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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
FOMO is the emotion that investors feel when they flock to buy an asset in fear of missing out on the profit opportunity. As there are heavy emotions involved, FOMO by a large number of people can lead to parabolic price movements. Investors “FOMO-ing” from asset to asset in a game of musical chairs can often signal the later stages of a bull market.
If you’ve read our Technical Analysis (TA) mistakes article, you know that extreme market conditions can change the usual rules of the markets. When emotions are rampant, many investors may jump into positions out of FOMO. This can lead to extended moves in both directions and may trap many traders who try to counter-trade the crowd.

FOMO is also commonly used when designing social media apps. Have you ever wondered why it’s usually more difficult to view posts on social media timelines in strictly chronological order? This is also related to FOMO. If users were able to check all the posts since their last login, they’d have the feeling that they’ve seen all the latest posts.

By deliberately mixing older and newer posts on the timeline, social media platforms aim to instill FOMO in users. This way, the users keep checking back again and again in fear that they’re missing out on something important.