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Risk Management In Crypto Industry

The key to becoming a successful trader is right management of risks associated with the crypto world. Beginners usually lose money because of poor risk management skills as they end up making impulsive decisions all the time. Although it is common for every trader to take a hit every now and then, if you have an effective risk management strategy with you, you can stay in the game for the long haul. 

Importance Of Risk Management

Let’s take an example: Suppose you have invested all your money in a certain cryptocurrency as it was doing really well in the market at that time or one of your friends suggested it to you. Now, after some time the price of that cryptocurrency starts to drop and eventually hits rock bottom. Though even beginners do not make such mistakes of investing all their funds into one particular asset without researching, still you can lose almost half your deposits even by a single deal. Thus, it is important to learn risk management in crypto and not trade only based on your intuition.

Risks In Crypto Industry

  • Irreversible transactions: While it only takes a few minutes or even seconds to carry out the crypto transactions, they are permanent and cannot be reversed unless the receiver is willing to do so. The identities of traders are anonymous, so there is a high risk of irreversibility.
  • High volatility of the crypto industry: Fluctuations in the price of cryptocurrencies are extremely high and there is no accurate reasoning behind this volatility. 
  • Unregulated: Crypto is not backed by a central authority like a bank or a government, unlike fiat currency that is backed by regulatory authorities. But, regulations are slowly being introduced in the crypto industry.
  • Cyber frauds and hacking: Cryptocurrency and its trading exist in the virtual world, and this world is prone to malicious activities such as hacking and scams. Though crypto is encrypted, there have been incidents in the past where people have lost their assets due to these activities. 

 How To Manage Them

  • DYOR: It is one of the most important factors in your trading journey. DYOR stands for Do Your Own Research. You have to research thoroughly before investing in any cryptocurrency. Investing due to FOMO or under the influence of others never turns out to be a profitable trade. 
  • Diversify your portfolio: Do not put all your coins in one basket. It means you should not invest all your funds in just one cryptocurrency. Having a diversified portfolio will minimize your risks associated with crypto. The impact of volatility can be decreased when your investments are spread across various assets. 
  • Reward to risk ratio: It stands for the rewards you can earn for the amount that you have risked. It makes you aware of how much to invest, as you have to invest only the amount that you are ready to risk. 
  • Defining entry-exit strategies: Planning your entry and exit is part of a solid risk management strategy. A great entry provides you with a profitable trade and exists to allow you to consider your losses as well as gains. 

Conclusion

Like any other financial investment, crypto also comes with its own benefits and risks. Traders have to consider both of these before investing in any project. This can be done by mitigating the risks and conducting thorough research. Choose your projects wisely and do not fall prey to online scams.

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