It’s definitely possible but you have to be able to recognize opportunities regardless of market behavior. The market moves relative to the price of BTC.. so even if BTC is in a down trend you can make money by purchasing altcoins that are oversold by trading the altcoin-to-BTC ratios. Sure, your purchasing power in USD may be lower but as long as your purchasing power in BTC is still increasing you’ll be ok.
DISCLAIMER: Be a big boy or girl and make your own decisions about where to put your hard earned money. I am not a financial adviser and this is not financial advice and if I really need to tell you this then it’s best to keep your money in your pocket anyway.
The news of the ICO ban in China had bitcoin trading down 12%, Ethereum down 23% and Litecoin down as much as 32%, as shown below. So don’t go throwing your entire savings account into Litecoin just yet, and being bullish long-term doesn’t mean it will get there smoothly.
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Truth be told, there is no profit to be made in Dogecoin. The community offers nothing but stupid gifs, knitted Dogecoin sweaters from grandma, and dumb crafts made by girlfriends. Don’t be so butthurt. You know I’m right.
After I watched a few of your videos (quite a few more to go), and my first week of trading, I doubled my small account, which pays for your course and then some. I feel like after learning some basic core principles about price and direction from your videos, I’m able to finally piece together the key components I’ve been missing.
Anyone that uses the Robinhood platform to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum today comes into a market that has lost roughly half of its value over the past couple of months. After nearly touching $20,000 in December, Bitcoin recently dropped below $10,000.
Day trading is hard. Really hard. You are constantly fighting two emotional states, over confidence and fear. Of course, there are successes, but there are failures too. The £20k I lost day trading tech stocks is a constant reminder. It wasn’t just the monetary loss; it was the sick feeling at the bottom of my stomach.
But did I listen? Nope. Because I am an emotional fear based creature just like everyone else. FOMO (Fear of missing out) got me. The force is strong with FOMO and not you or anyone else is immune to it. No matter how good you get, you’ll regularly and repeatedly shoot yourself in the foot.
Volumes indicate the liquidity of an asset. The greater the liquidity the easier it is to buy and sell, even when there is turmoil, and the lower the Bid-Offer spread and therefore the cost of trading. You want to avoid assets with tiny liquidity as when the shit hits the fan it will be costly to exit. Bitcoin has world-class liquidity. I run a crypoasset analysis site named Blocklink.info. Here is a screen-grab of the most liquid assets in the world.
The shitcoins are exciting too as if they become legit, they can increase in value rapidly by 10,000% or more. You can make a killing on shitcoins, but you can also lose your money so you need to be careful – more on that in a bit.
Bitcoin can be spent just like other fiat currencies. While some people keep them for future investments, others prefer using them in making international money transfers. The most important thing is that your portfolio is completely under your control; there is no interference from the government. Its use across borders and its flawless digital transfers as well as its censorship resistance make it invaluable.
While Bitcoin and Ethereum are relatively safe commitments for new traders, the risks when dealing with less-known coins can be significant. While some coins are undervalued, some are simply pump-and-dump (or even Ponzi) schemes that rely on speculation and hype to artificially boost their prices.
On 6 November 2010, the Bitcoin market cap went beyond $1 million USD. This sum was calculated by multiplying the number of Bitcoins in circulation by the last trade on MtGox. The price on MtGox reached US$0.50/BTC.
Lots of influential actors — Governments, banks, regulators — fear Bitcoin and try to kill it on a regular basis. Bitcoin takes massive hit after massive hit, but it has always rode the punches and bounced back. Experienced traders have noted this and the advice is to buy the dip. This is the Honeybadger Trade.
Compared to fiat currency, the volume of crypto traders is nothing, and this means how the coin is viewed can dramatically alter its value. Did you buy Bitcoin because it was plastered all over the media as the “future of finance”? Without even knowing it, you’ve just invested based on sentiment analysis.
While these are great places to get started, they aren’t the best for trading a range of currency pairs. When choosing an exchange, you may be limited by location so it’s necessary to do your research.
You need to hold…. buying and then selling shortly after is a BAD plan; you have to be patient with crypto; choose your coins wisely and then hold them for a year. Some of my favourite picks for 2018 – ICX, XVG, NEO, OMG, XMR, XRP, ETH, FCT, DASH, THC, COVAL, SALT, ADA.
“Every bank and branch must carry out self-inspection and rectification, starting from today. Service for cryptocurrency trading is strictly prohibited. Effective measures should be adopted to prevent payment channels from being used for cryptocurrency settlement,” the central bank said.
Cryptopia – Cryptopia is a great one-stop-shop for a wide range of cryptocurrencies. Besides being an exchange and a wallet, it is also a marketplace where you can sell and buy almost anything for bitcoins and altcoins. The idea is to offer all kind of cryptocurrency related services on one single platform. The fee structure is very straightforward, the trading fee is 0.20% of the total BTC or cryptocurrency you are paying with. Cryptopia does not charge deposits as this come from the wallet that wants to deposit into your account. Their Arbitrage feature is probably the best idea that they came up with. You can easily compare the “Ask” and “Bid” price from four different websites at the same time. This lets you exploit the market discrepancies during the day with just a few clicks.
Many see TRON as an end of the online entertainment system as it is today – forced by giant corporations and companies such as Google, Apple, Youtube, Spotify, and others. Content creators might get another option and not have to go through these “middle men” anymore.
There are a number of ways to profit from cryptocurrency, but day trading is most likely the fastest. Day trading involving speculating on the price of currencies, and then buying and selling them within the course of a day to make a profit.
Mercado Bitcoin is the biggest exchange in Brasil and South America. It allows users to trade Bitcoin, Litecoin and Brazilian Reais. Users are required to provide a CPF or CNPJ number in order to register and login. Mercado Bitcoin has no limits for VIP accounts and higher, which requires document verification. Mercado Bitcoin has a solid reputation within the crypto community and over 100 thousand clients that use their service.
So now that you’ve got somewhat of a grip on Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin, you may want to do some speculation and invest in lesser known coins (altcoins). In order to do that, we’re going to have to use a marketplace or exchange. For this example, we’ll be using Bittrex — my favorite exchange.
The first reason is that 1% is manageable. Most cryptocurrencies are moving up and down by 1% every hour. The wild bull runs are hard to find, hard to time properly, and easy to go in the opposite direction where you lose a lot.
I came to my senses on 18 May, 2017 when I underwent an epiphany. I then made a new (self-imposed) rule : broadly track the Top 10 cryptoassets in my portfolio, regardless of my opinion about their individual merits.
One day specifically stood out, I was trading Tesla long and short all day and had made around £2k. I didn’t manage to close out a short position before the day had ended and overnight Tesla announced record car orders. I was trading leverage, and when the market opened in the morning, I had lost £4k. My heart sunk and I felt sick.
In order to do this, you must “buy the lows” and let the profits run. I’d recommend entering and exiting positions gradually in case the lows get lower or the highs get higher. Avoid buying/selling in big emotional or reactionary swoops, and try not to trade more than a few times a week to keep fees down and give your bets a chance to perform.
I’ve moved money from different exchanges many times. The problem arises when the exchange gets hacked or ‘hacked’ and they suddenly close up shop before you can withdraw. There is little to no regulation that keeps them from walking with your money. (see: MtGox, CryptoRush and MintPal). Very few exchanges are trustworthy (Bittrex mentioned in this article is one of those imo) and even those are not immune to hacking or scams.
The benefit of a USD wallet on Coinbase is that you can put money in that and then buy coins instantly from the wallet. If you try to buy directly with your bank account, the transaction can take about a week. A credit card doesn’t have this problem, but limits are usually lower on a credit card. TIP: I almost always deposit USD in my wallet as opposed to buying coins directly from Coinbase via my bank account when using Coinbase to buy (I do this on-the-go sometimes). You can also wire money if you need the funds to be in the wallet faster. On that note, I almost always then use GDAX to buy/sell coins when I’m on a desktop (then use Coinbase as my wallet and mobile app).
I believe that the window to enter cryptocurrency trading in rapidly closing – soon, most of the bluechip coins will be extremely expensive and unable to double in value as easily as they can right now.
The “blockchain” is the master ledger that records and stores all the transactions and mining activity, trades, and purchases. At the same time, it requires validation of ownership. Technically a transaction is not finalized until it is added to the blockchain which usually takes a few minutes and is irreversible. During the time between transactions, the units are not available for usage by either side, which prevents double spending, fraud, and duplication.