A crash is imminent

MTGOX:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
My last chart suffered from the myopia of focusing only on Mt Gox along with giving excessive weight to technical analysis .

Regardless of whether or not Bitcoin's price rises to 1300 or even 1400, I will remain short. The most important divergence is not to be found in the MACD or RSI but people's widespread (yet fragile) exuberance. Importantly, yesterday we experienced what I believe will be our final piece of major bullish news. But expectations did not meet reality - if anything, black Friday was a reminder of just how little utility Bitcoin really has. It is still just a financial instrument - not a viable currency. This was reflected in the price which failed to reach substantial new highs, and did so on relatively low volume . One of the most important gauges of market strength lies lies in how it reacts to news. When the highly negative academic report on Bitcoin garnered widespread media coverage the price continued to rise (I believe this was sub-$400). In our case, it is the presence of major bullish news and its failure to impact price that acts as a major signal of a market top.

It is my view that the market is awaiting a catalyst before the bears take control. In April, that catalyst was a DDOS on Gox. Whatever the catalyst is - I'll be watching.

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