Analyse historical price charts to identify telling patterns. History has a habit of repeating itself, so if you can hone in on a pattern you may be able to predict future price movements, giving you the edge you need to turn an intraday profit. For more details on identifying and using patterns, see here.
I guess I’m conservative on my investments. I’ve read the books on Warren Buffett, and every shareholder letter of his for Berkshire Hathaway and I’ve tended to fall more into that line of thinking because I understand it and it makes sense to me.
A while back, I put together a google doc for close friends and family who wanted to get involved with Crypto. Everybody has now at least doubled their money and some people have made a killing. I am now making this Google doc publicly available – it’s here, it’s free, your welcome 🙂
A word about public ICOs (crowd-sales): Many new projects choose to make a crowd-sale where they offer investors an early opportunity to buy a share of the project (tokens or coins) in what is meant to be a good price for the tokens.
Yes you can short btc but the volatility is intense and you get margin called easily. Also, bitcoin is heavily manipulated. Not as much as Altcoins in general but if you look closely you can see it. (25% pump right before Gov auctions off seized coins from Silkroad, hmmm)
Margin trading involves interest charges and risks, including the potential to lose more than deposited or the need to deposit additional collateral in a falling market. Before using margin, customers must determine whether this type of trading strategy is right for them given their specific investment objectives, experience, risk tolerance, and financial situation. For more information please see Robinhood Financial’s Margin Disclosure Statement, Margin Agreement and FINRA Investor Information. These disclosures contain information on Robinhood Financial’s lending policies, interest charges, and the risks associated with margin accounts.
The trading platform is the software with which you actually will trade the cryptocurrencies. It is the place where you will open and close your trades and is the most important aspect for your success. If the platform does not perform the way you want or does not provide you with the tools you think you need then this is not the right broker for you.
Bitcoin is more volatile than practically any other type of asset, including gold or the stock market. Cryptocurrency is still a young technology, and faces many challenges. While I believe the overall trend for bitcoin is upwards, trading this currency comes with considerable risk. Bitcoin prices are highly impacted by public sentiment about the currency. It will continue to fluctuate as companies and financial institutions make decisions of how to incorporate (or not incorporate) it into their businesses and workflow. It’s also highly sensitive to regulatory changes, as I will get to in a minute.
Trading a Bitcoin-related security that aims either to replicate the performance of the asset or act as a trust that holds Bitcoins where investors don’t need to hold private keys provides traders an alternative investment vehicle to buy and hold (long only).
Deposit & Withdrawal fees – This is how much you’ll be charged when you want to deposit and withdraw money from the exchange. You’ll often find it’s cheaper to deposit your funds. Also keep in mind some exchanges don’t allow credit cards. Using debit/credit will usually come with a 3.99% charge, a bank account will usually incur a 1.5% charge.
It shouldn’t be difficult to take multiple small gains (~10%) throughout the day. Study how to read those candlestick charts! And I’ve found these two rules to be true: Taking small gains is more profitable than trying to hold out until the peak. Most day traders follow the candlesticks, so it’s better to look at the order books than wait for confirmation when you think the price is going down. Secondly, there is more volatility and reward in the coins that haven’t made it to the profitability calculator sites like Coinwarz.
Keep in mind, Coinbase charges a 3.99% processing fee for all credit card transactions. I’d recommend using a credit card that gives you at least 3% cash back so you can offset some of the fees (I’ll cover the fee structure in more detail in the next section). You can use PayPay for selling currency, buy not buying currency; for PayPal the funds are available instantly but have lower payout limits. The bank account is usually your best bet.
All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Keep in mind that while diversification may help spread risk it does not assure a profit, or protect against loss, in a down market. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.
What I wish you would understand is that the implications of Bitcoin are wide, varied and can be both wonderful and incredibly detrimental to the cost of your freedom (whether you care about it or not).
Sell crypto for fiat – pay ordinary income tax. When I sell Bitcoin for USD, I am taxed using the FIFO (first in, first out) method of accounting. For example, if I buy BTC with an initial investment of $1,000 and a week sell the BTC for $1800, I’ll pay taxes on the $800 profit.
Margin-trading is available on most of the Top 10: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Dash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, ZCash. Note that the BTC trade is priced against the USD, but these altcoin contracts are priced against Bitcoin.
While it’s not yet clear whether the reported memo will become immediate policy, the news indicates the continuing severe stance taken by China’s top towards curbing cryptocurrency speculation and lowering perceived financial risk in the country.
Bitstamp are big in Europe and, since 2011, have moved from Slovenia, and the United Kingdom in search of sound regulatory environments. Good volumes are available for larger trades. Well received by people using SEPA and credit cards. Both euro and US dollar deposits are accepted. I like Bitstamp because they really focus on being a pure bitcoin-only exchange (update: since 2017 Bitstamp have started adding popular cryptocoins). Please read my Bitstamp critique for analysis of factors such as security, fees, and the history.
Think trading stocks, but better. Why? Tiny commissions, markets open 24/7, simpler charts, and more accessibility. You can start trading with $5 and if this year is anything like 2017, you could virtually turn that into any number you want.
While the Chinese government ordered banks to stop financing cryptocurrencies and processing payments for local cryptocurrency investors, the hype of Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency has not dematerialized. In fact, China-based cryptocurrencies have started to see an increase in demand, and local conglomerates have started to form partnerships with foreign blockchain projects.
Online you can also find a range of cryptocurrency intraday trading courses, plus an array of books and ebooks. The more information you absorb the better prepared you’ll be, and the greater chance you’ll have of maintaining an edge over the market.
Even though a lot of investors tend to compare IPOs with ICOs, the truth is that they have a lot of differences. When compared with an IPO, an ICO will rarely grant its investors any ownership of the business that is trying to develop, whether it is a cryptocurrency or a crypto project.