This is a trader’s market…

Cryptocurrency is not an investment. Unless you’re buying proof-of-stake coins, crypto doesn’t pay a dividend. Crypto is speculating - we’re speculating that crypto will have value in the future. This is why even a basic understanding of trading is imperative to being a successful cryptocurrency owner. Understanding market trends, and knowing when to get in and get out are key to maintaining profit in this volatile market.

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psychology of a market cycle

Psychology runs markets…

Human psychology is what makes markets move. The only reason the price of any asset goes up or down is because of people choosing to either buy or sell it.

Humans are greedy, so we feel euphoria when assets we’re invested in go up, and we feel fear and depression when those same assets go down. In order to be a successful trader, you have to short-circuit your natural responses to those emotions.

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”
— Warren Buffet




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1.     HODLing is not a viable strategy

HODLers are subject to the whims of the market. Trading enables you to protect and maximize the amount capital you have.

 2.     Bitcoin is KING

Know where Bitcoin is in its cycle. Alt coins and Bitcoin have a dynamic relationship. Bitcoin’s movements influence all of the other cryptos. Familiarize yourself with Bitcoin’s movements and cycles. Always keep 1 eye on Bitcoin, and 1 eye on anything else that you’re looking at.


  • When Bitcoin is stable, alt coins will run

  • When Bitcoin is dropping, alts will drop more

3.     Learn to value your trades in Bitcoin, not US Dollar

The point of all of this crypto trading is to accumulate more BTC


4.     Have a plan and stick to it

If you don’t have a plan, your emotions will get the best of you and you’ll get wrest. Have a plan, and don’t break it. Know when to get in and when to get out.


5.     Get your mind straight

Trading is psychology, learn to zen out on price swings - do not react to feelings euphoria or despair.


6.     The trend is your friend until the end…. until it isn’t

Identify the long term trends, and generally trade with the trend, Don’t fight the trend,

Larger scale trends on the weekly or monthly are more reliable that short trends on the one hour or daily, The longer the trend, the more reliable it is.

7.     There’s always another trade

The market won’t run away from you, so never chase after it. Taking advantage of runaway markets is risky and best left for expert traders.


8.     Patient and move slowly

Markets don’t move in a straight lines. Let the pattern develop, let the price move to you.


9.     Reduce risk!!

Use stops to protect from loss and exit positions with profit.


10.  Know yourself, know your edge

Be aware of where your strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in your knowledge.


11.  Never stop learning and improving yourself

Find a group of mentors whether its Twitter, YouTube, or books by experts in the field. Follow traders and learn from those you are one step ahead of you. Know where you are, and know when to move on.