Nothing to see here, at least this week. After the excitement of last week’s CryptoCrash, I just keep HODLing on.

Silly me.

I thought every dip in the crypto market was followed by an immediate bull rush that added 300% to my portfolio. It’s hard to be patient when you’re certain you are going to be the next crypto billionaire.

But that’s what I was this week, dudes. Patient.


Much to your dismay, I’m certain, this week was all about HODLing on. I bought some of the dip last week. But this week? I sat it out. I practiced patience. I stood pat. Here’s the rundown:

Portfolio by Percentage

  • Litecoin (LTC): 36.02%
  • Ethereum (ETH): 33.99%
  • Bitcoin (BTC): 8.87%
  • Ripple (XRP): 8.47%
  • Verge (XVG): 5.16%
  • Stellar Lumens (XLM): 1.81%
  • Bread (BRD): 1.78%
  • Monero (XMR): 1.72%
  • Siacoin (SC): 1.11%
  • DigiByte (DGB): 1.06%

Percentage Gain/Loss Since Last Column (January 11, 2018)
-3.81% (I’m still up a fraction since my first crypto purchase in November 2017)

Percentage Gain/Loss Calendar YTD

Additions to the Portfolio for the Week
Absolutely nothing.

One Thing I Learned

This is kinda boring, but this week, I learned to just hang out a little bit. In regard to the crypto market, I mean. Last week was a rush. The crash. The opportunity to buy a bunch of stuff “on sale.” A quick rise and then another dip. I wasn’t real active last week, but I did experience a little FOMO and jumped in on some coins I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

The moves I made look to be good in the short term. The buy of $XVG got me back to even with that coin, and snagging $XLM at the price I did has already offered up a 2x return. Who knows for sure how they will turn out in the long run.

And that’s what I reminded myself of this week. I’m not a day trader. I believe in the market and the long-term viability of cryptocurrency. As such, I need to chill a little bit. Today’s crash is just that. Today’s. There will be a tomorrow and I’ll still be in the market to see it. HODLing on, brother. HODLing on.

Final Thoughts

I would love to hear from you. I want to hear from someone else who is learning up from down in the crypto space. I am obviously a newbie, but I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it and as I do, I’m hoping to start a dialogue with others at a similar stage.

Drop a question in the comments, find me on Twitter at @DecodingCrypto or shoot the BCG Team an email at [email protected] I would love to have a column in the future doing nothing but answering – or trying to answer-your questions and sharing your tips and tricks in navigating the market.

Until next week…

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