Not all the 2018 bulls have sold at the bottom, and not all have sold period. A whole lot sold near the bottom, or a little before, or a little after (even some "OGs" sold at 13k or less as the bull market was starting). But generally speaking the people that laughed at me were during the entire bear market while I was from March 2018 to some time in 2020 so the entire bear market, and they ended up exiting all or in part right as the new bull market was starting. Karma hits hard.
While the price going to zero after sucking the bear market bulls back in would be hilarious, where it is at now is sufficient for Bitcoin victims to draw some conclusions.
I will remind what the rules are (made an arbitrary list, those are the main ones that come to mind):
1- Do not lose money. Cut losses quickly. Have an intelligent position size.
2- Have a plan. Told some "experts" with 20 years experience that "you waited that long, why fomo in now?" back in early 2018, just got barked at.
3- Real traders goal is to make money. Victim's goal is to not miss out (and they end up missing out anyway).
4- Waiting for a big pullback for no reason is stupid.
5- Not waiting for a big pullback when one is likely is stupid.
6- Diversify. Even Mr concentration Warren Buffett diversifies (in assets, in industries, and over time).
7- If you find yourself getting influenced by the crowds, the media, etc: cut them off.
8- For stubborn people (you skipped 7 hopefully): well don't be too stubborn if the evidence is saying something different.
9- Brace yourselves for the boring saying we all heard 10 thousand times: there is no free lunch.
10- Run winners. If the price keeps going strongly up and you are on a weekly chart, why would you sell at 13k this year?
11- Use your head. I see so many mind-bogglingly stupid arguments and actions. To those people: make a damn effort, you can't be that dumb (right?).
12- Don't revenge trade: do not try to "get my money back NOW".
13- Revenge trade: If something keeps not working do something different, sometimes this is the opposite.
14- Do not try going too fast
15- Don't day trade
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