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How to invest in Bitcoin with a Credit Card

Everyone seems to be talking about Bitcoin these days.  I’ve written a lot about my investments in Bitcoin and other coins, and one of the most common questions I get asked is which exchanges I use.

For this post I want to talk about how to go about buying bitcoin with a credit card and some of the advantages/disadvantages of doing so.

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2018 Guide to Making Money on eToro

eToro copytrading tipsHere is my guide for making money on eToro in 2018.

A lot has changed on eToro over the past year – and a lot has changed in financial markets in the past 12 months.  eToro has also experienced unprecedented growth.  This year, I’m going to round up the best ways to use the platform, the pitfalls to avoid and how to take advantage of new features. Continue reading

Making money Investing in CRISPR Biotech

Over the last few years, researchers and scientists have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene editing.  Although there are a few different methods of gene editing, one of them, known as CRISPR, has been getting more and more attention.

This technology could be used for the development of new drugs, treat diseases and grow new crops.

CRISPR is still in it’s very early days, so there could be an investment opportunity by getting in early.

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Making Money from the Stock Market in 2018

2017 was an epic year for stocks.  The markets gained around 20% on average – meaning if you had invested across the stock markets, you too would have had an epic year.

But what’s in store for 2018?  Well so far the bull run is continuing so I wanted to put together a little post on the different tools and platforms I’m using to take advantage of these gains.

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eToro raises minimum first deposit to $500

eToro has recently seen a surge in popularity.  Because of this eToro has announced they are raising the minimum first deposit amount to $500.

This is a significant change from the previous $200 amount.  But eToro says it’s necessary to maintain the level of service they offer.

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Get your finances in shape for 2018

The start of the year is the perfect time to get your finances in shape for the year ahead.   Here are some things that you can do to make sure that 2018 is the best year yet!

Set up a regular savings plan

Regular saving and investing is just plain old common sense.  Take some time to set up a savings plan.  I like to make use of automated apps such as Acorns, which will automatically transfer money into an investment account.  Over the past 12 months I managed to save thousands by doing nothing more than turning this app on.  Plus the money invested grew more than 10% – that’s way better than having that money sitting around in my regular bank account.

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How to invest in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash (Bcash/BCH) just got added to the worlds largest seller of Cryptocurrency – Coinbase.  So why has it been added?  Is it possible to make a profit?  And should you invest?

I’ll try and give you some possible investment options and share with you the possible risks.  So read on to learn more about Bitcoin Cash.

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Is it too late to invest in Bitcoin?

People asked this question when Bitcoin was sitting at $1k in 2013.  If you had invested $10k back then, you would have made over $100k in profit.    If you had invested $10k just a few weeks ago, you would nearly have doubled your money (as bitcoin has been moving around so much recently its hard to write this post).

No one knows where the top of Bitcoin will be.  No one even knows what Bitcoin really is.  Is it the next Gold? Is it the rebuilding of the financial system?  Is it a currency?  Is it the most historic redistribution of wealth in history?  Because of these unknowns, no one can predict the price of Bitcoin.

But what I can do is share some pretty solid advice on investing that has worked well for me, and will help you make your decision:

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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:


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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