Are you a newbie in crypto trading? See useful tips

Temitope Akintade

Cryptocurrency trading is one of the most talked-about sectors of finance in contemporary times, and, understandably, noobs struggle to get their way around the technical aspects attached to it. However, correct information can avert mistakes or reduce them to the barest minimum.

For a newbie to make it out in the business with substantial returns, he should be familiar with the essential tips and tricks for buying and selling. Below are three valuable ideas that will surely come in handy.

You can start small

In the crypto-verse, ‘slow and steady’ wins the race. One should be cautious enough in making investment decisions; it is advisable to take some baby steps initially before taking a giant leap, especially in an undertaking that involves money.

There is a need to take one step at a time while learning the ropes in the process. Of course, nobody is under compulsion to know it all in a matter of months or even a year. It is good to take some time to immerse oneself in the system to cope with the volatility of crypto assets.

Invest with a small capital at the initial stages to test the waters. Buying vast amounts of coins does not always equate to high returns. More capital can be added as time goes by. An incremental increase in crypto capital is advisable in case of a downward trend in prices. At least, purchases can be maximised by buying at relatively low prices. A newbie may also need some time to get acquainted with all the features and functions of crypto trading platforms. 

Always DYOR

One of the most used slangy expressions in the crypto-verse is ‘DYOR,’ which means -Do Your Own Research. A chunk of luck might be needed in crypto trading, although it cannot be entirely relied on. Newbies, even professionals, have to make independent judgments by looking into some statistical data. This aspect is known as technical analysis; it can be done on platforms like Tradingview.

It is basically monitoring the price changes. Take a closer look at the price trend whether the line is going up or down. There may also be instances when the line keeps on fluctuating, in this case, one might have a hard time figuring out what would be the next best decision

Technical analysis might seem too complex for those still new to the space, and that is where fundamental analysis comes in. Fundamental analysis means checking the real-life use-cases of a project or coin and following the trend/news.

Since the trust reposed by investors drive cryptocurrencies, there will be a favourable trend when the coin is getting a solid number of followers. It would be best to stay updated in terms of emerging trends in the industry. One can stay up-to-date with the latest news about the ever-changing market by visiting the crypto media platforms like Technext, Openledger.io, and Cryptotvplus.

Experts there also conduct price projections and reviews of various trading brokers and tools. The strength of the market is ascribed to the reputation of the cryptocurrency. This is why marketing is a key to the success of any crypto product. We can all see how Elon Musk has drawn more interest in Bitcoin following the investment made by Tesla. Knowing the pulse of the market is essential in identifying the possible trend. One cannot simply ignore some notifications, especially regarding price updates.

Diversify your portfolio and be long-term minded 

The popular saying – “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” applies to crypto. It does not pay to have too much invested in a single cryptocurrency in the long term. It is advisable to spread the money out among different digital assets. This limits the risks of being over-exposed in case one of them plummets in value, especially as the market prices of these investments are highly volatile. 

It would also be worthwhile to be in the game for the long term. Prices can rise and fall dramatically daily, and novice traders are often duped into panic selling when prices are low.

Cryptocurrencies are not going to go away. Leaving money in the crypto market for months or years at a time could later give mouthwatering rewards.


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