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  • Bitcoin diversification

    Bitcoin and Portfolio Diversification

    By Jonathan Hobbs, CFA
    September 2018

    Diversification between assets classes can improve the risk-adjusted returns of your investment portfolio. In this article, we’ll see how portfolio diversification applies to bitcoin.

    The usual disclaimer: none of this is investment advice. It’s just for information and illustration.

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  • Short Bitcoin

    The Basics Of Shorting Bitcoin

    By Jonathan Hobbs, CFA
    September 2018

    Bitcoin has had a bad year so far. But traders who knew how to successfully short bitcoin and other cryptos on the way down have done rather well. In this article, we’ll explore the concept of shorting crypto further.

    Disclaimer: shorting is risky—especially with volatile assets. Personally, I would only ‘go short’ if I have a strong conviction that the price will go down. As always none of this is investment advice, it’s for information and education only. 

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  • Relative Strength Index RSI

    Technical Analysis 101: The Relative Strength Index (RSI)

    By Jonathan Hobbs, CFA
    September 2018

    In this series of Technical Analysis 101, we explore one of the most commonly used technical trading indicators: the Relative Strength Index (RSI). 

    The RSI is a momentum indicator that can be used to show whether an investment approaching overbought (sell signal) or oversold (buy signal) territory.

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  • Stop Loss

    How To Use A Stop Loss For Risk Management

    By Jonathan Hobbs, CFA
    September 2018

    To be a successful trader or investor you need to manage your risk. One of the most important risk management tools in trading is the Stop Loss. In this post, we’ll explore the Stop Loss in more detail.

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  • Bitcoin Explained

    Bitcoin Explained: What You Need To Know

    By Jonathan Hobbs, CFA
    August 2018

    This post gives a fairly detailed overview of the Bitcoin system.  I have taken the content from chapter two of The Crypto Portfolio

    Bitcoin was the first blockchain based cryptocurrency. It was also the second most searched term in Google in the Global News category in 2017—right behind Hurricane Irma. On that note, I’m guessing you already know a bit about Bitcoin, so I hope this post adds to your knowledge in some way.

    Bitcoin is two things:

    1. A digital form of money that people can use to buy stuff with (bitcoin with a small ‘b’).
    2. A system that supports the use of that digital money (Bitcoin with a big ‘B’).

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