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30-01-2018, 16:35   #1
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Is anyone else starting to become a bit worried? mod note in first post

Bear markets
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The supposed tether ticking time bomb

What are your thoughts? Have you cashed out? Have you been buying the dips?


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30-01-2018, 17:05   #2
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Bear markets
Fud
Regulation
Wall Street manipulation
The supposed tether ticking time bomb

What are your thoughts? Have you cashed out? Have you been buying the dips?
Don't have a huge amount invested, so if it all went pop in the morning I'd be disappointed but no more than that. I'm confident that the underlying technology will thrive long term and would hope a number of the existing coins will too. No interest in cashing out any time soon unless any of my coin sees a massive rise in value, at which point I'll take half out. If anything, I may well invest more in the coming months, possibly through a mining rig.
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30-01-2018, 18:56   #3
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I have about 13K in litecoin but not really worried! I stuck 700 quid in early December and sold out high. I left it and bought in at 160 euro so I'm still down but not worrying! Just read back the old threads it will come up again!
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I have about 13K in litecoin but not really worried! I stuck 700 quid in early December and sold out high. I left it and bought in at 160 euro so I'm still down but not worrying! Just read back the old threads it will come up again!
As financial advisors are wont to advise, past performance is not an indicator of future success there is a bunker mindset with crypto that each dip must be HODLed through and the moon awaits.
There will eventually be a dip that will lead to a pricing equilibrium.
That said I'm not too worried, but its one of those dip evemts that will hurt newer entrants badly given how its rippling out.
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I cashed out everything, better take it out sooner than later.
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As financial advisors are wont to advise, past performance is not an indicator of future success there is a bunker mindset with crypto that each dip must be HODLed through and the moon awaits.
There will eventually be a dip that will lead to a pricing equilibrium.
That said I'm not too worried, but its one of those dip evemts that will hurt newer entrants badly given how its rippling out.
Exactly and as I told other people investing in Crypto is done with money you don't need. I know 11k is a lot but it was funded between a work bonus and tax rebates.
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Still up an extraordinary amount since end of November. People have irrational expectations of this market, it can dip 20% after climbing several hundred percent and they think it's all over. Would be unsurprised at further dips (like June and July this year)
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I'll get worried when it starts to approach the values I put into it. I'm still running a reasonable 'profit.' I'm disappointed there hasn't been a stead re-climb (I had thought one had started), but I'm not exactly panicking.
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If you compare to even just 12 months ago, the rise has been ridiculous. It can still fall along way and not even get close to where things were this time last year.
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Been buying the dips, There's always some sort of fud that creeps up but doesn't bother me and i'm just gonna keep holding long term. (IRON HANDS)
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And there goes the tether time bomb. Tether have been on their Twitter defending their position.

I know some of you have mentioned last year's gains but im interested in this year. Last year is gone.

Hodl strong regardless.
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Tether was always going to be a scam. Too easy to walk off with those juicy dollars.

A one to one reserve... Lol at the stupidity of anyone trusting that.
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The speed at which exchanges adopted tether is also a concern. Where was their due diligence?
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It's the same every year.

There has to be a fall for a rise to be worth it.

If it went up none stop or even stalled by a few percent and went up there would be something wrong.

But it's the end of the month and Chinese New year. Everyone selling to pay for travel costs, presents and to pay back any loans.

Really it's a discount sale for any person who knows what they're doing.

"But the dip and margaritas you will sip"
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But it's the end of the month and Chinese New year. Everyone selling to pay for travel costs, presents and to pay back any loans.
At the start of this January the total market cap of crypto was $830 Billion. Right now it stands at $520 Billion ......... a drop of over $300 Billion. That kind of money buys a lot of toiletries and train tickets!
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