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Cryptocurrency Investing Strategy - My Total Returns in 2017

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I want to demonstrate the power and potential profitability of the long-term HODLing strategy by sharing my results from 2017. I invested in 7 different cryptocurrencies in 2017 (as a long-term hold), and saw returns ranging from 150% to 1471%. I did not make a loss on any of the cryptocurrencies that I held through all of the corrections and dips. DISCLAIMER: This is NOT financial advice. I am just offering my opinions. I am not responsible for any investment decisions that you choose to make. DONATIONS ♥ ETH: 0xc12f59c4e23dccd369437bbdb09470879d8c0825 ♥ BTC: 1L2LswVmTobmEK8dy6Yw9nWx93Z1zZ1jb3 ♥ LTC: LRXk5EwrR6VJYJcLYZLNY5B1uhoiUchtF5 ♥ Dash: XyAPcaHdZJKuXiruHkAXkKgCMWHfaPFVgc ♥ ETC: 0x3bec3f9e112e719330d1732d60b02724b1b5a76c ♥ ZEC: t1gGY496794uEC4dTPiXitU8nYgXGLm78HH ♥ DGE: DFoVXJTiGKXTPUeztrpmYEWaHtXrBK452y ESSENTIAL CRYPTO RESOURCES ♦ Recommended place to buy Bitcoin/Ethereum: COINBASE - Sign up here: https://www.coinbase.com/join/58977243c1604b62321378df ♦ Recommended Wallet: LEDGER NANO S - Available here: https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/3c47 ♦ Recommended Exchange: (TBA) SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS ● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouisThomasChannel/ ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/LouisThomasYT ● Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisthomaschannel/ ● Snapchat: louisxthomas ● Steemit: https://steemit.com/@louisthomas CHANNEL RESOURCES ■ My Book: How to Choose a University Available here: http://tinyurl.com/y87e2ce6 ■ Camera: Nikon D5100 (old but affordable) Available here: http://tinyurl.com/y9cslp2u ■ Microphone: RODE VideoMic GO Available here: http://tinyurl.com/y9rceoer ■ Tripod: Polaroid 184cm Available here: http://tinyurl.com/yarefpr9 Panama Hat No Voice by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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Louis Thomas (11 months ago)
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Euro Bloke (11 months ago)
Louis, what are your thoughts about the MWAT energy token? If it's real, it's a game changer for the entire energy sector transferred trough blockchain.
Igor Sic (11 months ago)
Cappasity(CAPP)...Publica(PBL)...OP coin(OPC)...Cryptopia Fee Shares (CEFS)...cryptopia
Moofy (11 months ago)
check out the "titanium blockchain infrastructure services" ICO and let me know what you think :)
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borg386 (8 months ago)
Finally someone who's not chicken to talk about their own real Investments good job
Ya Moya (8 months ago)
Calculuck (10 months ago)
this really inspires me, i started cryptocurrency after the 20k boom. I'm still new but i've learnt a lot about finance and investing, i knew absolutely nothing coming in, i'm still a university student studying engineering and i have watched your financial story and stuff and i relate to you a lot man. I actually never used to care about money though, but literally as soon as i was about to turn 19 i just suddenly started having feelings of caring about becoming successful. Anyway, i really enjoy your videos. Thanks for all the inspiration and good advice :).
Kieran Garland (10 months ago)
Here's a question: how do you "lock in" gains that you've made? Do you convert those gains into bitcoin, or tether, or fiat? Or do you redistribute your gains in other ways? Great channel, thank you.
Kieran Garland (10 months ago)
Also, can you recommend a good video (or perhaps make one?) that goes over the basics of trading? Dollar averaging, when and how to buy and sell, holding strategies? Is there a process you use. Thanks again.
Jae Park (10 months ago)
God, you got into some sweet sweet prices
Wanting Chua (10 months ago)
Thanks for sharing your profit for 2017, not many youtubers share their profit publicly. Looking forward to 2018!
Ja b (10 months ago)
This works well & hands free https://acorns.com/invite/LRUA43
Liam Lowndes (11 months ago)
Can you please make another IOTA video? Also great job this year man!
migael coetzee (11 months ago)
Thanks for the great upload!
Phil PBOY (11 months ago)
Hey Louis, got a question. How do you manage crypto and tax? Do you use any tools / aids? Also, small world. Im a doctor thats moved to Ebbw Vale area recently for a few months work. And one of the top crypto youtubers is welsh. Ha.
Bike Flower (11 months ago)
I never had any return like this in my life. I think you did an amazing JOB!!!!! BRAVO
Neil Wyatt (11 months ago)
Nice video Louis you made some great returns on your investments in 2017 good job! I like to invest solely into lower cap coins which are privacy centered, some of my top gainers in the last couple months have been DeepOnion, Cloak Coin and Zoin. Altogether i made over 1000% in the last year.
Tracy McIvor (10 months ago)
Neil, what are your favourites right now for high gain:) Thank you!
Bin Peng0211 (11 months ago)
Nice return from the 2017, I am a little bit late for all those cryptocurrencies which you mentioned. My most profit so far has made by Deeponion, it might cause by the free airdrop what has double my holding, so 600%*2 = 1200% in total, not bad! I have the same strategy as you is "HOLD" and I believe the privacy coin will perform even better in 2018.
Noel Guiot (11 months ago)
I agree that investing long term is probably the best strategy when you are not a skilled trader. I have been interested in crypto-currency for a long time but only started investing in october when I came to the conclusion that prices would keep growing fast. I have lost a bit of money trading everything from OMG, XVG, XRP to TRX, managed to get even but I realized all I had done was putting a lot of efforts and energy while not earning more than if I just holded BTC for instance. I started investing more and diversify more and I feel more relaxed and richer day by day. I currently hold BTC/LTC/ETH/NEO/QLC/FUN/HQX/LATX/KCS/DeepOnion/Sub, I feel like not everything in this holding is going to bring me huge returns but some I am very confident in and some already did (for instance NEO/KCS/DeepOnion). I truly believe in the projects I hold, especially NEO/DeepOnion.
happenedtomorrow (11 months ago)
Hello Louis, nice video and great returns!! Well the best comes from top coins, like 1471% with ETH, 1150% with BTC and 750% with Ripple. And since I own all of them...I'm happy like you. Unfortunately I know they cannot replicate such a great growth in 2018. Market caps are already huge today so I'm moving some investment on the new anonymous cryptocurrencies trend. I think they will explode in 2018. I prefer those TOR based privacy coin, just like Hush, Spectre or DeepOnion. I'd love to hear your opinion about privacy coins.
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GTDrone (11 months ago)
Hi Louis, i really like your video, nice job :D hey can you help me i want to get a ledger nano s do you think that this one is ok ? (https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01J66NF46/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new) i try with your link but it looks like i will get it in 2 months , so thats why i want other options any recommendation ?
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Rosette Jones (11 months ago)
congratulations on finding cryptocurrency a year before I did. I hope I can speak to those returns or more one day soon.!! Peace!!!
Ishan Garg (11 months ago)
Hey you can still do that as many news are going to increase in valuation. Are you trading?
ikilledcobain (11 months ago)
Good stuff, I'm more of a hodler than a trader myself. I got tired of waiting on XRP and NEO and I'm kicking myself on those now. For 2018 I'm sticking with the ones I really believe in - ETN, DeepOnion, EDG. One focuses on the mobile experience, one on privacy, and one is a casino. All real world case uses with good teams behind them. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of 2018 holds.
Sam Smith (11 months ago)
Thats my strategy too, BUY and HODL. I have many coins that I bought last year and I am planning to hodl them for a while. I am especially more hopeful on Shift, DeepOnion and NEO from my list of coins.
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Jeff Ski (11 months ago)
I also believe in the Power of Hodling Louis. In fact, I didn't even spent lots of money to invest in cryptos. I got most of my coins/tokens from Airdrops. Most of it were ERC20 Tokens & my most successful one is the DeepOnion Airdrop which is still active today. I already made a lot of profit just by holding them for months. I didn't even need to touch my btc & other altcoins because of it. I don't understand why the day traders still don't understand this hodling strategy, or maybe they always want real action?
Sam Smith (11 months ago)
I hodl DeepOnion too. It is one of my favorite coin. I am sure its gonna have a great 2018.
Warren Waugh (11 months ago)
Hey Louis, been watching your vids for 3 months and i really enjoy your content and advice. What do you think about the ZCL and bitcoin fork which will create bitcoin private ?? It says 1 zcl for 1 bitcoin private if you hold any at the fork. Is it worth buying as much ZCL as possible to get as many bitcoin private as i can at the fork?? Im afraid of a massive dump of zcl after the fork and the BTCP price being very low ?? What would you suggest/advise please ??
Mls Vsem (11 months ago)
Watch out for for Binance https://goo.gl/kzBqt8, they periodically open a new users registration. There it is very convenient to trade.
Justin Mathers (11 months ago)
Link for Binance: https://www.binance.com/?ref=15887829
James Mangini (11 months ago)
You mentioned you grabbed "some" Etherium and Bitcoin at those prices. Where those your only prices you bought? Or did you add? when did you sell?You quoted the Dec 31st prices, but did you actually sell at that time? I doubt you sold on Dec 31st. What was your average overall on each, and what was your actual sell price?
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Jákup Breckmann (11 months ago)
Are you from the future? I feel like every prediction you made in 2017 is still holding! I understand if you can't say, but if yes please blink twice
dharmabob2 (11 months ago)
Thanks for sharing. I like your strategy. I think they are amazing returns if compared to ordinary ways of investment. A question for everybody here. How easy is it to change bitcoin/ altcoins back to cash. Has anybody here changed large amounts?
William Hickey (11 months ago)
Does that Tee have a gigantic target printed on the back? Dont wear that outside the house dude!
DanielMOFO (11 months ago)
2017 was a good yur
tubeneep (11 months ago)
sounds like you have measured your gains against fiat, which is not quite correct if you take the opportunity cost into consideration by not being in BTC with some of those coins, instead. You always have to look at both BTC and fiat and these days, ETH value for all of your coins. For a lot of 2017 the best ROI would have just been sitting in BTC or ETH.
john mumaw (11 months ago)
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mel b (11 months ago)
on averge you lost 3x compare to if you only kept bitcoin
Chandler Vincent (11 months ago)
I subbed very good video all your holds were the same as mine but ripple. I hate ripple I think it's a scam could of bought it at .25¢ but I didn't believe in it and still don't regret it.
Kelsey Brennan (11 months ago)
Do you have any thoughts about tron? Would love to know!
ReeltoReel (11 months ago)
Thought you where buying a house ? ,how do you cash out in the uk ?
joshi richman (11 months ago)
Congrats on a great year! Do you have an opinions on the prediction market tokens? I've been researching them for a while, and haven't seen much coverage out there. Personally I think STX is very overrated in that category of tokens, but that's just me.
Susumu Yokota (11 months ago)
Where is it safe and cheap to invest in cryptocurrencies if I live in Germany and Luxembourg? Coinbase doesnt work here and kraken seems to have big troubles at the moment.
Andy Witmore (11 months ago)
Contact Mr. Samson March ([email protected]) , i just sent him half the money i wanted to trade with and he created an account online for me and sent details to me. i let him handle my trades and he makes profit for me fast.
James cuntylocks (11 months ago)
maybe tip of the years guys $HPB The Chinese EOS Circulating supply-37M HPB mcap $200M, $ EOS mcap $6.8B Unionpay and NEO partnership Total Suppy : ~150-200M 1M trans/sec Working product, now marketing In talks with big exchanges (Binance, BittreX Kucoin)
All the Fail (11 months ago)
Hey man congrats, it's motivating to say the least! What exchange were you using to buy with GBP?
Naomi Sait (11 months ago)
Good on you!!!
noodlesdoctor (11 months ago)
But Louis.... you could have got 0.5% return from the bank. You missed out man :) ha ha
Konstantin Kurnikov (11 months ago)
francis lea (11 months ago)
Good lad. Well done. 2018 could be crazy on the up side.
Jonny Bryant (11 months ago)
Hi Louis, I have been researching Storj (decentralised cloud storage) and I think it's a great idea. Do you think investing in Stroj (tokens) is a good idea?
Jonny Bryant (11 months ago)
Perhaps you could make a video on it to share your thoughts. 😀
engrtun (11 months ago)
One observation and one question please. Obs: You would have secured better gains just by sticking to Bitcoin. Am I right? Q: What was your overall % gain on whole portfolio during this period? Thanks for insipirational video Louis.
mentugo (11 months ago)
Well done Louis! My best performing coins 2017 ETH and NEO! You're 100 % right - holding pays off - if you think everyday about your coins you might do something stupid - just step back from time to time, let em run!
Thizz Laden (11 months ago)
APPC just released.... thank me later
Andrew Freeman (11 months ago)
Louis you made a massive killin' mate! Wish me Time machine was up and running abou't now..lol
Satoshi Nakamoto (11 months ago)
Big Ethereum news coming you can already see the coin blowing up.New strategic partner to be announced January 22.This is going to push eth into 2k usd range.
Good stuff Louis!
Dre Ster (11 months ago)
Utrust 2018 prediction?
willpower242 (11 months ago)
Louis. Great vid. Thanks for sharing your results. I love your channel, awesome content. Sound thinking. Buy and hodl.
HYDRA BJJ (11 months ago)
C47 coin! Get it before it goes through the roof!!!
Polopunk (11 months ago)
Excellent advice, just HODL and you basically can’t go wrong. I think 2018 will be massive for crypto, even with a few dips along the way. My gains were fairly similar and my only regrets are a couple of different coins I sold after a short time due to my impatience - after 6 months they went up so much LOL
J (11 months ago)
Check out Raiblocks aka XRB it will blow your mind. You should actually make a video about it. Instant transactions, no fees and scalable. It's crazy!
Tom Perceval (11 months ago)
Hey Louis, thanks for your video. Just wandering, are you still holding these same cryptos? Or have you picked up a few alt coins?
Santhiya Pei (11 months ago)
told you to go with Neo instead of OMG! ; )
adam jeremiah (11 months ago)
Hi Louis. I've only been watching your vids for the past month or so.. and honestly it's great content mate. Are there any other coins/alts you're taking a closer look at as we begin 2018? Also, its great to see a fellow Welshie doing do well! Keep it up
Valiant (11 months ago)
Still waiting for that recommended exchange. I began my crypto journey on December 31st. Utilizing KuCoin and Binance currently.
Andy L (11 months ago)
That is awesome, Louis! Is it too late as a newbie to get into some of those coins to hold? Have you any thoughts on what coinbase will be adding?
Matt Couden (11 months ago)
Had great returns as well. Just got started in Aug-Sept right around the time of the China FUD so my buy-ins were at great prices..Congrats and here's to your success in 2018!
David (11 months ago)
Louis... thanks for your videos... you're very humble... so... you don't have to worry about coming across like a braggart simply for sharing your earnings... I appreciate your videos... recently... I was locked out of my Binance account after accidentally deleting my google auth F(2A)... I can't get a hold of anybody at Binance to help me reenable my F(2A)... recently... I discovered they said you can reenable your account by inserting your LTC address into your google auth reenabler... they said I could find it at GDAX... but... I don't see a LTC address stipulating I sent anything to Binance... do you know where I could possibly discover the LTC address they're requiring me to send in order to open up my account and receive a new F(2A)... thanks... I'd really appreciate it if you or anybody else could assist me because Binance isn't responding other than a computer generated message...
maria kt (11 months ago)
love Louis! love crypto! excited about the future. hodl
Holden (11 months ago)
I’m a little bit late to the crypto buzz but it’s still early enough to jump on some early coins, I’ve found KuCoin great for having like 50 different coins to choose and trade from with very little fees, I’d recommend transferring over some Litecoin or Ether first. https://www.kucoin.com/#/?r=7Hvhca
Off-Road Rally (11 months ago)
Personally, i think 2017 was or will be alot easier than 2018 when it comes to returns. 2017 was filled with first mover strategy with top dogs like NEO and Litecoin going from 2k% gains. In 2018 you will have over 3K new ICOs coming out with over 400% new investors to compete with. "aka you wont have time to actually get in for it will go from .20 cents to 5 dollars in 2 days type stuff" and not to mention regulation starting to move in....2018 will be a great crypto year, but it wont be wild west 2017
Louise Haffenden (11 months ago)
I'm just wondering if you (or anyone) could recommend an exchange to withdraw £££ to the UK, with lower fee's than Coinbase? Thanks!
Hidde Wedman (11 months ago)
What are your thoughts on Cardano? I consider it to be an interesting coin for the long term and I am curious what your opinion is, also in relation to your enthusiasm for ethereum
raymond ona (11 months ago)
It would be unfair to compare the gains of the coins you bought at the start of 2017 with the coins bought in sept. Hopefully we will see an update at end of 2018, when we compare the price of these coins in jan 2018 with the price at the end of the year
Mark Russell (11 months ago)
Nice video mate
Peter Budnik (11 months ago)
I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on this: Is HODLing really still a viable option when buying BTC for over $13000 and ETH over $1000? It's all well and good to sit back, safe in the knowledge that a crash almost certainly won't touch your profits (unless it goes to practically zero) but for those that are new, surely some trading is necessary?
Edward Padiarov (11 months ago)
Louis, please let us know (sorry if was covered already) if you have participated or are planning to take part in any ICOs. Thanks
ccdsah (11 months ago)
So if you'd gotten just ETH and BTC you would have been better off.
Rob F. (11 months ago)
Great video! One of my faves in the crypto space on youtube.
Thought Frankly (11 months ago)
The trading guy I watch is a genius and he says technical analysis is a joke
Kiran v (11 months ago)
i want to withdraw some ETH from Binance to my poloneix exchange but binance are charging 0.01eth(13$ :O ) fees so its Too much , wht to do ? which site u prefer for low fees ?
Karl Tattersall (11 months ago)
TA is like water divining
D Mac (11 months ago)
You really need to look at RaiBlocks! I know what you think of IOTA as I share the same view as you. And so I think you would also LOVE RaiBlocks. Just thought I'd try to draw your attention to it.
Jack Shone (11 months ago)
Why no Cardano ?
fewgqkyul (11 months ago)
because it is shit?
bjorn Olson (11 months ago)
Did you cash any of them out, or are you just continuing to hold?
k14pc (11 months ago)
what i took away from this: buy and buy early. your gains are completely in chronological order i believe.
Louis Thomas (11 months ago)
As the saying goes, "time in the market trumps timing the market"
Daniel CABRERA (11 months ago)
Did you endup exchanging those gains to fiat currency? Your long term investment is base on how many years?
Manuel Hernandez (11 months ago)
To much hype he announce that he will be announcing this week the new partnership well today its friday nothing yet just have 2200 left and not planing to keep more than 1.000 long term
Alex Morgan (11 months ago)
Well done mate. I made around 1100% overall buy lost on a couple of shiv coins
Tahir Naeem (11 months ago)
what are the cryptos you are holding for 2018 ?
Chachi Yeti (11 months ago)
Holy shit. Yes, I've no doubt you've made far more than 1 million dollar gains hahahah
Wesley Sullivan (11 months ago)
Very nice. I am a hodler myself, much less stress. Check out Luna Coin Louis. I work in biotech and my colleague was saying it could have some serious real world use.
Qatoshi M. (11 months ago)
Congrats, thanks for these insights!
Mike More (11 months ago)
I've made ~300% returns in about two months.
Zuby Music (11 months ago)
Awesome results Louis! I enjoy your vids but I beg you to let me send you some new outro music... :) royalty free. 1, Zuby
Fred S. Wolfe (11 months ago)
Aren’t you glad you didn’t wait to fully understand a coin before buying it?
Samuel kings (11 months ago)
I have my Champions, Request Network and Navcoin are my long term hold
NavShay (11 months ago)
Worst performing 150% equal to 20 years of S&P 500 buy and hold... lol
8YaD5 (11 months ago)
no one cares about pounds. it's youtube. speak only in dollar.
piet grasspriet (11 months ago)
Go look for an American youtuber if you cant handle it..
No one care about $ that's why people are looking at crypo
bahaalsharif (11 months ago)
Check out these fairly new coins with amazing low supply + great projects LUN AST ELF ARN crypto bobby holding them too, LUN has only 2M coins!!! REPLY
Helder Lopes (11 months ago)
Hope this year brings you happiness mate!

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