Crypto Investment Strategies for Beginners

Investing in cryptocurrencies can be a daunting task. With so many different tokens, exchanges, and instruments available, it can be overwhelming for a beginner to start.

But when it comes to strategies, there are ways that one can leverage on the tools made available on an exchange to invest in cryptocurrencies.

1. Leverage on a savings account while waiting to buy in

Most exchanges these days do provide an interest-earning Savings Account, where you can deposit a supported cryptocurrency to earn interest by just leaving your cryptocurrency inside.

For example, you are looking to purchase Bitcoin and you have a target price in mind. Instead of leaving fiat money (like USD and EUR) in the bank earning low interest (bank savings interest rates in the US average about 0.03%, and in the EU it can be even lower), you can convert that fiat money into USDT (a cryptocurrency call Tether that is pegged to the USD) which can earn you more than 6.5% APY interest (rates may vary over time) on Huobi Earn.

Figure 1: Huobi Earn USDT Rate | 

This allows you to accumulate ~1.7 USDT per day with a deposit of 10,000 USDT. This way, while waiting for your target price to hit, you will be earning an extra ~1.7 USDT every single day. It will also give you additional USDT to purchase more BTC. 

Once you have purchased your Bitcoin (BTC), you can also do the same by depositing BTC into Huobi Earn to accumulate interest while waiting for your selling price to hit.

Figure 2: Huobi Earn BTC Rates |

Though the interest for BTC might be lower, but one should keep in mind that the interest is paid in BTC which will rise and fall in value based on the market price. You can also enable the ‘Auto Transfer’ function that will automatically transfer your interest back into the savings account allowing you to compound your cryptocurrency!

By adopting this strategy will enable you to earn extra tokens by generating interest while waiting for your target buy or sell prices.

2. Grid Trading

Grid Trading is a bot trading feature on Huobi that allows you to set parameters on your purchases on various cryptocurrency pairs like BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, XRP/USDT and many more.

By filling in the upper limits (Maximum buy price) and the lower limits (Lowest buy price), it will tell the bot to purchase the cryptocurrency based on Grids.

Each grid is a price range of the cryptocurrency.

For example: 

Cryptocurrency A, current price = $1,000

Upper Limits: $1,500

Lower Limit: $800

Grid: 10

This means that at every grid, the price range is $70, [($1,500-$800)/10]. 

If Cryptocurrency A reaches $930, a buy order will be executed. Once this buy order is executed, you will own a small amount of cryptocurrency A. 

When the price goes up to $1,070, a sell order will be executed, and you will profit 7% based on that grid. 

Conversely, if the price falls the bot will continue to buy at each grid point, effectively Dollar Cost Averaging your purchases. However, no orders will be placed once it goes below the Lower Limit of $800.

You can close the bot at any time to take profit or realise losses, upon closing the bot, you have 2 options.

  1. Close and sell – This will sell the cryptocurrency at the best available market price to return USDT to you 
  2. Close only – This will allow you to keep the amount of cryptocurrency that you have bought through the bot in case you want to wait for a better price to realise your gains or losses at. 
Figure 3: Closing a Grid Trading Bot |

Grid trading is advantageous for people who don’t have time to trade and for people who need a system to handle the emotional aspect of trading for them. We’ve got a really handy Grid Trading guide that will tell you more about our system.

3. Long-Term and Short-Term Trading 

When it comes to trading cryptocurrencies, it can be quite tricky because it is difficult to know when the dips are or when the peaks are approaching.

By adopting Dollar Cost Averaging, you can purchase your choice of cryptocurrency on a recurring basis, allowing you to buy the cryptocurrency at different price points and ideally allowing you to accumulate the cryptocurrency that you have chosen during a downward trending market. However, in an upward trending market, this strategy might not be the best strategy to deploy because you will be averaging up the purchase price of your cryptocurrency

Conversely, adopting a lump sum purchase strategy can increase your yield if you have bought the cryptocurrency near the lowest point. However, this strategy comes with the risk of purchasing too early during a downward trend and you might end up bag-holding your cryptocurrency until the market turns upward again.

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