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3 Major Catalysts for Cryptocurrencies in 2018 – Time to Buy Now?

Since the highs in December 2017, Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies have seen a sharp decline, and agile traders/investors have mostly exited to await better buying opportunities. This includes myself, and after cashing out my profits in early 2018 (after the double top reversal), I have been waiting for the past few months for a timely opportunity to get back into the market.

Despite the volatility, I am still optimistic for the long-term potential of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, hence it is important to know which catalysts will likely move the prices for 2018, and when is the optimal time to get into the market.

1. Increased Regulation

At first glance, this might seem like a bad thing, as many countries around the world (China, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, US, etc) start to clamp down on Crypto-related activities, or impose some kind of restrictions and controls. And prices reacted to such news of regulation negatively as expected, with a prolonged downtrend lasting several months.

However, what most people don’t realise is that such regulation is actually a good thing in the long run, and necessary for Cryptocurrencies to become more “mainstream” and widely adopted. Which means that while we can expected prices to fall, it is also a good catalyst to enable us to buy these assets at lower prices in the future. Timing is key.

2. Institutional Funds

Once their is sufficient regulation and prices are low enough, institutional investors (hedge funds, asset managers, etc) are likely to come into the market. This is where the big moves are going to come from, as we saw from the dotcom boom. And recently, we have heard some news/rumours that big names like George Soros, Rothschild, Rockefeller, etc are starting to come into the market.

If we look at the graph below, we can see that a major trend is usually driven by institutional investors, which means that despite the meteoric rise of Cryptocurrencies over the past few months, it is still nowhere near a bubble, since the “real big money” from institutional investors have not started to pour in yet.

Imagine a future where fund managers and pension funds all include Cryptocurrencies as one of the asset classes in their portfolios, together with stocks, bonds, gold, etc. This will definitely create a huge demand for it, and push up prices faster than we have ever seen.


3. Scale & adoption

One major debate is whether Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) can serve its purpose as a global currency with a stable store of value, and cheap & fast transactions. Currently, it is not there yet, and how fast it can get there will depend on how well the product can be improved. The volatility will naturally decrease over time as the market cap increases, but the speed and cost of transactions will depend on innovations and improvements from developers.

Is it a Good Time to Buy Now?

Personally, I have starting accumulating it for the past week or so, as evinced by the recent charts I have been posting. Looking at the chart below, we can see that prices have corrected from $19k+ to around $7k, where there is strong support, forming a potential double bottom.

And if the regulation starts to tone down and more institutional investors start coming it, this will be a pretty good confluence of factors to expect a further increase in prices.

 

I will be happy to continue accumulating as prices and fundamentals continue to improve. Stay tuned! 😀

 

Crypto Mastery Program (CMP) – The Dawn of a New Age!

Last weekend, we conducted out first run of the “Crypto Mastery Program”, and it was a full-house turnout for our first batch of crypto enthusiasts!

Based on the feedback we got, this is the first and only fully comprehensive course on Cryptocurrencies in Singapore, which covers:

  • Fundamentals of Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, bitcoins, Alt coins, etc
  • Value investing strategies to find undervalued coins for long-term investment
  • Technical analysis & short-term trading strategies to capture smaller price movements, and to time the entry for long-term investments
  • ICOs (initial coin offerings) and how to profit from them while avoiding the scams
  • How to mine for coins with zero technical knowledge (includes free tour to mining farm)
  • How to create a diversified portfolio of crypto assets to ride this next big wave of wealth creation

This course is taught by 2 trainers:

  • Spencer Li – Self-made millionaire professional trader with 10+ years of experience, and specialises in technicals & price action
  • Ong Jun Hao – Crypto trader who made 100x returns in less than a year, and specialises in fundamentals & news analysis

Registration is open for 2018: https://wp.me/P1riws-78a

Training Feedback from Attendees:

“Attended CMP on 2-3 Dec 2017. Great course with very resourceful contents, covered wide range of topic from Background, ICOs, Mining, Investing, Trading and Portfolio Allocations. Comprehensive explanation from both Spencer and Jun Hao on fundamental valuation and technical trading perspective. The course contents are suitable both beginners and advanced traders who are looking to step into Cryptocurrency.” – ZT

“Great programme! Really learned alot about cryptocurrencies. As a beginner, it really felt like I took a knowledge express train. Jun Hao & Spencer are also very willing to share their knowledge!” – Aw Jian Yang

“A useful start to those who want to learn more about cryptocurrency investment instead of jumping in blindly.” – Susan Tan

“SL & JH are well verse in their domain. For newbie/noob, it is 2 days well spent to get started in Crypto World.” – Gary Koh

“Great course! Provides a good foundation to understanding & trading cryptocurrencies!” – Ed

“Very informative, easy pace for beginners.” – Al

Opened my eyes to a whole new dimension on cryptocurrencies. Jun Hao is very knowlegeable on cryptocurrency.” – Eugene

“Jun Hao and Spencer are very good teachers, very clear in their explanation, very knowledgeable and professional. They selflessly share their knowledge with students. The course is very good and must attend for anyone interested in cryptocurrency investing and trading.” – Adrian

“Great program for those who are interested to know crypto and want to profit from it. The program content is very useful for both beginner and advanced traders. Definitely must attend couse.” – Kwaw Zaw Than

“A good framework for people who intends to dive into the crypto world, be it investing or trading. The course covers fundamental, technical, behavioral and news analysis, which makes it comprehensive. Thank you Spencer and Jun Hao for the wonderful sharing.” – Darrell Su

“This course is very informative. The instructors are very knowledgeable and open to share their trading experience and tips.” – CW Tay

Highly recommended to those who wants to know what is crypto/invetsment/mining.” – YC

I would recommend this program to friends who are keen in trading/investing into cryptocurrencies.” – Goh Lily

“Attended the first cryptocurrency course and it was extremely informative for a complete newcomer such as myself. The theory behind it was in-depth, coupled with practical examples which helped consolidate what we learnt. Turns out cryptocurrency isn’t as complex as is looks and sounds. Both spencer and jun hao were forthcoming, constantly highlighting the pitfalls of dabbling in cryptocurrencies. Great introductory lesson for those just starting out. What i liked was also how the tools could be employed across all financial instruments will also benefit me as an equity investor.” – Wei Keong

 

 

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Register Early to Avoid Disappointment!

All of slots are closed for 2017, but we have opened new slots for 2018, so those who are keen can start registering now to avoid disappointment, as our last course was sold out within a week after we opened the registration.
Registration link: https://wp.me/P1riws-78a

Good luck to all future “Crypto Millionaires”, and see you all at the top! 😀

Guest Speaker at Delta Partners & Invitation to BlockShow Asia 2017

Last week, one of our trainers, Ong Jun Hao, was invited to speak at Delta Partners on Blockchain & cryptocurrencies, and he was also invited to Blockshow Asia, to check out the latest developments in this space.

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We are looking forward to 2018, where we will be launching the very first fully integrated “Crypto Mastery Program”, which will combine long-term value investing of Crypto assets with short-term momentum trading, to allow both investors and traders to profit effectively from cryptocurrencies.

This will be the very first training program backed by a proven track record of 100x returns (yes, 100 times, not 100%!) in less than one year, and it will be the only one of its kind in the Singapore market. We are expecting it to sell out very fast, and the first test-run we did was sold out within days.

You can start making reservations here: http://synapsetrading.com/crypto-mastery-program/

See you soon! 😀