Something else that many have turned to Bitcoin because of is the ability to trade it with leverage. Certain platforms will give you leverage over your initial desired trading amount. For example, BitMEX offers up to 100x leverage for your trades. This means your investment of $20 can be leveraged as high as $2000. Keeping in mind that most of these platforms will have regulations and rules in place to protect their investment; it is still a somewhat heavenly environment for a trader when combining these leverages with the high volatility that Bitcoin goes through each day.
My general rule in buying Bitcoin on leverage is to buy the dip: you want to see red candles after a period of green candles on the charts. I like to buy at 10x leverage to start with. If the position trades into a nice profit I slide the leverage slider up to 50x or 100x. This has the effect of moving your Liquidation Price up and therefore securing profit.
For stock market investors, investing in Bitcoin indirectly through a listed security such as an ETF, ETP, or trust may be suitable for those looking at taking a passive position. Active traders might find the limited trading hours and potential lack of volume a limiting factor that could hinder their trading. Overall, using listed securities that invest, track, or hold Bitcoin can be a viable alternative to diversify away from the risks of margin trading or safeguarding private keys when buying the underlying.
For a lazy investor, building a Cryptocurrency portfolio is perfect – spread your investment across 5 – 20 coins, protect your investment properly (more on that in a moment), and then just sit back and wait a couple of years.
Have a strategy – If you plan on day trading, you need to have a strategy. This goes with every form of investing, but it is absolutely necessary in day trading. Don’t just sit at the computer and look for random coins to try to invest in. You need to have a strategy and that strategy has to fit your style, your budget, and your risk profile. Do you plan on doing technical analysis or fundamental analysis? Do you plan on following social media and the news for tips? Do you have a list of coins you are going to watch daily so you can become very familiar with their price action and only trade those coins?
Coinbase has some serious competition. Today, Robinhood starts rolling out no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users there can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra fees, and everyone can track those and 14 other coins in its sleek app. That’s compared to paying 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the U.S. on Coinbase. Users can sign up on the Robinhood Crypto site to waitlist for access.
So… I was thinking I could post some charts here, on steemit, and try to explain what’s going on and how to read them. Also i will post short videos and share my screen so that you can see what I see and I can go even a little more in depth with the charts.
Reward:Risk ratios – this refers to how much you anticipate you will profit from a trade, compared with how much you could lose. For example: you enter a trade at $1.00 and set your stop loss at $0.90. If you take profit at $1.20, this is a 2:1 reward-to-risk ratio. Generally, in day trading, you want to aim between 1.5:1 and 3:1.
This is what I am looking for short term. An other view doesn’t make sense for me right now. But I will only enter in a clear up-trend, because of the low volume and risky situation. Also I am watching for divergence in the daily chart. If there isn’t one, then it would mean we will go down very far. But let’s see. I wait for clear signs and it will be exciting …
First off, i never knew about this site, i stumbled on your article while i was looking for articles on how to trade cryptos on the internet.I became curious when i saw the outpouring of positive comments so i decided to sign up and follow Luc.Unfortunately those videos are no longer available due security breaches.Gutted i must have come in so late.I would like to appeal to you for the sake of the people who have genuine interest in trading cryptos, can you post videos on how to read and interprete the charts.This is one area im inching to learn.I would be grateful if i can have video tutorials on this
You may also like to check the coin rankings & market capitalizations on coinkapp – which has a splendid comparisons list of the top cryptocurrencies. Alternatively, coinmarketcap offers a rather simplified list.
In the 2000s, right after e-Gold was shut down, cryptocurrencies began showing up in the cryptography community known as Cypherpunks. Many well-known personalities — Julian Assange who founded WikiLeaks and Jacob Appelbaum who developed Tor — were members of this community.
In closing, I hope this info helps clear up some common mistakes I see new traders make. Not only that, I don’t often see these issues addressed. Even worse, I see “tips” about how to day trade that are totally the opposite of some of the advice I am giving here.
I have a feeling it will. I held my small amount and am waiting to see what happens this week. THere seems to be a good deal of stress THERE, but if things go even partially smooth, there should be some upside. IMO…(noob here….)
That said, be wary of the speculative and unregulated nature of cryptocurrency news. Between Reddit, Steemit, Twitter, Telegram and mainstream media outlets, there are vast discrepancies in the quality of information and plenty of outright falsehoods. In time, you will develop your own understanding of what is credible; and what to take with a grain of salt.
Keep in mind that there are sometimes very smart people behind it that try to push the envelope of what is done till that moment but in the end, the unit in one way or another relates to the value of other established currency, which is the format all currencies are following
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Current payment systems require third-party intermediaries like Google, Facebook, banks and government agencies to process transactions, and many charge high fees for doing so. A blockchain system, however, allows for faster direct payments between individuals and can even support micropayments.
If we exclude the outlier cases of cryptos growing thousands of percents a day, and exclude the general stability that we saw in the past few weeks, then it’s easy enough for an experienced day trader to pull of 10-20% a month or more.
The Guardian newspaper also talks about a Norwegian man, Kristoffer Koch, who invested 150 kroner ($26.60) in 5,000 Bitcoins in 2009 and forgot about it. But in April 2013, he remembered his investment when the price of Bitcoin began to rise astronomically. He eventually realized he had his 5,000 coins intact and as at then, they were already worth about NOK5m ($886,000), after just 4 years.