Unlike forex, stocks and options etc., altcoin markets have very different dynamics. New ones are always popping up which means they don’t have a lot of market data and historical perspective for you to backtest against. Most of the altcoins have rather poor liquidity as well . How do you come up with a reasonable plan and test it given these complications?
South Korean Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom told reporters that starting next week, local banks will launch a real-name system for trading of cryptocurrencies to help curb speculation and criminal activities.
Another strategy I use is to keep a 10x leveraged long position on Bitcoin permanently open on Bitmex. When the market rises then take profit off the table. My position gets closed out periodically when the market moves against me, in which event I simply re-open it.
I feel like this one is the most important. Besides Bitcoin itself, I look primarily at the technology or business behind the coin I am considering investing in. Take NEO or Ethereum for example. Both of these many people think to simply be just coins. However, what they really are are byproducts of the platforms that they power. The NEO and Ethereum networks are actually very comparable, offering entire platforms upon which to build decentralized applications. They are in tern, creating a currency upon which their microcosmic economy runs.
Judging by the choices of two top startups, you could see this week as a sign of cryptocurrency’s shifting purpose. Yesterday Stripe removed Bitcoin as a payment option on its platform, and now Robinhood is adopting trading. “People are thinking about cryptos less from a payments standpoint and more from an assets investment standpoint” Tenev explains.
Lack of regulation for cryptocurrencies mean that they are highly volatile by nature, and an investment with this can make a lot of money fast, and at the same time it can turn and one can lose money fast. The reason it is not yet accepted by a lot of businesses is partly due to the lack of regulation.
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There are crypto traders out there who sell subscriptions to their private groups where traders are given signals on buys and sells, and discuss their trades. I am a member of one, and while they provide a good insight I know, it isn’t for me. The same people are there all the time; I wonder if they even sleep, stressing about entry points, exit points, break even stop losses and so on. They high five on good trades and cry through the bad ones.
Of the 50 open positions I hold, only nine are in the red and 6 of those are Tier 4 punts where my exposure is low. None of my Tier 1 investments is in the red, and of the two Tier 2 investments which are in the red, one is a tiny leftover Ripple position of under £300, and the other was my stupid BAT entry where I times the market stupidly.
If you are not quite happy with the daily price volatility of Bitcoin as of recent (too low as you seem to imply), try trading on margin. After you lose half of your account thanks to a sudden price drop or spike (depending on which side of the trade you are going to take), you will soon learn the value of being patient or even indulging…
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