2618 (Double top & 0.618 pull-back) - do not miss it!!

BITSTAMP:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
In the last couple of TAs I have mentioned the “2618 pattern” and have been asked what 2618 means. Sorry for taking it so long as it took me quite a while to put everything altogether. But, as promised, I have explained below the rules and trade setups for the 2618 pattern.

What are the rules/setups/steps for 2618?
1. Form a double top (Note #1)
2. Neckline has to be broken
3. After price found support at point (b), wait for pull back to 0.618 fib retracement of (a)(b)
4. After price retraced to 0.618, look for confluence and sell (eg. Structures, trendlines , double top on a lower time frame, rsi divergence, bearish pin bar , inside bar break down etc.) (Note #2)
5. Stop loss to be set above double top
6. Set Take Profit levels (Note #3)

Note #1 ( Double top ):
The first step for the formation of 2618 is to form a double top at key resistance levels. Why at key resistance levels? Because we want to avoid fake double tops which can occur occasionally.

There are some variations between various resources (books, websites) regarding the definitions of “double top”. The main differences occur where:
a) Some said for a double top to be valid, the wick of the 2nd top cannot exceed the wick of the 1st top; whereas, others said:
b) The wick of the 2nd top can exceed the wick of the 1st top but the candle close of the 2nd top CANNOT exceed the wick of the 1st top; or
c) The wick of the 2nd top can exceed the wick of the 1st top and the candle close of the 2nd top CAN exceed the wick of the 1st top; or
d) The wick of the 2nd top meets at least the candle close of the 1st top; or
e) The body of the 2nd top cannot exceed the body of the 1st top

Personally, I would say all the above definitions work just fine although I do prefer definition a) because it means that the selling pressure is strong and the bulls fail to make a higher high. When there is a higher high formed in a downtrend, it can mean the downtrend has reversed and therefore you might not want to sell when the price pulls back to the 0.618 fib retracement.

Note #2 ( 0.618 retracement ):
When the price pulls back to 0.618, it does not mean to sell straight away. There must be more than one reason to sell other than the 0.618 retrace. The more reasons the better. In this example, you can see there are certainly structures (key resistance levels) at the 0.618 retrace. As well, there was a double top formed on the lower time frame. Consequently, you can sell.

After BTC hit the 0.618 retrace the first time, the price dropped from $9735 to $8650. but quickly bounced back to the 0.618 retrace level. That was a second & better opportunity to sell. Not only did BTC form a double top on the larger time frame, but also with a bearish divergence on the 4hr time frame. Accordingly, you have more reasons to sell.

Note #3 (Set take profit)
Same as the rules of “Double top”, there are some variations as to which price level should you take profits. Personally, I would stick to the below:
1) First, take profit when risk/reward ratio hits 1:1 (recommend to take 30% - 50% profits and adjust the SL of the remaining positions to break-even)
2) When price hits the same price level as the low after the neckline is broken ((b) point in this example)
3) When price hits 1.272 fib extension of (a)(b)
4) When price hits point (d) (using AB=CD pattern. If you are not sure what the rules of AB=CD are, you can refer to my previous TA in which I have attached the link below)
5) If in a one-way market (heavily bearish / bullish ), you can always keep 10% to 20% of your positions and take profits when risk/reward ratio hits 1:5 or even 1:10

If you have enjoyed this post and would like me to do more of this kind of educational post going forward, please give it a "LIKE" as this post has taken me more than 4 hours to put everything together.

Lots of love,
Taiwan Bear
Comment: Not sure why some people left comments in the comment section saying BTC is not going to 4k.

This is an educational post which shows the normal "trade setup" for the 2618 pattern and the price level to take profits. This is certainly not a prediction to say BTC is going to 4k. Whoever says that my prediction is wrong and the price is not going to 4k just proved that you are just a novice trader and should go and do some study before making a comment.
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Open question here...Is it just me or is there a COMPLETE lack of crypto focused (quality) media? I am in the US and would LOVE to see a half hour segment, daily, breaking down what experienced traders are seeing in the market, among other things.

Is this just me?
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Love your work Taiwan_Bear, and thank you for the time you take to share this to us. :)
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@Ven7ura, :) No problems!!
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It is very unlikely at this point that 4k will happen. Especially when you put the cost of mining BTC into perspective, and all the positive news coming out.
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siht84 kardia
@kardia, Every chart here under 5K is just Bullshit. People only watch charts with a TA 'view'. They don't take into account that people want in, all the new innovations coming into the space that makes buying easier, more options for institutional money, the overall sentiment is bullish. Why chart 4K, i dont get it. Yes we can go down but somewhere in the down trend we will get an upwards movement that is gonna blow our minds.
kardia siht84
@siht84, The answer is simple: The under 5k people are trading with their emotions, allowing their feelings to dictate the direction of their TA. It's easy to draw lines, but no so easy to accept the truth. The truth is their Elliot Waves are highly subjective, and for the most part, useless. These people just want to buy in cheap. Many of them will get in too late because they are expecting prices to go lower. Day trading in this market is dangerous, and a waste of time, in my opinion. Most of these people will eventually find out they have lost more than they have gained, and some will even blow their accounts. I believe long term holders will be the biggest winners in this market.
Thank you so much for putting the effort to write this. I will share it in my education tip TA :)
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@hkh222, Haha. Just trying to do as much as I can :) Now, go back to my study routine before going to bed.
cI8DH Taiwan_Bear
@Taiwan_Bear, It's easier for me to learn from you and other TAs than reading book. Still in the first chapter of harmonic trading :'(
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