The good thing about Kraken is you can buy using FIAT and they charge you next to nothing to withdraw your funds. Most other sites charge higher fees when you buy and then again when you withdraw so you get bitten twice, so to speak.
And from this, I wrote my original strategy. I still don’t know if I am smart or lucky, anyone could have made money this year in such a bull market. I guess the smart ones made a better %. I am self-aware that different decisions would have led to an entirely different outcome. If I hadn’t have bought Ripple, I would probably be a couple of months behind where I am now. If I had doubled my Ripple investment, I could be a couple of months ahead.
One big difference to Forex are the big spreads. A spread is the difference between ask and bid prices. The ask price is the highest price that someone wants for a given cryptocurrency, this is essentially the buying price. The bid price is the lowest price someone is willing to give you for a given cryptocurrency, this is basically the selling price.
Bitcoin is easily the most recognized cryptocurrency and is also by far the most highly valued at the moment. However, it’s far from the only digital coin available for trading. There are already dozens of cryptos selling for over USD $1 and even more that go for pennies (though the latter are likely not worth your attention quite yet).
In the last 10 days, Doge has fluctuated ~40% from a high of 0.00000155 and a low of 0.0000011. In the same time period, LTC has fluctuated ~10% and PPC has fluctuated ~5.5%. So of the top 3 alts, PPC is the least volatile while Doge is by far the most volatile.
You can place a limit order to buy or sell cryptocurrencies for any USD amount (above $0.10 USD for BTC, and above $0.01 USD for ETH), or in any fractional amount of a cryptocurrency (above 0.00001 BTC, or 0.001 ETH).
This is all fun and peachy, but how exactly are all the transactions made by Bitcoin users kept in check? Well, luckily Satoshi Nakamoto thought of a rather ingenious way to handle transactions and making them all transparent at the same time.
You only need $25,000 to trade penny stocks if you open a margin account. If you open a regular Cash account then you can daytrade with any amount, only drawback is you have to wait a settlement period of 3 days after each trade to get the proceeds of that trade back into your account. Also these rules only apply to traders in the U.S. .. Other countries have different rules… As far as your question on coins, I am invested in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Steemit, and Library.. I have core positions in each of those, that I will not sell for years to come.. But almost daily I am trading many of the other altcoins, in and out, to grow my Bitcoin pot.
The market is legal, personally Monero is one of my favourite coins and I’ve been invested since it was $5 a coin. I believe in crypto long term but, of course, always do your own research and reach your own conclusions.
Huobi and OKEX, formerly two of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the Chinese market prior to the government’s ban on cryptocurrency trading, relocated immediately after the ban on cryptocurrency trading was imposed in October 2017 to Hong Kong to serve both Chinese investors and international traders. Almost immediately after the two exchanges migrated to Hong Kong, Huobi and OKCoin experienced a massive surge in daily trading volume and demand.
Crypto currency day trading is offered by Forex/CFDs brokers as well as on some crypto currency exchanges, such as Binance. You should be careful when selecting a broker to open an account with since there are many scam brokerages out there.
Yawn, I know. Perhaps you’re just out to make a quick buck day trading, but if you want to make sensible investments and leverage them in your favor, you need to understand the value that causes their growth. You wouldn’t buy into a company you know nothing about, would you?
If you have never traded markets like Forex, Futures or Commodities on longer time frames, daytrading Cryptocurrencies will be a lesson in self discipline and one which may render your sanity seriously shredded. It is generally thought that one should spend time on Daily or longer and H8 minimum for trading to begin with to get a handle on trends and recognising the behaviour of the markets before venturing into the intraday mode which really requires a good skill level along with market knowledge.
Bitstamp boasts deposit fees as low as 0.05% and, depending on how much Bitcoin you want to buy, you’ll be charged a transaction fee of between 0.25%-0.1%. If you deposit/withdraw your money via SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) you won’t be charged any hidden commissions, as is the case with some sites.
It is because people have tried and failed and stopped. People forget that you need to have the funds to practise, gain experience, learn lessons. To be successful you need to set rules for yourself and obey them all the time 100%, do not get fomo and even if a coin keeps rising be happy that you made 3 to 5 percent profit because even though you dont hodl, you mind is set for the long run. After a year of making small percentages and putting those profits back into your trades, you will double up every moth and after a year you have can have lots of money. Most poeple dont have the time to do this and use bots instead.
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.
2. choice of crypto/coin you are going to play in. What i’m learning right now is that choosing the right crytpo is a fine balance of several things. Just because it has high volume doesn’t mean it will swing enough to be profitiable (all dependent on your investment, of course.) Most have been pretty consistent to technical analysis (TA), it seems many people are using the fibonacci retracement levels so many alts stay somewhat true to this indicator. Ichimoku cloud, RSI and macd are good to start. but remember, news is king and BTC is king so when those two start moving around, alts catch shit for a couple days.
Embrace volatility – Cryptocurrencies are famously volatile. The price of Bitcoin, for example, went from $3,000 down to $2,000 and then leapt up to nearly $5,000, all within three months in 2017. Whilst this means risk is high, it also means the potential for profit is great too. It’s always sensible to check the volatility of the exchange you decide to go with.
One thing I’ve noticed is that the media, especially Twitter, can have huge effects of the market. If you decide that cryptocurrency is your new thing, if this is where you want to spend your time, then I strongly recommend that you educate yourself and improve your understanding of who to follow, who to trust, when to buy and when to hold.
Once your account is funded, you can go ahead and make your first purchase. Remember, you do not have to purchase coins in full units. You can buy coins in fractions as low as one hundredth of a millionth, or about less than one-tenth of a cent at current prices. That makes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies easy targets for speculation.
The best example of an effective ICO campaign is that of Ethereum, which had Ether as its token coins. In 2014, Ethereum’s project successfully raised USD18 million in Bitcoins; the value of Ether during the ICO was just USD0.40. The project went live in 2015; and by 2016, Ether’s value had spiked and went as high as USD 14 and 2018 traded in exhanges over 1000 dollars.
Here again, it is important considering a number of factors when choosing a stop loss level correctly. Most traders fail when they fall in love with a trade or the coin itself. They may say, “Here it will turn around, and I will get out of this trade with a minimum loss, I’m sure”. They’re letting their ego take control of them and unlike the traditional stock exchange where extreme daily movements are considered 2-3% in value, Crypto trades are a lot more riskier: in my life as a trader I’ve seen a coin dumping by 80% just in a few hours! And nobody wants to be the one who is left holding it.
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.