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Give yourself an Investment this Christmas

Every year I like to give myself a little gift for fun.  And it’s usually an investment.   So why not give yourself an investment gift this year as well.  It’ll set you in good stead for the year ahead.  Here are some of the different investments you could get into as the year comes to a close:

Crytocurrency

We really are living in good times right now.   As I’m writing this post, Bitcoin has increased in value by another $1000.  If you blink you’ll miss these milestones!  If you had invested just $1000 a year ago, you would have made a 1877% return!   And your Christmas would have been a whole lot different (Lambo anyone?)

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How to trade Bitcoin when it’s extremely volatile

After Bitcoin crossed the $10k mark, it went into an extreme period of volatility diving below 10k and up and down again numerous times.

This is nothing new.  Bitcoin has always been extremely volatile.  So if you’re thinking about trading the cryptocurrency I’ve together some useful tips on how you can avoid losing your money and also hopefully make a profit.

This post is for Bitcoin traders – i.e people who are trading the price of Bitcoin.  If you’re a Bitcoin investor then this isn’t for you.  You can safely hold onto your coins and sit out the price movements (don’t panic sell!).  But if you’re trading here are some tips:

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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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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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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 Markets.com

Markets.com 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 I’m planning on generating passive income in 2018

2017 might not yet be over, but I’m already looking ahead to next year.  I always feel super motivated in the new year period, so I want to cash in on this and get organised ready to build some new income.

I don’t believe there are many sources of genuine passive income – everything takes a little work, even managing a portfolio of dividend stocks.  But I count anything as passive that can be setup and then kept going with the odd check up.

So here’s my plan for 2018.  Whats your plan?  Let me know in the comments

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Who to copytrade on eToro: zhenyapotapov

Are you looking for people to copytrade on eToro?   I regularly review traders on the platform who I think might make interesting investments.  Obviously I encourage you to do your own research and always invest based on this.

Evgeniy (zhenyapotapov) is a trader from Russia and describes himself as a “buy and hold” trader.  So if you’re looking to copytrade someone who can deliver more long term results, this is someone you should look into.

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