There are many different cryptocurrency investment strategies that you could implement, but in this blog post I’m going to talk about long term investments. First of all, if you don’t know what a cryptocurrency is, it is digital money. It is a number on a computer that can be exchanged for products, services or traded. The most famous and top cryptocurrency is currently Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is not printed like dollars or euros, and it is produced by people and businesses running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems, referred to as mining. You need to have a wallet such as Blockchain.info or Coinbase to store, send or receive your bitcoins. You can exchange Bitcoin then with dollars, euros or other cryptocurrencies using a trading platform like Poloniex.
Cryptocurrency Investment Strategies
In this section I am going to list 3 long-term cryptocurrency investment strategies. They are what I have learned about trading cryptocurrencies online and my experience doing it. You may want to read another article I wrote about this: Trading Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
The first strategy would be to invest in Bitcoin, the top cryptocurrency. When I started with Bitcoin a year ago it was at $600 and now it is at $1,200, you can see that by just buying and waiting, the value has increased significantly. Some experts predict that Bitcoin will be at $3,000 before the end of 2017 and the first investor in Snapchat thinks that each Bitcoin could realistically be worth $500,000 by 2030. As any investment, it is just a guess and Bitcoin could completely collapse and be worth nothing at all.
The second strategy would be to invest in new cryptocurrencies that cost almost nothing, get a dozen of them and then wait and see. As you can see below, with just $100 you can get quite a lot of coins and maybe one of them will rise to the top like Bitcoin did!
You would have of course to do your homework and check out each of them to see the people behind each cryptocurrency and their potential.
The third strategy would be to buy all of the top 10 cryptocurrencies and wait several months or years, and see what happens. A well balanced portfolio minimizes your risk because if you lose on a few cryptocurrencies you have, then, you gain on the others. If you decide to invest in only one, like Litecoin for example, what if the cryptocurrency completely collapses?
10 Top Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap
At the time of writing, the 10 top cryptocurrencies by market cap are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum Classic, NEM, Augur and MaidSafeCoin. You can see them all in action at coinmarketcap.com.
When you click on Ripple, for example, you will be able to see more detail and can click on the “website” link to learn more about the cryptocurrency and see if you would like to invest in it.
Investing in the 10 top cryptocurrencies is certainly a good thing to do as these cryptocurrencies have somehow already proven that they have value with a large volume of transactions. You may also extend your list to the top 100 cryptocurrencies, or even invest in some newer and promising cryptocurrencies that currently cost 1 cent or less per coin and could rise to tens or hundreds of dollars.
Cryptocurrency Investment Strategies and Retirement Planning with Poloniex!
In this video Jerry Banfield explains how trading cryptocurrencies long term can be an effective and profitable way to grow your retirement plan compared to buying stocks and bonds, which give much lower returns for the same amount of time.
Published on Apr 13, 2017
What is the most effective investment strategy with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Ripple, and Litecoin? How can a cryptocurrency portfolio on an exchange like Poloniex be used to build an incredible retirement savings? Watch this video to find out! In summary, the best method for making the most money with the least risk seems to be to bet the entire market and HOLD ON instead of trying to trade or speculate. Imagine if you had a chance to invest in the stock market when it first opened. Just betting the entire market would virtually guarantee success regardless of which individual stock performed well.
In 2016 I tested this strategy and was very happy to watch the Bitcoin roll in as many altcoins I invested small amounts into grew rapidly. If I had simply left everything in there instead of making a typical new investor mistake of trying to trade and make even more, I would have many 3 to 5 times more than I originally invested with very little risk. The one big win I did get was betting it all on Dash which to date has changed my $10,000 investment in a masternode into what today is worth $72,000 AND pays out $100+ every week!
If you like this video on YouTube and there are enough people interested who have liked it, Jerry Banfield is going to make a full class on Skillshare about cryptocurrency investment strategies. I don’t know you, but I really would like to watch this class!