The cryptocurrency market has been on a rollercoaster ride since the calendar flipped to 2018. And even the best investors are having trouble HODLing on.

Fresno 11-year-old, Evie Tompkins, left Central Elementary School for Christmas break on top of the world.

An investor with an impressive portfolio anchored by bitcoin, and a real whale in the world of ICOs, she closed the books on 2017 with a net worth north of $1 million. All that money, with the exception of $18 she earned babysitting the Jenkins twins a couple weeks ago, was tied up in cryptocurrency.

“I’m an early adopter so I got in the crypto space before most my age,” Evie says while sipping on a Tropical Punch Capri Sun. “I did my research and made some moves when I saw alt-coins I thought were going to jump. I kept the FUD at bay. I HODLed when I needed to. And I built up an impressive spread. My portfolio performance was top notch.”

Back to School

But as school started up again, panic hit the markets. A sharp drop early in January tested Evie’s mettle, and ravished her portfolio.

 

“I’ve been through it before, but it’s still stressful,” Evie says. “Every time I open Blockfolio it’s like a bloodbath.”

Much of the stress stems from the anticipation of a special family trip planned for spring break.

“If the market doesn’t rebound, that trip to the Mall of America is going to be a real drag,” Evie says. “The largest American Girl doll store is there. If my portfolio performance continues to tank there is no way I’m going to be able to afford a Felicity Merriman.”

Take Two

At press time, Evie was hopeful after a brief rebound at the end of the week.

“Felicity is definitely a possibility now,” she says. “I just need these Stellar Lumens to continue to charge. Sure, I’m in this for the long haul, but this recent surge has me feeling I may just have to add a Marie-Grace Gardner to the collection, too.”