Steemit Crypto Academy Contest / S13W6 - Leverage In CryptocurrenciessteemCreated with Sketch.

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In your own words, what do you understand by leverage?

Leverage, is about making the most of what I've, using tools and resources to give my efforts a real boost. Whether it's dealing with money, machinery,. or strategy, it's like turning a little effort into a big outcome. Now, if we talk about cryptocurrencies. Leverage in this space is like having a financial superpower. It's the ability to control a bigger share of the market with less money. As a trader, I use leverage to try nd maximize my profits, but it's a bit of a gamble. You see, borrowing money to increase my crypto investment can lead to bigger gains., but it also means I could face more significant losses. It's a bit of a tightrope walk chasing those higher returns comes with its own set of risks.

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Explain how leverage works.

Think of leverage like a financial power up. Imagine you've got $1,000, nd with leverage, it's like suddenly having control over a $2,000 investment. But here's the deal it can turbocharge your profits when things go well, but it's a bit like playing with fire. For example, you're borrowing money to play bigger in the market. When your bet pays off, it's high fives all around. But when it doesn't, those losses sting harder cuz they're based on the larger leveraged amount. So, it's a game of balancing risk and reward, use leverage wisely, and it can be a game changer, but go too far, and it could burn you.


Why is leverage used in cryptocurrencies?

Alright lets understand it in a different way, think of using leverage in cryptocurrencies like trying to catch a wave for bigger rewards. It's a bit like borrowing a surfboard suddenly, you're riding a much larger financial wave with just a fraction of your own money.

But, let's be real here, just like surfing., it's not without risks. If the market tide turns against you, those losses sting more cuz they're tied to the larger borrowed amount. It's a bit of a balancing act, aiming for those thrilling highs while keeping an eye out for the potential wipeouts. Leverage is like catching the big waves exhilarating, but you've got to know the waters and be ready for the unexpected currents.



If you want to open a long position and you have 12,000 USDT in Steem and a leverage of 10x. Explain if the price of Steem rises by 45% and then explain if the price drops by 15%. Give your own opinion.

Alright I've got 12,000 USDT and I'm feeling adventurous, deciding to spice things up with a 10x leverage on Steem. It's like taking my 12,000 nd magically turning it into a trading power of 120,000 USDT. Now, let's talk about what could happen:

  1. Price Shoots Up by 45%:
    With a 45% price jump, my initial 12,000 USDT might blossom into a delightful 174,000 USDT. It's like catching a windfall, thanks to that leverage magic.

  2. Price Takes a Tumble by 15%:
    If the price decides to do a 15% dip, my position could shrink to 81,000 USDT. Yep, that's the tricky part of leverage losses can be a bit heavier.

My Take
Leverage is like navigating through a financial maze. It can offer sme thrilling highs, bt it's not without its twists and turns. If I were in those shoes, I'd be cautious, keeping a close eye on the market vibes. High leverage is like a tempting adventure exhilarating, bt you've got to be mindful of the risks along the way.


Mention the advantages and disadvantages of leverage.

Pros of Leverage

  • Amplified Profits: Leverage is like a financial booster rocket. You can turn a modest investment into something pretty substantial if the market swings your way.

  • More Trading Power: It's like having a superhero suit for your trading. With leverage, you can take larger positions, giving you more room to play and capitalize on opportunities.

  • Diversification: Leverage lets you spread your wings without needing a huge bankroll. You can diversify your trades without breaking the bank.

Cons of Leverage

  • Increased Risk Just as it can boost your wins, leverage can seriously magnify your losses. A small blip in the market could hit your wallet way harder.

  • Margin Calls : Borrowing money for trades means you might get a call to pony up more cash if things go south. It's like a financial wake up call you'd rather not get.

  • Volatility Exposure: Leverage and market rollercoasters go hand in hand. Sudden twists and turns can make your heart race, and not always in a good way.

  • Interest Fees: Sometimes playing with borrowed cash comes with a price tag interest. It's like paying a toll on your potential profits.

  • Emotional Rollercoaster: Watching leveraged positions requires nerves of steel. The amplified stakes can mess with your head, leading to impulsive decisions and sleepless nights.


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With the help of leverage we can make a huge profit and can grow our business quickly because it increase our capital and investment. But it never happens same due to the market fluctuations. You have explained very well about that challenge. Best regards 😃

 8 months ago 

Thanks for stopping by.

 8 months ago 

Saludos princa.

Te deseo mucha suerte en tu reto.

El apalancamiento es un método muy usado, pero en lo personal pienso que debe ser usado por personas con experiencia en el trading, pues este conlleva muchos riesgos si no sabes operar.

Como pudimos observar en el ejemplo, nuestro capital puede desaparecer en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.

Feliz día.

Hello princa.
You have explained about leverage in your words and the examples you have given in your post are good to make this topic easier to understand.

Watching leveraged positions requires nerves of steel.

Definitely yess. Watching high leverage position requires nerve of steel and We really need to control our emotions because We can incur huge amount of losses if we trade on emotions.

But, let's be real here, just like surfing., it's not without risks. If the market tide turns against you, those losses sting more cuz they're tied to the larger borrowed amount.

You are very correct in the above assertion. Just as the profits are huge when the market goes in your direction, likewise the losses are huge when they go against you. Thank you for taking out time to explain this topic.

Wish you success in this contest.

Greetings friend,

But, let's be real here, just like surfing., it's not without risks. If the market tide turns against you, those losses sting more cuz they're tied to the larger borrowed amount.

This is so true, just as leverage has the potential to boost or amplify a trader's gain it can also do so for their losses. Therefore, it is important to implement effective risk management techniques, such as setting stop-loss orders, using proper position sizing, and adhering to risk-reward ratios and regularly review and adjust your risk management strategies as needed.

By doing can help traders mitigate the massive losses that accompany leverages. Remember, someone who doesn't know how to swim or is not prepared enough but goes surfing will die of drowning someday.

I completed agree with you that by the involvement of leverage strategy in our life we can boost our profits because profits that we would obtain would not be on the basis of our real money but it would also be on the basis of money that we have borrowed from a bank and there is nothing wrong in it if we want to see ourself in profit

All understanding of this topic is really appreciate able as well as I see your mathematical calculations and it seems that you have grip on this topic now that's why I wish you good luck in this engagement challenge as well as I wish to see good content from you every time


Has respondido bien a las pautas del desafío. Te recomiendo te intwgres al algún club para que no ivaliden tu entrada.

Tu información es buena. Te deseo suerte.

¡Un fuerte abrazo!

Greetings 🤗

A commendable writings from your side. Let me appreciate you on great analysis. Let me clarify that if there is potential gains in a short period then there us great loss as well.

That's why only those traders or investors can do this who are well aware by the understanding of market analysis. Because market is highly volatile.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post with us. It's indeed informative for others.

 8 months ago 

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you found the analysis commendable... Indeed, navigating the market requires a deep understanding due to its volatility. Your insights are valuable, and I appreciate your positive feedback...

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