My plan was to trade on Tuesday night all fresh and ready..I also had a point to prove that I could trade without using live pictures and only via scoreboards to another blogger ;). However I realized I had set a deposit limit of £100 (I think I didn't intend to want to deposit anymore then this within the first month but whats occurred has occured!) on my Betfair account for the month so I couldn't deposit the money I wanted too.
Therefore I won't be trading again until next Tuesday, although I am very much looking forward to it.
Whilst' on the subject of trading, Justin from http://www.thetradinghouse.co.uk/tennistrading.html has opened up his guide again for anyone who wishes to purchase it.
Now I'm not one to normally mention services, however I have a good relationship with Justin and he has always been quick, polite and courteous whenever I have contacted him and asked for help, which is why I have a link on my blog to his site and have done for many months now (It's underneath the header of the blog name).
I have to say hand on heart that his guide is definitely worth the money, I have it and although I don't use the strategies laid out in the E-Book per-se (I wanted to complement my trading with the information, rather then change my style completely), it is very well written piece of work.
I use a mix of information from it combined with my own strategies that is quite pivotal for me, there is a lot of useful information even for experienced traders.
You can read on his page what you get for £45 (and you do get a lot IMO compared to the majority of rubbish out there) so I won't talk about that here.
What I will talk about is my experience with the guide and the forums. Justin's methods are based on mechanical trading techniques. The strategies require no form reading or live pictures. What they do require is patience, perseverance and using them at the correct time.
It isn't a golden goose laying egg or get quick-rich scheme, it is trading using mechanical analysis of the market and it requires EFFORT. Justin mentions this several times on his site, he isn't selling a get-rich no effort 'system' and doesn't pretend to be.
For the sum you pay you also get 2 months worth of forum access, I can first hand say that several of his members have been very successful with his strategies/guide and I have seen the screenshots/threads of one particular member who started off with a low 3 figure bank and is now making very good money.
Anyone who buys the guide I strongly recommend you use the forums to your advantage, as well as checking out the vast amount of screenshots of matches his members and himself submit there. Not only do they help to show the opportunities that were present in matches, members say when they entered, talk about what they missed, could of improved on, mistakes and errors. It's all a learning curve and it helps to develop other people's trading as a collective.
Unlike most E-Book's that are very small and just name basic strategies, Justin goes into great in-depth detail. The E-Book is broke down into logical steps.
There are loads and I mean, LOADS, of graphs that help you understand the potential of the strategies and entry/exit points that could of been achieved in each game, they are each annotated, some in quite detail, so you are not just looking at a graph, you are understanding and learning how the strategies can be applied in all kinds of scenarios, at different price ranges. Anywhere from 1.01 lays to over 100+odds backing.
Recommendation is made to use the main strategy first of all before attempting the others so you feel comfortable. I can tell you now the pricing information that is included is worth the price alone and no that is not a lie, I use it as the forefront of my trading. Whilst I realize I made a loss in January and that might not sound appealing it is not strategy error rather then ill-discipline gambling mentality from my part that has caused my losses.
The pricing guide included is very very accurate, it is worth the price of admission alone without a doubt when used correctly!
The only minor criticism I would have... and it is a very small one! if Justin supplied them he would be more then warranted to charge a higher price, is there are no videos.
The plus side to that is that there is a chat-room that you can use to communicate with other traders, Justin sends out regular E-Mails to keep members updated on different aspects of the site, trading tips, when he will next be in the chat room for a trading and/or Q&A session.
I asked him loads of ridiculous questions when I first got his guide on the chat room, he was always happy to respond even though quite a few of my questions were pretty basic!
I don't really have much more to say other than if your looking to either learn a new method of trading, starting out as a beginner or looking for more information - the pricing guide for example (like I was when I bought it), for £45 and the forum access you can't really go wrong.
Compared to the cost of coaching which to be honest, with sports trading, I find ridiculously over-priced, it is a better place then any to learn how to trade the tennis markets for low cost and I've not heard a bad-word said about it or member complaining at least in my time using forums/chat rooms.
In regards to the database, I thought I had been sent a new version. Obviously I read my E-Mail WAY too quick from the developer!
In regards to that, here is what he has to say about the next incoming version:
The parts in Bold are mainly what I requested and below are his responses.
There is a lot more planned for the database in the future, please feel free to comment on anything you believe would be important feature wise.
Once I have the next version it will be available for general testing/use. Of course it is likely to still be buggy in areas so this is why I will require feedback to help improve it.
Until the next post. If I have the newer version of the database before my next planned post, I will write a post announcing it.