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Long Bitcoin Target 9600 CNY (+80%) Stop 4250 CNY (-20%) Dec 16

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Main fundamental drivers until year end:
- China: capital outflows due to yuan devaluation (reinforced by stronger dollar: Trump/higher expected inflation/Fed hike in December?)
- Segwit: positive technical improvement for bitcoin's scalability and transaction speed
- India: 500 & 1000 rupee notes banned sparks confidence crisis in the currency
- Italy: Monte Paschi bail in + referendum (Dec 4th) (could revive Euro             crisis)
- Austria: elections (Dec 4th), held again because result overturned earlier this year, Freedom movement neck and neck with Far right movement (could revive European Union crisis)

Fundamental drivers in 2017:
- United States: Trump presidency uncertainties (trade wars/America first/strong dollar could spark emerging markets economic/currency crises)
- United States, Europe, Asia: debt levels skyrocketing (debt ceiling issue in the US in March), increasing share buybacks allowed by Q.E. make stocks and bonds overvalued (could trigger stock and bond market crashes)
- France and Germany: elections (could revive European Union crisis)
- Financial products: Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust waiting for approval by the SEC (http://www.coindesk.com/sec-delays-decision-solidx-bitcoin-etf/) and CME             indexes, next step CME             Bitcoin Futures ? (http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/cf-bitcoin-reference-rate.html) (both will be good to reach investors and attract capital)
- Sweden, Ukraine, Australia: next countries heading for a cashless society (global war on cash: http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/24661-globalist-war-on-cash-accelerates)

Bitcoin has a very low correlation to other assets and profits from uncertainty and crises (political, financial, economic).

Risks:
- Political - macro level (daily use ban or "convertibility ban" through exchanges would refrain mainstream adoption)
- Political - micro level (if miners and developers fail to reach the necessary consensus, a fork could refrain mainstream adoption or be seen as an opportunity, but the uncertainty could impact the price negatively)
- Hacking (every hack sparks a sell-off and highlights Bitcoin's risks, especially if it's an exchange allowing margin trading)
- 51% attack and mining centralization (https://learncryptography.com/cryptocurrency/51-attack)

The risks are relatively hard to assess and predict. Therefore, they can happen, surprise and have a strong downward impact on the price in a very short period of time.
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