I keep on saying I will soon end my trial of Winningmore’s new Steamer Drifter Bot.
But I keep changing my mind too.
The reason being that, with a bot, it’s just so easy to kick the can down the road, and effortlessly run up another month’s data. You just switch it on and forget about it.
Last month I stated that I would definitely be “back in late March with my trial conclusion”.
So here I am, just begging for one more month with SDBot….
I like this product you see, but I still find it soooooo hard to believe a piece of software can really do this…. 🙂
It’s been a tantalising sort of trial. Overall very promising, but somehow not quite convincing enough.
Month #1 proved to be a curious experience that ended with me finding a bug in the software, downloading a new version and effectively restarting the whole thing from scratch.
In month #2, I started to make some real progress, especially with steamers, to the point where I decided to abandon drifters altogether.
Just as I was starting to get excited, the second half of month #3 really spoiled things – though the month as a whole very nearly broke even.
And the good news is that in month #4, we returned to winning ways, adding around 10 points via my new steaming-only strategy.
|Overall Totals – New Settings||months 2 & 3||Month #4||Total|
|Total Profit – Back Only||£56.61||£16.44||£73.05|
|No. of markets traded||883||218||1101|
|No. of winning trades||338||79||417|
|Points’ Profit – Back Only||37.73||10.96||48.69|
|points per market traded||0.043||0.050||0.044|
You can review the complete results log for month #4 just by clicking here. Note that I am using £1.50 per point so £73 profit translates to around 48 points.
The bottom line is: 48 points’ profit from the last 3 months’ operation, including 1,101 traded markets.
Seriously, what’s not to like?
I am very close to awarding the Steamer Drifter Bot a Pass.
After all, since I abandoned drifters, I’ve made steady profits. And when I had my one blip, I still finished the month level.
SD Bot no longer scares me, which is really saying something, given my initial alarm at the prospect of allowing a piece of software access to my money!
Or perhaps I should say, it doesn’t appear to endanger my bank with the settings I’m currently running. Because you are left free to make quite a few parameter settings by yourself.
That said, I found Winningmore quite helpful when I asked them for set-up advice. Likewise, I am happy to share my settings with anyone who decides to buy the product from my site.
So… why not just give it a Pass then?
There are two reasons:
1. The “points per market traded” metric above is very low. Meaning that, if this thing is finding an edge, it’s a tiny sliver of one…. and I need to be sure!
2. Because I simply don’t need to! It’s the easiest thing in the world to run the software for another couple of weeks. It’s completely hands-free.
So… one more month it is!
If you’d like to find out more about SD Bot in the meantime, you can do so here.