My advice for new people is to buy BTC, just BTC. That's it. You'll need to buy BTC to get into anything else, anyways. I like XMR because it's legitimately useful. Most altcoins are effectively gambling, but take note how XMR keeps it's value relative to BTC unlike nearly all other altcoins. Telling you to go buy shitcoinX is just pumping, and anyone telling you to buy NEO or stinky linkies are just pumping. If you want to gamble go play Bust-A-Bit and you'll waste less time staring at charts. The basis of any crypto portfolio is at least 60% BTC, then "blue chip alts" (anything consistently in the top 10 of volume). If you want to buy ultra shitcoins do so with less than 10% of your crypto portfolio, you're playing the penny stocks, you may as well just buy a tiny bit of everything and hope one of them goes 10x, or just play bust-a-bit like I said. My portfolio is mostly BTC and XMR, I trade other altcoins as well, but I have no real loyalty to them. I am specifically careful not to mention /biz/-tier ultrashitcoins because that is shilling and pumping I and don't want to get a reputation for that sort of thing. I'm in a margin position right now for a coin I haven't mentioned in this post, and I won't because I don't want people following my trading advice because I might be wrong, and it can lead to accusations of coordinating pumps. Also many traders will not disclose their current positions because it opens them them up to issues with counter-traders and front-runners. Be suspect of anyone shilling their own positions. PS. don't talk shit about DOGE, it's gone 3x over the past several months. It's blown most altcoins out of the water, including shit like Bcash.