Yeah, the 10k loss didn’t really fizz me much, I just took the rest of the day off and went right back to it the next day. I didn’t break any of my rules, therefore I didn’t feel bad about the loss. I traded properly, and unexpected news hit that stock at the worst moment. By the time I found the news it was already too late and I was in the red. At one point I was down $17,000 and waiting for the rebound to salvage some of that loss back. So it could have been worse, but that was my worse trading day ever so far.. But it was exciting 🙂 Anyways I rarely have a red day because I have some systems in place that make everyday a good one.. Example: I trade my day on a portfolio basis (ill have to make a video and post on this subject alone) And I always sell a rebound, always .. even at a small loss if my entry was poor (I will have to make a video and post on this subject also)
Genesis’ move into crypto lending is the latest addition of institutional services in a market that has also recently seen the launch of bitcoin futures trading and increased interest in bitcoin exchange-traded funds.
Wow, thanks for the info! This makes a lot of sense, I just never thought it would be possible because of how volatile the markets are. Day trading cryptos is definitely something I would consider in the future.
I don’t know. Applying the same metrics used above to $ETH it does pretty well, but not as well as Bitcoin. But there are clear risks and as a result I am underweight in Ethereum compared to its share of the global Cryptoasset Market Cap.
When fraudulent or poor quality coins crash, your funds will go up in smoke – and this can be easily avoided by a little dash of due diligence. Picking a quality coin is a lengthy process; yet time worth spent. If you can ascertain that an altcoin is a legitimate, innovative project you could see a lot more profitable trades and much less time spent panic-selling or crying when your coins go bust.
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As you dip your toes in the water, the safest coins to trade are the top by market cap. Why? They are both the least volatile and the most likely to serve as a long-term store of value – that is, they won’t disappear into the sunset. Right now, you’d do well to focus your efforts on Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and perhaps Bitcoin Cash.
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That said, be wary of the speculative and unregulated nature of cryptocurrency news. Between Reddit, Steemit, Twitter, Telegram and mainstream media outlets, there are vast discrepancies in the quality of information and plenty of outright falsehoods. In time, you will develop your own understanding of what is credible; and what to take with a grain of salt.
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There are several brokers and exchanges on the market which are offering cryptocurrency day trading options. The two main possibility to trade cryptocurrencies intraday is CFD trading and trading in cryptocurrency assets directly.
Reward:Risk ratios – this refers to how much you anticipate you will profit from a trade, compared with how much you could lose. For example: you enter a trade at $1.00 and set your stop loss at $0.90. If you take profit at $1.20, this is a 2:1 reward-to-risk ratio. Generally, in day trading, you want to aim between 1.5:1 and 3:1.
You can place a limit 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).
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 or 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.
We see the cryptotrading as a great opportunity to make good money. Many coins quadruple their value in less than a week. Though you always need to be cautious, because there are lots of fake coins, pump & dumps, schemes and ponzis.
Generally the biggest bitcoin exchanges will be toward the top of the above list. For example Bitfinex, GDAX, Bitstamp, Coinbase (also the best usd bitcoin exchange) all represent large volume proportions. Daily volume varies, and therefore the world’s largest exchange vary each day. Go to bitcoinity for a good list of all the top bitcoin exchange site and their proportional volumes. Some find this handy for arbitrage between markets.
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.