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New to CoinJar? Here’s how to get trading ASAP.

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The bull market is heating up. If you’re new to CoinJar, here are 7 ways to ensure you can start trading ASAP.

Ain’t nothing more exciting than a crypto bull market. Things move so fast that a day can feel like an eternity and every hour spent without money in the game could be causing you to miss out on the financial opportunity of a lifetime. (I would like to assure you that this is 100% not true – slow and steady almost always wins the race).

But there’s no denying that this is a great time to get involved in crypto. Here are 8 things to keep in mind to make your CoinJar experience as smooth, seamless and safe as possible.

  1. Only make deposits from bank accounts in your name. Joint accounts and business accounts are more likely to cause issues with our payment providers, which could take weeks to resolve.
  2. While normally NPP/Osko/PayID deposits are processed instantly, initial deposits can take up to one business day to arrive. If you’re using Faster Payments (FPS), deposits take up to 2 hours with initial deposits also taking up to one business day.
  3. ID verification can take up to 24 hours. If you haven’t heard from us, check your junk mail folder as we may be trying to contact you to get additional information.
  4. Make sure that your CoinJar name matches the name on both your ID and your bank account.
  5. Only transfer funds to and from bank accounts that are in the same name as your CoinJar account.
  6. Before raising a support ticket, have a look at our Knowledge Base to see if anyone has dealt with your issue before.
  7. As part of our commitment to reducing fraud and money-laundering, bank transfers from new accounts can’t be withdrawn for 7 days (although you can still buy, sell and trade all our digital currencies). For more information on how ‘reserved balances’ work, click here.

If you still need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. Due to increased demand it may take up to 24 hours to respond to your request, but rest assured we’ll be with you as soon as we can.

Source: https://blog.coinjar.com/how-to-get-trading-asap/

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Cardano, Uniswap, Chainlink Price Analysis: 16 May

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Cardano introduced some target levels at $2.53 and $2.69 via the Fibonacci Extension tool. Uniswap needed to garner bullish strength for a break above $43-$45 resistance. Lastly, a descending triangle breakdown on Chainlink could see a 7.5% retracement towards its 50-SMA

Cardano [ADA]

Source: ADA/USD, TradingView

If buyers were looking to make profits on large-cap alts during the recent turbulent broader market, Cardano was a must inclusion in every portfolio. Weekly gains of 36% were the highest among the top 10 coins by market cap and underlined ADA’s independence from broader market sentiment. Fibonacci Extension tool was used to identify potential target points for the current rally. The 372.2% and $361.8% extension levels stood at  $2.53 and $2.69, respectively. With buying pressure still on the rise according to Awesome Oscillator, ADA made a strong case for an extended rally.

In case of pullbacks, these extension levels can also act as support lines. RSI’s overbought territory indicated the need for stabilization and a dip in volumes could mean some southbound action. Nevertheless, key factors could allow ADA to sustain higher levels moving forward.

Uniswap [UNI]

Source: UNI/USD, TradingView

A descending triangle breakdown showed losses of 8% from the bottom trendline, but buyers stepped in at $35.6-support. In fact, this support has been under the spotlight during recent dips and only reinforced the area as a buffer against extended losses. On the 4-hour timeframe, OBV’s sharp fall was an interesting development which explained why bulls have failed to topple $43-$45 resistance. Considering the dearth of constant buying pressure, Uniswap could trade between $44.4 and $35.6 over the coming days.

A breakout above $44.4 on high volumes would result in a bullish trend but the market was not yet ready for such a swing. Awesome Oscillator’s wavy trajectory suggested that neither side had been fully able to assert dominance.

Chainlink [LINK]

Source: LINK/USD, TradingView

While Chainlink did see losses over the last 24 hours, the bulls held on to $41.2-support – an important development. A descending triangle was prominent on the daily timeframe and a breakdown could see a sell-off between $35.7-39.1. Those hoping to trade on a breakdown can observe the 4-hour timeframe for more sensitive price action.

Awesome Oscillator registered a series of red bars as selling momentum dragged  LINK from a high of $61.9 to a low of $39.7 during the present downtrend. MACD also confirmed a bearish presence in the market. To negate LINK’s pattern, buyers would need to target a rise above $45.6-resistance.


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Here’s how Bitcoin’s intraday volatility complicates leverage trading

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The crypto sector is in a bull market, and frequent evidence comes from anonymous traders who post their five-, six- and seven-figure investment returns as screenshots on Crypto Twitter.

This condition creates a FOMO-like situation where everyone gets greedy. The temptation to boost potential earnings by twenty times or more is often irresistible for most novice traders.

Today, almost every cryptocurrency exchange offers leveraged trading using derivatives. To enter these markets, a trader has to first deposit collateral (margin), which is usually a stablecoin or Bitcoin (BTC). However, unlike spot (regular) trading, the trader cannot withdraw from a futures market position until it has been closed.

These instruments have benefits and can improve a trader’s outcomes. However, those who often rely on incorrect information when trading futures contracts end up with heavy losses rather than profits.

The basics of derivatives

These leveraged futures contracts are synthetic, and it is even possible to short or place a bet on the downside. Leverage is the most appealing aspect of futures contracts, but it is worth noting that these instruments have long been used in stock markets, commodities, indexes, and foreign exchange (FX).

In traditional finance, traders measure daily price change by calculating the average closing price changes. This measure is widely used in every asset class, and it’s called volatility. However, for various reasons, this metric isn’t helpful for cryptocurrencies and can harm leverage traders.

Bitcoin 60-day USD volatility. Source: BuyBitcoinWorldwide

To be brief, the higher the volatility, the more often an asset price presents wild oscillations. Contrary to the expectation, moving up by 7% to 10% every day represents a low volatility indicator. This happens because the deviation from the mean is small, while random fluctuations between a negative 3% to a positive 3% present a much wider range.

Markets with very low volatility are perfect for leverage

Knowing the general range of how an asset oscillates is extremely important when opening leverage positions. Take the British Pound Sterling (GBP), for example, and one will notice that its volatility is usually below 1% as surprise aggressive daily price changes are unusual.

GBP currency 60-day USD volatility. Source: BuyBitcoinWorldwide

FX markets are relatively stable markets when compared with stocks and commodities. Therefore, some regulated brokers offer even 200x leverage, meaning a 0.5% move against the position would cause a forced liquidation.

For a cryptocurrency trader, the Swiss Franc’s (CHF) daily change versus the U.S. dollar would likely be seen as a stablecoin.

Swiss Franc (CHF) USD prices. Source: Investing.com

However, the 3.4% daily Bitcoin volatility hides a more dangerous price fluctuation. While measuring daily closing prices for traditional markets makes sense, cryptocurrencies trade non-stop. This difference potentially creates much wider movements within the same day, although the daily closing often masquerades it.

Bitcoin price low-high-close USD prices. Source: CoinMarketCap

The average change between the Bitcoin intraday high and low of the past 180 days is 6.5%. As shown above, these ‘intraday moves’ surpassed 10% on 25 occasions. Meaning, in reality, BTC price oscillations are much larger than expected for a 3.2% daily volatility asset.

20x leverage seems crazy considering Bitcoin’s daily moves

To put things into perspective, a 5% move in the wrong direction is enough to liquidate any 20x leveraged Bitcoin position. This data is clear evidence that traders should really consider risk and volatility when leverage-trading cryptocurrencies.

Fast profits are nice, but what is more important is being able to survive the usual daily price swings to hold on to those unrealized gains.

Although there’s not a magical number to set the best leverage for every trader, one must account for the effect of volatility when calculating liquidation risks. Those aiming to keep positions open for more than a couple of days, aiming for 15x or lower leverage, seem to be ‘reasonable.’

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.

Here’s how Bitcoin’s intraday volatility complicates leverage trading

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YFI, VeChain, Litecoin Price Analysis: 16 May

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YFI’s technicals suggested that the cryptocurrency possessed bullish strength to sustain its rally. VeChain was projected to move sideways within a fixed channel. Lastly, Litecoin traded within $330-$300 – an area that needed to be defended against bearish pressure.

YFI

Source: YFI/USD, TradingView

Year-to-date gains of 210% may be modest when compared to some other alts in the market, but a rise above $55,000 indicated bullish progress for YFI– one that could see sharper gains over the coming months. A breakout above $55,000 had already fueled a 50% jump in value to above $83,000, but a broader market pullback complicated matters. Unable to fully take advantage of its rally, YFI noted choppy movement over the past few days.

Healthy volumes and buying pressure have allowed the price to trade above $63,000-65,000 support. OBV’s uptrend attested to buying activity in the market. Awesome Oscillator’s green bars also conformed with OBV’s stance. There was some resistance around $83,000 and a break above this could see another price swing. Conversely, a breakdown could see losses towards $48,000 or $43,000.

VeChain [VET]

Source: VET/USD, TradingView

An ADX reading of 20 showed a weak directional market as VeChain traded between $0.203 and $0.1666. Low volatility was also evident from the constricted nature of Bollinger Bands. Considering its technicals, VET would likely continue to see some rangebound movement over the coming days.

A rise above $0.203 could spur some additional buying but gains would likely be capped at $0.254-resistance.Having said that, a breakout from $0.254 could see a shift of market dynamics towards the bullish side and volumes must be observed for such an outcome.

Litecoin [LTC]

Source: LTC/USD, TradingView

On the daily chart, Litecoin traded within a buy zone of $330-$300. The current area needed to be defended from a sell-off towards the 50-SMA (not shown) around $266. While the 4-hour chart did register a series of bullish candlesticks, bearish sentiment still prevailed on the daily timeframe.

The Squeeze Momentum Indicator highlighted bearish momentum and a dip below half-line would present a sell signal. This would also lead to a breakdown towards the 50-SMA. RSI floated around neutral-50 but did point north at the time of writing. If the present buy area is retained, a comeback above $330 would become a possibility, however, broader market cues would likely dictate LTC’s trajectory.


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