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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading thread

Discussion in 'Forex and Cryptocurrencies' started by greggles, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    In the last couple of days, people I know who have no real previous involvement with financial markets have told me they have either started or intend to start trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mania is well and truly spreading like wildfire. Brokers will be all over this very quickly now. Expect them all to start offering Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading very soon, if they aren't already offering it.

    So who is trading cryptocurrencies? I'm seriously considering it. The volatility is insane. With so many inexperienced traders out there punting like crazy, it could be a whole new world of opportunity.

    I'm starting this thread so ASFers can start discussing cryptocurrency trading generally and hopefully post some setups and/or technical analysis.
     
  2. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    It’s not that easy to trade. Instruments like cfds where one can take both sides of the trade are cost prohibitive due to the spread. The futures are not liquid yet. The exchange only allow you to buy the “currencies “....long only. That’s not trading....
     
  3. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    I am presuming this will change as the retail market demands more choice and flexibility. Brokers will do whatever they need to do to ensure that brokerage keeps rolling in. I imagine the market will meet consumer demand and different instruments will be made available as the cryptocurrency trading niche matures. Who knows, we might have cryptocurrency ETFs before too long.
     
  4. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Bitwise Investment Fund (Hold 10).
     
  5. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    It's not really up to the brokers...these aren't products that are traded on normal exchanges, for lack of a better word. Next week the second futures contract lists....give it time and the liquidity will come.
     
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    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Good time to buy you reckon. :D

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  7. galumay

    galumay learner

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    Surely that informs you as to why its so dangerous to play in this speculative bubble market of a valueless concept? If you think its going up quick, watch the plunge when it bursts.
     
  8. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    It's certainly seen one helluva run. The intraday swings are pretty intense though. Plenty of trading opportunities if you can catch them, that's for sure.

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  9. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    As long as you're playing with money you're prepared to lose it's OK. I was thinking of just dipping my toes in and see how I go.
     
  10. galumay

    galumay learner

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    As i said elsewhere, all the phrases you hear before catastrophic collapse occours!

    Just give me the money if you are prepared to lose it!
     
  11. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    Never underestimate the power of greed. Also, don't forget that John McAfee has promised to eat his dick if Bitcoin isn't US$1,000,000 by 2020. ;)

     
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  12. galumay

    galumay learner

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    Still....just give me your money! :roflmao::D:2twocents:2twocents
     
  13. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    So let’s think about that

    Would you put down $ 1000 for a pie in the sky return of $ 50000 in 2 years
    Or
    Sit back and watch

    If you’ve ever bought a lottery ticket your chances are way less!

    Would you short it with the same $1000

    Could bankrupt you!

    How many sat back and watched the property boom
    The AU$ rise from 50c to $1.10
    Gold from $250 to $1700
    Oil from $140 to $40
    DJI 9000 to 24000
    Tech boom

    Grab the pop corn
    Champers will always be too expensive.

    Personally think the Risk is worth it.
    E commerce will change but it’s here to stay
    Keep your eyes peeled for other whacko ideas
    Trust me there is plenty in the pipeline.
     
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  14. pixel

    pixel DIY Trader

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    ... and if you're wrong: Are you prepared to pay me 100,000% interest by 2020?
    I'll be generous and let you keep the principal. Just pay me the interest. :D
     
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    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    Ripple up 40% over night !

    Better than a lottery ticket
     
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    Yeah but your trading bitcoin.
    A tats ticket costs $1 pays 4 million And a horse won a race somewhere at 100:1 yesterday. So what!?

    Not to mention Bitcoin is 16,807 down from it's 17,152 highs
     
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  17. galumay

    galumay learner

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    You are missing the point.
     
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    I guess you should think some more, you have cherry picked with hindsight. If you keeep gambling we know what happens eventually - you end up with no money.

    I really wonder why we have gambling threads on what is purportedly an investing forum!
     
  19. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    In a very real sense, all investing and trading is gambling. Even if you buy a blue chip for the long term, you are simply betting it will go up. You could be right, you could be wrong. Blue chips are simply the favourites while speccies are the long shots that pay out better. It's all still betting on an uncertain outcome. So, in the end it's just gambling. There are good gamblers and bad gamblers, just like there are good investors and bad investors.

    Nothing wrong with having a punt. :D
     
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    notting

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    Easy to pick the 5th in retrospect.

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    These are in AU$
     
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