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The trading secret of kela-leo: Profit is important, lower risk is more important!

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kela-leo is a Chinese Popular Investor who was featured on ‘Editor’s Choice’. He says: “During my trading journey, I found that strict risk management is the premise of long-term trading. Based on this knowledge, by combining strategic models and economic policy trend analysis, we can bring in an ideal profit.” Here is an interview we held with him:

76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Past performance is not an indication of future results. This is not investment advice.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Lingxia Cao, I am 31 years old. I have 2 babies and a wonderful wife. They all support me to trade on eToro.

Did you have previous experience with financial investments before joining eToro?
Yes, in the past I had experience in investing options in Manhattan, America. I started to deal in currency futures from 2007, but at that time China didn’t have currency margin trading yet.

What is your type of trading strategy?
My trading model prefers value investment to judge according to the analysis of economic fundamentals and policy, and thus, I combine some tools like price status to set positions. Middle-long term investments are the main ratio. The risk management of each trade is what I pay attention to.

What is it focused on?
Product, strategy, and risk management are the three units that I use to find suitable objects and set stop loss/profit during the trading. The products I trade in are extensive and include GBP, USD, Gold and some other commodities. Gold is my favorite to disperse risk.

What are the benefits of being a Popular Investor?
For me, if I can share good products with professional investors, finalise resource sharing, and become recognised by other investors, then this is the most valuable asset, and also my power to be a popular investor.

What is your long-term goal?
To summarise in one sentence: to gain as much profit as possible based on the lowest risk. For the long term, I wish to control my risk score below 4, and maintain more than a 20% yearly profit. I personally prefer long-term stable strategy.

Do you have any advice for your copiers/users considering copying you?
I hope everyone can have a stable investment period. I have calculated the data of who follows and who stops following me, and some of them only copy me for a short time, for one or two days. This is a high risk, because the market changes every day, and you cannot see a reasonable return in one or two days. The best investment period is one year, at least three months. I suggest investing more than $500.

What are your hobbies?
In daily life, the thing I like most is reading. Besides that, I will try mountaineering, sailing and other outdoor sports. But I don’t like difficult sports like surfing.

76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Past performance is not an indication of future results. This is not investment advice.

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Stellar now available on eToroX exchange

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eToroX announces new cryptoasset and multiple fiat pairs

7 August 2019: eToroX, the blockchain subsidiary of global investment platform eToro, today announces that Stellar (XLM) is now available on the eToroX exchange.

As of today, eToroX is making Stellar a base currency for trading pairs on eToroX. It will be tradeable against other cryptoassets and stablecoins. The pairs include USD (XLM-USDEX) GBP (XLM-GBPX), Japanese Yen (XLM-JPYX), Euro (XLM-EURX), and with Bitcoin (BTC-XLM), and Ethereum (ETH-XLM).

“We want to open up the tokenized world for everyone,” said Doron Rosenblum, Managing Director of eToroX. “eToroX is bringing crypto and tokenized assets to a wider audience and enabling them to trade with confidence on a secure and regulated platform.”

“We believe that blockchain technology has the means to include more people in a new financial world, who might have been previously excluded from it. Stellar shares this ethos, which is why we are excited to be adding it to our exchange and on-chain wallet for people to buy, sell and hold, 24/7.”

Stellar is an open source and decentralized payment network protocol with its own currency (XLM), which connects banks, payment systems and people, aiming to provide global access to low-cost financial services for all.

“It’s exciting that eToro has added Stellar Lumens as a base currency on the eToroX exchange,” said Jed McCaleb, CTO of the Stellar Development Foundation. “We believe…

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Are you an accidental bitcoin tax avoider?

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Are you one of the many millions of people who saw the price of bitcoin start rocketing in 2017? Are you one of the hundreds of thousands who bought in? Are you one of the thousands of buyers who is resident, for tax purposes, in the UK?

If your answer is yes to the last question, you need to take a deep breath and read on.

Cryptocurrency is still in its infancy as far as regulators are concerned, with few rules around what you can do with bitcoin and its peers and what can be done to you with it.

While it’s not the Wild West, you’re advised to use registered and regulated platforms, such as eToro, to trade and invest to ensure the best protection from scams.

But if those who make the legal application around burgeoning financial trends are a bit behind the curve, those seeking to tax it are not.

You might not be aware, but if the size of your pot of bitcoin – or other crypto – has risen considerably since you bought it, you need to be thinking about your potential liabilities to HMRC.

In December, HMRC published a list of ways your bitcoin can make you liable for a range of taxes. The main one for those who bought the rising bitcoin…

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Making the most of your bitcoin (by maxing your tax)

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Crypto enthusiasts will know that just because you didn’t know about the tax liable on cryptocurrency gains doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay it. Ignorance is no defence against the taxman.

But there are ways of reducing the tax you have to pay, and they are all entirely legal.

The main tax a holder of bitcoin is most likely to pay is on any gains made when selling the asset. This is called Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Like any investment, if you don’t do anything to make the value increase, it’s seen as something of a windfall – and the government wants a share of the action.

You are liable for tax on the gains you make selling cryptoassets for cold hard cash, exchanging cryptoassets for a different type (i.e. bitcoin for ripple), using cryptoassets to pay for goods or services or giving them away to someone else.

Importantly, you can give the cryptos to a spouse or civil partner and not be liable for gains… but you are just handing over the liability to them to sort out.

Also, don’t think you can just offload them onto a charity, as HMRC can take a view that you are doing it just to get out of paying what you owe.

However, CGT only kicks in after you’ve made…

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