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5 Trading Strategies and Tips You Need to Know for 2024

By Anastasia
21 Mar 2024
7 min read

The world of Web3 trading is dynamic, volatile, exciting and lucrative. With so much going on in this space, we understand that investors might feel a little bit anxious and confused as to how and where to start. Dyor is here to ease you into Web3 investing and guide you through the essentials.

The Importance of Strategy

The difference between success and setback often lies in the strategies that investors employ. Without a plan, market volatility can be overwhelming, leading to rash decisions and potential losses. With that being said, a well-thought-out trading strategy acts as a beacon, guiding you through market turbulence toward your investment goals.

Effective trading strategies encompass more than just when to buy or sell. They include comprehensive risk management, an understanding of market trends, and the discipline to stick to your plan even when emotions run high. For beginners, the key is to start with simple, proven strategies that can be gradually refined as you gain more experience and confidence in the market.

Let’s dive into 5 strategies and tips that will help you to trade smarter, not harder.

1. Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis, together with technical analysis (which is the next strategy explained) are both strategies that are used in stock/commodity trading as well as in Web3. Oftentimes, these two strategy types go hand in hand for the best results.

Essentially, fundamental analysis will look at the intrinsic value of the Web3 asset that you are looking to invest in, to help you decide whether or not it is a sound investment for the long-term. What this means is that you will spend some time deepening your understanding of the market, the regulatory environment, and the foundations of the asset. Through this analysis, you will be able to understand whether a certain asset is overvalued, undervalued, or valued just right. Fundamental analysis can also help you to differentiate between which assets could be potential scams.

To further dive into fundamental analysis, several strategies are utilized, including:

HODLing: This strategy has you holding onto (AKA HODLing) your long-term asset to avoid short-term volatility. So with this, you purchase your desired asset and take a step back.
Swing Trading: As opposed to the long-term goal of HODLing, swing trading is aimed more towards short to medium-term investing. This style of trading involves analyzing trends, support and resistance levels followed by making strategic gains.
Trend Following: This strategy involves following the momentum of market trends and gaining a general understanding of whether the market (and the asset in question) is bearish or bullish. More often than not, these trends are posted across investor communities, X (Twitter) and Discord channels.

2. Technical Analysis

As said in the name, technical analysis is the technical side strategy that involves analyzing past data to predict future movements. Different aspects are analyzed, including price movements and trading volumes, which can be derived from chart patterns, indicators and other analytical tools. Generally speaking, these techniques are used for short-term trading decisions.

In order to grasp an idea on analyzing past data, these are some key components to look into:

Chart Patterns: Recognizable formations on a chart that help predict future price movements. Learning about different candlestick patterns is the perfect place to start.
Volume Analysis: Observing the number of assets traded within a certain period to confirm the strength or weakness of a price trend.
Indicators: Mathematical calculations based on historical price, volume, or open interest information that help forecast financial market directions. Popular indicators include Moving Averages (MAs), Relative Strength Index (RSI), and Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD).

Popular techniques include:

Day Trading: Buying and/or selling of assets within the same day (so quite the opposite of HODLing), which helps you to capitalize on short-term price movements.
Scalping: Popular within crypto trading, this strategy focuses on making a number of trades to profit from small price gaps created by order flows or spreads.
Arbitrage Trading: Here, you look at price discrepancies across different exchanges or markets in order to buy low and sell high.
Automated Trading: thanks to advanced algorithms, this strategy allows you to execute trades at high speeds with pre-set trading rules.

3. Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA)

Dollar-Cost Averaging is a strategy where you invest a predetermined amount of money into a particular asset at regular intervals, regardless of its current price. So, instead of investing a large lump sum into the asset at once, you are mitigating the risks associated with volatility.

With this strategy, you can cover the basics of fundamental and technical analysis to decide on the specific asset/s that you would like to invest in. Once you’ve made your choice - stick to a set amount and a timeline for when each deposit should be made. This simple, risk-mitigating technique is perfect for beginners and seasoned investors alike.

4. Setting Stop Losses and Take Profits

Stop losses and take profits are orders set at specific price levels to automatically close a trade, helping to manage risk and secure profits. Think of stop losses as your investment safety net; if the price drops to a certain level, it automatically sells your asset to prevent you from losing a significant amount of your investment. Conversely, a take profit order is set to automatically sell an asset once it reaches a predetermined profit level, ensuring that you lock in profits before any potential downturn in the market. By putting these into place, at your predetermined price - you can invest with peace of mind.

5. Portfolio Diversification

There is a reason why you’ve heard “Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket” over and over again… because it actually works. When it comes to investing within Web3 - your options are endless:

Cryptocurrencies: Cryptocurrencies (whether they are stable coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum, or other altcoins) form the backbone of Web3, offering a blend of volatility and the potential for significant returns. These are often influenced by market sentiment, regulation, and technological advancements.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): NFTs are digital assets that provide you with unique ownership - with their value driven by cultural trends, creator reputation, and community engagement, offering high-reward opportunities.
Decentralized Finance (DeFi): DeFi represents blockchain-based financial services without traditional intermediaries, where tokens can yield income through staking or yield farming and appreciate in value, reacting to technological developments and platform-specific news. Some DeFi institutions include the likes of Binance, Luno, and Dyor Exchange.

Implementing These Strategies into Your Trading Routine

Reading and learning about trading strategies is one thing - but implementing them is another ball game. To further ease you into your journey, here are a few tips that you can follow once you’ve familiarized yourself with these strategies:

Create a Trading Plan: Outline your trading goals, the strategies you will use, and the criteria for entering and exiting trades. This plan will serve as your guide, helping you stay disciplined and focused.
Practice with a Demo Account: Many exchanges offer demo accounts where you can practise trading with virtual funds. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the market and the platform… without financial risk.
Review and Adjust Regularly: The only constant in the Web3 market is change. What works today might not work tomorrow. Regularly review your trading performance and be willing to adjust your strategies as needed.

Diving into Web3 investing, especially in 2024 is an exciting journey beaming with opportunities. Armed with essential strategies from our guide, you're poised to confidently navigate this dynamic space. We invite you to leverage these insights, join the vibrant community of Web3 investors at Dyor Exchange, and begin shaping your financial future. Remember, every expert was once a beginner, and we're here to support you through this thrilling adventure into Web3. Let's explore the possibilities together.

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