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Bitcoin position sizing

Postby Kikree В» 30.01.2019


Risk management and position sizing are important aspects of cryptocurrency trading and investing. It can be tempting to go all in or out. However, this can be a recipe for disaster given the volatile crypto markets. Risk management : Using tactics to manage risk such as position sizing and stop losses. TIP : learn about market cycles and using stops and trailing stops.

These two topics will help a lot with risk management. General wisdom says that it is best to invest and trade using small amounts of your total investable capital set aside for cryptocurrency.

Reward is nice, but to ensure rewards over time it is vital to limit risk in the short term. The reality is the risk of large bid sizes relative to your total bankroll outweigh the potential rewards statistically, over time, on average. There will be leeway for some mistimed buys, and there will be more opportunities for those crazy big wins that crypto offers every once in a while. That is a rough sketch of the basic logic, those points are discussed more below alongside further examples.

How does does one make money with small positions? In trading, it is a matter of setting stops to limit the downside of a trade the upside is as high as the next run goes, the downside is limited by the stop. In longer term investing, for example in dollar cost averaging, it is creating a position out of smaller positions and then [ideally] selling it down the line for a profit when you are ready. With small bids each mistimed buy or stop hit only costs you a small amount. With large bids, mistimed buys can quickly erode your bankroll when trading or result in an unattractive average price in investing.

Details and examples of why risk management is important aside, a conservative strategy that mitigates risk might look like this this being an example, not a suggestion :. With that said, even a perfectly placed stop can get hit if big buy or sell orders happen to trigger it.

People get stopped out all the time in crypto due to the lack of liquidity in some markets and the volatility in almost all markets. That is a very conservative version of a proper risk management and bid sizing strategy, and there is room to increase positions and loosen stops as you become experienced not as the price goes up, but as you level up.

However, wiggle room aside, the basic layout is something almost literally every pro out there does. Yet, the above is the exact opposite of what almost everyone does when they start trading or investing in crypto and in general. What people generally do is commit more money than they can afford to lose to crypto, then quickly buy a small range of crypto assets in a short time frame, and as a result find themselves with a very limited set of options very quickly.

Worse, just as often people will start by practicing risk management and then will start breaking rules when they are overcome by FOMO down the road which generally occurs when coins are near their local or all time high. If you happen to get into a coin high, because say you thought a new trend was emerging where crypto would be good forever and the bubble and bust economy of the past is behind us this is never the case , you have now set yourself up for hard times.

When you gamble in general, things start going wrong some logistical, some psychological. Further, and speaking honestly, even people who get in early and HODL more than they can afford to lose tend to be consumed by some of the things that can go wrong like shifting around into alts at the wrong times or using their crypto to open leveraged positions because they are getting bored or greedy.

That is the name of the game. The pros know when to take losses, how manage their risk, and generally aim to make more good trades than bad ones or, to make more good investments than bad ones. Amateurs can get lucky by throwing cash at crypto at the right time, but luck can and usually does run out and often at the worst times; like all time highs or lows.

If people all go all-in on Bitcoin when they hear about it, then everyone who heard about it early has money on paper and everyone who heard about it late has losses. Meanwhile, if they all HODL, and then crypto crashes into the ground, they all have losses. In all these cases the effect is essentially the same.

Yet, if those people all built average positions over time, and aim to take profits in some reasonable way, they would roughly be in the same boat those who came in early would be a little better off; but all would have opportunities to profit and room to make more conservative and educated choices. If you think the next all time high will become the new support, you do not know crypto. Breaking the rules : Above I presented a conservative investment strategy.

If you just took profits at a high and then there is a large correction, reinvesting those profits rather quickly at what you think is the low might make sense. If you see a clear breakout and want to double your bid size or place a few extra bets with tight stops, that can make sense too.

I know people who are fully in crypto and have made a ton of money. I know people fully in crypto as an investment who swap between the top coins based on data. I can see the logic of jumping ship at what one thinks is the start of a clear downtrend or going in heavy when they think an uptrend is almost certain.

Some people do very well throwing risk management out the window or taking big risks, others take some major hits. There is nothing wrong with doing a mix of things and finding out what works best for you and there is no wrong way to invest per-say.

However, if you want to avoid gambling which statically speaking tends not to end well and want ensure you are in the crypto game for the long term, err toward small positions and set aside dreams of instant lambos for a more sure path to wealth over time. TIP : It is really hard to get a lambo in a short period of time by being conservative. That said, most people lose money in crypto.

Thus, statistically speaking people are better off not trying to defy the odds. Risk, Reward, and Statistics General wisdom says that it is best to invest and trade using small amounts of your total investable capital set aside for cryptocurrency.

That wisdom is rooted in two general concepts: 1. There will be more room for skill, and less reliance on luck. The above is true in investing, but is especially true in trading. Never make too many trades in a short time frame for long term investments as that just mimics taking larger positions. Consider averaging AKA laddering in and out of short term positions you can average in and out with stops as well.

If you are day trading, use stops raising your stops up to lock in profits. NOTE : The tighter the stop, the less capital is risked. With that said, where to place a stop has more to do with chart patterns than dollar amounts. Still, it helps to understand the risk you are taking in terms of dollars and percentages. For some the conditions will be based on ensuring against losses, for others the conditions will be about holding out for future gains and accepting losses on paper that is a matter of goals and tastes.

When you gamble with more than you can afford to lose, even more things can go wrong. What Could Go Wrong? Here is what can go wrong when you overextend generally speaking: You can get emotional and fail to make good choices whether you are up millions because you got in early, or down tens of thousands because you got in late; once you are overexposed, you are subject to extreme emotion and thus you risk making all sorts of mistakes from freezing up when you should act to selling low in a panic to buying on credit.

You necessarily have little or no money to buy dips, corrections, and crashes. You have no practice at taking money out of the market to make money trading or investing, you have to sell at some point. You can quickly blow up your account by making a few large losing short term bets in a row especially if you trade using leverage.

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Re: bitcoin position sizing

Postby Kagakinos В» 30.01.2019

Let me explain with an example:. Tight stops are extremely favorable. Risk management covers a wide range of different things. Risk Amount:. Leveraged trading can increase your losses.

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Postby Mushura В» 30.01.2019

Bitcoin is showing sign of strength. Practice this a lot, for a pro trader this should be second nature. I know this bitcoin free you owe me nothing but it seems you're cooking the tells cryptocurrencies Zero sizing game. I am glad position took some profit

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Postby Gurg В» 30.01.2019

Stopped out? Let me explain with an example:. EOSZ19, Entry at E1: E2: with x10X leverage going longTarget at Target 2 at and stop loss at Comment: Alts might suffer if bitcoin posjtion major breakout from here, to avoid stop hunt. Why is the bitmex signal gone from business channel?

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