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What’s the near-time risk in Bitcoin? — #SaxoStrats

Kay Van-Petersen
Saxo's global macro strategist Kay Van-Petersen examines the implications for traders and investors considering Bitcoin futures as CME Group - the world’s largest futures exchange - launches the cryptocurrency on December 18.

For more on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, follow Van-Petersen on Twitter here.
15 December
Market Predator Market Predator
Kay, BTC is officially mother of all bubbles ever!! I like your previous idea in GMC session, to use low leverage ETC product, in case one would like to be part of crypto space.
15 December
fxtime fxtime
We all want to short this market but look at the spread and the average true range for one day currently. Drawdown can be mammoth so for all the bears out there...the rewards can be huge IMHO but so can the risks !! There is no small scale trade on Bitcoin IMHO.
15 December
djustoe djustoe
So much talk about the irrational behaviour of bitcoin but it's understandable.. There's never any analyst commentary however on the completely bogus movements of the Dow and what the central banks are doing making the equity markets a completely unfair field.
15 December
Dance like nobody's watching Dance like nobody's watching
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15 December
Daniel CN Daniel CN
Dear Kay, thanks a lot for the insights. I am 42. I opened my company at age 16. I was at the forefront of the internet. I was at the front of the Chinese railway market. So say I was at two disruptive movements. I also saw a lot of things called "disruptions" which where byproducts of latter two. Now truly cannot see why a limited collectible in pure digital form shall be very valuable. I never had any problems sending (huge and small) amounts of money around the globe. I never cared for the cost on my credit card for international fees. And I always felt that I traded currencies as something like a promise by the Chinese people or the Germans or whatever nation issued them to keep it up, pay it back, change it to a house, a drink or a car when I wanted to. Never got disappointed on that one. I love the internet. But just as every IP package has its 15040 bits and I can play with them wonderfully I dont see it. Am I too old?
15 December
Daniel CN Daniel CN
Am truly interersted. Could there be one single slogan that explains it? I mean as a marketeer I love the marketing of Bitcoin a lot. Its narrative, hooking basically on the Blockupy movements spirit, selling the perceived "antitrend" to the "establishment" is something Red Bull could not have invented better. Positioning, promotion - excellent. Price - crazy. Product - ??? I dont see a product. I see a promise well described old Marc Knopfler: "money for nothing and the chicks for free". But there was another line sung by the master: "last time I was sober, man I felt bad". We talk of a old school IP based technology that does nothing new. Not a thing. Only the sales of it. I do hope very much you challenge my views. I understand blockchain. I can see it all. And then nothing at all. I would not be surprised if Nakamoto was a sales man. As sales men (I am one too) we are totally used to selling 99% emotion ... or 100%?
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