As a 'Trend Following' trader, I only buy once the breakout has begun. Buying too early means you usually get caught in a lot of up-and-down choppy trading. The breakout is NOT inevitable, so I only buy if it actually happens, not just because I think it might happen.
If the breakout suddenly reverses after I've bought, then I will have a stop loss in place a little distance below the breakout level, and I will take a small loss.
As ever with trend following, there are a lot of small losses, and a few massive wins that outweigh all the small losses. The losses are the costs of trading, but the wins make it all worth it and make it very profitable to trade crypto.
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