progress, although as we say with the current economic crisis it is only sensible to be cautious in that regard.

Obviously it is also not the time to be doing stock market flotations or trade sales so we don’t have any clear results to report in terms of profit/losses banked. 

The good news however is that the Angel Business Club are offering free access to their weekly webinars, which are normally for paid members only. So you can check those out and get more info on the companies and what else is going on at the Club. 

You can sign up as a free member here. 

 

 

 

 

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Angel Business Club – Results Update

13th November 2019

It’s been a few months since we updated our review of the Angel Business Club (ABC) and in fact it’s been two full years now since we joined the club. 

Just a reminder, the Angel Business Club is a facility whereby you pay a monthly membership fee and then receive free shares in a range of early-stage companies. It’s a bit like Dragons Den, apart from you don’t get to pick the companies, the Club does. 

The companies are varied and interesting, with everything from a healthy tonic company to a fire safety company to posh dog food! 

Anyway, as we say we’ve been members for two years so you would think after that long we would have some concrete results to report. 

Well unfortunately – and those who have been following us in the long run will have heard this before – we still can’t report any clear results! 

That is because there haven’t been any exit opportunities like IPOs or trade sales of the companies in our portfolio, which is how you realise the investment you have made in the Club and potentially bank a profit (or a loss if a company happened not to have done well). Whilst there have been a couple of IPOs planned, they both fell through for one reason or another and no others are planned as far as we are aware. 

Now as mentioned below in our previous updates, you do have the option of selling your shares to other members on the ABC’s internal trading platform, although not all companies are tradeable on there (for example one of the companies has recently gone into voluntary liquidation so has been removed).

If you do sell shares on the platform however, you would generally be taking a loss on your shares so it is not recommended. Ultimately if you want to realise the full opportunity of the companies you will have to wait for the exit event in most cases. 

So needless to say the ABC is only a vehicle for people with a great deal of patience! You need to have a long-term mindset that it could take 5-10 years in many cases to see the companies go from early stage to actually float on the stock market or be bought out. 

That is all we can say at this stage really, we wish we had something more concrete to report in terms of results but that is the “nature of the beast” unfortunately. 

A quick word as well on Britannia’s Gold Ltd (BGL), one of the companies in our portfolio and one people could also invest in separately. There has been some positive news lately, in that they have been contracted by a third party to carry out a salvage operation on a vessel in the Pacific with a potentially large quantity of gold on board, which BGL would receive 12.5% of in addition to receiving a fee for doing the job. 

So if that came in it would provide a very nice dividend to shareholders and help to fund the mission on the Empress of Britain which is due to recommence next Spring. 

Here’s hoping anyway!

 

 

 

 

 

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Angel Business Club – Results Update

3rd July 2019

It’s Dan here and I thought it would be a good time to do an update on the Angel Business Club after I attended their Global Convention last week in London.

I’ll start with the Convention and then move on to a wider update on how things are going.

 

Global Convention

The Convention was held at the Holiday Inn Kensington on 22nd June and it was a fantastic day. We got to hear a dozen presentations about all the promising companies that are part of the ABC platform and how they are progressing, which was very interesting. These included:

  • – A drinks company that is making healthy, natural drinks and is hoping to get listed in all the major UK supermarkets.
  • – A premium, high end dog-food company that looks set to break into America.
  • – A payment app that has signed a big deal with one of the world’s biggest credit card companies and has a number of other deals lined up.
  • – A breakthrough fire safety company that could revolutionise how fires are dealt with in the home and workplace

And there were so many more inspiring stories from companies that could not only be big successes but have a positive impact on the world.

It was also great to meet other members at the Convention and share their experiences of the Club. Not to mention we got lots of goodies, including (non-alcoholic) wine and soft drinks at our table and excellent food at the conference venue. Joao (the CEO of the ABC) and his team did a great job so hats off to them. It was such a success they have even booked in the event for next year already! 

 

Portfolio Update

There hasn’t been much change in our portfolio since our last update. We currently have 13 companies in our portfolio (plus an extra investment in Britannia’s Gold – but more on that below). The total we have paid via membership fees is €2,592 and that is also pretty much the estimated value of our portfolio according to the strike price values. 

In terms of the strike price values, we believe it would be beneficial for the Club to report how they arrive at their strike price valuations (with price/sales ratios etc) to increase transparency and accountability and have suggested this to them. 

As we remarked last time though, in the grand scheme of things the strike price values of the companies are something of a moot point until a company can either float on the stock market or is bought out (what is called a “trade sale”). 

You can sell shares via the ABC’s internal trading platform in the meantime if the companies are listed on the platform. Of the 13 companies in our portfolio, 11 are listed on the trading platform.

We stated in our last update that it is not always possible to sell shares on the platform. This is not quite correct – as long as the company is listed on the platform you can sell shares, although it will usually be at a significant discount to the strike price so is not advisable unless you really have to sell in order to release funds etc. It is better to wait for the exit events – an IPO or trade sale.

 

The IPOs That Weren’t

Talking of IPOs, one of the disappointing aspects of our time as a member has been that two IPOs were promised but then didn’t materialise, for one reason or another. 

One of the companies in question had raised funds from members on the basis that it was about to IPO but then chose not to list on the stock market, for its own reasons. Whilst it is always of course up to the company to decide how to proceed in these matters and to act in the best interests of the company and its shareholders, there were complaints about this at the Global Convention and we can understand why.

In our view if a company raises money on the basis that it plans to shortly IPO and then pulls it (with no date given for when it may IPO in future), it is understandable if people are frustrated and we hope this is just a one-off and isn’t repeated by the ABC.

In terms of the other IPO, it is hoped this will proceed later this year.

 

Britannia’s Gold

We reported last time that Britannia’s Gold (BGL) was embarking on its third attempt to salvage gold from a Wold War Two shipwreck. Well sadly it wasn’t successful in that attempt.

We received an update from Philip Reid, Chairman of BGL, at the Global Convention and he gave a rather reflective summary of the situation, remarking that the whole project had turned out to be far more challenging than they had ever envisaged and it would require significant additional funds and time to complete the current salvage. It has been a salutary lesson for all involved in just how difficult such salvage operations are – as Mr Reid commented “that’s why no-one else has done this.” Well, er, yes indeed!

Whilst this was disappointing news for investors, there is something to be said for Mr Reid’s honesty and now at least they have more realistic expectations of the time and effort involved in not just completing this salvage operation but any potential ones in future.  

All is not lost as they have the funds to head out to the vessel again and try to complete the salvage, whilst now having to split any proceeds 50% with another company. However, whilst there is still hope this could all turn out successfully, when taking into account the tone of Mr Reid’s update and a cold hard reflection on how difficult it has all been you can’t help feel like the dream may be slipping away. We will see anyway…

 

Summary

So how would we summarise our time as an ABC member after more than 18 months? Well our experience probably mirrors private equity investing generally. It is high risk and there will be many disappointments and setbacks along the way. Certainly we have experienced those so far with the aborted IPOs and Britannia’s Gold. 

At the same time though I came away from the Convention feeling very positive about the opportunities of many companies in the portfolio. There were some great stories and promising developments reported, so hopefully at least one of the companies will go on to be a big success.

Only time will tell on that, so in the meantime we will just have to wait and see…and keep those fingers crossed!

You can check out the Angel Business Club for yourself here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angel Business Club – Results Update

3rd April 2019

It’s been over a year since we started our review of the Angel Business Club, so it is more than high time for an update.

The strange thing however – and this is mainly why we have delayed doing an update for so long – is that we don’t really have any results to update!

Yes it may sound crazy, but even after having been a member of the Club for around 18 months, we haven’t been able to cash in any of our investments. 

Before we explain fully, here is a quick reminder of what the Angel Business Club (or ABC for short) is all about: when you join up as an active member, you pay a monthly fee and you may receive free monthly share entitlements at the Club’s discretion and in proportion to your membership level in companies at all stages of development, from start-ups to pre-IPO and even listed companies.

It is kind of like Dragons’ Den apart from you don’t get to choose which companies you get shares in, the Club does that for you on a monthly basis.

The problem is that you need to wait for an “exit event” like an IPO (a flotation on the stock market) or a trade sale (a company being bought out by a much larger company) for your investment to be realised and some profit (or loss) to be made. 

There is the option of trading internally on the ABC’s website, but we have tried this a few times and even when putting in the lowest price allowed, we still haven’t found any buyers for our shares. There just isn’t the liquidity available compared to trading on a platform like Hargreaves Lansdown for example. That isn’t surprising as the ABC has around 1100 paying members compared to hundreds of thousands or even millions of traders on a platform like Hargreaves (plus HL have market makers, but that’s a different story altogether).

Anyway, the overall picture is that so far we have paid €2,325 in membership fees and our shares are estimated to be worth around €2,860. 

However, this estimated value is the “strike price” attributed to the shares by ABC, which has to be taken with a pinch of salt as it just their internal valuation and as they used to say on those property programmes, an item “is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.”

So you will only know what those shares are really worth once there is an exit event and you can actually sell them. 

In summary then all we can say so far is that the Club is definitely for the long-term investor rather than the short-term one. If you are looking to make a “quick buck” then this isn’t for you. In many cases you will have to wait 3-5 years for an investment to come to fruition, so patience is of the essence. 

There are a couple of companies due to have IPOs later this year and Britannia’s Gold – one of the the ABC’s flagship projects – is currently embarking on their third crack at retrieving some gold from WW1 and WW2 shipwrecks, so it may be that we have some concrete results to report in the coming months. 

For the moment though, it’s very much a case of “wait and see…” 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angel Business Club – New Review

10th January 2018

If you are a long-term follower of ours you will know that we like to look into a wide-variety of money-making opportunities and not just betting systems.

We like to test out trading systems, forex strategies, cryptocurrencies and really any investment opportunity that we think has the potential to be profitable.

The latest opportunity represents something new again and is called the Angel Business Club. 

I attended a seminar they held just before Christmas and was impressed enough by it that I decided to join up as a paying member.

What is the Angel Business Club All About?

In essence the Club provides the chance to be invested in a range of start-up companies.

Normally this is something that is closed off to the vast majority of people and only venture capitalists like the guys you see on “Dragons Den” would have the chance to become involved in start-up companies.

For a lot of investors this is very frustrating because investing in new start-ups can be one of the most profitable forms of investment possible.

Think of the early investors in Facebook, Uber, Airbnb and the like and the vast fortunes they have amassed from being able to invest at the earliest stages of those companies, well before they floated on the stock market.

Venture capitalists who were able to do this have apparently made hundred-fold, or even thousand-fold, their original investment. 

There is even a story of a cleaner at the Google offices in the very early days of the company who was given a few hundred shares to thank them for their hard work, and now those shares are worth millions!

Whether it is true or not, the story gives you an idea of the incredible value that can be obtained from being an early investor in a company. 

This is where the Angel Business Club comes in. When you join up as an active member, you pay a monthly fee and you may receive free monthly share entitlements at the Club’s discretion and in proportion to your membership level in companies at all stages of development, from start-ups to pre-IPO and even listed companies.

It is all completely legal and legit and has been running for a couple of years now and has:

  • – Become Europe’s largest community of business angels with over 10,000 members
  • – Developed 10 Companies and driven 2 IPOs with more to come in 2018
  • – Built a complex and scalable financial e-platform

The Angel Business Club has an experienced professional team with decades of business and financial experience behind them who vet the potential companies to invest in and then help nurture them. 

The beauty of it as an investor is that you don’t have to do anything, just let the team do all the work and sit back and receive the shares. 

Track Record

Of course the big question you are probably eager to know the answer to is what their track record is like in terms of returns.

Well apparently gains on the portfolio have ranged from 40-70% per year for members to date, which comfortably beats the stock market average and certainly any savings account. 

A notable success includes Wide Cells Group, a stem cell company which the Angel Business Club (ABC) took from an early stage company to float on the stockmarket and the IPO price represented a doubling in value to the price ABC members received shares at (8p to 16p).

Gains will of course vary and all investments in early-stage companies are high-risk, but the track record so far looks very good

There are currently over 20 companies currently on the ABC books. You can read more about them on the ABC website. 

I have recently joined up and will do a full review of the Club here, including the return on investment of my subscription over the course of the year.

This could be a great chance to invest in the next big companies of tomorrow, whilst also becoming involved in an investment community with regular meet-ups, online forums and webinars. 

You can check out the Angel Business Club for yourself here. 

 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Results Update

The Motley Fool Stock Advisor is a share tipping service provided by two brothers, David and Tom Gardner. It is one of the best known stock picking services in the world and has been running for nearly 20 years. We have been following the service for over three years now here at HBR. 

Even with the market crash experienced over the last couple of months due to coronavirus, they have still managed to add more growth since our last update, with a further 89% growth in the recommended stocks. 

That means the stocks have grown a combined 2,816% for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

It’s testament to their stock picking skills that their picks have still managed to hold up in the current market conditions, with their selections over the last year alone up a combined 82%. 

There may be more turbulent times to come for the stock market but the Motley Fool’s ethos of buying and holding for the long term has certainly produced stellar results over the past twenty years despite all the market’s ups and downs. 

It’s great credit to them and why they remain one of the most popular share tipping services in the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Update

14th November 2019

It’s now been a full three years since we joined the Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor service and a year since we last did an update so we are well overdue a report on progress.

Once again we can say the performance has been amazing, with a further 1159% growth made since our last update and 2727% growth of the recommended stocks for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Those results are quite phenomenal and as we have said before, the best of any stock-picking service we have seen. 

It’s interesting that the results from the two brothers David and Tom have been almost identical for the period of our review, with David having made 1377% profit and Tom having made 1338% profit. Although over the whole history of the service David’s results have been better (an average gain of 518% for David on each share recommended versus 153% for Tom), it appears Tom may be catching up. 

The only slight negative is that this year hasn’t been quite as good for them, with the stocks recommended in 2019 actually down a cumulative 53%. However, many of those recommendations are only a few months old and the average holding time is recommended to be 3-5 years, so it may just be the case that these recent ones need time to play out. 

In any event the overall performance of the service as we say has been superb so we’ll continue to monitor it and let’s see what the next three years bring! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Update

9th October 2018

It has now been almost two years since we started following the Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor service and what a two years it has been!

Their total stock picks combined are now up an amazing 1569% since we started following them in November 2016. 

You can view full results here.

(Please note on the results spreadsheet we haven’t included the names of the stocks recommended to avoid giving away their picks for free).

To put the results another way, if you had bought $1000 worth of each stock recommendation they have made since November 2016, you would currently be over $156,000 up! 

Now to do that you would have had to invest $47,000 in buying the 47 stocks they have recommended over the last couple of years, which of course not everyone has just lying around. 

But even if you had bought just $100 of every stock they had recommended, you would still be over $15,600 up, which is pretty awesome. 

Some shares do cost more than $100 each of course, but there are other options for that such as using a spread betting account.

Anyway, the bottom line is the results have been quite amazing and this is the best stock picking service we have ever come across. 

These are not penny stocks they are selecting either that can surge or crash on a whim, they are virtually all multi-billion dollar companies that are stable and you can actually achieve the prices they recommend to buy the stock at. 

There is also lots to learn across the Motley Fool platform and a great deal of wisdom about how to approach long term investing. 

We will continue to follow this just because it is doing so well we want to see where it ends up and if they can continue to achieve such amazing results. They have been doing so for over 20 years so let’s hope they can. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Update

14th February 2018

It’s been a while since we updated our review of the Motley Fool Stock Advisor so we thought it was high time we brought you some news.

And we are pleased to say we have good news to report – very good news in fact.

Since we started following the service back in November 2016, they have amassed an incredible 611% profit from their stock picks. 

You can view full results here.

Those gains are outstanding and as we have said before, this is the best stock-picking service we have ever come across.

In terms of the records of the two brothers who provide the picks – David and Tom Gardner – their records since November 2016 are as follows: David is 347% up and Tom is 264% up.

That kind of fits with the long-term pattern, with David having achieved an average gain on his picks since the service started of 487% versus Tom’s 133%. In fact you could say Tom has been outperforming his overall record lately.

Either way though, they have both done fantastically well.

There is also so much useful information on the website to learn from. We enjoy in particular David Gardner’s podcasts for his Rule Breakers service, which is very educational as you can understand more about the thinking that goes behind his picks and why he has been so successful.  

Anyway, we will report back again in a couple of months’ time to see if their impressive results continue.

 

 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Update

27th July 2017

It’s been a while since we updated our review of the Motley Fool Stock Advisor so we thought it was high time we brought you some news.

And we are pleased to report that the news is good – very good in fact.

Since we joined the main Motley Fool Stock Advisor last November, they are an astounding 207% up on their stock picks.

You can view full results here.

Now we can’t include the names of the stocks here because as the Motley Fool is a long-term service where you generally hold stocks for 3-5 years or even longer, that would be giving away their picks for free.

But rest assured these results are fully accurate and verified.

And it is worth pointing out that unlike some other share tipping services, you can generally get the price they recommend the stock at with no problems at all.

This is primarily because they are picking big, multi-billion dollar companies whose prices are not going to be affected by the followers of the Motley Fool all buying shares at the same time. Plus they give out the stock tips with the live current price, rather than “this is the price I bought it at a week ago” which has now gone up 20% by the time you hear about it.

As we mentioned last time, we also signed up to the Rule Breakers service that is run by David Gardner. That is also up an astonishing 218% this year, simply fantastic results.

The UK version, Share Advisor, is around break even for the year. We have stopped following the Income Investor because it is too long-term a service to be worth reviewing here – it is the kind of thing you do to set up an income for yourself in retirement.

All in all though we think the main Stock Advisor and Rule Breaker services are fantastic and without doubt the best stockmarket services we have come across.

 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Update

20th March 2017

The Motley Fool Stock Advisor is a legendary stock-picking service run by two brothers, David and Tom Gardner. 

In this fast-paced, action-packed world we live in, Tom and David take a rather contrary approach to investing and look to hold stocks for a long time rather than profit from day-trading or quick swings in prices.

When they say a long time, they mean a period of around 5-10 years, which is like an eternity in the modern world of super-fast trading.

However, their approach has been phenomenally successful, with winners such as Amazon (up 500-fold since they originally recommended it), Netflix (up over 7,000%), Priceline (up over 7,000%) and many more fantastic winners.

Now given their investing timeframes, we can’t really do our normal results spreadsheet as that would give things away and you could just use that to buy their recommended stocks rather than signing up to the service.

What we can say though is that their stock picks are up a combined 70% since we joined in November, a pretty awesome total.

In that time there have been nine picks, with one of those picks up 40%.

We have to say we are absolutely loving this service and think it is without doubt the best stock-picking service we have ever come across.

The depth of knowledge, the quality of the analysis, the presentation of the website, but most of all – the results – are superb.

As we said below in our introduction back in November, imagine if you had bought just $1,000 of Amazon shares back when David originally recommended it. You would now have shares worth over half a million dollars!

And you would have had some other fantastic gains as well.

We are enjoying this so much we have signed up to three of their other services:

  • Rule Breakers – a service run by David Gardner that focuses on breakthrough tech companies he believes are poised for massive growth. Big winners to date include Netease (over 2,000% gain), Intuitive Surgical (over 1,400%) and Baidu (over 1,900%).
  • Income Investor – a service focused on creating an income through investing in shares that pay dividends.
  • Motley Fool UK – the British version of the site, which recommends UK companies to buy and has also had some decent results.

We will start including these services in our updates as well to give you a sense of how they are doing across some of their different services.

It is worth pointing out that you do need a decent bit of money to invest to make it worth signing up to these services – we would say at least ten thousand pounds, but maybe more like twenty-five thousand.

And of course you would need to have money to invest on an ongoing basis if you wanted to buy each of their monthly picks as well.  

If you do have some money to invest and are looking for a stock-picking service to follow, then certainly on the basis of what we have seen so far, the Motley Fool is looking very good.

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – Update

20th December 2016

It’s a bit early for a results update on the Motley Fool Stock Advisor service, as the picks take a long time to realise their full value, with the average holding time for a share being 3-5 years.

So we thought we would just do a quick update on how we have found the service so far.

Basically you normally receive one pick from each of the Gardner brothers, Tom and David, every month together with their reasoning for their pick.

I really like the detailed explanations for their stock picks. They are a mixture of sound reasoning as to why the particular company is expected to grow (and thus the share price should grow) and detailed (but not boring and overly-long) analysis of the numbers. 

You can see why they have made such incredible picks, like 500-bagger Amazon, 40-bagger Netflix and so on over the years.

On the website you can also look back at all their previous picks and the thinking behind them, which is interesting. Quite a lot of their predictions about how companies would grow have proved startlingly accurate!

There are David and Tom’s top 5 “Best Buys” now, plus their 15 “Starter Stocks” – the essential companies that embody David and Tom’s investing philosophies and the ones they think should form the basis of your portfolio. These are mainly big-name companies that we’ve all heard of and have been solid growth engines, with more expected.

In addition you will find other features on the site such as a community forum to discuss things with other members, plus a “scorecard” to track stocks you are interested in.

After signing up to the Stock Advisor service, you are hit with quite a lot of marketing to sign up to other Motley Fool services. Some of these actually look quite interesting, particularly the Rule Breakers and Options Trading services.

However, these are all considerably more expensive than the Stock Advisor service, which is a squeak at a mere $99 per year.

So overall our impressions of the service are very good so far. Obviously as we say only time will tell how they get on in the long term with their stock picks, but we will update things periodically on the progress being made. 

 

 

 

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Motley Fool Stock Advisor – New Review

22nd November 2016

Among the many dozens of e-mails, adverts and requests we receive each week to look at betting and investment opportunities, occasionally one comes along that really sparks our interest.

This happened to us today when we came across an article talking about a stock recommended by a guy called David Gardner, who is the co-founder with his brother Tom of the popular Motley Fool share website.

The article went on to mention that David Gardner had a pretty decent record in his stock tips, having recommended Amazon back in 1997 (and again in 2002).

Now everyone knows that Amazon has grown massively as a company since those recommendations. But how much exactly?

Well, back in 1997, Amazon was worth around $1.50 per share. In 2002, it was around $15 per share. 

Guess what it is today? 

A whopping $785 per share.

Yep, that’s not a typo – it really is $785 per share.

That is pretty astonishing growth. And yet, back in 2002, most people would certainly have heard of Amazon, used its services and would have expected it to grow as a company.

But how many people actually bought some shares in it?

Well David Gardner did and now he’s sitting on a 500-bagger (i.e. a share that has grown 500-fold, or 50,000% since he bought it).

Intrigued by this, I started looking at some of the other recommendations made by David and his brother Tom in their Stock Advisor newsletter.

How about Netflix – advised in 2007 at $2.69 per share, now worth $118.

Or Nvidia, advised in 2005 at $7 a share and now worth $93. 

There is Priceline group, advised in 2004 at $23 and now worth $1,526.

Or Walt Disney, advised at $3 per share in 2002 and now worth $98. 

Some pretty astounding success stories there, any one of which could have made you pretty wealthy. Think if you had invested just $1,000 in Amazon when he recommended it in 2002, you would have made a cool half a million dollars. 

Looking at their overall record, obviously not every stock they pick is a winner and there have been some losers as well. 

But the beauty of this kind of investing is that you can afford a few losers if you have some shares that 10, 20, 50 or even 500-bag.

Indeed, David has averaged an incredible 300% profit for each of his stock picks whilst Tom has managed a very respectable 81%. 

And this isn’t one of those “throw enough stuff at the fan and some will stick” situations either. They tend to give out just one or two stock picks per month, so it is a very selective service and should be manageable in terms of running a portfolio based on their picks.

The other thing we like about this service is that these are all big companies they are investing in, not some fly-by-night penny share nonsense that you see ramped by the pump and dump merchants.

That means they shouldn’t suffer from some of the problems we have seen with other share services that recommended much smaller stocks, where they recommend a tip and then it has shot up in price by the time you get to buy it. 

We are quite excited about this service, as you can imagine. It takes the approach that we think is the correct one for investing in shares – buy and hold for at least 3-5 years.

The only negative we can see from looking at the results is that the recent results over the last couple of years aren’t quite as impressive as previous years, but then a lot of their really big wins took a few years to build, so this is perhaps understandable.

Anyway, we have signed up to their $99 per year subscription today and will be commencing a review.

Obviously given the nature of their approach, we will have to run the trial for longer than the normal three months and will aim to run it for a year.

In just a year we won’t see the kind of massive winners they have had, which as we say take many years of growth, but it should give us ample time to judge how the service works in practice and to see if it is worth carrying on with.

Just a final note to point out this is the US version of Motley Fool’s Stock Picks, as there are ones in other countries as well but it is the US one that we will be reviewing here. 

Onwards and upwards then – let’s hope they find the next Amazon!

 

 

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Auto Pro(fessional) Trader: APT – Update

Well it’s not the update we were hoping to make this month but here is the e-mail we received from David Ayerst, who manages the APT platform, on 15th March:-

 

“Before I throw in my two pennies worth a note from Steve Smith our Pro Trader Team Manager

I am sure we agree that this has not worked. I have had no choice but to make a total reorganization of the entire trading team, this means that some traders will not be on APT at least for the time being.

Please see my notes below:

David Murphy – David has had a bad time of it over the last few months, I can’t let him carry on. David will be returning to proofing for a number of months to see if he can again make the consistent profits I know he is capable off.

Garry Scullion – Garry is taking some time off due to personal circumstances.

Garry Bassett – I am personally sure that Garry is a very good trader; I have seen his results from his Betfair account. However what is apparent is that his staking style is not liked by members. Over the last 2 weeks Garry and I have worked on a new staking plan that should lead to more consistency. Garry is returning to proofing for a month or two to ensure we can iron out any problems. As long as this works he will be returning to APT in paper trading mode so you can view the new staking and see if you wish to follow him.

Sean Haren – Sean has been working on a new staking plan with stop losses in place to cut out the large losing days he was having. He has been back on the proofing tool now for a number of weeks and it appears to be working. Sean will be on APT in paper trading mode for you all to view his results but will not be available to follow for the time being.

Keith White – Keith is a new name who has been doing very well in proofing. However he is having problems getting all the bets on the proofing tool and his own Betfair account so it is costing him money. Our proofing tool does not have the feature to link an account so we are going to allow him to finish his proofing on APT. This will give you all a chance to evaluate his style but as with Sean will not be available to follow for the time being.

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So by their own admission unfortunately things have not worked out with APT. They are reorganising the trading team and putting them in proofing mode for a while. 

This seems like the right decision to us as there is no point carrying on with losses piling up. In terms of our review, there isn’t much we can do other than put our review into abeyance for the time being. With the coronavirus meaning there is no sport for the time being either, it could be quite a while before we are in a position to recommence our trial. 

When they do recommence we hope they can find some consistently profitable traders as the underlying software is impressive. 

 

 

 

 

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Auto Pro Trader – Results Update

20th February 2020

Auto Pro Trader is a piece of software that allows you to automatically copy the trades of professional traders on Betfair. 

It has been a rough time for the traders lately, with a combined £317 lost since our last update a month ago across the four traders we are following. 

That means we are now £220 down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here. (The previous results for the paper trading mode are available in the second tab of the spreadsheet). 

As mentioned last time, those results also include a single trade by one of the traders, Gary Scullion, which won £670 but we understand wasn’t matched for the majority of APT users. Therefore with that trade taken out the results would be £890 down at the moment.

Obviously this has been a very disappointing start to a promising piece of software. Ultimately even though the software works well, unless there are profitable traders you can follow then it doesn’t really matter how good the software is. The challenge for them now is for either the current traders to turn things around quickly or to find traders who are profitable. 

 

 

 

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Auto Pro Trader – Results Update

21st January 2020

Auto Pro Trader is a piece of software that allows you to automatically copy the trades of professional traders on Betfair. 

We have been following three traders for a full month now and are £96.11 up across the three traders so far.

You can view full results here.

The previous results for the paper trading mode are available in the second tab of the spreadsheet. 

The software works very well and we have had no issues having the trades automatically copied onto our Betfair account.

The APT team are however on the lookout for more pro traders to add to the platform so if you fit the bill – or just want to sign up as a user to copy the existing pro traders – please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

Update 25.01.20 – It has come to our attention that a large part of the profit made so far came from one bet, i.e. for Gary Scullion on 16th January, which was not matched for some members. This bet was a lay which won £669.66 (at high risk stake levels), which might not have been matched for some people due to amounts they had in their accounts and also liquidity. So without that the results would be quite different and would actually be £573.55 down – a very different picture obviously.  

Whilst it was good that the bet won, it also highlighted the risks involved in a trader doing something out of the ordinary and placing a large stake like this. The APT team say they have now implemented a max stake of £150 so hopefully this won’t happen again.

It is another example of why we always recommend following our full review to its conclusion before signing up to a service, so issues like this can be highlighted and ironed out. This is particular the case with new and innovative software like APT, which there were likely to be teething issues with in its early days. 

 

 

 

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Auto Pro Trader – Results Update

21st December 2019

We are now following three live traders on APT – David Murphy, Garry Scullion and Garry Bassett, with Kevin Haskell no longer available on the platform as he is apparently working on other projects. 

We just went to live betting with the two Garrys yesterday so don’t have much to go on so far, but their proofing looked good whilst we were following them in paper trading mode. 

Overall we are pretty much even for live betting so far, with just £3.51 lost in total across the three live traders. 

You can view full results here.

The previous results for the paper trading mode are available in the second tab of the spreadsheet. 

They are also bringing on board a number of new traders, with a couple more proofing at the moment so the platform looks poised to really take off in 2020. 

Once again if you are interested in joining, please drop us an e-mail at info@honestbettingreviews.com and we will provide further details on how you can do so. 

 

 

 

 

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Auto Pro Trader – Results Update

22nd November 2019

After paper trading for a few weeks we finally switched to live betting on the APT platform on 2nd November, following the two traders currently available, David Murphy and Kevin Haskell. 

So far it has been a quiet start, down largely to the international break which meant not much trading was going on. However, in terms of the trades that have been placed we are currently £30 down on the live betting. 

You can view full results here.

The previous results for the paper trading mode are available in the second tab of the spreadsheet. 

Now that the international break is over we should see trade volume picking up and hopefully some profits too. Kevin did fantastically well last year on the NFL so we are looking forward to him getting stuck into that and seeing if he can repeat last year’s performance. 

Once again if you are interested in joining, please drop us an e-mail at info@honestbettingreviews.com and we will provide further details. 

 

 

 

 

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Auto Pro Trader – Results Update

22nd October 2019

Auto Pro Trader is a platform that allows you to automatically copy the trades of professional traders onto your Betfair account. 

We began a review of the service a month ago following their two pro traders, Kevin Haskell and David Murphy. It has been a bit of a slow start for APT, with it taking a couple of weeks to get going due to server upgrades and on-boarding all the new people, so we only began trading on 10th October and even then it was just paper trading rather than live betting. 

You can view the paper trading results here.

It’s probably a good thing we are just paper trading at the moment as they are £143 down so far. Hopefully once we go to live trading things will pick up and we’ll start building some nice profits, as we did during our live trial of the football trading webinars from the same traders. 

The demand for the service has been very high so they have been operating a waiting list for new people to join. If you would like to join the service please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com and we will provide more details of how you can get involved.

 

 

 

 

 

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Auto Pro Trader – New Review

23rd September 2019

Today we are starting a trial of one of the most exciting concepts we have come across since we started this website over four years ago. 

It is of a piece of software that has been over two years in development and we have been eagerly awaiting its official launch for some time now…well at last it is here!

It offers a huge breakthrough in the world of betting and trading and is called Auto Professional (Pro) Trader – or APT for short. It allows you to copy the trades of a professional Betfair trader automatically, without needing to do anything at all. 

So for example if the trader backs under 2.5 goals in Arsenal v Chelsea at 2.06 for £100 and then lays it at 1.5 for £37 profit, those trades would be automatically copied onto your Betfair account. 

The trader makes £37, you make £37 – simples!

The possibilities of this technology are endless but first and foremost it gives us the chance to earn a passive income from the skills and efforts of people who trade for a living. Trading is what they do day in, day out and now we have the opportunity to make money alongside them – without needing to lift a finger. So you can go out and enjoy your day and don’t need to be sat for hours in front of a screen as the trader will do all the work for you. How cool is that?!

To start off with they have two professional traders you can follow – Kevin Haskell who we actually followed via live webinars for six months earlier this year and who we can vouch for being very good – and David Murphy who has a strong reputation aswell. Kevin trades football, NFL and golf where as David trades just football. 

The team behind APT are also proofing up to ten other professional traders so there may well be more experts you can follow on the platform soon. 

You can select a staking level of low, medium or high, with the highest level being stakes of £100. To start off with there will be a default of low stakes just to keep an eye on liquidity and bet matching but that should be lifted fairly soon after.

In terms of cost, it is a revenue-share model so you pay 35% of whatever the traders make you in a month. So for example if they make you £1,000 profit, you would pay £350 for that month. If they don’t make you any profit then you don’t pay anything – simple as that. 

As we say, the potential of this is enormous and credit to the team for getting this software built as it can’t have been easy. 

We are going to be following this with our own money as we have a great deal of faith in the traders and are hoping for big things from them. It would be great if you could make a nice passive income of £1,000 per month or more from doing nothing – quite appealing really!

As usual we will update results here so you can see how things are going.  

Please note this is by invite only and they are opening it up to new members on 1st October so if you are interested, please drop us an e-mail at info@honestbettingreviews.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Rugby Tips – Results Update

It’s been a very rough spell for Phil’s Rugby Tips unfortunately, with a loss of 67 points since our last update just over a month ago. 

That means he is now 25 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here. 

The trial started off so well but has sadly gone from bad to worse over the last couple of months. There have been some close calls which could have gone our way and seen the results looking much better right now, but that’s the way things go sometimes in betting. 

Phil seems to really like the one team to be winning at half time and the other winning at full time, but not many of those bets have come in which has affected results. 

Anyway, with rugby suspended for the time being like just about everything else, it remains to be seen when the action will get underway again but let’s hope it’s not too long. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Rugby Tips – Results Update

19th February 2020

It’s been somewhat of a mixed start to our trial of Phil’s Rugby Tips. Things got off to a very good start initially as we went over 90 points up after the first couple of weeks. 

However, since the service launched its Six Nations Special, things have taken a bit of a turn for the worse with three losing weeks in a row. 

Still, overall we are 42 points up for our trial so far. 

You can view full results here. 

It could be seen as “sod’s law” that once the service went officially live with the Six Nations tips things would take a downturn after such an impressive run previously, but that is how it goes sometimes unfortunately. 

The good news however is that the pre-tournament picks for the Six Nations are still in reasonably good shape so hopefully we will see some profits there. 

In the meantime if you are interested in joining for the rest of the Six Nations, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com and we will provide more info on joining Phil’s Rugby Tips. 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Rugby Tips – New Review

21st January 2020

If you’ve been following us for a while you will know that we have previously reviewed a professional rugby gambler/trader, Phil Worrall, who is very good at what he does.

During our previous four month trial Phil produced an excellent 162 points profit – made up of 136 points profit trading and 26 points from straight tips. 

Whilst his in-running trading generated substantial returns, it was difficult to follow for some people so the team decided to discontinue it sadly. 

However, Phil provided a tipping guide for last year’s Rugby World Cup which produced an excellent 48 points profit. 

And he has recently re-launched his service as a pure tipping service with weekly rugby tips – and it has got off to an absolute flyer!

The first four weeks were provided free of charge on a trial basis and made a whopping 118 points profit at a return on investment of over 100%!

Then last week was the first week of the paid service and it continued in the same fashion, making a very nice 17 points profit.

So in total that is 135 points profit in just five weeks – pretty awesome stuff! 

Together with the previous results achieved during our proofing of his various tips and trading, we would say Phil is in a league of his own when it comes to rugby betting. Now of course in gambling terms rugby may be more niche than other sports like football and horse racing which attract the majority of punters’ money but as we always say – if you can make money out of it we don’t really care what sport it is! 

Six Nations Special Offer

With the Six Nations tournament coming up Phil will be focusing his attention on that big style, with a full tournament guide containing outright tips as well as weekly selections for the upcoming games.

For a £5.00 introductory offer you can get Phil’s Six Nations Tournament Preview with outright tips, plus Week 1 of his tips.

You can then decide to sign up for his tips for the rest of the tournament if you like. 

After the Six Nations Phil will be operating his service year-round, with weekly tips for the big rugby fixtures of the week.

We will be proofing his tips here in our review as normal, but as we say with such a solid history we have proofed previously we would already have this as a “recommended” service. It will more a case of continuing to monitor results to see if they can hopefully maintain their level of excellence. 

Anyway, if you are interested in signing up to the £5 introductory offer for the Six Nations, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com and we will provide more info on joining Phil’s service. 

 

 

 

 

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Cheltenham 2020 – Day Four Diary

A little later than planned but here is my final betting diary update for Cheltenham. 

On to Friday then, which was Gold Cup Day of course but there were plenty of other high quality races to enjoy too. I was at a special Cheltenham day out which was a lot of fun. 

Just a reminder that I am using a twofold strategy this week, which is:

1. To use all the bookies offers, brought together via Profit Maximiser; and

2. Use two of my favourite tipsters – Quentin Franks Racing and the Bet Alchemist – to find the best bets for Cheltenham. Both have excellent records at the festival so I am following their tips for the week.

By combining the above two together, this should give me a good chance of beating the bookies this week.

So how did this strategy get on today? Let’s have a look below.

 

Day Four Results

It’s been a great week so far with a profit of £467 made to date, so let’s hope we can finish things off in style.

Here are my results from the final day of the Cheltenham festival. My stakes were £20 per point (or £10 each-way) once again.

 

1.30 – Triumph Hurdle

A frustrating start to the day with Quentin Franks’ pick Aspire Tower finishing second, but with bookies offering money back on the first race I got half my stake back on it at least.

Profit/Loss from Race: £-10

 

2.10 – Handicap Hurdle

The Bet Alchemist had two picks in this race, with Embittered finishing in a creditable third place whilst his other selection Adjali finished well down the field. 

Profit/Loss from Race: +£32.50

 

2.50 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Just the one bet in this race and that was from the Bet Alchemist with Redford Road at 33/1 which finished last unfortunately. 

Profit/Loss from Race: -£20

 

3.30 – Gold Cup

It was a case of what might have been as Quentin and the Bet Alchemist both went for the same horse in the form of Santini who narrowly missed out on landing the spoils, finishing second to the impressive Al Boum Photo. Fortunately I had a free £50 bet with new bookie Fitzdares which I put on Al Boum Photo but I won’t include that in the official results here.

Profit/Loss from Race: -£80

 

4.10 – Foxhunter Challenge Cup

Another placed finish from the Bet Alchemist with Shantou Flyer coming in third at 8/1.

Profit/Loss from Race: £4.40

 

4.50 – Grand Annual Challenge Cup

Unfortunately the Bet Alchemist’s tip Capeland finished well down the field in this one. 

Profit/Loss from Race: -£40

 

5.30 – Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

The Bet Alchemist’s tip in the last race was a non-runner.

Profit/Loss from Race: £0

 

TOTAL PROFIT/LOSS FROM THE DAY: -£113.10

A shame to finish off with a loss on what has otherwise been a good week. An official return of £354 profit from Cheltenham this year is very nice though from just £10 each-way stakes so I can’t complain. Plus of course if you add in the free bet win with Fitzdares then it was actually just over £500 profit on the week. 

The highlight of the festival for me was Sire du Berlais in the Pertemps Network Final at 10/1 which brought in a hefty profit. Of course the Gold Cup was an exciting race and produced a thrilling finish. 

It was good the festival managed to go ahead in the end with all the coronavirus cancellations going on in other sports. Had it been a week later the festival would have almost certainly been behind closed doors or abandoned altogether. 

So that’s Cheltenham over for this year anyway, another profitable and enjoyable week. Hope you had a successful week too!