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“You can’t lose, if you buy them all!” TOP50 coins by Market Cap, 4 years later.

Recently, I saw a quote from Pokémon here. A quote that can be applied to crypto as well. *“You can’t lose if you buy them all!”*, whether the guys are joking or they’re serious, let’s Iook at the numbers.

I managed to find a [snapshot from 04/23/2017](https://coinmarketcap.com/historical/20170423/) 4~ years ago to calculate the numbers and percentages, to see where we would be standing, if we invested lump sum of money (20$) into every coin from TOP 50. Is that Pokémon legacy working? Let’s take a look at the numbers.

**NOTE: The numbers that are being used, might not be 100% accurate. If you’re mobile user and you can’t see the %, just swipe on the chart. If you find any mistakes, just let me know and I will correct them :)**

Shortcut | Name of the coin | Amount today | %
:–|:–|:–|:–
1.**BTC** | Bitcoin | 878$ | 4293%
2.**ETH** | Ethereum | 872$ | 4260%
3.**XRP** | Ripple | 835$ | 4077%
4.**LTC** | Litecoin | 308$ | 1541%
5.**DASH** | Dash | 85$ | 328%
6.**ETC** | Ethereum Classic | 215$ | 976%
7.**XEM** | NEM | 238$ | 1.091%
8.**XMR** | Monero | 325$ | 1627%
9.**REP** | Augur | 64$ | 218%
10.**MAID** | MaidSafeCoin | 98$ | 391%
11.**GNT** | Golem | 72$ | 260%
12.**DCR** | Decred | 281$ | 1307%
13.**ZEC** | Zcash | 68$ | 243%
14.**BCC** | BitConnect | Hey hey heeeeeey! | Memes forever !
15.**PIVX** | PIVX | 24$ | 20%
16.**FCT** | Factom | 8$ | -58%
17.**Strat** | Stratis | 68$ | 240%
18.**DOGE** | DogeCoin | 16 997$ | 84 889%
19.**WAVES** | Waves | 567$ | 2 736%
20.**STEEM** | Steem | 87$ | 335%
21.**USDT** | Tether | 22$ | 9%
22.**GAME** | GameCredits | 6$ | -70%
23.**DGD** | DigixDAO | 438$ | 2 093%
24.**LSK** | Lisk | 295$ | 1 376%
25.**ICN** | Iconomi | 148$ | 642%
26.**SNGLS** | SingularDTV | 10$ | -50%
27.**BTS** | BitShares | 190$ | 854%
28.**XLM** | Stellar | 2 896$ | 14 384%
29.**BCN** | Bytecoin | 103$ | 417%
30.**ARDR** | Ardor | 281$ | 1 308%
31.**ROUND** | Round | 0$ | -100%
32.**GBYTE** | Obyte | 14$ | -28%
33.**1ST** | FirstBlood | 433$ | 2 068%
34.**PPC** | Peercoin | 23$ | 16%
35.**RLC** | iExec RLC | 162$ | 714%
36.**NXT** | Nxt | 70$ | 250%
37.**SJCX** | Storjcoin X | 0.12$ | -99%
38.**LKK** | Lykke | 1.8$ | -92%
39.**EMC** | Emercoin | 8$ | -59%
40.**SC** | Siacoin | 1 113$ | 5 469%
41.**MLN** | Melon | 62$ | 213%
42.**ARK** | Ark | 208$ | 940%
43.**KMD** | Komodo | 339$ | 1 598%
44.**SYS** | Syscoin | 257$ | 1 188%
45.**NXS** | Nexus | 84$ | 321%
46.**XZC** | Zcoin | 33$ | 66%
47.**NLG** | Gulden | 13$ | -34%
48.**XAUR** | Xaurum | 3,4$ | -83%
49.**CRB** | CreditBit | 0$ | -100%
50.**NMC** | Namecoin | 52$ | 160%

From all of the top 50 coins, 12 are negative in red, or not existent anymore (one of them is still in our hearts, looking at you Carlos), while 38 are positive, up in green! The order of these coins is exactly the same as it was in 04/23/2017, based on their market cap. Some of these coins rebranded or renamed themselves. For example: Zcoin is now Firo.

I know that hindsight is 20/20, but I found it quite awesome to see and share, how most of the coins are even after 4 years still in green with many Xs. In conclusion, if you tried to follow a *“You can’t lose, if you buy them all!”* or *“Gotta catch ‘em all!”* Pokémon legacy quote, you wild be in green. The initial investment of 1000$, spread out at every coin from Top 50, by 20$ each would now be worth approximately ~29.200$

Good job crypto trainers! Thanks for coming to my cryptopoké talk.

For the calculations I used www.costavg.com and www.criptomo.com



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  1. I wonder what ones return would be if he invested on the top of each coin during the previous bullrun. Would be cool to see if it’s true that buying the top can pay off if you hold

  2. even if the crypto market would crash like in 2017/18, it would recover quickly (or quicker than ladt time atleast) because people know how much you can make if you buy all the dumped coins

  3. It sounds crazy, but this is kind of a legit strategy now. I’d recommend people diversify across the top 3, 5, 10, 20, whatever they want.

    Or, a split between half safe as hell choices (BTC, Eth) and half your wildcards.

  4. For some part I’m happy and for some other part I’m jealous that I didn’t do it because I always thought “what if I go in every coin at the top 50″… ouch.

    Edit: Not just jealous, it hurts a bit.

  5. hodl has definitely been the way. It might be worth noting though, a portfolio like that, can expect +70% volatility depending on how you allocate. I ran an HRP optimization on 23 coins (it was originally more but this was the best mix for targeting Sharpe).

    Returns are staggering but so is the annual volatility. Poor timing into the market can just about destroy the allocation and it would be a very rough road to recover losses.

    Expected annual return: 122.6%

    Annual volatility: 73.3%

    Sharpe Ratio: 1.65

    Ticker list and portfolio weighting

    ‘ALGO-USD’ 0.05825

    ‘BAND-USD’ 0.01998

    ‘BCH-USD’ 0.05106

    ‘BTC-USD’ 0.14293

    ‘COMP-USD’ 0.01468

    ‘DASH-USD’ 0.08028

    ‘ENJ-USD’ 0.00242

    ‘EOS-USD’ 0.02868

    ‘ETC-USD’ 0.0196

    ‘ETH-USD’ 0.04652

    ‘KNC-USD’ 0.04123

    ‘LINK-USD’ 0.0629

    ‘LRC-USD’ 0.02447

    ‘LTC-USD’ 0.08064

    ‘MKR-USD’ 0.0023

    ‘OMG-USD’ 0.02902

    ‘OXT-USD’ 0.01139

    ‘REP-USD’ 0.08993

    ‘UMA-USD’ 0.0085

    ‘XLM-USD’ 0.07815

    ‘YFI-USD’ 0.01694

    ‘ZEC-USD’ 0.05647

    ‘ZRX-USD’ 0.03367

  6. If you took Dogecoin and Stellar out of this, you’d only be up 9K+…. Two thirds are from two coins… So, the take away is, you have to buy 50 coins to luck out on the top two performers… 1 in 25 chance. Odds are slightly better than putting coins on a single number in roulette, but not by much…

  7. Also be aware you’re comparing between two bull markets. I’m wondering how bloody red it would look if you were to compare their ATH to the lowest of the bear market.

    Helpful to show others that to see heaven sometimes you have to go through hell

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