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Ian King Says ICOs Give Ordinary Investors Access to Startup Opportunities

Ian King Says ICOs Give Ordinary Investors Access to Startup Opportunities

Former hedge fund trader and crypto expert Ian King now writes articles for Banyan Hill Publishing to help their readers understand the cryptocurrency markets and profit from them. He recently explained the advantage of Initial Coin Offerings to ordinary investors.

When most people think of the stock market, the image of investors making money by buying and selling stocks is what comes to mind. It’s the opportunity to get rich by buying stock while it’s cheap and selling it when it’s expensive. For many, it’s the opportunity to buy shares of stock that pay quarterly dividends to shareholders, so the stock market is a place where widows and orphans can come for support. Read more about Ian King for more info.

However, the most important function in the national economy the stock market plays is to give companies, especially new startup companies, a way to raise capital by selling off ownership. The companies need more cash to operate their businesses. Investors have the cash, and wish to put it to work by buying shares in a successful company so the money grows into the future. Getting cash-hungry companies together with cash-rich investors is why Wall Street and investment banks were invented. The stock exchange is a byproduct. By giving investors a way to easily buy and sell shares, it encourages investment into new companies that will, hopefully, become as successful as the companies already flourishing. Read this article at ZeroHedge about Ian King

However, investment banks on Wall Street do not perform this service for free. There are many complex rules and regulations that control their roles in the process, but one big way they make money is by finding these initial investors and selling the IPO shares of stock to them. In theory, all investors willing to part with their money should have equal access to the new shares. However, that hasn’t been true for many years, especially for early stage tech companies. Most of the growth of startups happens in the tech sector. But only venture capitalists and wealthy investors get access to the stock of these startups early in the IPO process, while they are still cheap. The investment banks have a good idea of the company’s prospects. They reserve the shares for their best prospects. If your broker gives you a chance to buy a hot new IPO stock, either it’s a dog of a company or you’re one of the brokerage’s best and wealthiest customers. For 99% of investors, if they can buy an IPO, they shouldn’t want to. Read more:https://www.investopedia.com/contributors/82716/

 

Banyan Hill’s Ian King Sees Largest Growth Still Ahead for Crypto Currencies

Banyan Hill’s Ian King Sees Largest Growth Still Ahead for Crypto Currencies


Bitcoin has become a familiar discussion topic in investment and internet forums. The digital currency technology has introduced a slew of technological innovations and created overnight millionaires.

Banyan Hill Publishing crypto currency editor Ian King, sees the disruptive potential of the new currency/technology on financial transactions.

Technologies that simplify existing processes and increase interactions between people tend to revolutionize their industries, King points out.

And, as an exchange medium, bitcoin more than satisfies this criteria by removing the need for a middle man in transactins and introduces the ability for remote individuals to engage in secure business exchanges, anonymously as well as creating an electronic record of that transaction that is public and indisputable, King adds.

Noting its potential, financial institutions are racing to patent their own proprietary implementations of the underlying blockchain and smart contract technologies.

As one case in point, JPMorgan has been reported to have acquired instruments tied to crypto currencies to enhance their clients’ portfolios, following their investors’ requests for exposure to the profits in crypto currencies.

Ian King observes that the digital currency market is satisfying the 3 criteria by which he evaluates the viability of an investment opportunity.

  1. It solves a real world problem.
  2. The limited supply of bitcoin coins creates a store of value for investors holding long positions.
  3. Volume trading increases in the crypto currency suggest a favorable technical indicator strength.

By following these guidelines himself, King was able to realize 1000 percent gains with his investment in litecoin, a digital currency similar to bitcoin.

He forecasts that the growth opportunities in crypto currencies will be far larger than the first wave of dot com startups.

King bases his prediction on where the digital currency market is in its development and acceptance phases. Because of its strong libertarian philosophy, it grew by the strength of the like minded community, remaining off the radar of large institutions while it grew to its $600 billion market capitalization earlier this year.

The group of private investment that entered the crypto markets in 2017, though large, was just the first round of large growth. Financial institutions, followed and they continue to pour investment dollars into the crypto realm. As the crypto marketplace presence increases, additional private investors will follow.

Pointing out that crypto currencies are just one form of a broader category of crypto assets with disruptive potential across several industries, King adds that the investment potential of new crypto currency launches tied to a business model, known as ICO, Initial Coin Offering, is just one example of how the technology opens investment opportunities to private individuals and financial institutions simultaneously. For more updates, follow:https://twitter.com/IanKingGuru

 

Quality not Quantity Yields Forex Success: Learning with Jordan Lindsey

Quality not Quantity Yields Forex Success: Learning with Jordan Lindsey

Overtrading your forex account is the surest way not to succeed. Many traders approach the market as though it were some dartboard. You do not score points like that in the forex market. Forex trading is more like a hunt. Traders should be hunting for value or situations where they have an edge. These are what are known as high-probability trades.

Mr. Jordan Lindsey, the founder of JCL Capital, has long advocated that a small 7 percent return month after month can lead traders to financial independence. It is not uncommon for traders to hit a 7 percent return during the first week of the month, yet end the month down. Why is that? Most likely it is due to the problem of overtrading.

Greed motivates traders to open questionable positions all the time. The absolute reality is that most of these trades amount to running fast and going nowhere. Some will work out, and you will lose others. Novices compound the error by holding on to many of their losing trades, while at the same time cutting their winners prematurely. That must stop if you wish to join the ranks of consistently profitable traders (CPTs).

To master the art of detecting an edge in the market, you will need to become familiar with technical analysis. Once you have learned these concepts, you will be able to discern high-probability setups on a price chart. Then you will be armed appropriately to hunt down the 7 percent returns Jordan Lindsey recommends as a reasonable goal.

Another of Jordan Lindsey’s mantras has long been “focus.” Opening random trades on a hunch that they may work out is the opposite of what he has advised. If you are to build a fortune trading forex, you must first realize that good trades are few and far between. Their frequency will depend on the time frame you are trading on. Traders may see one high-probability trade a day or one a week. By only focusing on these types of trades you can increase your win rate from say 50 percent to 70 or 80 percent. Thus making your 7 percent monthly target that much more achievable.