What December 2015 may tell us about Altcoins right now.

BITSTAMP:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
Comparing the markets to Q4 2015, BTC/USD broke out, ending the bear market, confirming multi-year bull market. But with The Halvening several months out, BTC historically seems hesitant to continue moving up, thus in consolidation mode. Where does that new money go to? Looking back, the best time to start buying altcoins was during this period, more specifically December 2015. Jan thru May 2016 was the "test pump" that birthed what we know as the 2017 craze. It was the alt season before the Alt Season. These were fantastic buy + hold positions for a year or two.

I can't predict the future, so I can't say whether BTC will move sideways for the remainder of the year, or will surprise everyone and retest the ATH soon. But based on history, it is more likely that we'll move sideways, thus getting into long term altcoin positions is not a bad decision at this point. Does NOT mean your ALT/BTC pair won't dip 50% from here, but it does seem like that is the worst that will happen, if you can stomach it.

I'm seeing several ALT/BTC charts on the weekly that are extremely oversold. Bitcoin Maximalist gloating is going parabolic. Even the most shitcoin-degenerate folks (also known as "community members") on the internet are starting to capitulate. Buy when there's blood on the street folks! Either you believe it or you don't, but markets do not change as long as humans are fearful or greedy!
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