Bitcoin - Forex Combo Strategy: Ethereum Turns 4
Bitcoin - Forex Combo Strategy: Ethereum Turns 4
Welcome back everyone to this week’s edition of my Bitcoin - Forex Combo Strategy. Since last week’s update “Bitcoin - Forex Combo Strategy: Bitcoin Hodling on the Rise”, price action has been muted with Bitcoin comfortable below $10,000. Before you dismiss this development, it is a strong bullish sign as price action is carving out and confirming support. When it comes to trading, everything matters. Many tend to focus on sharp rallies and sell-offs, which only tell part of the story. The current phase of muted price action moves offers traders a great opportunity to add to their holdings and it also pushed technical indicators out of extreme conditions.
Let me continue by saying Happy Birthday to Ethereum! The world’s largest cryptocurrency turned 4 yesterday, July 30th 2019. As you all know I am bearish on Ethereum and continue to be, but I do give credit where credit is due. Many projects fail in their first year or two, but Ethereum has remained the number two for quite some time, despite plenty of negative factors surrounding the it. On July 30th 2015, “Frontier” was released to the public which ran in the start for Ethereum. Smart contracts was a big part and remains today as dApps developers prefer to use a blockchain which enables smart contracts as the potential for usage increases.
I remain on the sidelines right now when it comes to Ethereum as I believe despite some positive inertia, we are poised to see lower prices in Ethereum moving forward. There is plenty of bullish momentum building up in Bitcoin where I hodl 500 Bitcoin at an average entry price of $8,500. Ripple is extremely undervalued and I have accumulated 40,000,000 Ripple at an average entry price of $0.3388. Litecoin offers good upside potential and I think price action will advance in unison with Bitcoin. I currently have a total of 20,000 Litecoin which I bought at $77.00. The three charts below show my Bitcoin, Ripple and Litecoin holdings.
While I remain bearish on Ethereum, I have never claimed that they are not innovative. Developers have worked hard to make critical improvements as evident in their new releases. After “Frontier” was released in July 30th of 2015, “Homestead” was released on March 14th of 2016 which represented the first big upgrade to Ethereum. “Metropolis (Byzantium)” was released in October 16th of 2017 and “Metropolis (Constantinople)” followed on February 28th 2019. The next major release, named “Serenity”, has been announced and is expected to be released sometime in 2020. No official data has been yet determined.
Each major delivered an improvement in key areas such as smart contracts, block rewards, transaction fees and miner compensation. All those were focused on the technical aspect of Ethereum, but the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance or EEA, launched in March 2017, focused on the commercial aspect of it. Initially there were 30 founding companies and their work inspired more to join from across the enterprise spectrum. Start-ups, venture capital and private equity firms followed suite and so did support companies. In total there are currently over 150 members of the EEA with some of the more influential names being The National Bank of Canada, ING, CME Group, Accenture and Deloitte.
One area where Ethereum may have more potential than competitors is in licensing their technology to third parties. dApp developers usually build their decentralized application on top of the Ethereum network, but corporate clients have a different approach. There are several permissioned Ethereum blockchain versions available which are deployed by companies who then explore different uses for their needs. JP Morgan Chase uses a permissioned Ethereum blockchain named “Quorum” and ConsenSys one named “Pantheon”. There are several others operational and Ethereum may want to spend more energy and resources in order to build on the existing success stories.
dApp development remains popular with over 2,000 different dApps available, but user numbers are disappointing. I think that Ethereum will eventually lose out as other projects may create less dApps, but with higher usage numbers. Most recent statistics show that roughly 20% of all Ethereum based dApps have been abandoned which indicates that there is initial hype with low follow through. Maybe the biggest issue I have with Ethereum is that it tries to be everything to everyone whereas other project find a market and excel at it. I think over the next four years, Ethereum will continue to lose ground.
Now let’s take a look at my forex portfolio where we had a bit of movement. My forex investment remains a key part of my overall approach as I generate my cashflow which I reinvest in cryptocurrencies. On July 26th 2019, the stop loss order in my 100 lots GBPJPY long position from July 18th 2019 was triggered at 135.250. I closed this trade for a profit of 125 pips or $115,664. Earlier today, the stop loss on my 100 lots NZDUSD short position, which I took on July 16th 2019, was triggered at 0.6600 and I closed this trade for a profit of 130 pips or $130,000. Also today, the stop loss on my 100 lots EURAUD long position from July 24th 2019 was triggered at 1.6215 for a profit of 250 pips or $174,533. The three charts below show my closed trades.
My 100 lost EURCAD long position which I took on July 17th 2019 at 1.4650 for a margin requirement of $22,437 with a pip value of $765.36 remains unchanged. On July 26th 2019 I added a 200 lots short position in the USDCHF at 0.9935 for a margin requirement of $40,000 with a pip value of $2,029.12. This was an addition to the 100 lots short position I took on July 22nd 2019 at 0.9835 for a margin requirement of $20,000 with a pip value of $1,014.56. The two chars below show my two remaining trades from last week.
On July 26th 2019 I bought 100 lots of Silver at 16.400 for a margin requirement of $82,240 with a pip value of $5,000. The original trading recommendation can be read at “Silver Fundamental Analysis – July 26th 2019”. Yesterday on July 30th 2019 I bought 100 lots in the EURJPY at 121.000 for a margin requirement of $22,285 with a pip value of $925.31. I acted on this trading recommendation “EURJPY Fundamental Analysis – July 30th 2019”. The two charts below show the new additions to my forex portfolio.
Here is the summary of my Bitcoin - Forex Combo portfolio: I hodl 500 Bitcoins worth $4,858,400, 40,000,000 Ripple worth $12,452,000 and 20,000 Litecoin worth $1,854,800 plus a total cash portfolio worth $1,519,327. In addition I have the following forex positions in my portfolio: a 100 lots EURCAD long position worth $28,560, a 300 lots USDCHF short position worth $55,942, a 100 lots Silver long position worth $95,740 and a 100 lots EURJPY long position worth $22,285. My total Bitcoin - Forex Combo portfolio is worth $20,887,054, up $962,776 from last week’s value of $19,924,278, but off of my all-time high of $22,426,696. My forex trades offered a nice boost and as the cryptocurrency sell-off is nearing its end, I think we will see my portfolio challenge new all-time highs as soon as next month. Let’s rise together, open your PaxForex Trading Account now and follow my Bitcoin - Forex Combo Strategy. Comment below with any questions you may have and I will be happy to help you get started with my Bitcoin - Forex Combo Strategy!