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Beginners Guide to Trading Cryptocurrencies

Your capital may be at risk. This material is not investment advice.
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Short resume:
  • Author of the book Options Trading for beginners
  • Worked in finance in 12 years
  • Got a MBA in Finance, BA, International Business Administration And Marketing
  • Built a solid record of achievements through constantly developing financial markets
  • Traded on the most frequently utilized stock exchanges: TSE, LSE,NASDAQ, NYSE, Euronex Actively managed a 6-9 million dollar portfolio
  • Developed new and innovative trading systems and implemented them during trading hours
Matthew O'Connor is the author on the bestseller Option Trading for Beginners
Option Trading for Beginners - Written by Matthew O'Connor

Nowadays, trading cryptocurrencies is very much popular and a number of new investors and traders are eager to start crypto trading and earn money. But one thing people should understand is that trading cryptocurrencies will not make them rich overnight. It’s a misconception most new traders and investors have.

As a new player in the cryptocurrency market, you should do a proper research about the cryptocurrency you wish to trade in. This article outlines some of the necessary steps one should take to start a career in cryptocurrency trading.

Step 1: Find a Cryptocurrency Trading Broker

It is quite difficult to search for a crypto broker. There are various crypto companies with various attractive features. But one should consider the following things before finalizing a broker:

Trust and Regulation
It is important that all the activities of the broker are regulated by a governing body. This prevents the broker from involving in any unethical activities.

Fees
There is a simple formula, the lesser the fee, the potential for more earnings. You should do a proper research, analyse the various options available to you, and go for the broker who charges less fee.

Cryptocurrencies to Trade
If the broker does not allow you to trade your desired cryptocurrencies, it does not make any sense to open an account with that broker. Always check if your chosen broker offers to trade the desired cryptocurrencies.

Step 2: Select the Cryptocurrency

If you have not selected the cryptocurrency you wish to trade, now you can do it. You should select the cryptocurrency with the highest potential. While researching the cryptocurrency, you can consider the following things:

  • Infrastructure: Cloud storage, App development, Funding, VPN, etc.
  • Technology: Firm, adaptable, and uncomplicated User Interface, Rapid transaction processes, etc.
  • Development Team: Experienced and skilled, Robust developers, etc.
  • Growing Popularity: Increasing demand for that cryptocurrency, more people attracted to it, wide media coverage.

Step 3: Determine the Price – Is It High or Low?
You should determine whether the price of cryptocurrency you want to trade is high or low. Buying at lower levels and selling at higher levels is a very old investment advice but it is still true. If the price is continuously rising for a long time or vice-versa, be patient and wait for a sign to enter.

Step 4: Identify the Opportunity
Warren Buffet said – “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

This is an amazing way to enter the cryptocurrency market. When others are blindly selling their coins at a very low price, you should be optimistic and buy them. And when you feel that prices are unnecessarily rising, sell your coins and earn profits.

Step 5: Set Your Target Selling Price
Traders purchase a cryptocurrency when they feel that its price is low. When you purchase a cryptocurrency and its price rises, you should set the right price to sell it. The best time is when the prices are going upwards every day.

Words of Wisdom
Trading cryptocurrency is very risky and if not traded sensibly, you may lose all your funds. Do not engage in trading using the money you borrowed. Always invest the money which you can afford to lose.

NOTE: This article is not an investment advice. Any references to historical price movements or levels is informational and based on external analysis and we do not warranty that any such movements or levels are likely to reoccur in the future. In accordance with European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) requirements, binary and digital options trading is only available to clients categorized as professional clients.
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