Hot on the trail of the hedge funds……
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
By Kris Sayce
- Remarkable gains
- Is this the end for bitcoin? Or the start for altcoins?
In a moment, a special guest essay from Sam Volkering, the editor of Crypto Tech Investor.
First, this from Bloomberg:
‘While most of the world’s institutional investors watched from the sidelines as cryptocurrencies surged last year, a small group of hedge fund managers piled in.
‘Call them visionaries or just plain lucky, but boy did they hit the jackpot.
‘The nine cryptocurrency hedge funds tracked by Eurekahedge Ptd soared 1,167 percent as a group in 2017, according to preliminary figures. While that trailed the 1,403 percent gain in bitcoin, it comfortably trounced the 8 percent return by hedge funds globally.’
Have you ever tried putting some money in a hedge fund?
If you have, you’ll know that the number on the cheque you write will likely need to be at least seven digits long.
Even then, there’s no guarantee they’ll take your money. Often, you need to apply…fill out an application and answer a survey. Hedge funds don’t want any old Joe Schmo depositing cash with them.
They want to make sure they have the right kind of investor…someone who isn’t likely to panic at the first market dip.
(The cynic will say hedge funds screen their clients for a different reason — they only want ‘suckers’ who are too intimidated to ask questions! Either could be true.)
All we know is, if you really want to join the crypto frenzy, you don’t need to be a billionaire. You don’t even need to be a millionaire.
And you don’t need to put down a seven-figure cheque. In fact, the most remarkable thing about trading cryptos is that you may only need to put down a three-figure cheque. That is, a sum of less than $1,000, in order to stake a chance at out-sized gains.
Colleague, Sam Volkering hasn’t yet racked up an average return of 1,167%, but he’s not far off. How does 941% take your fancy? Details below…
US markets were closed overnight, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
In Europe, the Euro Stoxx 50 index ended the day down 0.8 points, or 0.02%. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 lost 0.12%, and Germany’s DAX index dropped 0.34%.
In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index is up 190.35 points, or 0.8%. China’s CSI 300 is up 0.46%.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 is down 20.58 points, or 0.34%.
On the commodities markets, West Texas Intermediate crude oil is US$64.50 per barrel. Brent crude is US$70.01 per barrel.
Gold is trading for US$1,341.31 (AU$1,683.26) per troy ounce. Silver is US$17.35 (AU$21.77) per troy ounce.
The Aussie dollar is worth 76.68 US cents.
Bitcoin is US$13,014.99.
If you joined the priority list for Sam Volkering’s Crypto Tech Investor service, you’re almost out of time to act.
We’ll soon close access to Crypto Tech Investor, due to the nearing deadline of key ICO (Initial Coin Offering) opportunities.
As of right now, Sam has eight open crypto recommendations. They’re all in the black. I can’t reveal their names, but here’s the performance so far:
- Crypto 1 – up 526%
- Crypto 2 – up 288%
- Crypto 3 – up 1,676%
- Crypto 4 – up 2,164%
- Crypto 5 – up 599%
- Crypto 6 – up 1,172%
- Crypto 7 – up 780%
- Crypto 8 – up 322%
Have these cryptos been at higher prices? Yes.
Have these cryptos been at lower prices? Yes.
Where will they be tomorrow or next week? No idea.
But that’s what makes the opportunity potentially so exciting. It’s the chance to place just small grub-stakes on speculations that could offer up a huge quadruple-digit percentage gain.
Naturally, if it all goes pear-shaped, you could lose the lot. But what will you have lost? A couple of hundred bucks? A thousand bucks?
A $100 in each of Sam’s recommendations when he recommended them (at the price he recommended them) would now be worth $8,328.
That’s $800 into $8,328.
That’s a 941% gain.
I’ve been in the financial markets since my first job as a stockbroking ‘phone jockey’ in 1995. In all that time I’ve never seen a track record like Sam’s, nor have I seen returns like these either.
If you’re game to speculate. If you understand the risks. And if you understand the reasons why we’re not offering ‘trials’ of this service, make sure to check your inbox.
We’re not offering trials because we don’t want ‘tyrekickers’, and we want to make sure that only serious investors who understand the risks of hyper-speculation join.
Cryptos are risky — just about the riskiest investment class I’ve ever seen. It’s not for everyone. If you can’t handle it, don’t join. It’s as simple as that.
But if you love and thrive on speculation, check your inbox. You’ll find everything you need to know before you make the decision on whether to join or not.
Remember, no trial periods apply.
Now, over to Sam Volkering for a special guest essay…
Is This the End for Bitcoin? Or the Start for Altcoins?
By Sam Volkering
Everything has gone quiet. The shouts, screams and furious hand waving have subsided.
There is an uneasy calm amongst the people. Some have packed up and left the game already. For those still remaining, the question lingers…is it over?
After dominating the game for so long, is that it? All the promise and excitement and it’s done? What a waste of energy, time and money.
For those who are in the game, there’s no such thing as an ending. Even if this game ends in a loss, there will be another. Maybe this season isn’t as successful as they wanted.
But you don’t just stop because of one bad result when you’re a professional player. You train harder, faster, longer and smarter. You do more than the next guy to win, you always work towards the ultimate end game.
For the spectators it’s easy to turn your back on it all and walk away. But so often in that moment, the strangest thing happens, the team starts winning.
Right now the game is crypto and you’re either a spectator or a player. For those spectating, the current feeling is perhaps this game is over.
For example, take a look at the Google trends for ‘buy bitcoin’ over the last 12 months:
Source: Google Trends
Click to enlarge
Notice there was a distinct lack of this search early in the year. Then there was a nice sharp spike late May. And another in August. It was around this time that the fiat converted price of bitcoin had gone from around US$1,000 (early February) to US$4,500 by August.
That was enough to catch the mainstreams attention. Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, ABC, everyone started going bitcoin crazy.
At one point there were more people searching for bitcoin than Kim Kardashian. My guess is that Kim was searching ‘buy bitcoin’ herself.
Then things really blew up in December, and that huge spike caught mainstream attention. Remember, this is a ‘buy bitcoin’ search. Consequently the Google interest chart tapers off from the end of December to now.
Now here we are. On the downward slope of Google’s trending buy bitcoin searches. The fiat-converted price of bitcoin has fallen from almost US$20,000 to ‘just’ US$14,500.
Interestingly, the last month bitcoin has been relatively stable. Does this mean the mainstream is over their bitcoin love affair? Or is this just something we’ve seen time and time again with crypto?
I’ll tell you exactly what this means soon. But what you should also know is that while interest in bitcoin may have fallen, it’s picked up in another area:
Source: Google Trends
Click to enlarge
That’s the Google Trends chart for ‘buy altcoins’. If you’re unfamiliar with altcoins, they’re all the other crypto that aren’t bitcoin. And according to Coinmarketcap.com there are 1,439 altcoins out there.
That means there are 1,439 other opportunities to get into an altcoin opening you up to life changing gains. That’s what the masses are only just starting to figure out.
Bitcoin was their gateway into crypto in 2017. Altcoins will be their addiction in 2018. And so it should be. My seven years in crypto markets now, I’ve never seen a better opportunity for investors.
Now what you should also know is that while there are already 1,439 altcoins, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
You see the real chance to make life changing gains is with initial coin offerings (ICOs). These ICOs give investors an opportunity to invest into new crypto — altcoins — before they even begin trading.
It would be like buying into bitcoin before Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block. Back when bitcoin was worth less than a single US cent! Or imagine getting into ethereum when it was less than US$1?
That’s what’s happening in the ICO market right now. Exceptional, innovative, breakthrough crypto projects that you can invest in for cents and open up to 2X, 4X, 10X returns in a matter of days and weeks.
These aren’t made up figures. One ICO project I recently recommended started trading yesterday. It opened trading at four times its ICO price from just a day before.
Now ICOs are crazy high risk. That’s why they are able to deliver massive gains in such a short time.
But if you want to step into an investment opportunity the likes of which you’ve never seen before then listen on. My new ICO specialist service, Crypto Tech Investor is taking on a select batch of new subscribers.
We’ve already opened the doors and places are filling up fast. When we’re delivering 1,000% opportunities in a matter of days and weeks — you’d expect as much. If you want in on this, then head here to find out more.
Back to my question earlier — is the mainstream love affair with bitcoin over? And what does it mean?
The answer is no. What we saw was another wave of FOMO (fear of missing out) about bitcoin. I’ve already seen waves like this come in 2011, 2013 and 2017. These surges in popularity and notoriety get bigger with every wave.
And I expect it to happen again. But whereas the huge surge in bitcoin value and awareness in 2011 and 2013 was just about bitcoin. The next wave will be bitcoin, altcoins, ICOs and all the incredible blockchain developments that come with it.
What people miss is that this is all early stage. You’re at the starting gate. If you’re not excited about what’s coming next, then you may not have a heartbeat.
This is a crypto revolution happening in your lifetime. That makes you lucky. But luck only takes you so far, you have to make your own luck sometimes.