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September 17, 2017, 04:38:21 PM
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The question is when to sell of course. Because eventually you do have to sell something to realize any profits. My strategy is outlined below, let me know what you think and feel free to share yours. Mine has not been tested as I'm still fairly new to trading and should not be taken as investment advice.
First and foremost, i only invest with money i can afford to lose and only into projects i have throughly researched.  What I plan to do is buy  and hodl until the price is 2X. Then sell half, essentially giving me back my initial investment, anything I sell afterward is pure profit.
I hodl again until  the price reaches 10X. Then sell 20%, giving me a 100% return on my investment again. This would be my first actual profit. I hodl again until the price reaches 100X. Then sell 20% again, giving me a 800% return on my investment.
 I hodl again until the price reaches 1000X. Then sell half my remaining balance, giving me a 1600% return on my investment. At this point I would still retain 16% of my original balance and have recieved a 169X return overall on my investment. Obviously I would have to get in early on a coin/asset and still then wait years potentially to see the returns I want. I'd have my stop loss set at 75% of the orginal price until my first selling at 2X and 50% of the original price there after.

So that's my plan, how's it sound? Obviously I could hodl for the 1000X the entire time, but I feel this is a nice way to lock in some profit early while still holding for the long haul.

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September 17, 2017, 04:52:30 PM
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Oh! you have so much patience in the matter of profits. Being true,i have never got 2x from my investments till yet.
I hold and then sell when i see i have accumulated 15%-20 profit.Similarly half of my base amount remains there. I have no policy designed to achieve a major return.

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September 17, 2017, 05:06:40 PM
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Nice. I'm also currently looking for wealth management strategies.

What I planned on doing is:
1. wait until it doubles at least
2. sell 50% (25% are reinvested in something new and the other 25% are put onto a saving wallet)
3. The remaining assets (50%) grow until I decide to sell them

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September 17, 2017, 05:08:07 PM
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Every crypto investor has same options as stock investor has. Either to keep your investment and raise your wealth or to sell them on difference and realize profit.
You know Buffet? He always hold his investment and eventually become one of the richest person on Earth. Profit doesn't matter to him, all matters to him is increase in wealth with increase in value of stocks.
So it depends upon what's your priority with your investments. I personally sell my investments very rarely and mostly keep them till moon.
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September 17, 2017, 05:14:41 PM
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I guess it is a good idea to take your profits when you can and that strategy makes sense, but the thing with something like bitcoin is, it is disruptive technology and it can go exponential at any given time, so you may sell following your strategy, get your gains secured, but then you wake up next morning to a new paradigm and the price has gone mooning bigly.



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September 17, 2017, 05:19:45 PM
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Sounds like a great plan. The real pain people feel when investing is losing their initial investment. So cashing that out and taking profits regularly means you are always in profit and ahead of the game. And you can always use some of your profits to buy the dips so that you always hold the same amount of coins.

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September 17, 2017, 05:21:33 PM
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eventually you do have to sell something to realize any profits.
You're wrong.  You can spend your coins at many different merchants.  Of course you're ignoring this because you're only in it to obtain fiat money, which is why BTC ends up being volatile.

Your "strategy" is non-existent.  You're simply relying on "greater fools" to keep buying with the intention of selling again for more fiat money, so that you can sell out before they do.

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September 17, 2017, 06:03:45 PM
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The question is when to sell of course. Because eventually you do have to sell something to realize any profits. My strategy is outlined below, let me know what you think and feel free to share yours. Mine has not been tested as I'm still fairly new to trading and should not be taken as investment advice.
First and foremost, i only invest with money i can afford to lose and only into projects i have throughly researched.  What I plan to do is buy  and hodl until the price is 2X. Then sell half, essentially giving me back my initial investment, anything I sell afterward is pure profit.
I hodl again until  the price reaches 10X. Then sell 20%, giving me a 100% return on my investment again. This would be my first actual profit. I hodl again until the price reaches 100X. Then sell 20% again, giving me a 800% return on my investment.
 I hodl again until the price reaches 1000X. Then sell half my remaining balance, giving me a 1600% return on my investment. At this point I would still retain 16% of my original balance and have recieved a 169X return overall on my investment. Obviously I would have to get in early on a coin/asset and still then wait years potentially to see the returns I want. I'd have my stop loss set at 75% of the orginal price until my first selling at 2X and 50% of the original price there after.

So that's my plan, how's it sound? Obviously I could hodl for the 1000X the entire time, but I feel this is a nice way to lock in some profit early while still holding for the long haul.


Is a perfect plan to start from, sadly it may take long to reach 2x the price you bought it at, that being said you should try to buy and sell arbitrage while the price fluctuate.

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September 17, 2017, 06:47:36 PM
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Your "strategy" is non-existent.  You're simply relying on "greater fools" to keep buying with the intention of selling again for more fiat money, so that you can sell out before they do.

Um, that's pretty much what every single person here is doing even if they won't admit it in public.

It looks like a sound strategy in principle, though that certainty at 1000x returns shows the OP might have been spoilt by past performance. He'd have to be taking risks on stuff that looks like utter junk right now and I think the alt scene has become more established and mature.

2015 was the time to be doing this there were prime contenders that were still nowhere like Monero, XEM and ETH. Back then all alts looked potentially dead, even the ones with good plans and backing. Now a lot of that has come to fruition and the dregs are still where they belong, though no doubt there are some huge risers hiding.

The pulling out half at the doubling is the important bit, everything else will be gravy.

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September 17, 2017, 07:52:02 PM
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You have a very good investment strategy and my advise to you is to stick to your plans and see if it is good for you and if it makes you to lose money then you can now change it.  You should not go into trading without proper money management policy in place, many traders that ignores this policy has lose serious amount of money. My understanding of the  market for the past few years is that the market has a mind of its own and it take serous study to follow its pattern and ways.

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September 17, 2017, 08:12:02 PM
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Thanks OP, easy plan there

I will try this with NEO right away

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September 17, 2017, 09:34:19 PM
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I think neo has had it's day. At least for a while. I remember when it was antshares and $1.73 in price. I kept saying I needed to buy when it dropped. It never did. Least til it hit $50

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September 17, 2017, 09:37:26 PM
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The question is when to sell of course. Because eventually you do have to sell something to realize any profits. My strategy is outlined below, let me know what you think and feel free to share yours. Mine has not been tested as I'm still fairly new to trading and should not be taken as investment advice.
First and foremost, i only invest with money i can afford to lose and only into projects i have throughly researched.  What I plan to do is buy  and hodl until the price is 2X. Then sell half, essentially giving me back my initial investment, anything I sell afterward is pure profit.
I hodl again until  the price reaches 10X. Then sell 20%, giving me a 100% return on my investment again. This would be my first actual profit. I hodl again until the price reaches 100X. Then sell 20% again, giving me a 800% return on my investment.
 I hodl again until the price reaches 1000X. Then sell half my remaining balance, giving me a 1600% return on my investment. At this point I would still retain 16% of my original balance and have recieved a 169X return overall on my investment. Obviously I would have to get in early on a coin/asset and still then wait years potentially to see the returns I want. I'd have my stop loss set at 75% of the orginal price until my first selling at 2X and 50% of the original price there after.

So that's my plan, how's it sound? Obviously I could hodl for the 1000X the entire time, but I feel this is a nice way to lock in some profit early while still holding for the long haul.


I'm transitioning from trading Bitcoins to holding Bitcoins because the price is getting too high and the fluctuations are getting too unpredictable. I traded Bitcoin for a while when the price was under $1000 and it seemed to work pretty well for a while.

The recent gains from $1000 to $5000 in a short period of time make it very hard to trade effectively. Some people may be able to do it successfully but I find that I miss the big increases if I sell too soon. I'm content to trade altcoins and hold Bitcoins. I'll just hold for long term and hope for at least a 10 fold increase in several years.

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September 17, 2017, 09:41:28 PM
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I have another the same problem. It's easier me to trade altcoin then Bitcoin.

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September 18, 2017, 12:00:10 AM
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Sounds like a plan to me, anyways we actually have the same plan on the first part when you said you'll buy and hold until the price increases twice then sell half of it which is to take the capital but we differ on the profit that is left, mine I just left it there and since the price of bitcoin and other altcoins are dropping eventually it isn't moving yet but I was planning to hold them for like 4-5 years and see how much they gained. Since I don't need the money yet then I guess it'll just stay there for a while.

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September 18, 2017, 12:18:41 AM
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Well, that depends on your target. Bitcoin can double it's price or even more. Some traders HODL bitcoin for years hoping that bitcoin could gain huge value in the future. Some expecting bitcoin price at $10,000.a piece. That's possible since bitcoin just doubled it's price this year. It's just drops because of actions of China and continuous sprewding FUDs against Bitcoin. Some are just day trade bitcoin because it's fluctuating a bit. They could easily get some $$$. Some are trading bitcoin from altcoin market to get more bitcoin and then HODL.


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September 18, 2017, 12:26:05 AM
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I HODL the coin or token that I specifically to have it in long term,
some coins are only for trading so I do not really HODL it.
I actually keep it for about 3-9 months but nt really HODL.

I think any coins are actually likely very good to HODL.
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September 18, 2017, 12:57:40 AM
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This is a great strategy if you could pull it off. The only issue is that, how certain are you that the coin you picked will reach up to 800% gains? I hope not, but who knows the coin you picked might just simply fall off coinmarketcap and become irrelevant after a year or so? That's why investing in cryptocurrencies always has a somewhat gambling aspect.

It's a pretty solid plan though. You just need to buy the right coins in the right time.

Well, that depends on your target. Bitcoin can double it's price or even more. Some traders HODL bitcoin for years hoping that bitcoin could gain huge value in the future. Some expecting bitcoin price at $10,000.a piece. That's possible since bitcoin just doubled it's price this year. It's just drops because of actions of China and continuous sprewding FUDs against Bitcoin. Some are just day trade bitcoin because it's fluctuating a bit. They could easily get some $$$. Some are trading bitcoin from altcoin market to get more bitcoin and then HODL.

I'm not saying you shouldn't invest in bitcoin, but investing in certain altcoins has way more potential for bigger profits. It's just simply high risk high reward though.

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September 18, 2017, 02:42:54 AM
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hodling is a good enough for us to make big profit in the long term. i have many coins which i still save in my wallet from last years and i am not selling right now, at least i am waiting the next highest price. i think you can do your plan and you can expecting to make big profit too while i see your plan is good but you need to manage your emotion when somehow the price is suddenly down to deep.

we are seeing the price is up to 100% in a few months ago and in that time, altcoin is going to be party but suddenly, bitcoin price is up and altcoin is down again and not yet reach the highest price until now. i think when the time is come, altcoin will be party again and many of us is selling at the highest price.

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September 18, 2017, 03:10:40 AM
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The question is when to sell of course. Because eventually you do have to sell something to realize any profits. My strategy is outlined below, let me know what you think and feel free to share yours. Mine has not been tested as I'm still fairly new to trading and should not be taken as investment advice.
First and foremost, i only invest with money i can afford to lose and only into projects i have throughly researched.  What I plan to do is buy  and hodl until the price is 2X. Then sell half, essentially giving me back my initial investment, anything I sell afterward is pure profit.
I hodl again until  the price reaches 10X. Then sell 20%, giving me a 100% return on my investment again. This would be my first actual profit. I hodl again until the price reaches 100X. Then sell 20% again, giving me a 800% return on my investment.
 I hodl again until the price reaches 1000X. Then sell half my remaining balance, giving me a 1600% return on my investment. At this point I would still retain 16% of my original balance and have recieved a 169X return overall on my investment. Obviously I would have to get in early on a coin/asset and still then wait years potentially to see the returns I want. I'd have my stop loss set at 75% of the orginal price until my first selling at 2X and 50% of the original price there after.

So that's my plan, how's it sound? Obviously I could hodl for the 1000X the entire time, but I feel this is a nice way to lock in some profit early while still holding for the long haul.

I like your strategy, but you only talk if the price increases up to several times, I wonder what would you do if the price throws away? will you teus do hodl and ready to lose? or you will do cut lose?

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