HDAFU Tables: £20k in 214 days with the Winter Leagues

12. ITA1 – Italy Serie A – Whole Season System

Risk: Low

Usually, there is always one system that breaks all records and pulls up trees on its way to the top of the performance table.

Italy smashed its estimated hit rate by almost 6%, and its yield estimate by more than 8%. The resultant six-season-high profit figure was £4,142.00, fantastic for a low risk/low yield system.

Result: Over-Achiever

13. NETH1 – Netherlands Eredivisie – Whole Season System

Risk: Medium-high

With £4,378.00 banked to become top earner in our portfolio, this system still only achieved its third highest performance in the last six seasons.

There were 14 fewer bets but the same number of expected wins (28).

Result: Achiever

14. OZ1 – Australia A-League – Whole Season System

Risk: Low-medium

This system was in profit only three times during a run of 51 bets, with the hit rate down more than 8% on expectations.

As it finished on -£101.00, we are classifying the result as a zero sum game.

Result: Zero-Sum

15. POL1 – Poland Ekstraklasa – Whole Season System

Risk: Medium

After 106 of its eventual 162 bets, this system was cruising at over £1,800 profit. Then a run of 22 straight losses turned something so promising into the worst performing system of all.

The loss was eventually recorded at -£1,283.00, the only negative season in the last six.

Result: Loser

16. POR1A – Portugal Primeira Liga – First Half Season System
Up to 23/12/2016 Christmas break

Risk: Medium

The combination of a hit rate more than 5% less than average, and almost 20 fewer bets (54 vs. 73 expected), eventually took this system down. 14 of the last 15 bets lost for a net return of just £1.00.

Result: Zero-Sum

17. POR1B – Portugal Primeira Liga – Second Half Season System
From 07/01/2017 start of the second half of the season

Risk: Low

Small odds usually mean small returns, but at less than 3% adrift of estimates, the hit rate still returned a profit of £314.00.

Result: Achiever

18. RUS1A – Russia Premier League – First Half Season System
Up to 05/12/2016 winter break

Risk: Low

The second best performance in six seasons, bringing a profit of £1,302.00.

Hit rate was up more than 5% on average, whilst yield was more than 8% above expectations.

Result: Achiever

19. RUS1B – Russia Premier League – Second Half Season System
From the 03/03/2017 start of the second half of the season

Risk: Medium-high

An 11% drop on hit rate resulted in only four winning bets out of 22. A loss of -£433.00 was therefore an acceptable result.

Result: Loser

20. SPA1 – Spain La Liga Primera – Whole Season System

Risk: Medium-high

Another tale of reduced hit rates, in this case, by more than 9%, resulted in a six-season-low of -£1,069.00.

Result: Loser

21. SWI1 – Switzerland Super League – Whole Season System

Risk: Low-medium

Here, hit rate was down by more than 7%, and the loss of -£204.00 was again acceptable.

Result: Loser

22. TUR1 – Turkey Super Lig – Whole Season System

Risk: Low-medium

There were almost 20 fewer bets than expected and a slightly lower (by 1.5%) hit rate still created a profit of £415.00.

Result: Achiever

Spread of Risk

The 22 systems chosen incorporated an even spread of risk:

  • Low Risk = 4 systems (18.19%) (1x Over-Achiever; 2x Achievers; 1x Loser)
    Return: £5,448.00
  • Low-medium Risk = 6 systems (27.27%) (3x Achievers; 1x Zero Sum; 2x Losers)
    Return: £3,726.00
  • Medium Risk = 6 systems (27.27%) (1x Over-Achiever; 3x Achievers; 1x Zero Sum; 1x Loser)
    Return: £5,605.00
  • Medium-high & High Risk = 6 systems (27.27%) (3x Achievers; 1x Zero Sum; 2x Losers)
    Return: £4,824.00

The spread of risk is the primary factor in creating the synergy within a portfolio. Everything holds together because the investments are spread over the different levels of risk and tend to complement each other.

The Chrono tab reveals that a mixed-risk portfolio also tends to have a tempering effect on the longest winning and losing streaks expected from any individual system.

In the Summary tab you will see that the longest expected winning streak in any one system was 11 (Italy and Greece), whilst the longest expected losing streak was 31 (England).

The actual results gave one streak of 10 consecutive wins, and one streak of 12 consecutive losses.

A portfolio with too much bias on low risk systems has to work hard but sees lower profits (because many bets will be on under-priced favourites). The returns from lower odds place more stress on a bank trying to recover from losses, and a low risk portfolio is therefore more vulnerable to bankruptcy.

Likewise, too much risk means more losses because the implied probabilities are lower, and this means a lower hit rate, more jagged profit curves, and lower profits as a consequence. This end of the spectrum is vulnerable to long losing streaks and bankruptcy. (Remember the EPL system).

A healthy balance of low, medium and high risk funds is therefore essential for any investment portfolio. Just ask any pension provider, stockbroker or insurance company.

All four of the ‘funds’ finished in healthy profits and the success of the portfolio was never in doubt – only the size of that success.

Spread of Results

The overall result was defined by the following classifications:

  • Over-Achievers = 2
  • Achievers = 11
  • Zero Sum Players = 3
  • Losers = 6

59% (13) of the systems made money. Just under 14% (3) effectively broke-even. Just over 27% (6) of the systems lost money.

In effect, just the top eight systems produced the profit.

Together, the following systems accounted for £19,306 profit (of the overall £19,603 total figure): Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, France 2, Germany (2nd Half), Czech Republic (1st Half), Denmark (1st Half), Germany (1st Half).

The other 14 systems were effectively a collective zero-sum-game, but nonetheless essential in the grand scheme of things.

The only time the portfolio was not in profit was during week two of the 47 week campaign. It was a very similar experience to the Summer League Campaign, which was never out of profit in its entire duration.

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  • The spreadsheet details every bet in every system used and is totally customizable, including a stake toggle (Chrono tab cell N1838) to allow you to see the effects of different levels of flat staking.
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Last Update: 2 August 2017

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