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My experiments in passive income, trading and life

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The eToro CryptoFund Delivered a 100% return this year

This is insane!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know how well cryptocurrency has been performing this year.  There has been a crash here and there, but overall it’s been a super profitable year for those invested in cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin has been the major success story.  But Ethereum has been a run away success as well as many of the other smaller coins.

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The Best Alternatives to Plus500

Plus500 is a popular forex and CFD trading platform.  And while it may be perfectly suited for some people, for others it might not be the right place to trade.

Plus500 doesn’t support MT4 (popular trading software), VPS or ECN accounts.  It doesn’t support copy trading and the spreads and fees might not be to your liking.  So i’ve put together some different plus500 alternatives that I think suit different types of traders.

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Using Bitcoin as a store of wealth

As a currency Bitcoin has some flaws – its both expensive and slow to transfer.  So as a transactional currency it currently doesn’t work very well.  Who wants to spend 20 minutes at the checkout waiting for your transaction to confirm!

So while it may not work for high speed transactions, Bitcoin could potentially be a great store of wealth.  In this post I explore how Bitcoin can be used as a store of wealth/value and some of the pitfalls and risks.

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eToro will be supporting the Segwit2x Hard Fork

Update: The Segwit2x hard fork has been suspended for the time being.  I’ll make sure to update this post if this changes.  The good news is the the price of Bitcoin soared on the news.

eToro is a popular trading platform, which added support for various cryptocurrencies over the past 12 months or so.  Up to know, none of the major trading platforms have supported the bitcoin forks, but that isn’t the case with the upcoming Segwit2x hard fork.

So if you’re a trader on eToro, it’s important you’re prepared for this event.  Here’s a bit more on what’s happening:

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Making money from the B2X Bitcoin Fork

Update: The Segwit2x hard fork has been suspended for the time being.  I’ll make sure to update this post if this changes.  The good news is the the price of Bitcoin soared on the news.

Bitcoin is about to undergo a hard fork.  This hard fork could possibly bring about some money making opportunities.  So I thought I would put together this post so you can take advantage of this event.  I don’t know how profitable this will be, but you will end up with double your Crypto after the fork – so it’s worth looking into:

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How to have success with eToro Copy Trader

I want to share with you everything I’ve learned from copy trading on eToro these past few years.

I believe that copy trading is only going to get bigger and better.  I love it when technology helps innovate tired and inefficient industries.  And this case, copy trading is forever changing the financial and investment industries.

So that you can the most out of copy trading I’ve put together 10 tips on how to have success with eToro:

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How to trade on the weekend

Markets usually close over the weekend – Forex, stocks commodities – they all take a break over the weekend.  But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any opportunites to trade.  So if you haven’t managed to get your trading fix during the week, here is how you can trade over the weekend.

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Making money with is a forex and CFD broker.    The have a wide selection of assets to invest in and pretty good looking trading platform.  But is it a genuine option for making money – before signing up make sure you read this post so you have all the details

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How to invest your spare change

MoneyIf you want to start investing, you no longer need thousands of dollars to make it worthwhile.  Thanks to technology the barrier to entry has never been lower.  In fact, you can get started investing with as little as $5.

Now while investing $5 isn’t going to make you a millionaire, everyone needs to start somewhere.  So why not start investing your spare change!  Here are some options to invest with little money…

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You can now buy bitcoin instantly on Coinbase

Coinbase has enabled instant Bitcoin purchases with your bank account in the U.S.  This is big news for U.S customers.

I love coinbase – they have an easy to use interface and purchasing has been quick and easy.  But one thing I don’t like are the fees.  As an Australian, the only way to buy bitcoin on Coinbase is with a credit card.  And credit card purchases obviously are going to attract some fees.  While they aren’t that high, I would still love to be able to use a bank account.

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