Risk management- Short- Selling

2 min read November 19, 2021
Richard Fetyko

Risk management- Short- Selling

Risk Management: Short- Selling

BTC and ETH are down 12% in the last week after reaching new ATHs. Is this just a normal pullback or is the market about to enter a more severe correction like we experienced in May and June? So far, it looks like a normal pullback. But no one knows what’s next and we find ourselves at critical support levels for many altcoins. In May/June, market experienced a 50-80% drawdown, before rallying again to new highs in October. Learn about Risk management to avoid Mistakes and Losses.


What should you do to manage risk?

You could:

1) Do nothing, and ride it out (HODL).

2) Trim your long positions and reduce your market exposure, create some dry powder for buying potentially at even lower levels.

3) Short-Sell shitcoins that are in a downtrend already and are likely to continue.

The latter option, Short Selling, can help traders keep their existing long positions but still hedge their risk of a potential major drawdown. If you don’t wanna sell your favorite metaverse, NFT, DeFi coins because you really believe in them, then you could short-sell a basket of shitcoins that are likely to decline regardless of market conditions but especially if the market tanks.

Not financial advise….In this video, Richard, our CEO and Founder, does a quick market overview and demonstrates how to find coins in a downtrend, ripe for short-selling. To learn how to trade, check out altFINS Education Program where we teach 7 specific trading strategies as well as risk management techniques.  

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