Lots and lots of people have bought coins with BTC but are still just tracking their progress through the $ value.
This can be really deceptive for 2 reasons:
- When BTC is on a run upwards it makes it look like your coins are perhaps performing better than they are
- When BTC is on a run downwards it makes it look like your coins are performing worse than they are
If you are using BTC as your trading pair your goal is to stay ahead of BTC by increasing your sats (satoshis – the bitcoin version of cents).
If your $ value is up but your sats value is down you would have been better just holding bitcoin.
So if ur trading with bitcoin – track your value with sats!
Hope this helps and have a great weekend.