The problem I have found with switching is you have to bear in mind it can take several days or even weeks to mine enough to make a transaction, so in other words you cant really react to live events with mining, by the time you mined enough to trade/sell the value could be completely different, and if you auto switching you in danger of mining small quantities of lots of different coins which have no value because the quantity isnt high enough to make a transaction.
There is also the problem of finding exchanges that accept the coins you mine, exchanging to a coin that you can trade for USD/GBP as well. Also setting up wallets for them, it can all get very messy and tedious very quickly.
For this reason I did switch back to good old ETH from ZEC in october, even tho ZEC was rated about 10-15% higher on whattomine, its very hard to mine it efficiently (needs high clocks etc. on GPU, whilst ETH can max out at barely half power usage and low temps), and I also had to exchange it ti bitcoin and then send to a second exchange to convert to cash.
However looking at whattomine now things appeared to have gone crazy, ETH has gone up in value, but now something weird has happened, different coins have deviated from ETH's path which didnt happen in the past/ So now we have different coins with massively different profit levels, for a gtx 1070, whattomine claims monacoin is currently 3x as profitable as eth. But what I am also seeing on whattomine is alot of coins are swinging widly in value, way too quick to react to with mining.
e.g. sibcoin is currently 325% of eth value, but the 24h average is only 217% and the 7d average is 47%, thats extremely volatile.
zencash doesnt seem to be doing especially great tho, its raised in value like all the coins but it hasnt sped that far ahead of eth, currently 150% of eth, so about a 30% net gain. The problem been tho I can never hit the claimed mining performance whattoomine uses for its calculations so as such the profits it shows are not achievable for me whilst its ETH's profits are.
Given monacoin has held its value for the past 7 days tho I think thats worth trying providing its reasonably easy to mine as some coins are on this site, but then I find there is no mine or pool for them, or no exchanges that trade them.
Edited by Chrysalis (Thu 07-Dec-17 06:16:10)