Intro

It’s 5pm, I’m making dinner for my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day, and I start thinking about you – our readers. I begin asking myself questions like “How can I provide more value?”, “Is what we’re doing actually helping anyone?”, and finally, “What if I just told them exactly how we invest?”.

And so, here it is. The following is EXACTLY how we find our investments, time the market, and make way more than everyone else trying to jump in at the last second because something is “mooning” that day.

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Step 1: Research

There are many, many ways to find an investment. I personally use a combination of sources.
If you’re the kind of person that wants to try and flip your $500 into $1,000 within a week, you’ll want to pay attention here because a predictable return – as ludicrous as it may seem – IS possible in many cases.

Right about now I’m guessing 90% of you are thinking to yourselves “bullshit, no one can predict the market. If you could, you’d be a billionaire”. I totally understand where you’re coming from, but just hear me out.

The first thing I do is check out coincalendar.info.

This is a really important part of the process. And I would venture to say, this is THE MOST important part of the process. What I have come to learn over the past 10 years investing in traditional securities (stocks, specifically), is that when you’re trying to make a predictable amount of money in a specific period of time, you need some sort of “North Star” to guide you.

We’re going to be picking at least one of the cryptocurrencies on that website with a “Hot Event” coming up at least 2 weeks out from today’s date or whatever date you want to jump in. I typically use 2 weeks because that gives me enough time to get in before most of the other investors have heard about it. What we’re trying to do is get in before everyone else, and get out before everyone else.

Like Gary Vaynerchuck says, we need to deploy PATIENCE. Side note: If you don’t know who he is, click that link and watch some of his videos. He will give you the kick in the ass you need.

Now, when we’re looking at coincalendar.info, we want to find events that make us excited, because if we’re excited, chances are someone else is, too! For example, a public platform release almost always gets a lot of traction. Essentially, any public/live product launch is going to pique the interest of investors, and so does rebranding for that matter.

I have mentioned this in past articles, but I made a huge return on my investment when i got in about a month early before Antshares rebranded to NEO. I knew it was going to be big because it had high volume for weeks on Bittrex.com, it was being referred to as the Ethereum of China, and it was “the first public blockchain in China”. But, I digress.

So, as I’m looking at the calendar of events, sipping my Pinot Noir, I notice on February 20, 2018, Lisk ($Lsk) – Relaunch: Rebranding Website, Lisk Desktop & Lisk Web App. This has my attention because I have heard about Lisk previously (brand recognition in the market), they are rebranding, and launching two public-facing platforms.

Step 2: Buy

Remember, timing is everything. And even though I typically enter a position at least 2 weeks in advance of the event/catalyst, that does not always mean that I’m early! I confirm that I’m early by looking at a few charts using coinmarketcap.com. I like coinmarketcap because of the width of the charts on their site. Many exchanges don’t give you much room to view them. For example, let’s take a look below:

Unlike most platforms, coinmarketcap.com gives us a much wider image (total space left to right on the screen) so that we can zoom out and get a bird’s eye view. What we’re looking for here is a support level that justifies our entry. We want to ensure that we aren’t buying in too late.

It looks like in the past 3 months, they’ve held a strong support level at the $23. If you look at mid-December, there was a spike that held and support built around that level. By looking at the Lisk subreddit around that time, there was a lot of speculation about the rebranding. Many were hoping for a release by the end of the year.

Despite not getting the rebranding when they thought, and despite the turbulence from Bitcoin over the past two months, Lisk has held on in a very strong way and has started an upward trend. I would not be surprised to see a move towards $50 in the next 2 weeks.

Step 3: Sell

I mentioned earlier that we would have to deploy patience, and we would be entering the position before everyone else, AND exiting the position before everyone else. So, here’s the deal: most “dumb” money will be entering the position days or even hours before the launch of the rebrand and platforms. And on the launch of the event, whatever it may be, you typically see a spike of about 50-100%. What most don’t realize is that, the 2-3 weeks leading up to that event, you can get a gain of about 2-300% without the stress.

The moment you exit is entirely dependent on your risk level. I personally exit a position a day before the event occurs, if not earlier. To avoid the risk of my monkey-mind taking control, I set a standard profit level for a given position before I enter it. By planning ahead, I can set my sell order for that pre-defined price and exit in a very emotionless way.

The name of the game is leaving your emotions out of this. If you can control your emotions, pick solid projects, and stick to your plan, you WILL make money in this market. If Bitcoin takes a shit, HODL. If your position doesn’t perform as expected, you HODL.

Pick investments that have a solid team, strong technology, and are actually building a tangible product. If you do these things, you will be successful.

I’m almost drunk now and it’s time for dinner. Have a great night guys and if you have any questions, please reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

BC

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