This volatility is one of the clearest differences between trading forex and crypto, since it makes trading crypto more appealing in some ways but riskier in others. A huge single day shift in the value of bitcoin, for example, could earn a trader a massive amount of profit, or it could wipe out everything they have invested. The shifts in traditional currencies, on the other hand, tend to be smaller, which is why higher leverage plays such an important part in forex trading. Many of the differences between the two can be traced back to the huge disparity in the size of the respective market places. Put simply, the forex market is the biggest in the world, handling an average of more than $5 trillion in trades every single day. The cryptocurrency market, on the other hand, is predicted to reach an overall full market value of $1.40 billion by 2024. What the size of the forex market means is that it offers a degree of liquidity, depth and security which is pretty much unmatched anywhere else.
About the author: Steven Hatzakis Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.
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As the world becomes more and more interconnected and countries begin to rely on imports and exports to keep their economies functioning, forex trading has risen up as a popular alternative to stock trading. Forex traders enjoy the freer schedule that comes along with the decentralized currency market, which forgoes the traditional 9-to-5 schedule on which Wall Street operates.
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We just had a quite interesting question from a user named Jacob: I noticed in your list it’s stated to never buy a cryptocurrency after a dump… but shouldn’t we be looking for low entries? After the dump I will watch the coin/market for a while to see how low it will get (for fib maybe back down to 23% or so) and then try to buy it there, thinking it will test the higher fib points in the future again. Is this such a bad strategy? Thanks! I was talking about pump-dump coins, and not if for example a… Read more »
Torsten Hartmann has been an editor in the CaptainAltcoin team since August 2017. He holds a degree in politics and economics. He gained professional experience as a PR for a local political party before moving to journalism. Since 2017, he has pivoted his career towards blockchain technology, with principal interest in applications of blockchain technology in politics, business and society.
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