I was reading articles today and of course the clickbait got me and I pulled up an article called "How To Prepare For The Next Crypto Bull Market: 5 Simple Steps." How could you not read an article that says, "This is the time to make money and this is how you do it." The link is at the bottom if you want to check it out.
The thing that stood out about this article is the final point from it:
The ultimate goal is to transform paper gains into real gains. Set up an exit strategy in advance, deciding at what price levels you’ll sell your crypto on both the upside and downside.
So many people in the crypto world are so stuck on HODL that they forget about the idea of actually cashing in at some point. Day-traders in the stock market have had this built into their strategy since the beginning, but, it didn't crossover to the crypto world for a lot of people. The most basic plan was to sell at a 20 percent profit or a 5 percent loss. Why is this important? It takes feelings out of the game. The choice of selling is dictated to you. You start to loose when you think you can time can time the market in the short run. (I say short run, because, in the the long run of ten years or more, you can almost always make money in the stock market. So, holding for more than a decade is a way of timing the market. Don't believe me? Read Yes, You Can Time The Market by Ben Stein.)
Anyway, my point is. If you are looking to actually make money by buying crypto, you need a strategy to take profits out of your wallet. Crypto is still a newer investment, and for that reason much more volatile. This volatility provides more opportunity, but, only if you take advantage when the ups come. So, set some guidelines for when to sell.