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12 Terms Every Crypto Trader Should Know
I'm too lazy to read, what's the TL;DR? Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD): Spreading of fear and misinformation to gain an advantage. Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO): The emotion you feel when you panic buy. HODL: Buy and hold on to it for a long time! BUIDL: Keep your head down and build the next financial system. SAFU: Funds are safe! Return on Investment (ROI): How much money you are making (or losing). All-Time High (ATH): The highest price ever recorded! All-Time Low (ATL): The lowest price ever recorded. Do Your Own Research (DYOR): Don't trust, verify. Due Diligence (DD): Smart people make decisions based on facts. Anti Money Laundering (AML): Regulations that prevent criminals from hiding their money. Know Your Customer (KYC): Regulations that make exchanges verify your identity.
12 Terms Every Crypto Trader Should Know
About Lesson
While not exclusively a trading term, FUD is often used in the context of the financial markets. FUD is a strategy that aims to discredit a particular company, product, or project by spreading misinformation about it. The aim is to instill fear and gain an advantage somehow. This can be a competitive or tactical advantage or profiting off a stock price decline caused by the potentially damaging news.
As you’d expect, FUD is quite common in the cryptocurrency space. In many cases, investors may enter a short position in an asset then release potentially harmful or misleading news when the position has been established. This way, large profits can be made by short selling or buying put options. They may also position themselves with over-the-counter (OTC) deals beforehand.

In many cases, the information turns out to be false, or at the very least misleading. In some cases, however, it turns out to be true. It’s always good to try to consider all sides of the argument. It can be helpful to think about what incentives people can have by publicly sharing certain opinions.