New Year: Same Rules For Successful Investing

As we count down the last hours before putting a close to 2018 and turning a new year it is good to remember it's not always about doing something new or different to start on the right foot anew, but to continue doing those things that work.

Tried and True Practices

Getting refocused is always a good thing and using the turn of the new year to do so is more than okay.

However, let's focus on what we know works when it comes to investing.

Risk-Reward Ratios

The bottom line is if you are getting into investments or trades that have anything less than a 2 to 1 risk reward ratio then you doing your money a disservice.

Even the best investors are only right a little more than half the time over the course of the long run.

In order to be profitable you need to make more on your winners than your losers.

The higher you push this ratio the better. It will not only lead to profits, but will lead to you being more selective about the positions you enter. That last part is even more important as the better selection tends to lead to better hit rates from my experience.

Big Moves Mean Take Profits

I preach this from my soapbox all the time - take the money on bug quick moves.

If something doubles or more in the matter of hours or days, at least book half of it. Now you are essentially "free rolling" and can't lose when the inevitable hard pullback occurs.

On the flipside if it keeps running to a triple or more you still have exposure for further gains.

Happy New Year!

Just a couple of quick tried and true practices to continue following in the new year!

Much success to everyone in 2019!


Published by ScaredyCatGuide


with SteemPress

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

The biggest lesson I've learned -- and it seems so basic -- and I'd like other people to learn it to...

Is when you cash out to fiat. Don't spend it all. You need some of that fiat to rebuy the market and help be part of the team of decentralized bulls.

We have more bears than bulls. It's something we should acknowledge.

Profit taking is fine. But supporting the place where you earn it, is not just responsible, it helps both yourself, and your community too.


YES! Having cash reserves to buy when things are on sale is huge!

"Now you are essentially "free rolling" and can't lose when the inevitable hard pullback occurs." - This basically summarizes the basics of investment, especially in crypto where going up and down big percentages is a constant thing.


Yes, we have see it over and over.

Not sure if we are still on an environment where doubles and triples will occur in days anymore but I would add the importance of scaling into longer term plays as we never know when the bottom (or tops) will really occur.

Posted using Partiko iOS


Agreed, buying (or selling) in stages is always prudent for longer term positions.