The other day I fell onto some charts in the #steemleo discord and found out that anyone can request a graphical representation of their favourite token.
A 25% beneficiary has been set on this post to @gerber, the creator of this cool feature.
It's no secret that I like a chart or two - if done right they can speak 1000 words and provide instant insight into the past - and some even say the future but I'm not 100% on that.
If you head to the SteemLeo discord, which should hopefully be possible via this link https://discord.gg/vj3h9ZH and make your way to #ask-banjo, you'll see a selection of funky Steem-Engine token charts which you can request, like so:
e.g. ^chart SPORTS
I bought my first batch of SPORTS tokens a few months ago at around 3 times the current price, but I have been collecting more on the market and via content creation and curation and so consider that initial investment worthwhile. It's no secret the the issue rate of SPORTS is verging on the insane, and I am surprised they have recovered somewhat from the low in late August. Looking around the market for that token, it is being heavily traded - at least as far as the SE tokens go, and some accounts (who I presume have this automated) are making a tidy sum each day.
Just recently, the Splinterlands BETA packs sold out, but you can still pick up BETA and ALPHA packs on the Steem-Engine exchange. And if you did that in July this year, congratulations, you have 4/5/6 X'ed your investment, and there could be more to come!
Splinterlands cards have been one of the best investments over the past 6 months
To produce a comparison chart like the above, type:
And to clear the tokens saved, type ^clearcompare
Another token that has done really well since the summer is DEC.
The use cases for DEC increased and so did the price of the token - genius work by the Splinterlands team. I recently sold a bunch of DEC to cover a bill and got quite lucky with the timing - i'm hoping to build my stash back up again and get the timing right again.
I know there are a lot of committed Splinterlands cardholders, and rightly so if we look at how much of a good investment they have been over the past year or so, but, I'm wondering if now (in light of STEEM's mini revival) is the time to trade some of them back into the 'mother' token. I mentioned this to a large holding of cards this evening and he said
STEEM will always be there....but these cards...I might never own them again
It's a fair point and I'm certainly not going to sell my favourites, but I'm just wondering at the current prices, what is most likely to 10/20 X from here?
Two of the more long-standing tokens are PAL and LEO, and they have had a much tougher time of late overall.
LEO looks to have bottomed, and I am more of a fan of the niche tokens over the likes of PAL, MARLIANS, and NEOXAG.
Another niche token I like is STEM, and I hope that when the wider market starts to turn and the numbers come back to STEEM, the once thriving STEM community will pick up on this tribe provide ample content to curate.
I think STEM is a well-managed token with a low supply when compared to many others. Build it and they will come, hopefully.
Aside from the SE charts, and thanks again @gerber, I'm supposed to be looking at how the recent fork/s and the EIP have changes things for the top/mid/low tier earners. Soon :)
Right, 10 pm and time for bed.