September 14, 2023 5:18 pm

Navigating Volatility: Tips for Dash Investors

Like its crypto contemporaries, Dash has seen its fair share of price roller-coasters. As any grizzled crypto vet will tell you, volatility is part and parcel of the crypto game. In this article, we will help you navigate the volatile waters of crypto. First, let’s understand why this volatility occurs. After that, we will look at some strategies you can take to help minimize your risks.

Why does crypto volatility happen?

Here are some of the reasons why the crypto asset class is prone to volatility:

  • Emerging asset class: We must remember that cryptocurrencies are still a young asset class compared to traditional markets. The market is still maturing, and its regulatory landscape is constantly in flux. The immaturity leads to higher volatility.
  • Market sentiment: The crypto market can be swayed by general market sentiment. Positive endorsements or news can create a bullish frenzy, while negative news or regulatory clampdowns can spark panic selling. 
  • Supply and Demand: As with any asset, a sudden surge in demand for an asset will make the price rise. On the other hand, a rise in supply can lead to a price drop.
  • Liquidity issues: Low liquidity can cause even the smallest of trades to have a significant influence on price. Trades made in a highly liquid market have minimal effects on price.
  • Influencer Action: A tweet or a positive endorsement from an influential figure could jumpstart price action and vice-versa. Think Elon Musk and Dogecoin.
  • Whales: Whales are wallets that hold a large of amount of tokens. A huge token dump by whales can lead to widespread panic and negative price action. Similarly, large-scale token accumulations can have positive effects.
  • Regulators: Cryptocurrencies often function in ambiguous legal territories across various countries. Unexpected shifts towards either regulating or not regulating them can greatly influence investor trust, impacting their value.
  • Macro is king: As much as we like to believe that cryptocurrencies are isolated from traditional markets, the converse is often true. Major global economic factors such as the Federal Reserve raising interest rates may impact crypto prices.

Tips to mitigate volatile markets

Amidst this volatility, investors seek strategies to weather the storm of market fluctuations and harness opportunities. Here are some strategies and tips for Dash investors.

#1 Read, read, and read some more

Do Your Own Research! There are no two ways about it. You must put in the work and research as much as possible to stay ahead of the market. Staying informed about news, regulatory developments, and crypto innovations will give you the necessary context to make well-thought-out decisions.

#2 Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Investors must be disciplined when it comes to risk management. There are two golden rules to follow here:


  • Determine the maximum you can afford to lose and be disciplined enough to pull the plug when needed.
  • Diversify your investments. Don’t just invest in one crypto. Invest in a basket of crypto assets that you trust. Plus, don’t just invest all your money in crypto. Invest in traditional assets, too.

#3 Invest in research

There are plenty of analysis tools out there, like Glassnode and Santiment, that gives you insights from on-chain research. There are also plenty of analysts out there with valuable newsletters and substacks. Don’t be shy of investing some money in your research.

#4 Don’t get emotionally attached

Crypto communities are almost cult-like. People take great pride in holding on to their coins and insulating themselves from all negativity. While it’s good to have diamond hands, it is also essential to remove all emotional attachments one may have towards the project and its community and examine the long-term valuation of the coin through the lens of cold, hard facts.

#5 Remember the long-term goals

We have seen plenty of projects that have solid fundamentals but tend to be undervalued. In these cases, it is important to be rational and remember why you invested in the project in the first place. If you believe in the long-term prospects of the coin, then you may hold on to the coin.

#6 DCA is your best friend

DCA, or dollar-cost averaging, is a strategy where the investor invests a fixed amount of money regularly over time. DCA is a slow and steady approach that allows you to buy your coins without getting overwhelmed and mitigating potential price fluctuations.


Navigating the volatile seas of crypto requires patience, research, and proper risk management. It may seem intimidating at first. However, with proper planning and study, you can not only safeguard your investments but leverage the opportunities that this dynamic market presents. Remember, as with all investments, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and it’s essential to find strategies that align with your financial goals and risk tolerance.


About the author

Marina Siradegyan

Communications and marketing at DCG. Huge fan of Dash. And cats.