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May 17, 2017, 07:54:03 PM
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Many posts discuss the possibility of exchange earnings with selling Bitcoin (and buy later). Other posts discuss the Bitcoin exchange rate, it seems that many agree there is a strong upward tendency and the volatility is hard to predict. It seems dat selling Bitcoin results in a serious probability of an opportunity loss. Selling Bitcoin can only be motivated by an (partial) exit. Do you agree?
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May 17, 2017, 08:04:11 PM
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You are assuming that the price will continue to rise. That is not guaranteed, so selling is not necessarily lost opportunity.

Selling may be the way to maximize your return, but it depends on the risk of holding.

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May 18, 2017, 06:53:52 PM
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I'd take advice from a financial specialist that knows about bitcoins before trying to sell or buy..
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May 18, 2017, 07:09:14 PM
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I can agree since i believe bitcoin have lots of potential and bright future. But, sell bitcoin might be great idea for those who think bitcoin problem can't be resolved or the price can't grow much anymore.
So, it depends on what people believe.

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May 18, 2017, 07:27:02 PM
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Many posts discuss the possibility of exchange earnings with selling Bitcoin (and buy later). Other posts discuss the Bitcoin exchange rate, it seems that many agree there is a strong upward tendency and the volatility is hard to predict. It seems dat selling Bitcoin results in a serious probability of an opportunity loss. Selling Bitcoin can only be motivated by an (partial) exit. Do you agree?

It depends on how a user thinks of selling their bitcoin. Sometimes they sell it because they need cash in real life, others sold too if they need to use it for various purposes and in some cases, they are on profit and believes that a dip will come in the way so they can purchase more.

Bitcoin will surely go up while on progress but remember that at some point it will experience price dip or big crash. Others just want to take advantage of this so selling is part of their strategy.

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May 18, 2017, 07:31:25 PM
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You are assuming that the price will continue to rise. That is not guaranteed, so selling is not necessarily lost opportunity.

I do agree that selling is not necessarily lost opportunity since if we timed our sell perfectly where bitcoin price is about to crash then we can buy bitcoin at a cheaper price thus increasing our stash of bitcoin.

Selling may be the way to maximize your return, but it depends on the risk of holding.

I think it all depend on the next trend of bitcoin.  If bitcoin is crashing then, selling is the way to maximize your return but, if bitcoin trend is uphill then you fail to maximize your earning and lost the opportunity to earn more money from selling bitcoin.


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May 18, 2017, 07:35:20 PM
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You are assuming that the price will continue to rise. That is not guaranteed, so selling is not necessarily lost opportunity.

Selling may be the way to maximize your return, but it depends on the risk of holding.

Indeed, the opportunity loss is not necessarily, but probable. Given a budget-constraint: Selling Bitcoin = (partial) exit or opportunity loss if exchange rate rises.
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May 18, 2017, 07:39:04 PM
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Many posts discuss the possibility of exchange earnings with selling Bitcoin (and buy later). Other posts discuss the Bitcoin exchange rate, it seems that many agree there is a strong upward tendency and the volatility is hard to predict. It seems dat selling Bitcoin results in a serious probability of an opportunity loss. Selling Bitcoin can only be motivated by an (partial) exit. Do you agree?

How can you say that selling bitcoin is a loss opportunity when making a sell gives you a huge profit to begin with? So my answer is no. There is a upward trend right now, but time will tell that there will be a correction price. And others sell if the individual needs fiat. So they won't consider it a loss since they don't have a choice.

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May 18, 2017, 08:46:35 PM
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A trend describes the past. It cannot predict the future, except ...

Some people believe that a trend does predict the future, so they follow the trend and they help prolong it.

Unfortunately, most of those people will lose money in the end. It is like they are playing a hand of poker where everyone is bluffing and everyone knows that everyone is bluffing. The trend ends when enough people no longer believe in the trend and the price corrects. That's called a bubble.

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May 18, 2017, 09:12:35 PM
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For any true bitcoin lover selling some bitcoins from their may pain physiologically as they may find it as delaying the opportunities of becoming richer by few months/weeks. When you are believing into continuous up surging of bitcoin prices, selling any least amount of bitcoin also may seem as missing opportunities.

But the cases of active traders must be totally different. Buying selling bitcoins are their regular activities and they will not bother about selling bitcoins nor missing some up surges.

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May 18, 2017, 11:05:04 PM
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If japan, russia and australia gains a large enough mining contingent to upset bitcoin unlimited's group of centralized miners, I think BTC's price will continue to increase.

The lower the % percentage of bitcoin unlimited's mining faction decreases, the more stable and decentralized bitcoin will appear. The safer people will feel about investing capital in BTC. The more the price should increase.

If bitcoin unlimited died tomorrow, I think the price would rise for sure with one of the greatest threats to the stability and future of BTC being removed.


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May 18, 2017, 11:12:03 PM
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Bitcoin is hitting $1900 now, probability to hit $2000 or almost soon. Selling Bitcoin = opportunity of profit lost on long term. Because the price on long term is constantly increasing, but you can adopt a strategy to sell and buy often, so you can make little profits every few days or every week, what means it's not total lost opportunity. What you can't do is to hold 0 Bitcoin, always have few Bitcoins.

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May 18, 2017, 11:24:23 PM
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The volatility is unpredictable, It can be dumped so hard. but selling your bitcoin will never give a result into the loss.

Assumed if the price get dump and you can try to buy back on the lower price. that's why to sell on the price will not actually bring you another loss.

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May 19, 2017, 06:48:19 AM
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Many posts discuss the possibility of exchange earnings with selling Bitcoin (and buy later). Other posts discuss the Bitcoin exchange rate, it seems that many agree there is a strong upward tendency and the volatility is hard to predict. It seems dat selling Bitcoin results in a serious probability of an opportunity loss. Selling Bitcoin can only be motivated by an (partial) exit. Do you agree?

I think some people sell Bitcoins to invest into altcoins, Bitcoin performed very well during last year, but its market share keeps decreasing and is below 50% now. Altcoins have much higher volatility, it's common for them to change 20-30% in a day, some even show big surges up to 1000%. Traders with smaller sums might prefer altcoins for those reasons, as it will allow faster and bigger returns at the cost of additional risks.

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May 19, 2017, 07:54:29 AM
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The volatility is unpredictable, It can be dumped so hard. but selling your bitcoin will never give a result into the loss.

Assumed if the price get dump and you can try to buy back on the lower price. that's why to sell on the price will not actually bring you another loss.

No one can tell accurately when to buy and sell any product not only just bitcoins. So you should learn to book profits now and then and some coins you can keep it for long term price appreciation. Because if you don't set a target then you will never sell them and always expecting more and more profit. Because we know that our mind never satisfied and always want more and more money.

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May 19, 2017, 08:00:55 AM
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The volatility is unpredictable, It can be dumped so hard. but selling your bitcoin will never give a result into the loss.

Assumed if the price get dump and you can try to buy back on the lower price. that's why to sell on the price will not actually bring you another loss.

No one can tell accurately when to buy and sell any product not only just bitcoins. So you should learn to book profits now and then and some coins you can keep it for long term price appreciation. Because if you don't set a target then you will never sell them and always expecting more and more profit. Because we know that our mind never satisfied and always want more and more money.
That's the principle of investment. There is no perfect timing in selling the amount of investment you have since it might go up and down continously as long as that currency/investment is currenlty present. Thus, there should not be disappointment in deciding when to sell or buy since everything is speculation based and no one can control one's market.

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May 19, 2017, 08:08:12 AM
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For now, selling bitcoin may be a good opportunity since bitcoin increase $ 1750 and decrease $ 1700 and keep repeat over many days which I made some profit recently.
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May 19, 2017, 08:20:01 AM
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Many posts discuss the possibility of exchange earnings with selling Bitcoin (and buy later).
Just because the is a lot of untapped potential in the exchange business thus why most people talk about it which hasn't even hit optimal and afaik it has less risk since you know exactly wat you bargaining for, but timing is everything to sale when you expect a dip

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Other posts discuss the Bitcoin exchange rate, it seems that many agree there is a strong upward tendency and the volatility is hard to predict. It seems dat selling Bitcoin results in a serious probability of an opportunity loss. Selling Bitcoin can only be motivated by an (partial) exit. Do you agree?
Yes i agree, volatility is what makes bitcoin fun to use because its unpredictable and it also influences the seller to hold or sale to have a gain or loss

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May 19, 2017, 08:51:13 AM
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I don't think that way in the first place as a trader you yourself needs to to have both entry point(buying) and exit point(selling). Which means a well known trader knows what he wants to get when selling the position because of the target price. Only a newbie trader will experience something about opportunity loss becasue of selling prematurely or even randomly selling his position on any of his/her personal reasons.

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May 19, 2017, 09:00:31 AM
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Not guaranteed loss and profit though,yeah bitcoins price is pumping and rising but are you even sure that this hype will continue and continue in future?no one knows,so its a gamble and you must take risk to know the effect that will come on you

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