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How & When Should You Take Out Your Crypto Profits?

2022-03-30

Main Takeaways: 

  • There is no magic formula to time the market but there are strategies you can use to optimize your gains before you cash out your crypto gains. 

  • When it comes to long-term investments, HODLing and DCAing are both reasonable strategies.

  • Find strategies that fit your investment portfolio goals whether that be selling a small percentage at a time or keeping your profits in stablecoins. Just don’t let FOMO or FUD get you. 

  • In this article, we dive into the different factors to consider when selling your crypto and the different ways you can optimize your crypto gains after selling. 

Thinking of taking out your crypto profit but not sure when or how to do it? No need to worry. We've got you covered. 

With the crypto market maturing, even experienced traders need to have a strategy in place to know the best time to buy and the best time to sell. 

While there's no perfect method and formula to timing the market, there are various tips and strategies that you can consider and adopt in your investment journey. Keep on reading to learn more about the different factors you should consider when selling your crypto and how you can optimize your gains after selling. 

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When Should You Take Out Your Crypto Profits? 

First things first, there's no sure-win formula to time the market, and that's why combining HODLing with a DCA investment strategy is a rasonable approach to long-term investing. If you are looking to sell your crypto to lock in profits, do your own due diligence to understand the long-term value of the coin. Sometimes, especially if it's a coin you believe in, you could consider HODLing.

Moreover, we recommend focusing on optimal gains. After all, it's impossible to time the market perfectly, and we don't need to hit a home run each time to grow our portfolio. 

Instead, start taking a portion of your gains in the 30% incremental range. Instead of waiting for a 50% or 100% incremental gain, focusing on a smaller increase will make it more likely that you won't be caught in a demoralizing 20% to 40% correction that can hit the rapidly shifting crypto market

Another benefit of focusing on optimal gains is that you can compound those gains by shifting those profits into other coins that are just starting a price run. The compounding gains can lead to large overall earnings in your portfolio if you follow this disciplined approach. 

Lastly, it is reasonable to sell when you have other investment opportunities that you've DYOR on and would like to put your money in. It’s important not to fall prey to FOMO (fear of missing out) or FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt).

How To Take Out And Optimize Your Crypto Profits? 

Now that you have a basic understanding of when you should take out your crypto profits, let's move on to how you can optimize your crypto gains. Below, we discuss four strategies you can consider following. 

1. Sell a small percentage at a time

To take out and optimize your gains, sell 5-10% at a time, depending on how big your holdings are in that particular crypto. If the coin has gained more than 30% since you bought it, consider selling a small percentage every week. 

Since the crypto market is volatile, it's advisable to place your sell order fractionally based on the market climate. Selling all your holdings in one go (unless it has hit your target price and you are fine with selling all of it) could lead to missing out on future potential gains. Moreover, you might still want to keep a portion of your holdings to HODL

2. Keep your profits in fiat reserve-backed stablecoins

Not sure what to do after you take out your crypto profits? Or has the crypto reached your target price, and you're looking to invest in something else? Consider keeping them in a fiat reserve-backed stablecoin. This way, you can use them to gain interest by providing liquidity to DeFi projects.

Besides, you can easily purchase other coins with stablecoins as you do not have to wait for days to transfer fiat. 

3. Sell and buy the dip 

You may also consider strategic trading methods to realize and optimize profits for crypto that you see long-term value in. For example, when a particular crypto is undergoing an upward swing, you could consider selling a portion of it and using the profits to buy more when the price has dropped. 

4. Stake and earn interest 

You can also increase your profits by staking them on Binance Earn or opting for other investment products on Binance, such as staking. To learn more about recurring investments in crypto, read our article here

Investing In New Coins

A strategy that some seasoned traders use is investing in new coins or innovative ICOs (initial coin offerings) to achieve a higher reward ratio. Traders will first keep large portions of their portfolios in principal coins, such as Bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETH). When they profit from the initial investment in the principal coins, they then use a portion of the profit to purchase highly innovative yet riskier coins. 

This strategy might be suitable for those looking to build their portfolios with principal coins but want to invest a small portion of their portfolio in new and innovative coins that they believe have great potential. 

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Trading strategies and activities are not a sure-win formula, and you have to DYOR before engaging in any trading or investment activity in the highly volatile crypto market.

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Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency investment is subject to high market risk. Binance is not responsible for any of your trading losses. The opinions and statements made below should not be considered financial advice and are shown to illustrate an example, and is not intended to serve as investment advice or recommendation. 

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