@AlexComan I totally agree on the nice comfort of having something tangible. I can always have a GPU yardsale and get a good portion of my investment back.
I as well agree on the aspect of not being a great trader, My first experience cost me $500 in a few weeks due to ignorance and lack of patience.
Where you can’t get mislead though, is even as a miner, you are in essence a trader too. At some point you have to sell your reserves to pay for your equipment, power and hopefully generate a profit. Finding that right opportunity can be just as tedious as the right buy/sell formula.
All in all it totally depends on what you WANT to do and what your end game is. If you are planning on selling your proceeds every month to pay bills, mining is a great option. If you plan to mine, hold and then sell upon an increase in value, you’re effectively trading.
The latter is my plan so when you calculate out the amount of zec I could of purchased at the same value of many many many 1080ti cards. Just be diligent and calculate your ROI either way, and don’t look back.
Good luck either way you go. Just be smart and invest/purchase within your means, save a little for extra unforeseen costs like some added fans, electrical upgrades, power bills, the odd extra cable etc…
Funny enough I generate enough heat to heat our entire 3 floor home. My electrician and hvac friends who helped me get setup say I have the only furnace that makes money.
Edit: I should add that my “furnace” hasn’t made any money, only costs. Not until I cash in some reserves.