Day-Traders Profit As Companies Pivot To Blockchain

Who the heck buys into this crypto-mania in the stock market?

The answer just might surprise you. Turns out, some experienced day-traders are trying to ride the surge of buying that invariably follows companies that suddenly reinvent themselves as blockchain ventures. That’s enough, market watchers say, to bring in high-frequency traders and computer algos.

And to these players, what really matters isn’t so much that crypto is real, but that the share-price moves — and the quick profits — are.

“The interest in these stocks is so strong because many traders like me are so hungry for the increased volatility,” said Jim DePorre, a professional day trader and founder of sharkinvesting.com. “I know that there are still traders willing to jump in, so who cares if the stock has questionable value?”

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