A while back, when many of us were noobs in crypto trading, we believed that buying and HODLing was the proverbial greatest invention since sliced bread. But when our XRP, Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and the rest started declining in the markets back in January, we started reading up on charts and how to trade during periods of severe volatility. We learned to set up stop losses. We continued trading and made some decent profits due to the fact that there were still periods in the markets where volumes would increase overnight.
But now, the volumes seem to be contracting on a daily basis and we have to come up with a new strategy.
Yes. We need a new strategy. We can no longer HODL or trade during uptrends. It simply is not going our way and we end up cashing out to Tether (USDT) most of the time and waiting for days before the markets decide to start climbing again. Shorting our favorite digital assets is continually looking attractive. This involves ‘borrowing’ the digital asset at a high price and instantly selling it. Then buy it back at a lower price, returning the borrowed amount and keeping the difference.
How about we start trading with the downtrends? Learn to make lemonade when the handed lemons.
This approach is risky but our risk tolerance has been growing ever since we learned how to set up stop loss orders when XRP was constantly falling in the markets or when Litecoin (LTC) could not manage the news of Charlie Lee selling all his coins to concentrate on the Litecoin Project. We have had to adapt with the times and shorting our digital assets is another hurdle we must overcome to continue being victorious in these trying times in the crypto markets.
So where can we short our favorite digital assets?
We do not have to go to Wallstreet to short our favorite digital assets. No. All we have to do is check out the one and only crypto exchange that offers these products directly to the public: BitMex. All you have to do is create an account to explore the limitless possibilities of shorting Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Litecoin (LTC), EOS and Cardano (ADA).
In conclusion, we have continually continued to evolve as traders in the crypto markets and it might be time to learn how to short our favorite digital assets rather than going long. The latter method of investing is the traditional buying and HODLing till a higher price but this does not seem to be working in the current bearish market.
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