It is too stressful. Medium to long term holding is working for me and giving me the returns I need for the lifestyle I want to live. Why do I want to get into the stress of entry and exit points, watching the markets continually?
Events such as these can pose issues for Bitcoin-related trusts such as GBTC, depending on how such events are handled and the degree of any proceeds distributions and administrative fees. For that reason and the pros/cons noted above, Bitcoin-related securities would not be my first choice when looking at the three ways to trade this asset.
Always pay attention to Bitcoin. Most altcoins (every cryptocurrency except Bitcoin) are pegged more closely to Bitcoin than Asian currencies were to the USD during the Asian Financial Crisis. If Bitcoin price pump drastically, altcoins price can go down as people try to exit altcoins to ride the BTC profits; inversely, if Bitcoin prices dump drastically, altcoin prices can go down, too, as people exit altcoins to exchange back into fiat. The best times for altcoin growth appear when Bitcoin shows organic growth or decline, or remains stagnant in price.
So you’ve watched your profits soar, but when do you exit your trades? Exiting your trade will ultimately determine how much you make or lose, so your exit strategy is absolutely crucial to your success.
I love your excitement.. As for books, unfortunately there mostly all garbage and ihave read a ton of trading books. Nothing like learning direct from a fulltime trader who makes his living in the markets. Especially if that trader isn’t trying to sell you anything. The best people to learn from are those who don’t want anything from you because they are already successful on there own. I make plenty of money trading, I’m just happy to help others in my spare time 🙂
Fortunately, many exchanges have developed the ability to place limit orders and stop orders. This means that you can decide what you want to do, buy sell, when a currency hits a certain price ahead of time and have your order ready to go. Limit orders give you a lot of flexibility to plan ahead and get some sleep, even if you expect movement in markets overnight. For example, you may purchase a currency at $20 toward the end of your trading day and then place a limit order to sell when it hits $21 if you expect it to rise overnight. Of course, if you’re worried about losing your investment, you could also place a limit order to sell at $19 if it dips. If either of those things happens, the trade will take place automatically, even while you are sleeping.
The problem is most of us are seeing a movie in our heads about life, instead of what’s actually right in front of our noses. To the degree that reality doesn’t match up with what we want to think about it, we go with what we want to think about it. For most humans giving up their belief systems is the same thing as death. They would rather die, literally, than change their mind.
On top of the possibility of complicated reporting procedures, new regulations can also impact your tax obligations. The U.S, the ‘property’ ruling means your earnings will now be deemed as capital gains tax (15%), instead of normal income tax (up to 25%). Each countries cryptocurrency tax requirements are different, and many will change as they adapt to the evolving market. Before you start trading, do your homework and find out what type of tax you’ll pay and how much.
This trading tactic, used by whales, is often known as pump and dump and it hurts all those traders who did not do their homework and shortens an altcoin’s overall lifespan. To avoid getting hurt by a pump-and-dump tactic, you should focus on long-term investments done on a healthy altcoin.
What’s important to consider as crypto evolves is to learn everything (or as much as possible) for yourself. Crypto coins all offer white papers to the public (though they’re not always easy to find). They’re for a scientific audience, but you’ve probably read worse if you have a university degree. Find them and read them. Don’t understand something, ask a question.
That same day, Slush’s Pool first block was mined. Bitcoin Pooled Mining (operated by slush), is a way in which several users work together to mine Bitcoins and then split the benefits among themselves.
On 22 May 2010, a total amount of 10,000 BTC was spent on pizza – the first, real-world transaction that involved the use of Bitcoins. A programmer from Jacksonville, Florida, Laszlo Hanyecz, proposed to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for a pizza on the Bitcoin Forum. The exchange rate at the time was put at about US$25.
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.