Today We Unpack Nexus Mutual ($NXM), a Leader in the Burgeoning Smart Contract Insurance Sector. Worry Not, this one’s still got plenty of moon fuel left, along with passive yield.

Big Takeaways:

  • Nexus will benefit directly from Ethereum’s continued adoption because the Nexus capital pool is 100% comprised of $ETH.
  • Nexus provides exposure to $ETH as well as a hedge, all while offering yield.
  • Demand for DeFi insurance is strong and rapidly growing, while competition is thin. Nexus’s capital pool grows more robust every week, further solidifying its staying power.
  • Speculators can arbitrage price differences in $NXM and $wNXM by tracking the bonding curve.

Introducing Nexus Mutual:

We’ve got a real banger for this week.


(Market Capitalization as of December 11, 2020)

Note: I adapted this work from the Uncommon Core podcast, hosted by Su Zhu, the CEO and founder of Three Arrows Capital, and Hasu, a crypto researcher and writer.

Head over to CoinMarketCap for the best overview of the global crypto market cap. They don’t have everything, so if you can’t find what you need, check BeInCrypto.com or Coingecko.com.

Crypto can change hands fast, and by the time I wholly publish this series, the leaderboards will have already shifted. …


(As of December 11, 2020)

Note: I adapted this work from the Uncommon Core podcast, hosted by Su Zhu, the CEO, and founder of Three Arrows Capital, and Hasu, a crypto researcher and writer.

Head over to CoinMarketCap for the best overview of the global crypto market cap. They don’t have everything, so if you can’t find what you need, check BeInCrypto.com or Coingecko.com.

Crypto can change hands fast, so by the time this article’s published, the list will have already shifted. I’ll cover the same 20 projects mentioned by Su and Hasu in their podcast, and we can start a conversation from there.

Notes for Discussion:

  • Wherever…


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You’ve heard of CryptoKitties, the grandmother of non-fungible tokens (NFTs, defined later) that nearly killed Ethereum a few years back. Maybe you’ve also come across Gods Unchained or the virtual reality metaverse Decentraland.

The latter is proof that while the NFT market is still small compared to the overall crypto space, this tech has potential. Proven applications have set the stage for a wave of adoption and speculation.

Scroll to the bottom if you’re just here to freeload on Alpha Trades’ top NFT pick of 2020.

When I say “small,” I’m speaking relatively. According to NonFungible.com’s 2019 yearly report, the…


Amol’s 10 Commandments of Trader Discipline

Whether you’ve just begun your journey as a trader, or you’re already on the path of making this a career, one thing is sure: You need principles. Every successful trader has guidelines for keeping their trades clean and their mentality fresh. They are prepared to take whatever punches or high-fives the market throws at them.

I want to give you ten rules, my ten commandments of trader discipline, which have helped me to become a consistently successful trader.

No one will squeeze your arm, but these are the pacts I have made with myself, take it or leave it. I’ve…


Bold? You get to decide, not financial advice.

The Perfect Crypto Trading Strategy
The Perfect Crypto Trading Strategy

If you’ve been in the trading game for a while, you may have heard of “pivot points” and “VWAP.” The former sounds like the title for an incredibly lame college textbook, while the other could be a trendy new dance sequence.

I asked our analyst Amol if he would be willing to demonstrate a proper vee-whap, but he declined.

While not as entertaining, we’ll have you staring at charts for a few extra hours a day in no time with this quick foray into two of our favorite technical indicators.

Definitions:

Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)

A trading benchmark used by traders that gives the average…


How to use the DXY-SPX-BTC correlation in your trading strategy

Levels to watch in Bitcoin ($BTC)

  • June monthly open: $9450
  • Yearly VWAP: $8880
  • 200 MA: $9100
Bitcoin levels to watch; Source: Alpha Trades
Bitcoin levels to watch; Source: Alpha Trades
Bitcoin levels to watch; Source: Alpha Trades


An Alpha Trades market analysis.

Bitcoin levels to watch; Source: Alpha Trades
Bitcoin levels to watch; Source: Alpha Trades
Bitcoin levels to watch; Source: Alpha Trades

Levels to watch in Bitcoin ($BTC)

  • June monthly open: $9450
  • Yearly VWAP: $8880
  • 200 MA: $9100

I’m going to show you how I begin nearly all of my analyses, regardless of the charted asset. We’ll base this lesson on the following video:

BTC Can Move to $11k, But is that Bullish? | Why SushiSwap will be Bigger than Uniswap!

Two golden rules apply to the game of trading.

Trading doesn’t have to be boring, but we can also do without the invisible tigers lurking behind the terminal.

That’s why it’s essential to follow these two golden rules.

One, protect your capital at all costs. If there is euphoria in the markets, be cautious. Two, grow…


The abrupt rise and fall of SushiSwap

Updated: September 11, 2020

You know finance is getting weird when half of the DeFi projects out there carry a food-related moniker (yes, $hotdog was a real thing).

One of the fastest-growing DeFi protocols on the market, gaining over $700 million in Assets Under Protocol (AUP) in three days, is…

Bear with me here,

SushiSwap.

You’ll love the project’s logo, a cat-sushi-unicorn hybrid soaring through cyberspace on rainbow farts.

SushiSwap DeFi logo
SushiSwap DeFi logo
SushiSwap DeFi Logo

SushiSwap was on a roll, breaking $1.47 billion in AUP, granting it one of the few DeFi “unicorn” statuses. The project’s SUSHI token went hyperbolic with a climb from $0.70 …


Market & Economy Update | August 18 | Alpha Trades

The overall mood in the markets has been hovering at “greedy” for months as volatility falls to neutral. The S&P is near all-time highs after reclaiming all the ground lost during the March sell-off and has tested resistance for more than three days. Bears could be revving up for a strike, or in other words, mass profit-taking may finally be around the corner.

Everyone’s waiting for a rotation from overvalued names into the beaten-down value sector, but when’s it coming?

I’ll be honest, a month ago I was one of those people doubting the idea that the S&P would make…

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