Trading101

Here’s how Bitcoin’s impending death cross could be a contrarian buy signal

Bitcoin’s (BTC) succession of sharp corrections from its all-time high at $64,900 has turned investor sentiment negative, at least for the short-term. While some analysts believe the bottom may have been hit, others are warning of a further fall due to the “Death Cross” pattern that, at the time of writing, is on the verge …

Here’s how Bitcoin’s impending death cross could be a contrarian buy signal Read More »

Here’s 5 ways investors can use the MACD indicator to make better trades

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence, also called the MACD, is a trend-following momentum indicator used widely by traders. Although the MACD is a lagging indicator, it can be very useful in identifying possible trend changes. BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView The MACD oscillates above and below a zero line, also known as the centerline. The …

Here’s 5 ways investors can use the MACD indicator to make better trades Read More »

Here are 2 key price indicators every crypto trader should know

Technical analysis, the study of chart patterns, is a tool that helps traders increase their edge over others. This is done by keeping the trader on the right side of the trend and providing warnings when the trend is about to reverse. There are many indicators and patterns that can accomplish this task but there …

Here are 2 key price indicators every crypto trader should know Read More »

3 things every crypto trader should know about derivatives exchanges

In the past two years futures contracts have become widely popular among cryptocurrency traders and this became more evident as the total open interest on derivatives more than doubled in three months. Additional proof of their popularity came as futures turnover surpassed gold, which is a well-established market with $107 billion in daily volume. However, …

3 things every crypto trader should know about derivatives exchanges Read More »

Here’s how the Purpose Bitcoin ETF differs from Grayscale’s GBTC Trust

Since 2017, investors have been anxiously awaiting a Bitcoin ETF approval as the existence of such a fund was an important symbol of mass adoption and acceptance from the realm of traditional finance.  On Feb. 18, the Toronto Stock Exchange hosted the official launch of the Purpose Bitcoin ETF and the fund quickly absorbed more …

Here’s how the Purpose Bitcoin ETF differs from Grayscale’s GBTC Trust Read More »

This bullish Bitcoin options strategy lets traders speculate on BTC price with less risk

Historical data shows that it is nearly impossible to consistently predict Bitcoin’s price action and many traders that attempt this end up losing money. Now that Bitcoin trades near $50,000, the ultimate goal for most traders is to hold on to their current holdings and incrementally add to them in a way that is not …

This bullish Bitcoin options strategy lets traders speculate on BTC price with less risk Read More »

Here’s how multi-leg options allow traders to profit from $2K Ethereum price

This week Ether (ETH) price finally broke through the $2,000 level as aggressive institutional inflow through Grayscale Investments products and declining exchange reserves signaled that buying pressure was increasing. While many traders are skilled at using perpetual futures and the basic margin investing tools available on most exchanges, they may be unaware of additional instruments …

Here’s how multi-leg options allow traders to profit from $2K Ethereum price Read More »

USDT-settled futures contracts are gaining popularity, here’s why

When BitMEX launched its Bitcoin (BTC) perpetual futures market in 2016, it created a new paradigm for cryptocurrency traders. Although this was not the first platform to offer BTC-settled inverse swaps, BitMEX brought usability and liquidity to a broader audience of investors. BitMEX contracts did not involve fiat or stablecoins and even though the reference …

USDT-settled futures contracts are gaining popularity, here’s why Read More »

3 key metrics to watch as Bitcoin price tries to top $20,000

For the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) price has been flirting with the $20,000 mark, which has led some traders to lose their patience. In the eyes of some traders, the lack of bullish momentum is problematic, especially considering that BTC tested the $16,200 level roughly a week ago. Experienced traders know that there are key …

3 key metrics to watch as Bitcoin price tries to top $20,000 Read More »

3 factors to consider before trading crypto perpetual futures contracts

As tempting as it can be to buy altcoins using perpetual futures, there are a few hidden traps that one should monitor closely.  Over the past few years, numerous exchanges began to offer altcoin futures quoted in Tether (USDT) and stablecoin pairs, which eventually became the standard. This change is more convenient for most traders …

3 factors to consider before trading crypto perpetual futures contracts Read More »