Posted earlier, do you know what stocks are and what crypto is? For those who are still new, surely you still sound foreign to the term crypto. In the past, what has often been heard related to trading was stocks and forex. Lately, many people have switched to investing in trading from stocks and forex to cryptocurrencies. So what is the difference between stocks and crypto? Aren’t they both the same investment instrument?
What is stock?
Stock is proof of ownership that shows someone has a share of capital in a company. So the more stock we have, the greater the percentage of ownership of the company. In return, shareholders will benefit in the form of capital gains and dividends. We can conduct share buying and selling transactions through the stock market, namely the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with securities intermediaries. Securities are platforms that connect investors with companies to buy or sell a stock.
To start investing in stocks, you need to register with securities that have been registered with the Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), after registering. You can access all information related to the capital market through an application that has been prepared by the platform you choose. Although we often hear the share price of an issuer is mentioned in the amount per share. However, to start buying and selling transactions, you have to buy 100 pieces or 1 lot.
What is crypto?
Crypto is digital money that is used as a digital exchange transaction tool that is connected to a blockchain that uses cryptographic techniques to provide security for users so that they cannot be counterfeited and duplicated. Through the decentralized nature of crypto, it can help all currency transaction processes do not need to go through intermediaries such as central banks. In addition, crypto can also be used as an investment asset just like stocks.
Slightly different from stocks that can benefit from capital gains and dividends, whereas crypto-only benefits from capital gains. To start investing in crypto assets, you can use the various digital platforms available. In Indonesia itself, platforms related to crypto-assets register with the Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (CoFTRA).
Difference between Stocks and Crypto
Of the advantages and disadvantages possessed by these two investment assets, there is a major difference between stocks and crypto, namely the increase in stock or coin prices. Stocks have a more stable fluctuating rate than crypto, even though crypto has a large return but is a high risk for a beginner who wants to invest in crypto assets.
In addition, the difference in market trading hours. The crypto market operating hours are non-stop, meaning 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Therefore, the Cryptocurrency market is often considered to be a highly volatile market than stocks.
While stocks have operating hours from the stock exchange, each country is different. Meanwhile, in Indonesia, the trading hours of the stock exchange which have been determined by the Indonesia Stock Exchange are Monday-Thursday, session I is open at 09:00-12:00, followed by session II at 13:30-15:50. On Friday, session I am open at 09:00-11:30, and session II is at 14:00-15:50.
Which stocks and crypto are more profitable?
Actually, of the two types of investment assets between stocks and crypto, there is no sure thing that can get more profits. All decisions depend on your preferences. There are several variables that must be considered and criteria that you can use as a guide in choosing investment instruments and making the right strategy.