Dealing with "bear markets". A way to "hedge", reduce the risk(s) and earn

Whether or not you believe we are officially in a bear market, there are some great ways to maintain your position for a potential recovery while mitigating your risk of further downside.

Hedging is a well known approach to "remove" the risk, yet, in crypto this hedging can (and probably should) be done in many different ways.

One of the possible ways described below.

What I wanted to test in this experiment (and also "journal" the results on is to deploy something which seemed to be logical for me in the current market environment

I was thinking along these lines

  • we are a bit more than 2 months into bear market
  • all previous pump attempts were rejected, crowd gets more and more cautious
  • means - there is a decent level of "concerns" in the market
  • in such an environment, if markets were to rise, both "majors" (BTC and ETH) would benefit the most
  • if markets were to continue to drop, altcoins like LINK, 1INCH, and BADGER would get hit harder than "majors"

So, let's see how it performed.

Running such experiments is now easier with the new SanR protocol (

I created 5 "signals" there on the 14-th and 15-th of July.

  • San.Rise for BTC and ETH
  • San.Set for LINK, 1INCH and BADGER

How did it perform?

As the market kept crashing, both BTC and ETH were (as expected) showing negative results. Yet, the "shorts" (San.Set) on all alts were doing well. All together we started to show positive results (around 18%), see the visual below:

Performance of our "hedge" position during the crash

After around one week market started to recover. Our performance initially suffered a bit, it went down to around 12%, see below:

Performance of our position at the initial recover stage

And then, exactly as expected, the performance grew rapidly to almost 30%. ETH and BTC did outperform alts. That is especially impressive result, taking into account that we had 2 longs vs. 3 shorts:

Results at around the peak performance

That was the time I was considering to close the experiment. But as it was the middle of EthCC in Paris with plenty of talks, meeting and parties, I had to postpone the writing till tomorrow. The final results are:

This where we closed all "SanR signals"

That was an interesting experiment, which showed that navigating the bear market can be as profitable as the bullish one. Also placing our newly developed SanR platform into action was a good test as well.

You can try to use it yourself -

There are currently plenty of smart people there testing and trying out their skills in "sonaring" the market.

Here is the link to the account used for that particular experiment. More experiments and showcases are coming.

Thanks for reading!

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