#3: What Is It Like Being a Sports Trader? — Interviews with Trademate Sports Customers

This is the 3rd interview in our series of interviews with Trademate customers. Big thanks to Martin for sharing his answers!

Trademate Sports - A sports trading software

What is your experience with sports trading?

Before I created my TM account back in late 2016 I had no experience in sports trading, since then I've learned a lot, but I still have a lot more to learn.


Do you have any tips for newbies in sports trading?

Know whether you are a person that can handle big swings/variance or not and adjust your presets accordingly. Playing too big of an odds range when you handle variance badly can be pretty tough, though don't let it get to you too bad as it'll turn around. I speak based on my own experience.


Are you betting the soft or the sharp books?

I have only been using softs so far and have about 4500 trades placed.


What’s your bankroll?

My current bankroll is about 100K NOK.


How many trades do you register on average in a week?

I think my average is around 200.


What’s your average turnover in one week, a month?

In a week my average turnover is about 50K NOK, in a month around 200K NOK.


How many hours are you spending on sports trading in one week?

It varies a lot, with weekends when I have nothing else going on it can get up to 12+ hours a day. During weekdays it's anywhere from 3 - 7 hours I'd say.


What’s your fund growth percentage?

My current fund growth percentage is about 172%


Did you have bad runs? (What has been your biggest loss?

I've had my share of bad runs, I started off with running complete trash for my first 1500 bets, but I stuck with it and it paid off eventually. My biggest loss was about 10K NOK in about 2 days. That was just after things started to go really well and I lost almost all my gains, that sucked.


Why are you using Trademate Sports?

I always liked sports betting, but I wasn't in it for the thrill of winning a ridiculous accumulator every now and then knowing that I was losing money in the long run. I have never understood how people see the fun in that, knowing that they were losers in the long run. I knew there had to be a way to be profitable with this, I just had no clue until I joined Trademate. I've now used Trademate pretty actively since the beginning of 2017 and I'm loving it.


What do you like most about using Trademate Sports?

The most fun days are obviously when you go on a nice run good. But what I really like is to watch the progress I see from month to month with Trademate.


By Martin - Trademate Sports Customer

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