Bitcoin can be traded both long and short using a ETF.
Shown here is out of sample results since 07/22/2021 - for $12500 on each system.
Two systems are sold as a pair, so capital used is $25,000
Bitcoin is very liquid but to maintain excellent liquidity the system is released with maximum capital of $12,500 per system
Any amount smaller than this can be used as well.
If you trade at a TS brokerage account, you will need a equities account. With the current TS automation, you cant trade > 1 system where they could go long and short at the same time unless you have two equities accounts. This can be done with Trademaid Automation on a TS account, but a small modification will be needed as TS can't do market orders on GBTC.
Should you trade at Interactive Brokers, then these issues likely don't apply.
On Feb 10 2022 there is an update to the GBTC systems to cover up the issue of no market orders on TS account, and the profit target was increased.
These are the hypothetical out of sample results of version 1.0 till 21 Jan 2022
Note Feb 2023
GBTC2 has hit high draw-down and should not be traded. GBTC3 is better but trade with great caution or not at all.
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