Mastering Emotions and Managing Risk in Cryptocurrency Trading

When it comes to trading, there are several steps you can take in order to reduce your exposure to the market extremes of price volatility. A combination of both technical and fundamental analysis can be used to determine the true worth of a company or asset, securing a greater chance of success with a particular investment […]

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Bitcoin Jumps to 3-Week High Near $8,600 as Fed Plans New Round of Reserve Increases

View The Fed’s decision to expand its balance sheet is seen as a long-term positive development for bitcoin by crypto market experts. Speculation that SEC might approve ETF application by Bitwise is fueling optimism that more investors could allocate funds to the cryptocurrency. Prices for ethereum and bitcoin may have gotten a jolt of enthusiasm […]

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Bitcoin Looks South After Price Squeeze Ends With Drop to $9.6K

View Bitcoin fell to $9,600 earlier today, marking a downside break of recent low-volatility consolidation represented by the narrowing of Bollinger bands. The Bollinger band breakdown has opened the doors for a slide to $9,320 (August low). A break above $10,380 (Sept. 19 high) is needed to neutralize the bearish setup. Bitcoin’s recent low-volatility price […]

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Bitcoin Price Indicator is Most Bearish Since December

View Bitcoin’s weekly moving average convergence divergence (MACD) histogram is reporting strongest bearish bias since December, suggesting the cryptocurrency may soon dive out of a narrowing price range.  Daily chart indicators are also biased bearish. A range breakdown, if confirmed, would open the doors for a drop below $9,000. A range breakout would imply a […]

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Overstock to Restructure Ex-CEO’s Crypto Dividend to End 6-Month Lockup

Online retail giant Overstock is to drop trading restrictions for its planned digital asset-based dividend instigated by the e-commerce giant’s former CEO, Patrick Byrne. Before leaving the firm over a scandal involving his affair with a Russian spy, Byrne in July had arranged for Overstock’s next investor dividend to be paid out in a digital […]

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Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Towards Speed Bumps and OTC Trading

Max Boonen is founder and CEO of crypto trading firm B2C2. This post is the first in a series of three that looks at high-frequency trading in the context of the evolution of crypto markets. Opinions expressed within are his own and do not reflect those of CoinDesk.  The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a […]

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Bitcoin Teeters on $10K, But Can It Fend Off Another Bear?

Bitcoin’s recent market movements have thrown into contention consensus about its short-term price direction, with traders asking openly if demand is strong enough to fend off another bear market. Such a question has emerged in the wake of the world’s largest cryptocurrency’s inability to set new highs above those seen in June and July, when optimism […]

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Overstock Will Open tZERO Security Token Market to Retail Traders Next Week

Overstock is opening up trading on its security token market, tZERO, to all comers. Retail investors will be able to trade on the platform starting Aug. 12, tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi told CoinDesk. At that point, the one year lock-up period for tZERO’s 2018 security token offering (STO) will pass. While the platform went live in January, […]

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Using the Awesome Oscillator to Find Bitcoin Buy and Sell Signals

Few trading tools are as simple and as elegant as the “Awesome Oscillator.” First developed by American trader Bill Williams, the aptly named Awesome Oscillator (AO) is a momentum indicator that takes advantage of an immediate trend. The AO plots its data using a histogram, similar to how the MACD histogram functions, in that it delivers […]

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