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January 17, 2015, 06:42:09 AM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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January 17, 2015, 12:11:20 PM
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No one know the for sure future in anything having to do with these kinds of markets.  All I can tell you is that it has seemed to me that there is always a drop in the winter months and then in spring going into summer it picks back up again but who's to say how much. Good Luck God Bless.
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January 18, 2015, 06:01:26 AM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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Yes you can however it would most likely not be economical to do so. When you are short bitcoin you are effectively borrowing it in order to sell it on an exchange. You would then repay the loan when you cover your position.

If you were to hold the position for years (or months) then you would need to pay interest on that borrowed bitcoin the entire time. The only way this would be economical for you is if the price were to steadily and evenly decline over the period that you held the position

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January 18, 2015, 09:39:42 AM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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Just hold for years.
You will have a suprise Grin Grin Grin
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January 18, 2015, 10:09:13 AM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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Just hold for years.
You will have a suprise Grin Grin Grin


Why you smile? Maybe the price will increase up to the sky....And he got a lot of money.
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January 18, 2015, 10:45:07 AM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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Just hold for years.
You will have a suprise Grin Grin Grin


Holding for the last few years has been extremely profitable (to who ever has been holding them)...next few years too early to guess...but smart traders may know when to begin fresh positions.

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January 21, 2015, 03:53:03 AM
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The best way to do this would be to use a futures platform like icbit/orderbook or bitmex.
Sell the longest dated future they have.
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January 21, 2015, 12:04:47 PM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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You could passively short bitcoin by just not buy them or sell everything for cash and wait.

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January 23, 2015, 12:31:07 PM
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Yes, off course you could do that but its quite risky especially if you are unaware of bitcoin rapidly changing value!
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January 23, 2015, 08:43:41 PM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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Just hold for years.
You will have a suprise Grin Grin Grin


Holding for the last few years has been extremely profitable (to who ever has been holding them)...next few years too early to guess...but smart traders may know when to begin fresh positions.

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So maybe you will be a smart trader and tell to us, when they begin? Wink
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January 23, 2015, 08:46:38 PM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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Just hold for years.
You will have a suprise Grin Grin Grin


Holding for the last few years has been extremely profitable (to who ever has been holding them)...next few years too early to guess...but smart traders may know when to begin fresh positions.

Thanks

So maybe you will be a smart trader and tell to us, when they begin? Wink

Yeah, and also tell us, which exchanges, are not to be closed in next 5 years Grin
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January 23, 2015, 08:50:37 PM
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I think that this is not a good idea. You can't enough profit on it, but you can lose all your money.
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January 23, 2015, 08:51:18 PM
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Just use a derivative to sell short.
Also, if you want to hold coins for actual practical use, i.e. spending, but not be vulnerable to losing against their $ value, then you can use derivatives that way too, "hedging".
 

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January 24, 2015, 08:13:52 AM
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The best way to do this would be to use a futures platform like icbit/orderbook or bitmex.
Sell the longest dated future they have.

Thanks BITMEX is the only exchange I could find. If any more please let me know.

@tmfp Thanks for your advice....great for holders of BTC.
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January 24, 2015, 04:21:51 PM
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Just use a derivative to sell short.
Also, if you want to hold coins for actual practical use, i.e. spending, but not be vulnerable to losing against their $ value, then you can use derivatives that way too, "hedging".
 

All this options is to dangerous to use them, be ready to lose, and do not invest more than you can lose...
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January 24, 2015, 04:44:45 PM
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Just use a derivative to sell short.
Also, if you want to hold coins for actual practical use, i.e. spending, but not be vulnerable to losing against their $ value, then you can use derivatives that way too, "hedging".
 

All this options is to dangerous to use them, be ready to lose, and do not invest more than you can lose...

Yes, now i am reading different topics at bitcointalk, and i can see that now, it is not a good time to start work with BTC, i think better now wait and watch at the market.
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January 25, 2015, 11:51:14 AM
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Just use a derivative to sell short.
Also, if you want to hold coins for actual practical use, i.e. spending, but not be vulnerable to losing against their $ value, then you can use derivatives that way too, "hedging".
 

All this options is to dangerous to use them, be ready to lose, and do not invest more than you can lose...

Yes, now i am reading different topics at bitcointalk, and i can see that now, it is not a good time to start work with BTC, i think better now wait and watch at the market.

So, you are late on 4 years to have good start)) And what are you want to wait?
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January 25, 2015, 01:48:43 PM
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Can I hold a short position in BTC vs any other for months or years ? Please restrict to top five exchanges only as liquidity alone defines an exchange.

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As long as the service is offering you to keep the positoin and there is liquidity you can hold the position but the third party will disapear if Bitcoin goes to zero and you will pay a daily or monthly fee to keep your position.

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January 26, 2015, 02:45:20 AM
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Dunno if this has been asked but what are you holding against? if you hold against an altcoin, the altcoin has big % of crashing and dissapearing from the exchange, unless you are putting in in the couple ones that are worth long time , and still a big risk.

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January 28, 2015, 06:31:53 AM
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yes, you can.

and good luck with you  Wink

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