Cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular as solid regulatory frameworks and the availability of coins, trading platforms and blockchain-enabled technology drive investor interest. The overall rise in popularity comes at a time when conventional investment diversification is facing challenges. This buzz surrounding cryptocurrencies could lead someone to make a rash decision from an unverified tip, or wait in the wings too long and miss out on significant returns.
Whether you have heard about an up-and-coming altcoin that could offer great returns, or have concerns about the volatility of a particular asset, you should always approach any investment decision with a degree of informed caution. At Delchain, we advise high-net-worth individuals on their crypto investments every day, and we wanted to share some critical advice with all our readers.
Educate Yourself on Cryptocurrencies
If you’re expecting to work with a third-party investment service like ours, it’s advisable to spend some time establishing a baseline understanding of the market. That’s because your financial planner should be presenting investment opportunities that you ultimately need to greenlight. Without a basic crypto education, you’re placing 100% of your trust in the hands of a third party.
We want all our investors to be confident in their choices, which is why we aim to educate at every stage of the process. We believe that transparency and education leads to better investment decisions and higher client satisfaction. It doesn’t hurt to get started with reputable publications such as The Daily Hodl, CoinDesk, and CoinTelegraph who offer the latest news and insights on cryptocurrencies.
Why Investment management in crypto is the way forward
The fact that cryptocurrencies remain a topic of debate among financial practitioners suggests that there will be continuing volatility in crypto-related assets in 2021. However, despite the volatility in the market, its size will continue to grow – the current crypto-asset market is worth $200bn, compared to $18bn at the beginning of 2017. There have also been 500 funds launched in the distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and crypto-assets sector in the past three years.
Cryptocurrency transactions are independently and publicly validated by each network node, which lessens the likelihood of fraud. Processing costs are also low because there is no need for disintermediation. The concept of a fixed or limited supply of some coins can allow them to accrue value, even as blockchain networks become more complex.
Financial regulatory bodies have been reviewing crypto in countries around Europe. In Germany, legislation has been proposed to enable banks to handle cryptocurrencies, and Switzerland has led the way in establishing crypto exchanges. High-profile institutions such as JPMorgan Chase, BNY Mellon, and Goldman Sachs are also taking the sector seriously.
Manage Your Risk Vs. Returns
Crypto assets are always prone to volatility, which means the risk and the potential returns are greater. Crypto investors who have been buying and selling in the market for years are more likely to be open to coins with aggressive returns.
Although such returns are attractive, these investors also invest a significant amount of time scouting the market and checking rates 24/7. By choosing less aggressive coins or working with a third party, you can obtain a more passive strategy that doesn’t demand you stay up all night monitoring market fluctuations.
If this sounds like a win-win situation to you, contact Delchain now and let us explain how our crypto investment management services can help you reach your financial goals.