Steem - recent/ / 2017-11-22 09:19:52.708612 2017-11-22 09:19:52.708612 Powered by streemian.com 6 Successful Short Crypto Trades <p>The market experienced a big drop today for several crypto currencies I was looking at and I took this opportunity to buy in 6 cryptos to split the risk and hope for a quick profit.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVr7qzmZdToDEyBsp8M3of2ajcVM3gNXqzkh47iHgrujR/6-success.jpg</p> <h2>6 Successful Short Crypto Trades.</h2> <p><br />I did not know what news caused the drop for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">Augur</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">Litecoin</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">Stellar Lumens</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ripple/">Ripple</a> </em>and<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">Zcash</a></em> in<em> Poloniex</em> so I also checked<em> Bittrex</em> to see if it was the same, which it was.</p> <p>This obviously was a panic sell and I believed that all were going to bounce back up, which they did.</p> <p>I used the whole<em><em> Tether (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/">USDT</a>)</em></em> I had for the <em>6</em> trades, which had a value of<em><em> $148 USD.</em></em></p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <p>Let's see the charts. I bought all of them at the same time when I saw the drop and sold them almost at the same time because it was in the evening and time to take profit and be proud of it.</p> <p>I remind you that I am no expert in trading crypto currencies, but just learning and sharing the results with you here. </p> <h3><strong>USDT/REP Trade</strong></h3> <p><br />This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">Augur</a>.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmWsWxy46osDuQ7mbNG58NFgXC5vEFGQViPZjCeBNV5Xf8/USDT%3AREP.png</p> <p>Small profit, and I missed a bit, thinking it was going to go down again.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/ETH Trade</strong></h3> <br> <p>This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a></em> where I made 2 trades. The first one was just before the drop appeared and it is in fact how I saw that the drop was also in the other crypto currencies because <em>Ethereum</em> had no reason to drop at all. I placed the second trade with a more important amount near the bottom.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmTv1KHqrFNipRYkuUDqYpDTxHRG53LgBThj1k7fpo3uQa/USDT%3AETH.png</p> <p>That is my most profitable trade today.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/LTC Trade</strong></h3> <br> <p>This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">Litecoin</a>.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQN17Vt8cfesanTKnczjpTxvjN7x3bHQUStnJD4kY2meC/USDT%3ALTC.png</p> <p>A small profit as well for <em>Litcoin.</em></p> <h3><strong>USDT/STR Trade</strong></h3> <br> <p>This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">Stellar Lumens</a>.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmanfP4wzJcxozoooUX8zmVduQ2xJ63UyXy8r4EdekbkSg/USDT%3ASTR.png</p> <p>Another small profit.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/XRP Trade</strong></h3> <br /> <p>This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ripple/">Ripple</a>.</em></p> </div> <div>https://steemitimages.com/DQmTF4nWPCNAMC2HvkcyF6mRFUjQTph21K1mZGZBpJuRcEV/USDT%3AXRP.png</div> <div> </div> <div> <p>Another small profit.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/ZEC Trade</strong></h3> <br /> <p>This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">Zcash</a>.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmXkaogRcAAeUNBP1UjB1sEPDpkFppBzUEEkaVXFnXkmzj/USDT%3AZEC.png</p> A very small profit for Zcash<br /><br /> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>For some of the coins I could have waited a little longer, but I was tired and really wanted to take all winning trades, even small. I certainly didn't want to repeat my mistake: <em>"<a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/how-i-messed-up-3-crypto-trades-before-going-to-bed">How I Messed Up 3 Crypto Trades Before Going to Bed</a>."</em></p> <p>Let's see what the profit is today.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmYT9aVr6CjZUu39nxyS2uwVJtFqfdKv2R266Vj8trCMLK/Balance.png </p> <p>I had <em>$148 USD</em> before the trades and after <em>$164 USD.</em></p> <p>That's a<em> $16</em> profit, which is awesome because that was the first time I put all account in trades.</p> <p>If I had <em>$1,480</em> in the account, the profit would have been<em> $160.</em></p> <p>I hope this is helpful for you.</p> <p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about cryptocurrency trading like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-21T14:11:27 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/6-successful-short-crypto-trades /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/6-successful-short-crypto-trades 24 Hours Later, 7 Winning Crypto Trades! <p>We are <em>Tuesday</em> and this is a follow-up on yesterday's blog post <em>"<a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/is-using-trend-lines-a-good-way-to-predict-where-the-market-is-going-to-go">Is using trend lines a good way to predict where the market is going to go?</a>"</em></p> <p>I really suggest that you read yesterday's post before this one so you understand what the analysis was for the seven trade predictions and for the first few hours, using <em>Tether (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/">USDT</a>) </em>and<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">Augur</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">Litecoin</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">Stellar Lumens</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/monero/">Monero</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ripple/">Ripple</a> </em>and<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">Zcash</a>.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmSGP2e2bvqGeT9CWwtshWXdnj8rPMyqd9qZm8ku5fAo6M/7-winners.jpg</p> <h2>24 Hours Later, 7 Winning Crypto Trades!</h2> <p><br/>This morning I looked at the charts again and I think that the results <em>24 hours</em> later are very interesting and can confirm or not if trend lines are useful in predicting a move up or down.</p> <p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Let's see what the results are 24 hours later for each pair individually.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/REP Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <p><br/>This is the chart for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">Augur</a></em> and yesterday after <em>4 hours</em> we concluded that the trend was going up. <em>24 hours</em> later, it definitely continued to go up and stayed nicely within the trend lines.</p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmaZwCaC39ezVEctqSUnxCsxJg8f3K3yCKoNuvWdgLs3Bq/USDT%3AREP-3.png</p> <p>A <em>$1.2</em> jump in price for <em>Augur</em> and this trade would have been a winner.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/ETH Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p><em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a></em> did very well even if it didn't stay within the trend lines, the trend up was still correct. The moving averages still continued to go up as well with no sign of turning down.</p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmWXTdb3UjZcq4cc1vwWHj9ZA5J6top13q6R79XWNoGfav/USDT%3AETH-3.png</p> <p>As you can see that's a<em> $15</em> jump up and this trade would have been a winner.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/LTC Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p><em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">Litecoin</a></em> did also very well until the last candle where massive sells took place. It didn't stay within the trend lines, but still followed the trend up. The moving averages started to lose their strengh up and started to turn down.</p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade when a candle touched that line.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmUZ4SWGsqHtLEtbMC9ng8gwWndzHpXtvSs2GgP5cYCLed/USDT%3ALTC-3.png</p> <p>Yesterday I thought this would have been a losing trade after<em> 4 hours,</em> but it recovered afterwards and selling at its pick before the fall would have made <em>$2</em> per coin.</p> <p>24 hours later, it's still a winning trade.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/STR Trade Prediction</strong></h3><br> <p><em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">Stellar Lumens</a></em> continued to go up, not as fast as the trend lines would have suggested, and it did a nice pick. The moving averages continued up slowly and then turned down slowly. </p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmV3GtBhVHDdtQmkfkdadKR3UCj2kLyi7jKZXjiwKBphps/USDT%3ASTR-3.png</p> <p>24 hours later, it's still a winning trade, but it would have been wise to sell at it's pick, which would have been a nice jump up.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/XMR Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p><em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/monero/">Monero</a> </em>also went nicely following the trend lines and touching their point of convergence, which would have been a good time to sell. The moving averages continued up nicely before losing power and starting to turn down.</p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmNri92tNDBkVppcxbA3ADNTpFVn9RjWfswXUg6dKxWBPn/USDT%3AXMR-3.png</p> </div> <div> <p><em>24 hours,</em> it is a winning trade, but selling at the higher high would have been ideal with a <em>$10</em> gain per coin.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/XRP Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br/> <p>Yesterday, <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ripple/">Ripple</a></em> started a nice trend up staying within the trend lines and it did so for several hours until the point of convergence where it started to decline. The moving averages stayed very parallel for a long time as well. </p> I would have entered the trade where the blue arrow is.</div> <div> </div> <div>https://steemitimages.com/DQmfDZutxvtVc3kKpQKhZDmPnTqzPBhnkQL1tqKYQzscLE3/USDT%3AXRP-3.png</div> <div> <p><br/><em>24 hours</em> later, it's still a winning trade.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/ZEC Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br/> <p><em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">Zcash</a></em> managed to go back slowly within the trend lines and the moving averages continued to go up and stay parallel nicely.</p> <p>I would not have entered the trade because I thought it had an equal chance to move downward, but if I would have entered it, the blue arrow would have been the point of entry.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZaXVYEV5qUoMVXjhrKA8BZfd9GHdLz4VCT8PnwWMYYiY/USDT%3AZEC-3.png</p> <em>24 hours</em> later the trade is a winner and selling at its pick, just on the upper trend line, would have gained <em>$13.</em> <br><br> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Now that we are 24 hours later I can see clearly that trend lines used together with moving averages can give a very good indication of where the trade is going.</p> <p>During the first few hours, it is a good idea to monitor closely to see if it's really going up as expected and <a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/two-rules-to-become-a-successful-crypto-trader">use the trading rule #1</a>, if the market does not prove me correct, which is exiting the trade.</p> </div> <p>Then, it seems that at around <em>18 hours</em> is where there can be a breakup and the best time to sell before the trend turns down. </p> <p>I hope this is helpful for you.</p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about cryptocurrency trading like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-21T05:30:57 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/24-hours-later-7-winning-crypto-trades /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/24-hours-later-7-winning-crypto-trades Is using trend lines a good way to predict where the market is going to go? <p>We are <em>Monday</em> and what I decided to do today is a few day-trading predictions based on using trend lines on the charts. Is using trend lines a good way to predict where the market is going to go? Does that guarantee a winning trade?</p> <p>I have now <em>Tether (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/">USDT</a>)</em> and I'm using 7 pairs for this exercise that are available on <a href="https://poloniex.com/">Poloniex</a>.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmUk9x9ND7aA54KRYS5GmkZAYzt9aX7GiyWArSnrxb87p4/trendlines.jpg</p> <h2>Is using trend lines a good way to predict where the market is going to go?</h2> <p><br/>The altcoins I am going to look at today are<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">Augur</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">Litecoin</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">Stellar Lumens</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/monero/">Monero</a>, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ripple/">Ripple</a> </em>and<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">Zcash</a></em> because they can be traded with<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/">Tether</a>.</em></p> <p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and no expert yet! If you are interested to join the course to learn with me and read a more detailed trading journal there, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>I suggest that you scroll down this post slowly and look at the first chart of each section with me and try to predict where it is going to go, then to scroll further down to reveal the actual result. This way you will see if you would have had a winning or losing trade.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/REP Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <p><br/>This is the chart I had for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">Augur</a></em> and as you can see, not a lot of action. I could not draw a trend line on this section of the chart so I drew a base, which can say that it has a <em>50%</em> chance to go up and a <em>50%</em> chance to go down. The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade and started to monitor to see where it went.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZnhRsRYcmpJibCx3ZT1vH6YHx86hpscqzx64Q1cCttVK/USDT%3AREP.png</p> <p>So what do you think, up or down?</p> <p>30 minutes later there was a very slim indication that it was trending up...</p> <p>and it went up during the next four hours.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZcqieUd7y1DNkxfUVdWVkWetHHYJ5iVvWpFUcGYWVgH4/USDT%3AREP-2.png</p> <p>This trade would have been profitable providing that I monitor the chart for a minimum of 2 hours. </p> <h3><strong>USDT/ETH Trade Prediction</strong></h3><br> <p>This is now <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a>, </em>with a beautiful trend up. When you look at that you can only think of it going further up between these two lines. Is it going to be the case?</p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade with a 30 minutes monitoring it.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZG6szKAySMrQfRoFwsrCw8T4EWrmWaSWWBmQmAMCcvfW/USDT%3AETH.png</p> <p>So what did you say? Up or down?</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQrjEsvxHUHsJFc6GC5iQhQ2tqYKSri4jbSAnisF4nLXz/USDT%3AETH-2.png</p> <p>I believe you didn't expect that!</p> <p>30 minutes later it was down and then bounced back up and continued to go up. After four hours this would have been a winning trade with a difficult choice to either exit or stay in the trade at the beginning.</p> <p>In that case, the beautiful trending line didn't do that much good. </p> <h3><strong>USDT/LTC Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p>This is now <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">Litecoin</a>, </em>with another beautiful trend up. </p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade when a candle touched that line, so it can repeat the same bounce as the previous two. The moving averages were indicating the start of a down trend.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVCeQgHVnE4fSSLevii51Za4kugnuUCeSb9PwcZxnQDYg/USDT%3ALTC.png</p> <p>Let's see if a candle touched that line and where it went.</p> <p>Any idea?</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmTBEKYGi6BnKpRW4MRAmbFU1vYLYTXs81A8w93PeNgoVp/USDT%3ALTC-2.png</p> <p>It went down and the moving averages were right on this one. The trend lines worked well at the beginning as long as the moving averages were parallel, but all good things have an end.</p> <p>The candle touched that line so I would have entered the trade and then it would have been a losing trade. </p> <h3><strong>USDT/STR Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p>For some reason, the symbol for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">Stellar Lumens</a></em> is <em>STR</em> on <em>Poloniex</em> and <em>XLM</em> on the other exchanges, which is confusing.<br/><br/>https://steemitimages.com/DQmUVF8LuUbPiKEzAdAdmdsZ1Mb9U95cuABStq2oXdYyC6X/stellar-lumens.png</p> <p>This being said, we have 2 trend lines that seem to converge in one point. Is that going to go up until this point and then go down? The moving averages don't say so.</p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmb3kGenr634AjZ7nE8Vg8k6NNaeQpBxgHZat1DTZrhWLj/USDT%3ASTR.png</p> <p>Up or down?</p> <p>It didn't really go to that point of convergence, but still went up at a slower pace.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmebrFeCbhZLTaP5X6qjHiLavs1e5dRjWL4etw1mAAK3Uc/USDT%3ASTR-2.png</p> <p>The moving averages were right to indicate a trend up, but not as high as the trend lines would have suggested.</p> <p>This still would have been a winning trade.</p> <div> <h3><strong>USDT/XMR Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p>This is another interesting trend up for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/monero/">Monero</a>. </em>Seeing that, I can only think that it's going to go up, but the moving averages indicate that it might not go as high and may go down shortly.<em> </em></p> <p>The blue arrow is where I would have entered the trade.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmS56Cc46DLUiZdRuheZEFWzt4WW2vY2UdXa8BAtCZZUzk/USDT%3AXMR.png</p> Going up or down?</div> <div>It did go up, but not really within the two trend lines.</div> <div><br/> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmSbiZ5rWWAX5RdyNPUWHFBQjNGFiAuzXdrTeDHy6fPLJR/USDT%3AXMR-2.png</p> <p>The moving averages were right again indicating a slower trend up, but it seems like it's going to go down soon.</p> <p>This trade would have been a winning one.</p> <h3><strong>USDT/XRP Trade Prediction</strong></h3> <br> <p>This is a slow, but steady trend up for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ripple/">Ripple</a></em> that the two trend lines seem to indicate.<em> </em></p> Here I thought that the candle would have to touch the trend line for me to enter the trade, where the blue arrow is. The moving averages look good. <br/><br/></div> <div> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRaZb276db5Ct9jPbZRrP6FHVco1ZEjU4ZnDTtAdGFaxu/USDT%3AXRP.png</p> And this is exactly what happened!</div> <div>The candle touched the line and it's where I would have entered the trade.</div> <div><br/> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmaLBQ6B9FWmWTqZ7EnfQGVSmSU3K6rb1gYHpzKXqQUZWo/USDT%3AXRP-2.png</p> <p>It's going up and up slowly and this would have been a winning trade. There is no sign that it's going to go down as yet.<br/></p> <h3><strong>USDT/ZEC Trade Prediction</strong></h3><br> <p>This does not tell me that the trend is going up for <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">Zcash</a>.</em> The two trend lines suggest it could go up, but I could also have drawn a trend down. I don't think I would have entered the trade because the moving averages indicate it's going down. If I would, it would have been on the blue arrow.</p> </div> <div> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRY9GpZRh3trSrN7LRCA2LRDaqW5VgxRBFfCSRZm5uZav/USDT%3AZEC.png</p> <p>Would you have entered that trade?</p> <p>Probably not!</p> <p>And here is what happened.</p> </div> <div> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmSexCqCrxPv7cEAfe5MnEChJMpnfTGzrMS2ks7EZteY1T/USDT%3AZEC-2.png</p> <p>Look at that!</p> <p>Looks like a U-turn and it's going up.</p> <p>I would have not entered that trade, but if I did, it would have been a winning trade.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>What I conclude with this exercise is that trending lines can give a fair indication of where it is going, up or down, but it is more accurate when used with moving averages and close monitoring.</p> </div> </div> <p>Maybe I will take screenshots tomorrow morning to see where it went and if it's interesting I will make a follow-up blog post. </p> <p>I hope this is helpful for you.</p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about cryptocurrency trading like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-20T12:24:21 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/is-using-trend-lines-a-good-way-to-predict-where-the-market-is-going-to-go /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/is-using-trend-lines-a-good-way-to-predict-where-the-market-is-going-to-go Two Rules to Become a Successful Crypto Trader! <p>It is <em>Sunday</em> and as I am watching videos and reading about cryptocurrencies, I thought I would share with you two important rules I learned and try to implement in my trading to become a successful trader.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmXBHkV2tYWEpv97EEgPbUCYLNDQhgYcGubxoty2UAPBgq/2rules.jpg</p> <h2>Two Rules to Become a Successful Crypto Trader!</h2> <p><br />These two rules are not new to cryptocurrency trading, but were given by a very successful stock trader, <em>Phantom of The Pits,</em> who used them to protect himself from losing all his money on a bad trade and to earn more on a successful trade.</p> <p>I learned these two rules from the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> I am a student of, and if you are interested to join me, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <h3>Two rules</h3> <p><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmeDGZyjntmeXPntZZTP6esPFpQTXkcRmbb91tXAWnDpRX/two%20rules.png</p> <p>What do they mean?</p> <p><strong>Rule #1</strong></p> <div title="Page 34"> <div> <div> <div> <p><em>Assume you are wrong unless the market proves you correct.</em></p> <p>This seems simple when reading that rule for the first time, but how can this help practically?</p> <p>Imagine that you want to trade <em>$100</em> and what you read on the chart tells you that it's going to go up. Are you going to place your <em>$100</em> trade assuming you are correct, and then wait that the market proves you correct or wrong?</p> <p>If you enter with your <em>$100</em> trade and you are correct, all is good, but if you are wrong, this will be painful. </p> <p>So what the rule says is that don't assume that you are correct and place a smaller amount first, like <em>$25</em> on the trade and wait to see if the market proves you correct.</p> <p>If the market proves you wrong, then exit the trade immediately and take your losses. You will have lost just a little on your trade. It is tempting to say,<em> "I'm right, and it's going to go up later,"</em> and stay in the trade, but if it doesn't then you can lose big. It's better to re-enter the trade later than to gamble hoping it's going to go up.</p> <p>This is your risk management rule and this will protect you from losing your whole account, and allow you to continue trading for years to come.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Rule #2</strong></p> <div title="Page 35"> <div> <div> <div> <p><em>Add to your winners without exception.</em></p> <p>When the market proves you correct, then you can add to your trade progressively. You may add another <em>$25,</em> and if the market still proves you correct, add the remaining <em>$50. </em>You may even add more to it as the market already proved you correct.</p> <p>If you already have entered the trade with all the money you have, you have nothing to add to it, and then you took a bigger risk than it was necessary.</p> <p><em>Rule #1</em> and <em>rule #2</em> work together.</p> <p><em>Rule #1</em> protects your account in reducing the risk of a big loss and rule #2 allows you to earn more on your trade.</p> <p>I hope this is helpful for you.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>You might be interested to read my previous crypto posts on <em>Steemit:</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-easiest-and-successful-crypto-trade-ever">My Easiest and Successful Crypto Trade Ever!</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/how-i-messed-up-3-crypto-trades-before-going-to-bed">How I Messed Up 3 Crypto Trades Before Going to Bed</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/three-successful-crypto-trades-but-a-recurring-issue">Three Successful Crypto Trades, But a Recurring Issue!</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-today-3-successful-1-fail">Four Crypto Trades Today: 3 Successful / 1 Fail</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/20-more-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term">20 More Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/10-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term">10 Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-with-coinigy">Four Crypto Trades with Coinigy</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-first-successful-crypto-trade">My First Successful Crypto Trade!</a></p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about cryptocurrency trading like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-19T10:22:27 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/two-rules-to-become-a-successful-crypto-trader /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/two-rules-to-become-a-successful-crypto-trader Saturday Breakfast Before French Lesson! <p>After my 2 kilometers walk and 40 minutes of exercise this morning, my wife, daughter and I left the house to go to the Alliance Francaise in Bangkok. I do not need to take French lessons, but my daughter does...</p> <p>We stopped at a restaurant close to where we live for breakfast.</p> <p>I thought you would enjoy seeing some photos.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmNyRjeHZ4WsoBrXNFKrLXLTpmBDR7QVCqyXg5EX5uRQot/breakfast-th.jpg</p> <h2>Saturday Breakfast Before French Lesson!</h2> <p><br />This is a nice restaurant with good food and also good coffee and tea, it is 8:15 and we have about 45 minutes to eat breakfast and then drive 45 kilometers to the Alliance française.</p> <p>Let's see the photos now.</p> <p>Latte coffe</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVLSCRePb5W3XwruKwmFGzqkJZnM58odTQ6kHNJxiyv1T/breakfast01.jpg</p> <p>Eggs, sandwich and salad</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmfVPh3RKvaindLR2NDkkRHZqHuM4nCz5us9kHS9WXzpkm/breakfast02.jpg</p> <p>Fried chicken</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmU594sBzHCx1KfybAw8FwNSkrDhPsHSuHei4PkVGXwDXg/breakfast03.jpg</p> <p>Thai dish</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQebU5Kkun2r5NWb7sBbEpEEqu7xWjhcZdUMzADccRwJN/breakfast05.jpg</p> <p>Macha green tea</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZdtyKYig2atXTWFaAKAdUPqmiLBWMP4HxpcDdLqaV5ve/breakfast04.jpg</p> <p>My wife</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmdoDTZmBMnVupsoKe7PD9NYP3LXNTRmtCkYDU86Vx3ZcV/breakfast06.jpg</p> <p>My daughter</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmcCDLUzppVqy3g6ye9cgkpDc4PQUUqH2X3SG1e6LC3sXL/breakfast07.jpg</p> <p>And I will spare you mine...</p> <p>The 2-hour French lesson started at 10:30 and I am writting this post from the library. </p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more short posts with photos of Thai food like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-18T05:22:30 http://steemit.com/travel/@gmichelbkk/saturday-breakfast-before-french-lesson /travel/@gmichelbkk/saturday-breakfast-before-french-lesson My Easiest and Successful Crypto Trade Ever! <p>Today I made my easiest and successful trade ever on <em>Poloniex</em> using <em>Coinigy.</em> </p> <p>In my previous post, I showed you <a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/how-i-messed-up-3-crypto-trades-before-going-to-bed">how I messed up with my evening trades</a> and hopefully it worked much better this morning with a <em>$17</em> profit earned in 5 minutes. </p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmYwFvnCd4TuuZmjFNaYPdVict3TgKapEEnVBG2tPUNjqm/THUMB-USDT.jpg</p> <h2>My Easiest and Successful Crypto Trade Ever!</h2> <p><br />This post is part of my trading journal where I learn to trade crypto currencies every day. Today I have very little merit with this trade because what I did is just sell my <em>Bitcoin,</em> which was having a huge pick, in <em>Tether</em> or <em>USDT.</em></p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <h3>BTC/USDT Trade</h3> <p><br />As I saw that <em>Bitcoin</em> was going crazy high, I thought, <em>"Why not just sell my Bitcoin for Tether and get an instant profit?"</em></p> <p>I just placed my trade with <em>Tether</em><strong><em> (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/">USDT</a>)</em></strong> and waited about <em>5</em> minutes for it to execute.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmPudpFJ3LgixurmzscHQoQwCjxhYUqjQiXXHHaTEow26S/USDT%3ABTC.png</p> <p>I was able to get <em>162 USDT</em> for my <em>Bitcoin,</em> which is <em>$162</em> as it is equivalent to the <em>US dollar.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRmTPRpeggur9a13ZeDaCjWrvPa28ptkKLH1C6ietw4AH/USDT%3ABTC%20executed.png </p> <p>This trade was successful because yesterday the value in my <em>Poloniex</em> account was <em>$145</em> all in <em>Bitcoin</em> and by just selling them<em>,</em> the value raised to <em>$162</em>.</p> <p>That's a <em>$17</em> profit and what I'm going to do now is trade pairs with <em>USDT,</em> specifically <em>Ethereum</em> to try to grow the account.</p> <p>When <em>Bitcoin</em> takes a dive again, then I will be selling my <em><a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/">Tether</a> </em>for<em> <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin/">Bitcoin</a>.</em></p> <p>I hope this post is useful for you to see that sometimes trading cryptocurrencies is very easy.</p> <p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p><strong>You might be interested to read my previous crypto posts on <em>Steemit:</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/how-i-messed-up-3-crypto-trades-before-going-to-bed">How I Messed Up 3 Crypto Trades Before Going to Bed</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/three-successful-crypto-trades-but-a-recurring-issue">Three Successful Crypto Trades, But a Recurring Issue!</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-today-3-successful-1-fail">Four Crypto Trades Today: 3 Successful / 1 Fail</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/20-more-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term">20 More Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/10-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term">10 Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-with-coinigy">Four Crypto Trades with Coinigy</a></p> <p><a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-first-successful-crypto-trade">My First Successful Crypto Trade!</a></p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about my crypto trades like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-17T12:19:27 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-easiest-and-successful-crypto-trade-ever /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-easiest-and-successful-crypto-trade-ever How I Messed Up 3 Crypto Trades Before Going to Bed <p>Yesterday I showed you how I made <a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/three-successful-crypto-trades-but-a-recurring-issue">3 successful trades</a> with <em>Ethereum, Litcoin</em> and <em>OmiseGO,</em> and today I will show you how I messed up 3 crypto trades before going to bed, with these exact same coins.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmXqhawNBCsdLRf7AVq9bVykhqyJwNCXQzEUhhzUTuqXEf/beforebed.jpeg</p> <h2>How I Messed Up 3 Crypto Trades Before Going to Bed</h2> <br> <p>This post is again part of my own journey in learning trading cryptocurrencies and I hope it will be as useful for you as it is for me.</p> <p>If you are a beginner I believe that you will find this 3 failed trade reports useful so you can avoid doing the same mistakes, and if you are experimented please let us know what I could have done better.</p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <p>I continued my trades on <em>Ethereum, Litcoin</em> and <em>OmiseGO</em> in the evening at <em>8:00 p.m.</em> as I saw an opportunity in each of them</p> <h3>BTC/OMG Trade</h3> <p><br />I made a new trade with <strong><em>OmiseGO (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/omisego/">OMG</a>)</em></strong> as the chart showed that it was at a bottom again and in my analysis it was not going to go down further the line I drew. When I bought, the trend was up and I though it was confirming what I was thinking.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmeM1gqCKiwWNuFToBBXRZ5nPWS6FPQs8Fh9MBaXZ7ASMD/BTC%3AOMGb.png</p> <p>Then, a while later it started to dive and I expected it to go back up again. It was about 45 minutes later and time for getting some rest with my wife watching <em>Netflix</em> for an hour and then go to bed.</p> <p>To protect my trade I put a stop loss much below I bought so it could rebound without triggering the sell and I would still get a small loss.</p> <p>My<em> OmiseGO</em> were sold while I was watching TV and as you can see it didn't recover some 10 hours later.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQP4ZTgT8SDf1hpx75uTx7LaoeodZRMA9XgdsfEoicEJL/BTC%3AOMG.png </p> <p>Oh My God!</p> <p>Never again I will trade before going to bed!</p> <h3>BTC/LTC Trade</h3> <p><br />I bought <strong><em>Litecoin (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">LTC</a>)</em></strong> when it was going up and my order processed late so I entered the trade at the worst possible time. I was thinking it was going to replicate this nice "M" at the left and I drew a line for the bottom, which I thought was the maximum it could go down.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVcikS5jrawJ2thz3YXcXpRrDUZRB1R5TpKPYku1dGHWQ/BTC%3ALTCb.png</p> <p>Well, I was wrong. It did go down and it didn't recover 10 hours later. In this trade also, I put a stop loss in the same manner as I did for <i>Ethereum</i> and it triggered when I was watching TV.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZZSGBrDJRVfzXojxCw2iFCPyhX7fZHUodvddzAudka8w/BTC%3ALTC.png</p> <p>I entered this trade because I saw an increase in trading volume at this time of the day and thought this was really going to push things up.</p> <p>I was wrong!</p> <h3>BTC/ETH Trade</h3> <p><br />I messed up with the<strong><em> Ethereum (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">ETH</a>)</em></strong> trade as I did not analyze the chart properly. I drew a first bottom line, then a second, believing this was not going to go down further according to what happened several hours ago.</p> <p>I entered the trade when it was going up, which I though confirmed my analysis.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRfPbgJNPVq8etRmWzXE6R9CpYCYE96xxm6PH5TUn1dax/BTC%3AETHb.png</p> <p>It started then to go down. The trading volume was nice and I though it was going to rebound up again.</p> <p>I placed my stop loss in the same manner as the other 2 trades and went to watch my TV show.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmdHJSpiCpcgzRDzUZeKBZiZPEoryy1jzy6rdHe9DaTS7T/BTC%3AETH.png</p> <p>The sell was triggered and it went lower than I thought it was. After 10 hours, it still hasn't recovered.</p> <p>Hopefully, I traded very small amounts and even losing some <em>Satoshis,</em> the increase of <em>Bitcoin</em> in value showed an additional <em>$5</em> for the day.</p> <p>The lesson of this is that you have to choose between watching your favorite show on TV or trading, not do both. Being at the end of the day and tired might have also played a role in failing these trades.</p> <p>I hope this post is useful for you to see that day trading is not evening trading!</p> <p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about my crypto trades like this one?</p> <p>PS: If you find what TV show I was watching on TV yesterday, I'll send you 3 SBD.</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-16T03:03:51 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/how-i-messed-up-3-crypto-trades-before-going-to-bed /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/how-i-messed-up-3-crypto-trades-before-going-to-bed Three Successful Crypto Trades, But a Recurring Issue! <p>Today I'd like to share with your 3 crypto trades I made that were successful, but I did not profit as much as I could have because of what you will see below.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQDMLEj8aFDTUayxa1t1SUUaiq3tbRDoReGhu14FKLpHf/trade-3issues.jpeg</p> <h2>Three Successful Crypto Trades, But a Recurring Issue! </h2><br> <p>I am a beginner day trader and these trading posts I write are for my own trading journal that I share with you. If you are a beginner like me, I hope this helps, and if you are experimented I welcome your feedback.</p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <h3>BTC/OMG Trade</h3> <p><br />The first trade I made was for <strong><em>OmiseGO (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/omisego/">OMG</a>).</em></strong> The chart showed that it was at bottom and in the process of going up so I bought <em>25%</em> of it. After an hour going up it started going down.</p> <p>So I thought, <em>"No panic, don't exit right now, I'm going to monitor it closely."</em></p> <p>One hour later it was going nowhere and as I was going outside, instead of setting a stop loss below my entry, at a loss, I just decided to sell.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQDsWcnP3eZosc3budeG8EwZT5UjcKm1QvoxwbZkc4hYc/BTC%3AOMG.jpg</p> <p>This trade was successful in the sense that I didn't lose anything as I sold at the same price I bought, and was free to go outside without worrying about it.</p> <p>Look at what happened soon after! A huge pick and if I had stayed at the computer I could have made a nice profit.</p> <p>Oh My God!</p> <h3>BTC/LTC Trade</h3> <p><br />I entered that <strong><em>Litecoin (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/litecoin/">LTC</a>)</em></strong> trade when it was at bottom and it slowly went up. Then it was time to go to school to pick up my daughter and as it was going down and I couldn't monitor or put a stop loss without losing more profit, I just exited.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ1EfaSX9ALgyrZGUFwvzNkFE4FZS8Spbkb1ZPRYU7qpm/BTC%3ALTC.jpg</p> <p>See what happened just after! The same thing as for OMG, a huge pick where I could have had a much better profit.</p> <h3>BTC/ETH Trade</h3> <p><br />I entered a bit late on this<strong><em> Ethereum (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">ETH</a>)</em></strong> trade as it was starting to go up again. After two hours and a half, it started to decline and it's when I sold. That was a good move as it continued to go down and down.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQxvotrKZfPBMH5WKnakTGMbNjeh9dySugs8VfsXteXJf/BTC%3AETH.jpg</p> <p>After these 3 trades and the ones I made before, there is a common issue, which is that when a trade is starting to be problematic and needs my attention, then I have to go outside for the other commitments that I have. The only choice I have is to place a stop loss minimizing my loss and profit, or just exit the trade.</p> <p>I hope this post is useful for you to see what issues I face in my day trading and maybe use it for your own benefit.</p><p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about my crypto trades like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-15T12:34:03 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/three-successful-crypto-trades-but-a-recurring-issue /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/three-successful-crypto-trades-but-a-recurring-issue Four Crypto Trades Today: 3 Successful / 1 Fail <p>Would you be interested to see the four crypto trades I made today because this might help you get the confidence to get started like myself?</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmcTEcWWzoXdLowixsXESS9xhZdxB4bPtbkTDDexvVkFVB/4trades-today.jpeg</p> <h2>Four Crypto Trades Today: 3 Successful / 1 Fail</h2> <p><br />The first thing I did this morning is to browse the different pairs to see which ones would have a good potential for me to trade today. I selected <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/golem-network-tokens/">Golem</a> and <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">Ethereum</a>. </p> <p>I use <em>Coinigy</em> to look at charts and place trades, if you would like to try <em>Coinigy</em> please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <h3><strong>BTC/GNT Trade</strong></h3> <p><br />I entered this trade at a bottom and it did nothing for 45 minutes, then a big surge in the green where I immediately sold. To be honest, I was prepared to see it dive, but it went the other way hopefuly.<br /><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmVMu3BPADaJu76GZnbSS2cL6n92js2HqhkDv5L5xjmGPK/BTC%3AGNT.png</p> <h3><strong>BTC/ETH Trades</strong></h3> <p><br />Ethereum is one of the cryptocurrency that I will trade every day because there is a lot of volume and movements up and down, so it's easier to predict how it might go.</p> <p>I made 3 trades with <em>ETH</em> today, two were successful and the last one failed.</p> <p>The first one was very short. I placed the buy feeling it was going up, which it did, and as I saw it was trending down I sold.</p> <p>The second trade was much longer as I entered again when it hit bottom. It didn't go as high as expected and as it was going down and the reversal didn't happen, then I sold at a small profit again.</p> <p>I completly messed up the third trade. I wanted to enter as it was raising again, but the order was not filled, so I cancelled it and put a new one. This new one didn't go through immediately, but did when I tried to cancell the order. Unfortnatelly it was filled when at the top. As it was going down again, I decided to just sell at a very small loss.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQjfcSSCQtTiYjrC79qfe7LDtUP4L7q1jbZMkLUNwB9ke/BTC%3AETH.png</p> <p>Today, I've experienced some delay with <em>Coinigy,</em> thinking the buy or sell didn't go off when it did, and then believing that it did when it didn't...  </p> <p>I hope this post is useful for you to see what a beginner can do taking baby steps in day trading.</p><p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about my crypto trades like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-14T12:34:12 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-today-3-successful-1-fail /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-today-3-successful-1-fail 20 More Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term <p>In this post I'd like to show you <em>20 more altcoins to consider for investing long term.</em> In <a href="https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/10-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term">my previous post</a> I showed you my top 10, which were <em>Synereo, Ardor, Clams, GameCredits, Gas, Lisk, NAV Coin, OmiseGO, Stratis </em>and<em> Syscoin.</em></p> <p><em>https://steemitimages.com/DQmaGAoBvFcNzo7qWiRYxRhNN4hit7DawTo4tT7Ur9DvLy7/20morecoins.jpeg</em></p> <p>My choice is based on the reaction of the market immediately after the <a href="https://news.bitcoin.com/breaking-news-segwit2x-fork-cancelled/" rel="nofollow noopener">Bitcoin fork</a> was cancelled, the top <em>10</em> getting an immediate response with people selling their <em>Bitcoin</em> to buy the altcoins.</p> <h2><strong>20 More Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term</strong></h2> <p><br />These 20 altcoins also did pretty well as people rallied to buy them, but after some hesitation were it took a dive first before going up again, or they have less volume than the top 10.</p> <p>I have collected these screenshots so you and me can refer to them later as coins that are worth studying, see what they do and decide which one is a good fit to invest in.</p> <p>If you would like to try Coinigy please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <p><strong>BitShares (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitshares/">BTS</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmeogRCrXazhPJK3ZvRnJ4VrwUpejDxeP3KmQGz25iGDHe/-BTC%3ABTS.png</p> <p><strong>Civic (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/civic/">CVC</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmWZfSVBvNmF84aDg2aDWU8tAWkASNCMYHJ5ZgL7qSZQQE/-BTC%3ACVC.png</p> <p><strong>Dash (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/dash/">DASH</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmPTwBdiTWbpPjc4Ci1ubE2K9aNyVgZ82zM5XPAyzUdaLA/-BTC%3ADASH.png</p> <p><strong>Decred (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/decred/">DCR</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmQR7UpkyAhvcEC2jSEN7Sjt4HXYb8DRnLFPmq95zNqRzQ/-BTC%3ADCR.png</p> <p><strong>Einsteinium (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/einsteinium/">EMC2</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmWzsVjsXkuW6b1LQuevEeKgCgZk2ft3CDn1rjV4S7sDP2/-BTC%3AEMC2.png</p> <p><strong>Ethereum (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/">ETH</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmajWxjhgq5rBkq1nhsMhG5NLSCpCGBhFMhXbbq4jVSu5k/-BTC%3AETH.png</p> <p><strong>Factom (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/factom/">FCT</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmaJLmLhTBMdDT9gmX5miG8F7kQKWm71rvNvN7jWyKnmBD/-BTC%3AFCT.png</p> <p><strong>FoldingCoin (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/foldingcoin/">FLDC</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmTKzSv5bcdqWjxu2y6AYVdiaUgJ8WE61nTa7bXMpsrMy6/-BTC%3AFLDC.png</p> <p><strong>Gnosis (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/gnosis-gno/">GNO</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmX5T9kaL1bFjxVJsvbCK629cac9MoSkEdA6TtXNnBg7kh/-BTC%3AGNO.png</p> <p><strong>Nexium (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nexium/">NXC</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmQRrSd8SxMDrhW4qNj75CcWAX2QjWSKD4JE8WCNey17dG/-BTC%3ANXC.png</p> <p><strong>Radium (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/radium/">RADS</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmd69CLvJiiCoUWaoVKsKihY9H8ufxzYkx9oSRokJtymyK/-BTC%3ARADS.png</p> <p><strong>Augur (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/augur/">REP</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmUQm73cBrTqBFdeA6xn7H6Nk3aVQeCfNr88Vp79yggQRB/-BTC%3AREP.png</p> <p><strong>Steem (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/steem/">STEEM</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmbTnKDYA7ChWeox1DnFJ3w8fVsfgwnFG6zXDk4HPs7HHM/-BTC%3ASTEEM.png</p> <p><strong>Stellar Lumens (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stellar/">STR</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmaraF815fPDVL38bWEc814pxAk16RZ4ou1gBYeAQkQ4m9/-BTC%3ASTR.png</p> <p><strong>Viacoin (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/viacoin/">VIA</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmXJNoXEKgU522DHr5Sev4Yscj9JLQC2HydLcGRiZadoNj/-BTC%3AVIA.png</p> <p><strong>Counterparty (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/counterparty/">XCP</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmUkphRkzbcBo5zA7v7LCu3tEhwzqrQVr8TRQXBuyEoKz3/-BTC%3AXCP.png</p> <p><strong>NEM (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nem/">XEM</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmSxFky6ZePJZvyoSZxXHFEVfLx83JcdJXsyAtFsPafmYJ/-BTC%3AXEM.png</p> <p><strong>Monero (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/monero/">XMR</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmT7G6dwYWXg87uUXBsebySnzBHxLrFweVkdmhkgenxQFK/-BTC%3AXMR.png</p> <p><strong>Zcash (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/">ZEC</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmX9vPQSayTwWbhuvRCTcd3WehAcEot2eoCkPhPxd42nQg/-BTC%3AZEC.png</p> <p><strong>Ox (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/0x/">ZRX</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmV94aXUNLi1Dj2Zx3ePQc2t3RuKQXCTKurmw4NLFP2ZAr/-BTC%3AZRX.png</p> <p>I hope this post is useful and that it will help you decide which of these coins is worth studying and investing in long term.</p><p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about cryptos like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-13T11:04:33 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/20-more-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/20-more-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term 10 Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term <p>Would you like to learn what are the <em>10 altcoins</em> to consider for investing long term because in this blog post I base my choice on what I recently saw in the cryptocurrency charts?</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmTE8qDDVLF72y6pt8qLuYKbQueY7BfuThvUPtrFz1EH8A/10-altcoins-th.jpg</p> <p><em>Mid November</em> a <a href="https://news.bitcoin.com/breaking-news-segwit2x-fork-cancelled/">Bitcoin fork</a> was planned and in preparation of this to happen, cryptocurrency investors and traders sold their <em>altcoins</em> prior to this in order to have as much <em>Bitcoin</em> as possible. This means that for one of the actual <em>Bitcoin</em> you hold you would have had the equivalent in the new forked <em>Bitcoin.</em></p> <p>These people moving their cryptocurrency assets to <em>Bitcoin</em> have their favorite coins and after the fork they would have bought back in them without hesitation.</p> <p>The fork did not happen and as it was announced on <em>9 November at 18:00</em> according to the charts in <em>Coinigy,</em> a surge occurred in a lot of the markets at this exact moment.</p> <p>This list of <em>10 altcoins</em> is for the ones that had an immediate surge in value as buyers bought them without hesitation and with passion. What the movement in these charts tells us is that these <em>altcoins</em> are coins that people believe in and want to invest in. These <em>altcoins</em> have a good chance to go<em> 10 times</em> in value as people have a big interest in holding them, compared to other coins.</p> <p>If you would like to try Coinigy please use my referral link <a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a> because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <h2>10 Altcoins to Consider for Investing Long Term</h2> <p><br />I do not know the specifics of each of these coins and base my choice on what the charts are showing at the moment the <a href="https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/crypto-supporters-welcome-segwit2x-cancellation/"><em>Bitcoin</em> <em>fork</em> was cancelled</a>. The next step would be for each of us to study them and learn actually what they do, so we can make an informed decision to whether invest in them or not.</p> <p><strong>Synereo (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/synereo/">AMP</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmczJX6F2dkYou71CmVJhkqrNAURw19nUQRhiXQMevTdb4/-BTC%3AAMP.png</p> <p><strong> Ardor (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ardor/">ARDR</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmZ9vQ4EiNXxjx3Pu6CsSwwUJyhbcZuzsrAgYADgrH1EL2/-BTC%3AARDR.png</p> <p><strong>Clams (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/clams/">CLAM</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmTBpQBjVMzypfpdYd1t4irVkHfW1FcRw1rkL9MRSMqo6i/-BTC%3ACLAM.png</p> <p><strong>GameCredits (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/gamecredits/">GAME</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmch9xvCdM738r82tHYMbKRWXkERhpjHqURvD5NwkqLLcy/-BTC%3AGAME.png</p> <p><strong>Gas (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/gas/">GAS</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmSZsEiaz5DpAbcRkVGN2GqKxgLftTCXxvSUT77gWT2k6D/-BTC%3AGAS.png</p> <p><strong>Lisk (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/lisk/">LSK</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmStHQUd21pgaC8epeJWq2U71QYi3KhMUafoTFnGYvHRtG/-BTC%3ALSK.png</p> <p><strong>NAV Coin (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nav-coin/">NAV</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmb9LJECd472MjL9nx9p6YDhF7H74L9jU9xq3Niq1Jbjcr/-BTC%3ANAV.png</p> <p><strong>OmiseGO (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/omisego/">OMG</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmYiASbL9T3xQg2MDJA7h29kepeaH5fVr3nnRvVcmVRdnw/-BTC%3AOMG.png</p> <p><strong>Sratis (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stratis/">STRAT</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmRj7TewNM4JGnfrqgTCDGYiYqRP4PWvzku163t19jn3Gq/-BTC%3ASTRAT.png</p> <p><strong> Syscoin (<a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/syscoin/">SYS</a>)</strong><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmXZCH1bbsibw2bFoMR51zPufUUYw7P8rwQQWDYkze3T1m/-BTC%3ASYS.png</p> <p>I hope this post is helpful for you to see which coins would be a good fit for you to invest in. There are more than these 10 altcoins, and I will share more in a future post.</p><p>I am a student of the <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/" rel="nofollow noopener">cryptocurrency trading course</a> and if you are interested to join, use coupon code<em> "michelsentme"</em> at check out, I will get a small commission and you will get a 20% discount.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts about cryptos like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-12T09:56:21 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/10-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/10-altcoins-to-consider-for-investing-long-term Freelancing from Home Tips <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmY5gE3oFp55gWJNtgJvJa9HtQUoba6sEcM2XGYaXKpjKF/freelance.jpg</p> <h2>Freelancing from Home Tips</h2> <br><p>Working in a home office is not the same as working in an office building and it can be very difficult for some people to adjust to this new work environment. If you are new to working from home, I have a few tips for you.</p> <h3><strong>Home Office</strong></h3> <p><br />If you have a home office that is well arranged and well designed you will be able to concentrate more, work faster and get more done in the day.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pantika.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/office-1078869_640.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="425" /></p> <p>Your home office should be separated from the rest of your house. Working on the kitchen table is not a good setting for success. If you do not have a room for the office, use curtains or office partitions to separate your work space area from the rest of the house.</p> <p>All the tools you need, computer, printer, cables, calculator and so on should all be in your work area so you don't have to step out of it.</p> <p>Choose office furniture that is convenient and can fit in the small area you have. Adding real plants can help you concentrate on your work and get you in a good mood.</p> <p>Natural lighting together with additional lamps is also important to have a nice work environment.</p> <p>The most important piece of furniture in your home office is your chair. You are going to sit several hours and a good office chair will prevent you from having back pain and other problems related to computer use.</p> <h3><strong>Dress Code</strong></h3> <p><br />People think that the advantage of working from home is that you can work in your pajamas or in your underwear.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pantika.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tie-690084_640.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="427" /></p> <p>It's clearly not. If you are dressed in sport wear you are in the mood for a run, if you are in your pajamas you are in the mood for a nap.</p> <p>In order to be in the mood for work you should be dressed as if you were going to an office building. The necktie might not be necessary, but office trousers and a nice shirt can help you greatly to concentrate on your work and be in the mood.</p> <p>Some people can work at home in casual clothes and it is fine too, but if you have to meet a client outside, shoot a video or talk to a client on Skype, a nice shirt can make all the difference.</p> <h3><strong>Time Management</strong></h3> <p><br />This is very difficult to work efficiently if you don\'t manage your time when working from home. You may have to drive your kids to and from school, cook your lunch or do house work during the day.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pantika.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/work-management-907669_640.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="418" /></p> <p>All these activities have to be managed to go along the hours of work you have to do. A daily schedule is a good idea. Start and finish work at the same time everyday as you would do in a real office with colleagues.</p> <p>The advantage to work from home is that you can arrange your schedule as you wish. You may work an hour before the kids get up in the morning then start another period after they are in school and before your lunch. Work can also be done after the kids are in bed in the evening if you choose so.</p> <p>The last thing you do in the day can be planning your work for the next day. This way, you know when you get up what you have to do and be effective immediately.</p> <p>When you have you hours set-up, plan what to do in each time period of the day. Shoot a video at that time, check emails at that time, do admin tasks at this other time of the day. Having the discipline to do that will increase your chances of success.</p> <p>I hope this post will be helpful to you and that freelancing from home will be a lot easier.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more posts like this one?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-09T13:02:21 http://steemit.com/life/@gmichelbkk/freelancing-from-home-tips /life/@gmichelbkk/freelancing-from-home-tips Four Crypto Trades with Coinigy <p>This is my second day trading with <em>Coinigy</em> and I made 4 trades based on my interpretation of the charts. Two trades were unsuccessful and two&nbsp;trades were successful, leaving me with a loss of about<em> $1.25 t</em>oday.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmaQMjK7D7bNSbMJkL2hdPTHDhiELuyJWnC3NzNSvEf85f/THUMB-tutorial-trading.jpg</p> <h2><strong>Four Crypto Trades with Coinigy</strong></h2> <p><br />I am no expert, this is my trading journal where I show what I have learned day trading crypto. I play very small as I am learning and I hope this post can be useful for you.&nbsp;If you would like to try&nbsp;<em>Coinigy</em>&nbsp;please use my&nbsp;referral link&nbsp;<a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c" rel="nofollow noopener">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a>&nbsp;because I will get&nbsp;<em>$15</em>&nbsp;if you purchase later on.</p> <h3><strong>My first trade today: BTC/CVC</strong></h3> <p><br />As I thought&nbsp;<em>CVC</em> was going to go up, I first placed a buy at <em>25%,</em> and then nothing happened. The green candle was getting bigger and I thought that my buy order was now too below the last buy price, so I made a new buy order. It was processed successfully and when I cancelled the first order, a part of it had been already processed without my knowledge. That's why there are 2 buys when I intended to make only one.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmb6yNt3kZtZ3orPghe3WPyG51wmdCz89wvvZUQMSbJpUV/BTC%3ACVC.png</p> <p>Then, shortly after, it started to go down and I decided to take the loss immediately, not in panic, but because if I am not proven correct, then it's better to exit before losing too much or hope for a reversal. As you can see it did go up a bit later, and then down, basically going nowhere.</p> <p>These are the buy and sell orders.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmXE2v2BNP9bthFMfb6KkesysnEmzRWuAVy8CoyZxdomrU/BTC%3ACVC-trans.jpg</p> <p>I wonder if the delay in executing the first order was due to a low Internet connection or <em>Coinigy</em> having to much of a delay between the execution of the sell on the exchange and reporting it.<strong><br /></strong></p> <h3><strong>My&nbsp;second trade today: BTC/LSK</strong></h3> <p><br />Looking at the chart <em>LSK</em> had a good chance to go up and it did. From where you see the blue arrow, I thought it was going to go up, so I waited to place the first order at <em>25%.</em> Then, it did the same thing, it continued to go up and nothing happened, so I placed a second order because I didn't want to miss the boat. It&nbsp;was executed, and&nbsp;when I tried to cancel the first order, it said it couldn't be cancelled and it did buy a ridiculously small amount of <em>LSK.</em>&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmcQXWJwzP9YpcG5VTrmg6GyVJvx9pbXwGZeBk9VgAaizv/BTC%3ALSK-stop.png</p> <p>The third buy was 10% and it was executed normally.</p> <p>I was expecting it to go higher, but I had to go outside and decided to put a stop loss, so I would still be in profit in case it went down.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRUqzQp94G4rQGcReZxozGjysEAZR3WYfP9aEow5i5i7R/BTC%3ALSK-buys.jpg</p> <p>The first order with the small amount is the unwanted one.</p> <p>Then, while I was outside, the stop sell order triggered.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ7mehUvu9XFwT41zhSpxQZ9b9SC2h8Xfhd4PMjke3S9h/LSK-sell.jpg</p> <p>Hopefully, it did very well as <em>LSK</em> started to dive. I got my small profit.</p> <p>It was not at bottom yet that I had to go pick-up my daughter at school, and then drive her to a special class.&nbsp;Unfortunately, during that time, I missed 2 nice ups!</p> <p>So one more time a fragmented buy order in this one, which is a bit annoying.</p> <h3><strong>My&nbsp;third trade today: BTC/STR</strong></h3> <p><strong><br /></strong>I was too late for this one, but as I thought it was going to go much higher, I bought. The first order at <em>25%</em> was executed smoothly and as it was still climbing, in the excitement I put a second order at<em> 10%.</em></p> <p>Just after&nbsp;I&nbsp;placed the second order, it started to go in the red...</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmYLkqjypF275AwN4hf3sUQB9w1xio7DLSEShjrfcTTKGu/STR.jpg</p> <p>This time, I decided to break the rule and wait a bit more hoping it will go up again.</p> <p>An hour later, it was definitely not going up again, so I sold.</p> <p>This trade showed me exactly why it's better to take the loss immediately as I did for the first trade today.</p> <h3><strong>My&nbsp;fourth trade today: BTC/ETH</strong></h3> <p><br />I took my time with <em>ETH!</em> From the blue arrow you can see, I though it was going to go up after looking at some previous patterns. It went up, then down, then up and it's when I bought. The buy order was executed normally and as I was running this trade at the same time as the LSK one, and going outside, I placed a stop sell order, but a bit too high from what the price was at and I missed a bit more profit.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmcneGHwkESsJky57ybVCCWQwgMAZuFoiH6emMbGG2tBT4/ETH.jpg</p> <p>It seems that each time I go outside and place a stop loss order, then it is triggered very soon after!</p> <p>Today, I am down&nbsp;<em>0.00017580 BTC</em>, which is about <em>$1.25</em>, but I have learned quite a few valuable lessons that will help me do better tomorrow.</p> <p>This post is&nbsp;my trading journal for my second day.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to&nbsp;write more&nbsp;trading&nbsp;posts like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-08T14:03:45 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-with-coinigy /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/four-crypto-trades-with-coinigy Shabu-shabu at home! <p>Last evening my wife and I had&nbsp;<em>Shabu-shabu</em> at home as we were too tired and a bit lazy to cook or go outside to a restaurant. If you don't know what&nbsp;<em><strong>Shabu-shabu</strong></em>&nbsp;is, it is&nbsp;a <em>Japanese</em> hotpot&nbsp;dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water.&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ1eghzZczDi7NggqM9QvzyLjzr66zW4xSxjCngdtrFKq/shabu-title.jpg</p> <h2>Shabu-shabu at home!</h2> <p><br />So we called the restaurant and they delivered the meat and vegetables, plus the electric stove and pots needed to boil the food. They came back a day later to have their cooking equipment back.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmatEHfGpLbxreUKjpwnpW6ZdFek7sunkzPHBr8yVHpGtY/shabu-01.jpg</p> <p>Quality sliced meat.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZr4jpNpYWcbdbiyAYGBjhubgNJoZhqBT6gRUkmXhsio7/shabu-02.jpg</p> <p>Two&nbsp;compartments&nbsp;for the water.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmdPvQDw9YwcVe3ZCqBCjTxY16sWCSX2EMJUMzztgyirXj/shabu-03.jpg</p> <p>Vegetable and meat nearly ready.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZchkGdEee8wPWRfn2CveyLkgt4LPr7ox6eVoM5doXhc6/shabu-04.jpg</p> <p>Without forgetting the instant noodles.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmbKUByAiXKQihMeeukuHc7mzzSD9cM1JqpND482enuZ4p/shabu-05.jpg</p> <p>The food was of good quality, but all in all we found&nbsp;this&nbsp;<em>Shabu-shabu</em> a bit too salty.</p> <p>I wonder&nbsp;when&nbsp;we order pizza if they bring the oven as well!</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more short&nbsp;posts with photos of Thai/Japanese food like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-07T12:08:45 http://steemit.com/thailand/@gmichelbkk/shabu-shabu-at-home /thailand/@gmichelbkk/shabu-shabu-at-home My First Successful Crypto Trade! <p>I have tried a few times day trading cryptocurrencies a couple of months ago and I have not been very successful. At the time, I put <em>0.05 BTC</em> in <a href="https://bittrex.com/">Bittrex</a>&nbsp;and<em>&nbsp;0.05 BTC</em> in <a href="https://poloniex.com/">Poloniex</a><em>,</em> which was about <em>$300</em> in total.</p> <p>I have different long-term investments in cryptos, but day trading is something I really wanted to try. I am no expert, just a beginner, and I welcome your comments.</p> <p>Would you read about my experience learning day trading with me today?</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmat7sGAnhUSYK4JSm3RfkJktdFzbAE2aTtLxER3kZj5Qj/trade-th.jpg</p> <h2>My First Successful Crypto Trade!</h2> <p><br />After doing&nbsp;a few trades two months ago, which were based more on&nbsp;luck and tips from others,&nbsp;the value&nbsp;of&nbsp;<em>BTC</em>&nbsp;I had on both accounts decreased. I had&nbsp;a few small successful trades purely on luck and failed in others simply because I didn't know what I was doing and didn't monitor the progress of the trades.</p> <p>Thanks to&nbsp;<em>Bitcoin</em>&nbsp;increasing in value, my&nbsp;<em>Bittrex</em>&nbsp;account went back to<em>&nbsp;$150,</em>&nbsp;I then bought<em>&nbsp;Steem</em>&nbsp;and sent them back to my wallet on<em>&nbsp;Steem.</em>&nbsp;My <em>Poloniex</em> account showed yesterday a balance of&nbsp;0.02096647 BTC, and a value of&nbsp;<em>$159.</em>&nbsp;Basically, I am back at the same value in<em>&nbsp;$USD</em>, but I lost quite a&nbsp;lot&nbsp;in<em>&nbsp;BTC.</em></p> <h3><strong>Learning cryptocurrency trading</strong></h3> <p><br />The difference between then and now is that I took the time to seriously study about trading cryptocurrencies and learn some methodology in order to get a better chance at getting a profit.</p> <p>So, seeing that I went nowhere with trading, I stopped and bought a <a href="http://digitalcurrencytraders.com/ref/26/">cryptocurrency trading course</a> with lifetime access by a professional and successful trader. There is a free webinar that you can access there, which can teach you quite a few valuable things about trading cryptocurrencies as well. I took the course, read two recommended books about trading, and I have just scratched the surface of all the other resources available.</p> <p><em>Disclaimer: if you click the link above and purchase the course, I may get a small commission.</em></p> <p>This being said, I today decided that it was time to do some practice and use my newly acquired knowledge.</p> <h3><strong>First successful trade with Poloniex using Coinigy</strong></h3> <p><strong><br /></strong>One of the tools I tried for free a couple of months ago was <em>Coinigy</em> and I finally paid my subscription to continue using it. If you would like to try it please use my&nbsp;referral link&nbsp;<a href="https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c">https://www.coinigy.com/?r=842aeb1c</a>&nbsp;because I will get <em>$15</em> if you purchase later on.</p> <p>After looking at several coins to trade, I finally decided to go for <em>XVC,</em> which had a bottom formation going on. I know nothing about this coin and the choice was based on what I saw in the chart.</p> <p>This is the first <em>Coinigy</em> chart where I placed my first trade.&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmdECG6ZATESNfcwzWwi2s9mGQEN7pxucwWxYES1qzG3JJ/59fff8bc55f36.png</p> <p>I put <em>25%</em> of my <em>BTC</em> on the first entry point, and then I wanted to add 10% entries a bit higher using stop buys, but I messed up in <em>Coinigy</em> and&nbsp;two more entries went immediately. If you are trading crypto, you might be laughing right now!</p> <p>As it was going up, I put a stop loss above my entry points so that I won't have to worry losing the trade.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fourth <em>10%</em> order was done successfully at a higher entry point as I was monitoring progress, and then I moved my stop loss much higher, so I could take a profit anyway.</p> <p>I went outside and about<em> 15 minutes</em> later received a notification on my phone about the sell.</p> <p>This is the second chart showing when the sell occurred.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmeDxG4x9tADRrcP93qW8tkCZ7XVwio4FV1RvWtNo4EtCJ/5a000eefc6a2a.png<br /><br />It was going down and the stop loss worked perfectly while I was away.</p> <p>I started with&nbsp;<em>0.02096647 BTC</em> in <em>Poloniex</em> and finished at&nbsp;<em>0.02116335 BTC</em>&nbsp;with a profit of&nbsp;<em>0.00019688 BTC.</em></p> <p>Now, fellow traders with more experience than I have, you may laugh out loud because this is a very small profit, <em>$1.41</em> exactly and less than what this post on <em>Steemit</em> will get, but this trade was successful because that's the first time I felt in control. I didn't lose money, traded small amounts and got a profit, all I need to do even better on the second trade.</p> <p>This post is kind of a trading journal for me and I hope you enjoyed reading it.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to&nbsp;write more&nbsp;trading&nbsp;posts like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-06T12:03:51 http://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-first-successful-crypto-trade /cryptocurrency/@gmichelbkk/my-first-successful-crypto-trade Three Interesting Questions about Facebook Ads and Google AdWords <p>A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about Quora&nbsp;<strong><em>"<a href="https://steemit.com/tutorial/@gmichelbkk/how-did-i-get-47-8k-answer-views-with-36-posts-on-quora">How did I get 47.8k answer views with 36 posts on Quora?</a>"</em></strong> and as I just answered 3 questions I thought it would be good to share them with you&nbsp;here on Steemit.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmYNHymSGTP4ur6eavCV93GCrr97eJFN8zV9rH5gt8SEu3/THUMB-3qs.jpg</p> <h2><strong>Three Interesting Questions about Facebook Ads and Google AdWords</strong></h2><br> <p>Today I was in the mood to answer questions about advertising on Facebookand Google Adwords so I search for questions in <em>Quora</em> related to this topic. You can see my profile and all the questions I have answered here: <em><a href="https://www.quora.com/profile/Michel-Gerard">https://www.quora.com/profile/Michel-Gerard</a></em></p> <p>Let's see the three questions and a brief answer.</p> <h3><strong>1)&nbsp;What are the best places to learn more about Facebook ads?</strong></h3> <p><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmWfzjL491Zd7d9oQGPdr6dN56iWWHHGou2kViUXW8xPZX/answer1.png</p> <p>I have taken about<em> 50 online courses </em>and in my answer I had of course to advise to enroll for a course. It is also good to learn from <em>YouTube</em> videos and blog posts, but you have to&nbsp;make sure the instructor is knowledgable.&nbsp;</p> <p>I recommended this video.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Best Facebook Marketing Tutorial Ever for 2017!</strong></p> <p>https://youtu.be/iU76AmhbLHw</p> <p>In my answer I also added a free coupon to <em>Jerry Banfield's</em> course on <em>SkillShare.</em></p> <p>Would you read and upvote my answer on <em>Quora</em> because this will help more people discover it? &gt;&gt;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-places-to-learn-more-about-Facebook-ads" target="_top">What are the best places to learn more about Facebook ads?</a></p> <h3><strong>2)&nbsp;Go for Facebook ads or Google AdWords? Which one is effective?</strong></h3> <p><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmb51oaJy6ZzqNZFRQyTUCxnv9y9mNCBGsLVZBe64cSu3R/answer2.png</p> <p>This is a difficult choice to make and just like choosing between an apple and an orange, both&nbsp;are useful for your body. Facebook ads and Google Adwords are both effective in their own way. One complements the other.</p> <p>On <em>Google</em> you reach people that search for a problem to be solved and you target keywords while in <em>Facebook</em> you can target your audience precisely and create the need for your product.</p> <p>In this answer I recommended this video.</p> <p><strong>Create Ads on Facebook, YouTube, and Google AdWords Today!</strong></p> <p>https://youtu.be/fdoMwN2hNMs</p> <p>I added 3 free coupons to <em>Jerry Banfield's</em> courses about <em>Google Adwords,</em> <em>Youtube</em> ads and <em>Facebook</em> ads.</p> <p>Would you read and upvote my answer on&nbsp;<em>Quora</em>&nbsp;because this will help more people discover it? &gt;&gt;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.quora.com/Go-for-Facebook-ads-or-Google-AdWords-Which-one-is-effective" target="_top">Go for Facebook ads or Google AdWords? Which one is effective?</a></p> <h3><strong>3)&nbsp;Is it advisable to first buy 1k likes on a brand new Facebook business page to create an illusion of popularity?</strong></h3> <p><br />https://steemitimages.com/DQmWpKWjfth5WgcoG6URxtHTSB2epz8c5vWr9T38e67cx72/answwer3.png</p> <p>I do not like this wording <em>"buy 1k likes"</em> and I discourage about buying likes, but I encourage to run <em>Facebook</em> campaigns to get likes. The campaign I recommend is a <em>Facebook</em> video post engagement to first get engagement on the post, and then likes by people who will be more engaged with future posts.</p> <p>I recommended this video, which is good for people getting started with a Facebook page.</p> <p><strong>Facebook Posting Tricks with Ads to Get Maximum Engagement</strong></p> <p>https://youtu.be/1KJ59dgI8G8</p> <p>Would you read and upvote my answer on&nbsp;<em>Quora</em>&nbsp;because this will help more people discover it? &gt;&gt;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.quora.com/Is-it-advisable-to-first-buy-1k-likes-on-a-brand-new-Facebook-business-page-to-create-an-illusion-of-popularity" target="_top">Is it advisable to first buy 1k likes on a brand new Facebook business page to create an illusion of popularity?</a></p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to&nbsp;write more posts for you like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-05T09:20:36 http://steemit.com/marketing/@gmichelbkk/three-interesting-questions-about-facebook-ads-and-google-adwords /marketing/@gmichelbkk/three-interesting-questions-about-facebook-ads-and-google-adwords Do you like Thai food? <p>Today I'd like to show you some <em>Thai</em> food we had for dinner at a <em>Thai</em> restaurant in <em>Bangkok</em> close to our home.&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmYCgeFBAMAumrgfr1E2YUKJ86jH93cMxcioHw1QQPLS3G/20171104_171555.jpg</p> <h2>Do you like Thai food?</h2> <p><br />I do and I'd better to because I live in Thailand. I can eat almost everything that is not spicy and that's what you see in the photos. My wife had the very spicy sea-food dish.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fried pork Thai style.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmREQhksN4Qu2K9dop22nHCWpkdWMQfwCsiS8XjZ9a93JV/20171104_165240.jpg</p> <p>Fried rice with crab.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmcBcBNfLoQeE4Njx15w3ocnUNTnUtiXqxXBWDSpxQNYPs/20171104_165245.jpg</p> <p>Fried chicken and Jasmine rice.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVT9LRVvLHQtZH1LdkUaBzcd7BbCeZhEXfxYSbdC4MVJU/20171104_165540.jpg</p> <p>Very spicy sea-food mix.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmWiiV3Tfc4vFPD39LBzCNaA5AB9QYStQT2jWS5RBv3uQf/20171104_165704.jpg</p> <p>Shrimp pancakes with sweet sauce.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVzZb8cHzkNJsGPHujfLDMCK6689pm3qRY2xoFq1aXf1N/20171104_165738.jpg</p> <p>Don't be afraid you can't eat all because they will put the left overs in containers so you don't waste your food and can enjoy it at home.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVBQ6adMnR1aiwrNTLcJNmdSvhogqF8CLunjydyxqkRir/20171104_172718.jpg</p> <p>My daughter had a double chocolate ice-cream and we drank water. The total cost was $27 and we have left overs for tomorrow!</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more short&nbsp;posts with photos of Thai food like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-04T12:04:12 http://steemit.com/thailand/@gmichelbkk/do-you-like-thai-food /thailand/@gmichelbkk/do-you-like-thai-food How did I get 47.8k answer views with 36 posts on Quora? <p>You have probably heard of <em><strong>Quora,</strong></em> this social media website where you can ask questions and get answers. I joined about a year ago and have set to myself the goal to answer 3 questions per month in topics I have expertise in. I have now 36 answers published that brought a total of&nbsp;<em>47.8k answer views</em> and that's a lot of exposure.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmcsQJhFjm3yyYSPzeWbTV1F1v9TgbVNobUpRPKcwZgUHx/tumb.jpg</p> <h2>How did I get&nbsp;47.8k answer views with 36 posts on Quora?</h2> <p><br /><em>Quora</em> is an excellent website for&nbsp;experts in any field to gain some influence helping people with their questions. Answering questions&nbsp;in&nbsp;<em>Quora</em>&nbsp;can help any entrepreneur get more exposure for their business, and can translate indirectly into sales of products and services.</p> <p>If you are an expert in <em>Google&nbsp;AdWords,&nbsp;</em>for example, you can choose to answer specific questions about <em>Google</em> ads people are having trouble with. Answering lots of them can&nbsp;show that you are an expert and help sell your services.</p> <p>Someone you have answered a question on&nbsp;<em>Quora&nbsp;</em>may hire you, or someone checking you out may come across your profile and answers, which will confirm indeed that you are an expert and should be hired over to someone else.</p> <p>This works of course for all kinds of profession, if you are doing landscaping, answering questions may bring you future projects.</p> <p>First, this is <a href="https://www.quora.com/profile/Michel-Gerard">my profile on </a><em><a href="https://www.quora.com/profile/Michel-Gerard">Quora</a>.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmepRL9gacpoxwXKNjiCVt2MD5ZNQGTPYsq9PsVLrtZPYw/quora-profile.png</p> <p>As you can see I have accumulated&nbsp;<em>47.8k answer views</em> in total and&nbsp;<em>4.3k</em> this month and this with only <em>182 followers. </em>This is great news because you do not need in fact a ton of followers to see good results.</p> <p>Now, how do you get this kind of results?</p> <p>This is in fact very simple because most of the people answering question are lazy, they write a very short answer with only a block of text, redirect to external links, or give the actual answer to the question in their blog post where they try to have you click to.</p> <p>Now, I just told you what not to do.</p> <p>An important thing is also to be consistent, if you answer <em>10 questions</em> in your first month, then two questions the next six month, it is not likely to work.</p> <p>I have chosen to answer <em>3 questions</em> per month, which in <em>12 months</em> is a total of <em>36 answers.</em></p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQk54vXk7XVkiWJZ6NWTvJAHNY1YchoZBUNVZy9kdSwaF/36posts.png</p> <p>Just do what you can do consistently, if you&nbsp;have the time to answer<em> 5</em> or <em>10</em> questions, then that's great and you will have even better results than I have.</p> <p>Now, how you answer the question is very important. Be prepared to give the best answer you can and give links to other resources that can help further.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmVFzsnAxFr78CRwRK9mKgFzZtAYc3FbQV25fkB7jr2VA6/answer.png</p> <p>As you can see there are <a href="https://www.quora.com/What-is-%E2%80%98Steemit%E2%80%99-How-can-one-earn-crypot-currency-from-it-Is-it-really-a-trusted-site">six answers to that question</a> and mine is first. Almost all of my answers are at the top and I achieve that by giving the best answer I can, but I also make it very readable&nbsp;using italic and bold when necessary. I also use images and link to relevant websites in all answers I write.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQFqYEivmxNqqoftU1RWvMku5zc6oXbT2iGy1aFJ84jBS/answer2.png</p> <p>Doing this will get your post towards the top, and if there is a video you can embed in the answer this is a guaranteed first position on the page.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmSSTymABQFVbYsVyAk9VYhjUMyAwUCjYCa134W6vgnFT9/answer3.png</p> <p>The video does not have to be yours, it just have to be relevant and useful. This answer is 3 weeks old and it has&nbsp;<em>353 views</em> and <em>2 upvotes.</em></p> <p>This is the second answer, which has <em>6 upvotes.</em></p> <p><em>https://steemitimages.com/DQmUtdJDBTUGkBV4CcNnHQFEfL9MEqK3xjZLXbvNL8RnMLP/2ndanswer.png</em></p> <p>This is very good news to see that it's not the number of <em>upvotes</em> that determines the position of the answer on the page. Before I came along, this was the top answer, but you see that it is <em>2 months</em> <em>old</em> and has the same amount of views on it than I have.</p> <p>Now, would you like to see some stats?</p> <p>This is the <em>"All Time"</em> graph:&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmNdYKX6E2RNZjzTk4WFT69N4LRg27VRhjGfnwKi2ZB1cw/all-time.png</p> <p>That's a nice amount of views with only <em>36 answers</em> that also brought <em>184 upvotes</em> and <em>73 shares.</em></p> <p>This is the&nbsp;<em><em>"Last 3 months"</em></em>&nbsp;graph:&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmSAJZKzqxcpiJMF4Uv8wpVC5FDAFpb6qTBDu1LsZeoVD9/90%20days.png</p> <p><em>14.4k views</em> in the<em> last 3 months</em> alone, with&nbsp;<em>48 upvotes</em>&nbsp;and 1<em>&nbsp;share.</em></p> <p>This is the&nbsp;<em><em>"Last 30 days"</em></em>&nbsp;graph:&nbsp;</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmZ6pq76zg84mScCfFkqiczXnrCsFYWAEeVMDAtCCb8zB7/30%20days.png</p> <p><em>4.3k views</em>&nbsp;in the <em>last 30 days</em> alone, with&nbsp;22<em>&nbsp;upvotes</em>&nbsp;and no<em>&nbsp;share.</em></p> <p>Here we are.</p> <p>I hope that this post has been helpful and I encourage you to have a look at <em>Quora</em> to ask or answer questions.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more short&nbsp;case studies&nbsp;for you like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-03T13:00:45 http://steemit.com/tutorial/@gmichelbkk/how-did-i-get-47-8k-answer-views-with-36-posts-on-quora /tutorial/@gmichelbkk/how-did-i-get-47-8k-answer-views-with-36-posts-on-quora What are Permalinks in WordPress? <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmYxwngPZvTNHJaDbxSaea5Y2mgumCjEEozzce1uHozQpU/THUMB-permalink.jpg</p> <p>This is very important when you are setting your blog for the first time to set your <em><strong>"Permalinks"</strong></em> correctly.</p> <h2>What are Permalinks in WordPress?</h2> <p><br />A <strong>Permalink</strong> or permanent link is a unique link that is created for each of your blog posts and enables visitors to access your posts and pages.</p> <p>A <strong>Permalink</strong> has to be permanent and should not be changed, otherwise all the links that point to your content and have already been indexed in search engines will be broken.</p> <p>In <strong>WordPress</strong> the default <em>Permalink</em> structure is very basic and does not help to rank your blog posts at all as it has no keywords.</p> <p>I strongly advise you to change the <em>Permalink</em> structure as soon as the blog is started and keep it that way.</p> <h3><strong>How to Change the Permalink?</strong></h3> <p><br />Go to your <em>Wordpress Dashboard</em> and the <em>&ldquo;Settings&rdquo;</em> section and click on the <em>"Permalink"</em> menu.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pantika.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Screen-Shot-2016-01-14-at-12.52.51-PM.png" alt="" width="162" height="210" /></p> <p>You will have the <strong>Common Settings</strong> with the default <em>Permalink</em>.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pantika.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Screen-Shot-2016-01-14-at-12.53.21-PM.png" alt="" width="890" height="408" /></p> <p>Select a <em>Permalink</em> structure that contains <strong>%postname%/</strong> or <strong>blog/%postname%/</strong> if you want a blog section separate from the rest of the site.</p> <p>All links will have the <strong>%postname%</strong> code replaced by the page name permalink where you should have your focus keyword like the post below.</p> <p><img src="http://www.pantika.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Screen-Shot-2016-01-14-at-12.59.00-PM.png" alt="" width="685" height="528" /></p> <p>I hope this is useful for you.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to make more short tutorials about <em>WordPress</em>&nbsp;for you like this one?<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-02T12:30:27 http://steemit.com/tutorial/@gmichelbkk/what-are-permalinks-in-wordpress /tutorial/@gmichelbkk/what-are-permalinks-in-wordpress When is the Best Time to Upvote on Steemit? <p>New users to <em>Steemit</em> may not know that there is a certain period of time where it is not to their advantage to <em>upvote</em> someone's post or comment, if they want the maximum <em>curation rewards.</em> I myself was not aware of this until I read the <em>FAQs</em>.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmTXQYuDhTjm1RohKLuXX1CL82zHGYc85JHgSrJPDaFscF/thumb.jpg</p> <h2>When is the Best Time to Upvote on Steemit?</h2> <br> <p>When you publish a post on <em>Steemit,</em> you will notice that there are just a few people <em>upvoting</em> your post in the first minutes of it being published, and then after a certain period of time, suddenly there is an avalanche of <em>upvotes,</em> which then decreases again.</p> <p>This is because of how the <em>rewards</em> on a posts are shared between the <em>author</em> and the <em>curators</em>. On the amount in <em>$USD</em> that you see for a post, when you click the little arrow down, you will see that <em>75%</em> goes to the <em>author</em> and<em> 25%</em> goes to the <em>curators</em>, people who have <em>upvoted</em> the post.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRfFNA5rYeiNZs9Q17T5nDx48CpjMDyPsKGyrxa2MQzNe/75-100.jpg</p> <p>Now, this is very easy to remember, but it does not stop here as there is an element of time that is taken into account for the calculation.</p> <p>Basically, if you <em>upvote</em> a post, or a comment, in the first <em>30 minutes,</em> there will be a split of the <em>curation rewards</em> between the <em>author</em> and yourself, which means the <em>author</em> can also get <em>curation rewards</em> from the <em>25</em>% split depending on when you <em>upvote.</em></p> <p>Interesting, isn't it?</p> <p>If you <em>upvote</em> a post immediately after it is posted, from <em>1 second to 2 minutes and 59 seconds,</em> <em>100%</em> of the curation rewards will go to the author. So it is not a good idea to <em>upvote</em> a post in that time frame, unless you are the <em>author,</em> or you want to give your <em>curation rewards</em> to the <em>author.</em></p> <p>If you <em><em>upvote</em></em> a post after <em>3 minutes, 90%</em> of the <em>curation rewards</em> go to the <em>author</em> and <em>10%</em> to the <em>upvoter.</em> It is not clear in the <em>FAQs</em> if this goes like this until the next split, which is at <em>15 minutes</em> or if the <em>author</em> percentage decreases proportionally as time passes.</p> <p>If you <em><em>upvote</em></em> a post at <em>15 minutes,</em> it is a <em>50/50%</em> split between the <em>author</em> and the<em> upvoter. </em>It is again unclear if the percentage decreases proportionally until the next split.</p> <p>Then, if you <em><em>upvote</em></em> a post at <em>27 minutes,</em> the author gets <em>10%</em> and the <em>upvoter 90%</em> of the <em>curation rewards.</em></p> <p>Finally, after<em> 30 minutes, </em>the<em> upvoter</em> gets<em> 100%</em> of the <em><em>curation rewards.</em></em></p> <p>You can refer to <a href="https://steemit.com/faq.html#What_determines_how_much_of_the_curation_reward_goes_to_the_author_versus_curators">this section of the FAQs</a> for all details.</p> <p>https://steemitimages.com/DQmbbWcFgcDuxAdhfnWZh4HeqApkcX8MFTQ7pW6sBhuygLY/best-time.jpg</p> <p>So as you can see, it is important to <em>upvote</em> a new post or a comment after <em>30 minutes</em> until the end of the rewards period, I believe, to get <em>100%</em> of your <em>curation rewards.</em></p> <p>I am not sure why it is set like this, but this is an important thing to know about <em>Steemit.</em> It is also important to remember to set your <em>auto-voters</em> to <em>upvote</em> after the <em>30 minutes</em> period. </p> <p>I hope this post has been helpful.</p> <p>Have a nice day.</p> <p>Would you upvote this post after <em>30 minutes</em> as passed so you can get <em>100%</em> of your<em> curation rewards,</em> and follow me for more?</p> <p><strong>Michel Gerard</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.michelgerardonline.com/">www.michelgerardonline.com</a></p> 2017-11-01T10:16:42 http://steemit.com/steemit/@gmichelbkk/when-is-the-best-time-to-upvote-on-steemit /steemit/@gmichelbkk/when-is-the-best-time-to-upvote-on-steemit