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How to increase profit with Ethereum CFD?

Ethereum CFD allows you to leverage profits based on the Ethereum price by a factor of 30, for example. This means that a “normal” price

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Ethereum CFD allows you to leverage profits based on the Ethereum price by a factor of 30, for example. This means that a “normal” price gain of, for example, 1,000 EUR can be leveraged to a profit of 30,000 EUR without additional capital investment. You don’t think that’s possible? Then read on and find out how it works.

Anyone who has looked at Ethereum has seen the astonishing rate growth of this cryptocurrency over the past few months. At the beginning of the year 2017, the value of an ETH (it is the Ethereum unit called Ether) was still 6 EUR. By the end of 2017 it was around 580 EUR. A growth rate of 9700% (!). Whether this growth can be achieved again in such a short time remains to be seen. Ethereum will probably continue to grow in the long term, but such a growth in such a short time is rather unique and will probably not happen as soon.

Increased profits with Ethereum CFD

In our search for opportunities to achieve this growth in other ways, we looked at CFD (Contract for Difference) as well as at ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). For some time now, Ethereum CFD have been able to be traded without a margin requirement, which allows for high leverage of profits at calculable risk. For example, from the mid of June 2017 until year end, the Ethereum share price has risen by 80%. Those who invested EUR 1,000 directly in ETH at the mid of June received a bonus of EUR 800. If you had instead opted for an Ethereum CFD, the additional CFD lever of 30 would have made it possible to earn an incredible 24,000 EUR (in both cases, for simplicity’s sake, it would have cost nothing).

A league similar to the ETH growth rate at the beginning of 2017 and competitive to many of the current ICOs. Reason enough that we will take a closer look at Ethereum CFD in the following, and look at their functionality, advantages and disadvantages.

Everything you need to know about CFD at a glance

For those in a hurry, below is a summary of all the key points on CFDs discussed in more detail in this article:

  • CFD is an agreement on the price development of an asset
  • This asset is referred to as an underlying
  • Such an underlying can be e.g. a stock, oil or Ethereum
  • CFDs can be traded, even if crypto exchanges are not available
  • No wallet required for CFDs
  • CFDs have a lever that can significantly increase the profit margin
  • A CFD lever can also increase the loss in the same way.
  • Trading in CFDs is regulated
  • Since the beginning of 2017, the BaFin in Germany has limited the possible loss to a maximum of your deposit amount
  • One of the best-known providers for trading Ethereum CFD is Plus500². There is no obligation to make additional funding and a 30-times leverage is offered.
²Affiliate link. 80.5 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Plus500UK Ltd authorized & regulated by the FCA (#509909). CFDs are complex instruments and are associated with the high risk of losing money quickly due to the leverage effect. Between 74 % and 89 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

At the beginning, another important hint: Just as with the cryptocurrencies themselves, CFDs are subject to high price fluctuations (volatility). In other words, you should only invest the money that you are prepared to lose in the worst case. Furthermore, this contribution does not constitute investment advice. It is only intended to show the mechanisms that are possible to increase a potential Ethereum price gain by a multiple (also called “leverage”). Ideally, you can become rich even faster than with the already high growth in value at Ethereum, but it is also possible to lose all invested money just as quickly. Therefore, wise and well-informed action is very important for both Ethereum and Ethereum CFD.

What is CFD?

CFD stands for Contract of Difference, i. e. an agreement between two parties on the performance of an asset. This means that a contract is concluded between two parties, a CFD provider and a CFD customer. It stipulates what happens if the market value of a certain asset either increases or decreases. The asset is often referred to as an underlying or basis asset. For example, shares or commodities such as gold or oil can be used as underlying. More and more often, cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoins are being offered as underlying assets.

Assuming that you want to use CFDs to profit from an increase in the price of Ethereum: You would select those CFDs that have Ethereum as their underlying (other words: tied to the Ethereum price). If Ethereum’s share price actually rises from the set point in time, then – to put it simply – the Ethereum CFD customer receives the value by which Ethereum has risen since the purchase of the CFD and additionally receives a substantial markup, the so-called lever on top.

Profit vs. loss

The following graphic illustrates this. Similar to stocks or cryptocurrencies, CFDs are bought at a certain point in time. If you then decide to sell the CFDs in the future within a profit phase, the difference between the purchase price and the selling price is the profit of the underlying asset. This is similar to selling stocks or cryptocurrencies that have risen in value since they were bought.

Revenue potential

However, if you wanted to profit from rising prices when buying the CFD and the price of the underlying asset falls, you as the CFD customer remain seated on the difference since the CFD was purchased. Similar to stocks or crypto currencies that are sold at a loss. See graphic below.

Loss potential

Unlike stocks or crypto currencies, the profit or loss margin can be many times higher. The reason for this is the so-called leverage. It will be explained in more detail in the further course of this article and which is actually an important instrument for trading CFDs.

Short vs. long

The case in the previous example of profiting from a rising price trend is called “going long” for CFDs. If the price has risen since the CFD was bought, you are in the profit zone. But if it falls below the purchase value, you are in the loss zone.

Long Position

Unlike stocks or crypto currencies, CFDs have the possibility of profiting from falling prices and earning a lot from them. This means that you earn money if the underlying asset has lost value since the CFDs were purchased. If you want to profit from a falling price performance of the underlying asset for CFDs, this is called “going short”.

Short Position

Unless otherwise stated, for the sake of simplicity we will always assume “long” in the rest of this article. So we want to profit from rising prices in order to make it easier for the beginning.

Leverage and margin

Up to now, this ominous lever of CFDs has been mentioned frequently, increasing the profit of CFDs many times. But how does it actually work? To explain the mechanism of the lever, I have to extend a bit further and start with the so-called margin.

What’s the margin?

Imagine, the value for 1 ETH is currently 250 EUR at a crypto exchange. If you want to buy 1 ETH, you would have to pay 250 EUR for it. Sure thing. Now it becomes interesting: If you buy an Ethereum CFD instead, you don’t have to pay 250 EUR to get the equivalent of 1 ETH. Instead, only a fraction of this is required. For example, only 3.33% of the underlying is needed at Plus500² in order to be able to trade 1 ETH as a CFD. That means, you only have to deposit 8,33 EUR to trade the value of 1 ETH (250 EUR). That fraction, which you have to pay for an unit of an underlying asset is usually given in percent and is called margin.

What’s the leverage?

Assuming that you would have 1,000 EUR to invest in ETH. At a rate of 250 EUR per ETH you would receive exactly 4 Ethers. If you would instead invest this 1,000 EUR in Ethereum CFDs instead, you would receive CFDs worth 120 Ethers (1,000 EUR / 8.33 EUR per CFD). This would be equivalent to 30,000 EUR! In other words, you would receive the equivalent of Ethers worth 30,000 EUR for 1,000 EUR. You would have a 30x leverage, because for 250 EUR you don’t get the equivalent of 1 ETH but of 30 ETH (250 EUR / 8,33 EUR). Leverage and margin therefore belong together and are always dependent on the price of the underlying asset and the CFD provider.

Effect of leverage

Further assuming that the exchange rate of 1 ETH will now rise by 50 EUR to 300 EUR. Then you would have made a profit of 200 EUR (4 ETH x 50 EUR) on the classic purchase. But if you had bought Ethereum CFDs instead, this would have been a profit of 6,000 EUR (120 ETH x 50 EUR), thanks to the lever.

Unfortunately, there is always shadow where there is light. In the case of the CFD lever in long mode, the shadow is that the lever also makes itself noticeable when there are price losses. In this case in the opposite direction, namely into the loss zone.

Let’s assume again that the price of 1 ETH falls by 50 EUR to 200 EUR. Then you would have made a loss of 200 EUR (4 ETH x 50 EUR) on the classic purchase of 4 ETH. But if you had bought an Ethereum CFD instead, this would be a loss of 6,000 EUR (120 ETH x 50 EUR). This is significantly higher than your original deposit of 1,000 EUR.

Check conditions of CFD provider to clarify limitation of loss

Until recently, it was quite possible to lose more than you had originally deposited. Until the beginning of 2017, there was a so-called obligation to make additional payments. This means that after you have only deposited 1,000 EUR into the CFD, another 5,000 EUR would have been charged. That’s because the total loss would have been 6,000 EUR. The CFD provider was allowed to claim the 5,000 EUR from you as an additional payment.

However, this practice was banned by the BaFin at least in Germany at the beginning of 2017. Additionally, many CFD providers from abroad also do not charge you more than your initial deposit. Take a look into their conditions before you start. That is, you are just standing straight up to the maximum amount of money you started with. In our example, this is only up to a maximum of 1,000 EUR. This limitation is likely to make CFDs significantly more attractive in the future, as the risk is much more predictable. With CFD providers from abroad, however, it is important to ensure that they explicitly waive the obligation to make additional contributions.

Conclusion

With a CFD lever, you have the opportunity to trade huge value for the underlying asset with only a fraction of the capital, so that you can participate in the profits as much as you can lose them.

If you have gotten a taste for Ethereum CFD and would like to try them, I can recommend the provider Plus500². Our blog receives a commission if you trade here, so you can support us this way if you want.

So if you have some money left over, you should consider investing in Ethereum CFD as well as Ethereum. It is much more transparent to leverage your Ethereum profit with CFDs than with ICOs, for example.

» Buy Ethereum now at Plus500²

²Affiliate link. 80.5 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Plus500UK Ltd authorized & regulated by the FCA (#509909). CFDs are complex instruments and are associated with the high risk of losing money quickly due to the leverage effect. Between 74 % and 89 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

At this stage, again the important hint: Just as with the cryptocurrencies themselves, CFDs are subject to high price fluctuations (volatility). In other words, you should only invest the money that you are prepared to lose in the worst case. Furthermore, this contribution does not constitute investment advice. It is only intended to show the mechanisms that are possible to increase a possible Ethereum price profit many times over (also called “leverage”). Ideally, you can thus become rich even faster than with the already high growth in value at Ethereum. However, it is also possible to lose all invested money just as quickly. Therefore, wise and well-informed action is very important for both Ethereum and CFDs.

May large profits be with you 😉

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²Affiliate link. 80.5 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Plus500UK Ltd authorized & regulated by the FCA (#509909). CFDs are complex instruments and are associated with the high risk of losing money quickly due to the leverage effect. Between 74 % and 89 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Stephan Niedermeier

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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Price Poised for a Surge to $100

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  • Ethereum Classic (ETC) looks poised for a surge
  • Technical indicators show that ETC could go up to $105
  • Also, one reason that could help the altcoin surge is its upcoming ECIP-1103 upgrade

Ethereum Classic price poised for a surge. The altcoin has been outperforming the market recently but can it bounce back over the $100 resistance level?

The crypto market has been experiencing a rough ride. Many altcoins have sunk to less than half their value in less than a month. However, Ethereum Classic managed to rebound faster than most of the market. In addition, the altcoin has managed to hold its ground against the bearish market.

In fact, looking at Ethereum Classic price charts, the asset looks poised for a surge.

Ethereum Classic price charts

At the time of writing, ETC is trading at $55.01, down 67% from its May 8 all-time high of $167.09. However, looking at the crypto’s Fibonacci levels, ETC could go up to ranging from $74 to $105. The price rise depends on whether ETC manages to breach the $60 resistance level. Looking at RSI, ETC is just above 40 and is thus in the safe zone.

On the other hand, ETC price could fall to $9 if the market turns on the crypto.

Possible reasons why ETC has been outperforming the market could be the crypto’s recently announced new upgrade scheduled for July 21. The upgrade will implement ECIP-1103 and include ETH’s Berlin Upgrade.

Also, perhaps investors deem the altcoin a good asset to diversify into and hedge against Bitcoin and ETH volatility. ETC has a limited coin supply of 210 million. In comparison, sister blockchain ETH has an unlimited supply. As such, ETC’s token value is likely to appreciate once the blockchain reaches its maximum token supply.

In addition, the underway ETH 2.0 upgrade will help further differentiate ETC from its more popular sister ETH. In this case, ETC could prove to be a good way for investors to diversify their portfolios.

Finally, ETC holds sentimental value for those who wish to see what ETH would look like if the platform followed its initial roadmap.

Source: https://coinquora.com/ethereum-classic-etc-price-poised-for-a-surge-to-100/

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Shiba Inu Drops Hard Below Critical Support Level

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  • Shiba Inu’s price hit below its critical support level of $0.000007.
  • Its price is now is going for new lows of $0.00000630.
  • SHIB needs to reach above $0.000007 to change the momentum and go up.

Notwithstanding a recent drop in the crypto market, Shiba Inu (SHIB), the meme-based coin named as “Dogecoin killer” has not disappeared. However, there are still some struggles that SHIB has to face.

As of writing, SHIB’s price hit below its critical support level of $0.000007 and is headed for new lows of $0.00000630. Meanwhile, If Shiba Inu breaks through the $0.00000630 support level, it will go to the $0.00000440 support level.

Now, to acquire momentum and make it go up, SHIB needs to reach above $0.000007. Otherwise, if SHIB is able to break through this resistance, it will go on to the next level of resistance at $0.000008.

Numerous individuals think that the SHIB’s rise recently is merely because of the community. In any case, there are different conditions that help the crypto gain investor’s interest. Respectively, SHIB announced its listing in Binance last month.

Furthermore, Shiba Inu will establish its own exchange soon called ShibaSwap. With this,   another decentralized exchange (DEX) like UniSwap or PancakeSwap will be available in the market. Of note, the platform has been operational for a while, but it is still undergoing some tests for security and transparency development.

On another note, many experts and analysts have shared their predictions for SHIB. Market experts even outlined a strategy for Shiba Inu to hit the $1. To reach $1, SHIB needs to increase around12,000,000%.

Consequently, the coin has increased by around 2,000,000 percent monthly since January. Moreover, according to Market Realist, if SHIB  continues to expand at this rate, it might touch $1 by the end of 2021.

Lastly, based on Wallet Investor, Shiba Inu’s price is expected to hit $0.000030 by June 2021 and could rise to $0.000048 at the end of the year.

Source: https://coinquora.com/shiba-inu-drops-hard-below-critical-support-level/

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US Financial Giants Tread Carefully Into Crypto Trend

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  • A large number of financial players continue to move into the crypto space.
  • Its volatility may be holding it back from reaching its potential value.
  • The future of crypto seems uncertain as both community interest and risks stay high.

Even as the pressure around entering the crypto space has cooled down, a large number of big players continue to move in. Many US finance giants are treading forward, cautiously.

Jamie Dimon, Chief Executive at JPMorgan and Chase, said recently, “My own personal advice to people: Stay away from it.” He added, however, “That does not mean the clients don’t want it.” The biggest US bank in terms of assets, JPMorgan is currently assessing how it can help its clients transact in crypto.

Early 2021 saw the financial industry brimming with excitement and possibilities for cryptocurrency. Part of this was due to Bitcoin’s unprecedented jump in value from late 2020 to early 2021. Some of the most recent players attracted by crypto’s novelty are:

  • Online trading firm Interactive Brokers, who promised that it will establish online trading of crypto on its platform by summer end. At this moment, it doesn’t offer crypto payments. Still, it gives its clients the option to invest in assets that include crypto or Bitcoin futures.
  • ForUsAll, a platform managing retirement accounts for small businesses, has also stepped in. It announced on Monday its decision to work with Coinbase for clients to invest up to 5 percent of their balances in crypto.
  • Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, have both recently targeted crypto enthusiasts within their clients. The former stated that it would allow its richer clients to invest in Bitcoin funds, while the latter opened its doors to crypto trading with a newly assigned team.
  • Brokerage firm Fidelity Investments also filed papers with US securities regulators for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Previously, it created a digital assets division in 2018 to trade crypto for hedge funds.

Despite the steady, yet cautious increase in digital asset investors, concerns remain high. This has also to do with high volatility in the market, especially reflected in Bitcoin’s most recent bull run. BTC went from $63,000 in mid-April 2021 to half its value, $34,000 in June.

Ian Gendler from Value Line, a research firm, sheds light on the influx of investors saying, “Speculators and those suffering from FOMO (the ‘fear of missing out’) will surely continue to flock to cryptos in the hopes of achieving huge returns.”

He, however, directs clients to avoid crypto investments due to high risks and the lack of tangible assets. He also noted, Bitcoin and other digital money is not backed by governments.

Cryptocurrencies are only worth what the next investor is willing to pay.

It seems likely that crypto’s lack of a steady trend may be holding the currency back and blocking possible investments. Be that as it may, but investor interest in the digital asset is far from going down. We’ll just have to keep waiting to see what the future holds for cryptocurrency.

Source: https://coinquora.com/us-financial-giants-tread-carefully-into-crypto-trend/

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