Basically, been reading candlestick charts for years and lost lots of money before I started developing a strategy, having the self-discipline to stick to it and make a profit.
You need to have a sincere interest in trading any asset on any exchange because it takes work.
And Crypto-currencies are a new asset class which is EXTREMELY volatile, UNREGULATED and yes,… Volume and aggressive price movements provide an environment for potential but hold a HUGE risk of loss.
Few quick tips:
1. Learn to read and work with candlestick charts.
2. Always trade on a SPOT (never trade on a margin)!
3. Don’t get too caught up in reading technical data (like in the graph above demonstrating a few common technical indicators – MACD, RSI, Boll Bands) – The fundamentals are equally important (unless you’re day-trading, which I don’t recommend in the beginning).
Fundamental Analysis in Crypto involves looking at:
a): The Blockchain’s ‘White Paper’.
b): Reading the Audit reports (on ‘GitHib’) for security issues in the Blockchain’s software code.
c): Looking at partnerships with companies/other chains.
d): Following media releases on upgrades (e.g. token releases, hard-forks) – TWITTER is essential!
e): Looking at the dev team behind the Blockchain and the main stake holders.
f): Establishing real-world use cases for the software.
g): Looking at which wallets are holding the token or coin (if data is available) – or in other words – token release, distribution and burn… Basically understanding how supply and demand work for each particular chain.
This information should be in the Blockchain’s website docs; and token holder data (for Ethereum tokens) is available here: https://etherscan.io/
Yep, if you’re IT competent then you’re almost halfway there… 🙂
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One quick screenshot to help you get an understanding of one way to co-relate useful data on a chart.
The above chart demonstrates the price movements of 6 different pairs and indexes, represented as a percentage since the reference date: 12pm July 28th, 2020 (+10GMT).
The main focus asset of this chart is the price of Gold (the commodity Gold not a coin 😂)
I’m comparing it to Silver (as an ‘Area Chart’) – represented in grey.
Oil (as an ‘Area Chart’) – represented in red.
NASDAQ – Index which follows bluechip US tech stocks (as a ‘Line Chart) represented in red.
SPX – Index which follows the top US stocks by market-cap (as a ‘Line Chart’) represented in light blue.
BitCoin (as a ‘Line Chart’) represented in orange.
Good luck, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate.
Be very careful of scams and ‘crap-coins’ (most of them are crap) 😂
Token and Blockchain Explorers:
Great resource for data comparison and taking a look at what the big investment funds are buying:
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