Building a Crypto Portfolio
A Flexible Plan is Essential

Portfolio is at bottom of page. Stick with the main plan that is profitable long-term. Avoid random trades because they usually lose money.

Starting out with cryptos? Which ones do I buy? Create your own portfolio using sample options below. Be flexible. Add your own favorites.

Your #1 Crypto Skill: Develop the ability to flex to alternative views. Do not be locked into only one position. ~ CryptoSniper. Core Investment Principles: 1.) Set your percentages for performance (trading) vs stability (holding). 2.) BUY near the market bottoms. 3.) Take PROFITS near the market tops. You need to know crypto cycles. YourFriendSommi and OpticalArtCrypto on YouTube are great resources for learning about crypto cycles.

If you do not know where the yield is coming from then YOU are the yield.

Wrapped tokens are an IOU. LP Tokens are an IOU.

At we typically avoid the big exchanges and don't leave our coins on them for long periods of time. We no longer use Poloniex or Bittrex (bankrupt) and avoid the exchanges that are moving to centralized KYC. We prefer real-Defi. In 2023 we still occaisionally use Kucoin, but mainly rely on the swaps such as, and

How to 1.) Buy Crypto - Easy 2.) Buy Crypto - More 3.) MetaMask 4.) Yubikey 5.) Portfolio 6.) PulseChain 7.) Osmosis LP / AMMs | Bitcoin Explained | What Are Cryptos? | What Is a Wallet? | How to Start Trading? | Taxes | Prices:

Best (stock) trading tutorial. Please understand that the stock market is highly manipulated by computer trading. Steve Mauro's Beat the Market Makers: BTMM 01 | BTMM 02

At we are long-term swing traders, not day-traders. Why? Stats show that most day-traders lose money. However, learning about day-trading and how to trade will increase your market knowledge and help you make profitable long-term trades.

Trade ATS - Learn How to Trade:
Price Structure | 1 Essential | 24 HR Mrkt Maker Cycle | 6 Essentials | Call Tops - Bottoms |

This is NOT the Perfect Portfolio. But it does work great for us at EnergyMe333. We hope it gives you tips to create your own perfect portfolio!

EnergyMe333 does NOT provide financial advice. EnergyMe333 provides Self-Education Tools. This is a starting point for your own research. What is your risk level?

If you do not know where the yield is coming from then YOU are the yield.

Buy Low and Sell High

Buy low and sell high. Do the opposite of the crowd. Buy near market lows / crashes.

Sell some of your coins (take profits) close to market tops. This cannot be overemphasized enough: During a bull (upwards) market, TAKE PROFITS. Take profits into USD, precious metals, or other cryptocurrency. Be cautious with the stablecoins. More on the Terra Luna/UST attack. At the next crash low, use those profits to buy more coins. Repeat this cycle. Always keep (HODL) a comfortable percentage of core positions. Try to keep a reserve so you can buy at market lows or cash out as needed. Pay off your debts.

Decision Parameters?

80% to 90% of your portfolio should be in core projects that your trust. So how do you know which projects to trust?

Here are some key decision parameters. What is the founders' track record? Is there a strong community? Has the coin/chain been hacked multiple time without fixes? How strong is the dev community? How strong is the marketing community? What is the function? Where is the value? How much liquidity do you need? In other words, you may have purchased a smaller coin that has high profits 3 years in the future, but is difficult to sell at the moment (low liquidity).

More parameters for choosing: use case (functions/services/benefits), open source code, liquidity in a bear market, solo blockchain, market cap, community benefit, mineable, governance, understandable website.

Note: These are non-ETHEREUM selections because ETH is frustratingly expensive and slow. Most of the coins below are available on Exodus, Atomic Wallet, Metamask and Osmosis.

Barbell Portfolio

Barbell Portfolio Structure. Large amounts of steady, core, reliable coins/projects. Smaller amount of high-risk-high-reward coins.

Some key investment tips from Crypto Empire: Don't invest more than you can afford to lose. Keep core safety positions in high-volume, high-liquidity coins. See link above regarding stablecoin caution. Don't get overly attached to a project. Research your projects. Position yourself for future trends. Know when you want to ride out a crash.

This portfolio avoids crypto fashions. Do extra research on fashion (quick narrative) coins. Buy and sell quickly for profits. So currently there are no DAOs, no Game Coins, no NFT coins, no Wrapped coins* and no AI coins on this list. There are good coins in this arena, but they require extra research. How long do you plan to hold a wrapped coin? Pursue these with extra money that you can afford to lose. * Where does the wrapped coin live (whose address?) and who controls it? Is it on an exchange? Many of these coins are still in development phases and need refinement. What percentage of your coins are staked? Again, find out how long it takes to unstake and know that you may be stuck in a position for a longer time and unable to sell staked coins quickly.

MOON Bag !

Be sure to keep a moon bag. What is a moon bag? Let's say your crypto goes up in value. So you take profits into USD, precious metals, other cryptos. But you keep just 10% or 20% in reserve. Why? What if suddenly the crypto goes up in value 1000x or more? You still have the reserve that you can cash out. This is what cryptocurrencies are famous for. This is why you need a moon bag.

Wrapped Coins and LP Coins

Please understand that wrapped coins/tokens and LP coins/tokens are and IOU, a promise to exchange for the original coins. Proceed with caution. Research first. Plan your timelines and know that if a coin company/exchange/address is frozen you may be stuck with LP tokens or wrapped tokens for longer than anticipated.

___% Core Investment Anchors: Approx 1 - 5 Years?

Primary Eco-systems: PulseChain | Osmosis Setup | OsmosisGuru | Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Who started the coin? Who is in the Network? How devoted is the network? Why? Metcalf's Law. Check out PulseChain (PLS).

What is the economic purpose?

What is an Admin Key?

What is the product? What is it used for?

Wrapped tokens are an IOU. LP Tokens are an IOU.

Find projects with beneficial whales at the top with long-term track records such as CZ of Binance or Richard Heart of Pulsechain. What percentage of your portfolio are you holding and what percentage are you trading?

(Luna/UST combo removed after the May 2022 crash/attack. Founder: Do Kwon.)

__% Pulsechain TIER 1: PulseX (PLSX) and Pulsechain (PLS) on Pulsechain. CONGRATS to Richard Heart on PulseChain Launch!! YourFriendSommi explains PLS.
Pulsechain coins are listed on and TIER 2: *** Liquid Loans (Waiting for Launch), InternetMoney (IM), Hex (HEX from Pulsechain), PulseBitcoin (PLSB) and Asic Token (ASIC).
More on Pulsechain Founder, Richard Heart and RH Explains Haters (ignore fBombs) and Hex Better Than BTC and PRC values on PulseChain. Product: Certificate of Deposit | PulseChain | Skeptics Chat on HEX | HEX HQ: Private. We are a fan of good tokenomics - incentivized technical and financial design that returns profits to the community! If you are an early investor, check out and What is Internet Money wallet?. Please understand, that regardless of cryptocurrency politics (influencing for power), Richard Heart, HEX Founder and KG (IM) Founder, are experts in tokenomics. They know how to incentivize honest, community-driven value exchange and growth. Crypto Coffee: 6 Reasons That Reveal The HEX Origin Address REAL Intentions (Proof).

__% **** Binance (BNB). High liquidity. We are cheering on Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ). We have a lot of respect for CZ and don't want him to be the scapegoat for current SECpurge. SECaccuses Binance of everything they (SEC) are doing! We love the exchange, but move your coins to your own private wallet. Be cautious with all the stablecoins, including BUSD. Product: reliable, highly liquid, centralized crypto exchange. BNB HQ: Malta?

__% * Litecoin (LTC) and/or Doge (DOGE). Also see Digibyte (DGB). High liquidity solo blockchain payment systems that can survive bear markets. People's Money. Widely recognized as a payment currency (liquid) with retailers. Product: Fast, Cheap, Secure, Mostly-Decentralized Payment Coins. Liquid in a bear market. Litecoin is a copy of bitcoin (Charlie Lee, 2011). LTC Founder: Charlie Lee. LTC HQ: Singapore. Dogecoin is a copy of bitcoin (Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, 2013). DGB Founder: Jared Tate. DGB HQ: Hong Kong. Digibyte is a copy of both Bitcoin and Litecoin?

__% Crypto market price feeds (oracles): Chainlink (LINK) and/or Tellor (TRB) and/or Microtick (TICK).

__% Cosmos TIER 1: Cosmos Hub (ATOM) and Osmosis (OSMO).
Founders: Jae Kwon, Zarko Milosevic, Ethan Buchman. Product: Crypto network programming that connects various distributed ledgers. ATOM is the programming used to create blockchains. HQ: Zug. ATOM = blockchain mechanics. OSMO = transaction payments. Also see Akash (AKT) = cloud storage. Agoric (BLD) = javascript. Axelar (AXL ) = crosschain bridging. Osmosis 1 | Osmosis 2

__% **** Stellar (XLM) and/or Ripple (XRP). Centralized (BigBank) Payment Systems. Liquid in a bear market. Caution: be sure to take some profits asap on these coins. XRP and XLM HQ: San Francisco.

__% VeChain (VET/VTHO). Founder: Sunny Lu. Product: Supply Chain Management. VET HQ: Singapore. | VeChain 1 | VeChain 2
Also see ** ROSE & KAS. Oasis Network (ROSE) - privacy. Product: High Throughput (TPS) Solo Chains with Smart Contracts. Kaspa (KAS) - parallel blocks.

__% ** HIGH-RISK gamble. Titano (TITANO). Runs on Binance Smart Chain. TITANO HQ: Private. Product: Auto-Compounding Protocol. HIGH RISK - HIGH REWARD. Careful with this one. Do not invest more than you can afford to lose. However, if you hold SHORT TERM you can make good profits: buy at the bottom of a bear market and sell towards a top of a bull run. Product: Passive-Income-High-Risk-High-Reward Compounding-Staking Coin that compounds in your own wallet. For those with a strong stomach.

This is a just-so-you-know caution: Bitcoin and Ethereum are SLOW and EXPENSIVE. BCH is still slow. This is why we prefer the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Check out this Summary of BTC by Richard Heart, the founder of HEX. However if you love Bitcoin, check out the Contrarian Dude.

Passive Income Tutorials from Dynamo Defi: Strategy | BSC

Classic Meme Coins!

Shiba Inu Plan (SHIB), Doge (DOGE), Floki (FLOKI), Dogelon Mars (ELON). Caution: be sure to take some profits near market highs to cover your initial investment on these coins. Do not underestimate the Meme Coin Category. Remember that bitcoin started as a Fantasy Game Coin. Most meme coins are Pump-And-Dumps (Pepe).

Other Options

Other Mostly Solo-Chain Options to Research:
Top picks for 2023 - 2025? New solo chains: ALGO (Algorand), AZERO (Aleph Zero). Privacy: CCX (Conceal) - privacy. Jackal (JKL) - hot file storage, on Osmosis.
Classics: Theta/Tfuel (THETA / TFUEL), Icon (ICX), Reef Finance (REEF), Polygon (MATIC on Metamask Polygon Network), Cardano (ADA). Classic ethereum coins that have been stuck for 2 years due to high eth gas prices: OMG, PPT, VERI (Long-term holds).

__% ***** Small Test Amounts. These are NOT core assets. Only a small test percentage of your portfolio here. Passive Income-Reward coin options with anti-rug-pull-mechanisms. Test small amount first. Caution: be sure to take profits ASAP on these coins. (RISE) | EverGrowCoin and EGC Review | (EVRF) 15% BUSD Rewards | BodaV2 (BODAV2) 19% BUSD Rewards | ApolloCoin (APX) | AltSwitch (ALTS)

***** We are all for the Beneficial-Whales that take profits in steps over time. It's the Rug-Pull-Whales that are problematic. Screen for anti-rug-pull-mechanisms such as: sell fee that benefits holders, liqudity locks, time-locks, maximum-sell-amount-code that prevents massive sell offs where max sell volume is limited to a percent/ratio per wallet address or treasury holding or time-lock. Screen treasury holdings for high liquidity coins. DAOs: The authors are pro-DAO but also realize they are in a rapid-development phase. So screen carefully and avoid the rug-pulls.

**** Please be aware that the Ripple (XRP) blockchain is private, centralized, and manipulated. Hold XRP for short term gains (1-3 years) and translate profits into decentralized coins. Ditto for Binance. Binance is a centralized exchange.

**** Binance (BNB). Binance programming runs on Cosmos (ATOM). Be aware that Binance is also centralized, but is supportive and transitioning to decentralized projects.

*** Hex (HEX) is a Certificate of Deposit vehicle on the blockchain. HEX is currently on Ethereum, but will be moving to the new PulseChain when Richard Heart calls the next crypto market bottom (2023?). Richard Heart has been amazingly accurate in the past and we highly value his judgement in this area. Crypto Coffee: 6 Reasons That Reveal The HEX Origin Address's REAL Intentions (Proof).

** Small coins with high-risk, high-reward potential. Titano (TITANO) and PALLAS are high risk rebase/compounding coins. Titano is keyed to Binance (BNB). Pallas and Poseidon are keyed to Fantom (FTM). These coins can be highly profitable and highly volatile at same time! Withdrawal fees. Make withdrawals in steps.

* LTC will be slow compared with SOL. Digibyte will be faster than LTC or SOL.