Why I prefer to scalp? More action is less boring and overal better gains on balance in high ranges, a scalpers' dream.
You can use heikin ashi if you prefer with mfi+rsi or rsi+mfi+macd+td for better entries and exits.
Keep in mind this is scalping and this is micro trading in a broader macro possible B leg ABC correction, in which C will be the measure move of the current trend (BC of abcd = A of EW; ABC of micro = B of EW; C == A in the downleg).
Target close for both 11k. Why? I'm not going to sleep in coin, volume is weak, have set alarms for breakouts for the bigger play tomorrow london time stock market opening.
Next entry tbd. Too much sideways is no entry for me, it's getting a bit hairy at this point.
If positioned in, watch closely if bluebox doesn't come resistance. If it is, immediatly sell for small profit, as a reversal might happen, which can go ugly on a larger timeframe.
Target quick scalp @ 11.15k to 11.4. Longer trajectory that involves higher risk and/or longer timeframe @ 11.8-11.9k with high resistance at 12.2k.
Play it safe.
TP1 = 9.9-10.1k
When it bounces and break red box, close short.
TP2 = 8.8-9.1k
Expect heavy fight back from bulls, but when downward momentum is there, it's not match vs an incoming train (see bottom at 6k). Wait for retracement to flip short to long or just close or settle it to be safe and wait until market settles. Looking at least to pierce through 50% of retracement to 61.80% from dumps to decide.
Maybe the trend reverses, which I think and have been saying for a long time with my friend milanjelic (also here on TV) that we're heading towards 4.6k, finally to be found in 2.4k range, maybe lower when regulations come in and exchanges are gonna close their doors when they refuse to be audited + open book to capture the market manipulators (spoofing, wash trading, etc.) which is illegal in the financial world with penalties up to 10 years of jail + 10 million usd finer. You know who owns #2 most btc in their pocket and you understand why this is much bigger deal than tether (whether it's backed or not is not important here), btc will eventually die, with or without this coming fud and/or dump eventually coming, not withstanding tech gets obsolete fast, when not maintained and upgraded to serve the needs as utility.
Another argument for the coming bear season is that smart money is not buying here, only joe fomo who gets rekted by market makers and scalpers that do quick trades to take profit away from whales.
Store of value is not an argument, but your rationalization to keep holding your bags. I've heard it all.
This is not bad, as finally the alts will be decoupled from btc, which is so hated by btc maximalists.
To look further possibilities: Rebound to red box back to ichimoku cloud, then finally break to enter bear market and hit lower trendline again to go back to sept '17 levels.
So it is decided by the powers that be to go lower until sunday. Coincedence with the coming CME settlement on 23 feb? Again exactly the day of CME and CBOE as before or are we making it a self fulling prophecy? With "we" I mean it sarcastic, as all the traders in the world combined who are later to crypto don't even have 1% of the equity of one whalegroup.
Make of it what you will.
Will re-enter shortly again :)
The short is less risky with better rewards giving the current trend.