People generally equate bitcoin (BTC) with the entire cryptocurrency space. But that’s not true. A variety of crypto-assets now make up the digital currency space. The exact number – 5000+
With this rapid increase in the number of different cryptocurrencies, investment interest in these virtual assets has also spiked. You too must be eager to ride the cryptocurrency wave and become a part of this budding culture.
Great! The cryptocurrency market is an amazing place for long-term/short-term wealth creation. You can turn decent profits on your investment if you take into consideration the below points, and follow a calm and calculated approach.
Study and Research About the Cryptocurrency of Your Choice
Blatantly going about investing without knowing the cryptocurrency’s background can put your capital at risk. It is necessary to do some digging first.
Take some time to visit the official website, pull out the white paper, and go through it, read all the latest news around the cryptocurrency in which you prefer to invest. Ideally, you should follow the below steps:
- Read the white paper
- Check out the Github repository for source codes
- Visit Twitter and scour for investment sentiment about the particular cryptocurrency
- Go on Reddit, Bitcointalk, Telegram and similar other platforms, interact with community members, observe the discussions
- Search for reviews on Google, YouTube, Trustpilot, Steemit, etc.
- Evaluate the team – check out their LinkedIn profiles, look for previous work experience, involvement level in cryptocurrencies and blockchain
- Ask around, talk to your friends about the crypto asset you are looking to put your money in
Invest as much time as necessary for studying and researching about the cryptocurrency project. This will boost your confidence, which in turn will result in investment decisions taken rationally and not emotionally. Watch this video to know more about studying and researching crypto projects:
Also, it is necessary to understand the difference between the usually available investment options like mutual funds, stock markets, bonds, and cryptocurrency markets.
What is it about the digital asset space that’s driving a dramatic surge in investment interest? Why are investors willing to give crypto investment a shot, after participating in traditional markets?
You must try finding answers to these questions.
Go Through Market Statistics
After studying and researching about the technical facets of the crypto projects of your preference, consider analyzing its market.
Go on websites like CoinMarketCap, find out the latest figures showing the size of the crypto asset’s market (also known as market capitalization). Also, check the token’s price performance on two levels. First, evaluate how the crypto asset has performed from the beginning of the year to date.
Next, see how the cryptocurrency has been performing from the very beginning until the present time. Past performance is not a guarantee for future returns. But, it can serve as a general yardstick for making investment decisions.
Look for price graphs that follow an uptrend pattern and are not choppy.
Learn Technical Analysis
Stock market traders heavily use technical and fundamental analysis to place their trading/investment bets. The tools are highly reliable and can be used extensively to make prudent investment decisions.
In your study and research, you will come across a variety of crypto technical analysis (also called TA) articles on the internet. These articles quantify trades and help investors make informed decisions. Consider learning TA to benefit from your crypto-asset investments.
In India, the National Stock Exchange provides several live courses for beginner traders and investors. The material may be designed for traditional financial markets but can be used for cryptocurrency trading and investment as well. You can check them out here: https://www1.nseindia.com/education/content/online_courses.htm
Cryptocurrency Investing: Testing and Tracking
To get a feel of investing in the digital asset market, you have to buy some cryptocurrency first. You can start with a minimal amount. An amount of money that you won’t regret losing, in case you can’t recover it.
At WazirX, we offer a plethora of crypto options for you to explore according to your portfolio budget. You can buy the cryptocurrency of your choice with INR or Tether (USDT). Check out the video below to know how to do so:
Once you buy your preferred cryptocurrency, start tracking its market activity and performance over the next few days. You may be required to do so for a considerable period before increasing your exposure. See the below video to know how you can track your crypto portfolio on WazirX:
If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, that’s perfectly fine. You can plan your cryptocurrency investment by setting aside a certain amount. You also can follow crypto traders on Twitter or in WazirX Telegram communities and understand their process. Figuring out their investment methods might give you a deeper insight into their strategies. We hope this helps. Happy investing!
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