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Bitcoin has stolen the headlines with its dizzying moves, but there is more to financial markets than one cryptocurrency. Volatility and tradeable price movement can be found across a range of assets, and not just in cryptocurrencies.
All asset classes offer the chance to profit from rapid moves; for example, the DAX index rallied over 600 points from a low right at the beginning of 2018, equating to a move of over 5%.