Imagine a business, where the ingredients are free, but the end product is the most valuable commodity on Earth — a commodity so valuable it is taking over global stock markets.
The gatekeepers have outsourced content generation, but instead of paying you to create the content, you pay them. It’s like you paying a bank to hold your money on deposit, while they lend it out and keep the profit. Genius for them. Not so much for you. It’s a problem one cryptocurrency is attempting to solve.
The majority of traders don’t adjust their strategies depending on conditions, and they don’t monitor the strategies they use. Consistent speculators don’t just adjust strategies, dependent on where in the price cycle they are trading, they also follow the performance of the strategies they use, not only in testing before they use them but in real time.
Not so long ago, it was possible to trade with 400:1 margin, and if you think that sounds like a lot, it is.
Depositing $10,000 in an account with 400:1 margin would allow you to control a $4,000,000 position. And of course, it also means a small move of 0.50% against your trade in the underlying market would wipe out your account — and a lot more.