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Analysis Of Advanced Bookmaking, Dutching And Trading Techniques. Semi Automated Systems In Conjunction With Bet Angel. Part 2

Jun 14, 2008
The Bet Angel Team have created an enhanced interface based around technical analysis and market fluctuation strategies. (Day trading).

The enhanced interface includes bots that are based on the most famous and historically successful strategies used by professional gamblers, Bookmaking and Dutching.

Throughout the strategies I make significant use of Ladder Trading.

Ladder Trading is an advanced state of the art GUI interface for day trading and even more advanced than the one click trading provided in Bet Angel Basic. It is incorporated into my strategies to complement the bots as oppose to forming the core structure of the system.

Early bots on the market post 2004 Betfair API release would look for underrounds of less than 100 on the back column and overrounds of more than 100 on the lay side, meaning they could simply back or lay the entire field to a profit.

Naturally this feeding frenzy didn't last. As more and more bots entered the market the strategy became more competitive and the days of a race market going out to 105% lay column are long gone.

Bet Angel's Bookmaking Bot is regarded as the ultimate Bookmaking tool in today's market.

My final Bookmaking Arbitrage and Advanced Dutching strategies incorporated a host of manual procedures and automation to facilitate building profitable positions:

* Solid analysis of the race fundamentals and form (picking the right races and the right horses)

* Manual identification of Weak Favourites that can be "taken on" using an advanced Dutching and a target profit strategy. (field reduction strategies)

* Manual strategies using the Bet Angel bots for configuration of the initial Book or Dutch. (staking methods)

* Technical analysis using charting tools and all the websites and resources available online to gather evidence and identify viable and probable fluctuations in the market

* Asking for and generating margins on your Book or Dutch to achieve viable prices using book arbitrage. (waiting for the market to come to you)

* Bet Angel Automation rules that trigger when the market moves out of line and so opens the "arbitrage window" that facilitates best prices for the Book or Dutch.

* Stop losses, ladder trading, entire market analysis and charting, to correct any liabilities should they exist.

* Saved bets, manual configuration and calculation strategies that enable best practice during in play racing to increase profits or decrease liabilities.

* Automation trigger rules to increase profits or reduce liabilities inplay.

Viable races that meet the fundamental selection criteria happen several times a day.

The Bet Angel API is lightening fast; the client software sits on your workstation and communicates directly with the Betfair server so that when your constructed Book or Dutch is fired into the market via the arbitrage automation rules, all bets are placed instantly.

The pre race technical analysis of prices and charts that you have made in advance to generate a viable margin gives a high likelihood of lay at back prices or back at lay prices being taken shortly afterwards.

And herein lies the key to the success of the Power Trading systems.

Pot protection and liability avoidance pre race are essential to any profitable long term strategy. I outline specifically how to proceed should a price move against you.

Not only that, we can use "frequently seen patterns" from racing history and form analysis to build in specific race selection procedures that further enhance the overall strategy and likelihood of achieving a successful Book or Dutch.

Fundamental form study and high tech computer software meet in my final strategy

"The Flying Dutchman With Weak Favourites"

Reducing the field in such a way and altering target profits with Bet Angel magically generating the entire staking plan is like the meeting of two alien cultures, but the integration is remarkable and the results represent the "jewel" in the Power Trading crown.

There are huge differences in market volatility and predictability with respect to different types of race which is where my analysis of the history of racing and form study enhances the overall profitability of these systems.

As I frequently repeat a general knowledge of racing, and natural instinct CANNOT be automated.

Bet Angel ladder trading allows you to view an entire market pre race to get a full view of liquidity and volatility.

Seeing precisely where the money is like this, how much has been matched and the spread of prices across the entire ladder gives an instant feel for which way a market is going to move and where the resistance levels are.

Bet Angel allows the trader to cancel bets and set stop losses. If a market moves out of line to the lay column and creates an "arbitrage window" then a market correction will take place very rapidly.

While you will be taking advantage of the powerful technical prowess of Bet Angel to fire all your lay bets into the market and make your margin on the Book, the market will simultaneously be moving to close the margin as quickly as it was opened and to do this the prices of some of the horses will be changing rapidly in both directions.

Bad things can and do happen in the ring and Betfair can severely punish unfancied horses within minutes SP's can double.

This is where stop losses are utterly essential. To be detached and logical are psychological assets that must be present in successful traders.

"Consistency to oneself and ones ego" in psychological parlance is the desire to be proven right once a decision has been made. It is however the fast track to the poor house for an enormous number of Betfair traders.

You have placed a trade in the back or lay column and the principal of "consistency" means that to admit you were wrong, or to admit that the direction of price movement has moved against you is damaging to the consistency of your own ego.

Even though the evidence is plainly in front of you in red in terms of a terminally increasing liability, the average Betfair trader sits there like a rabbit in the headlights.

My strategies incorporate the best of all worlds, race fundamentals, form study, horse selection and technical analysis, combined with automation of potential triggers, arbitrage and liability protection pre race and inplay.

Power Trading, BE The Bookie and the Flying Dutchman use every aspect of the Bet Angel interface to fulfil all the criteria for semi automation and I recommend these systems as highly profitable, consistent and a potential sea-change of the Betfair experience for intermediate and advanced Betfair users.
About the Author
A Betfair Day Trader and Advisor and developer of "Power Trading Systems", a highly acclaimed advanced technical training course for intermediate and advanced Betfair users. More advice, articles and technical training are available at Mike's website. http://www.Betting-exchange-trading.com
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