MarcPMarkets

BTCUSD: Impulse Still Active. Bullish Retrace From These Levels?

BITFINEX:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
BTCUSD             update: As of this writing a bearish pin bar is forming which indicates the onset of weakness. This is a good sign for me since I am interested in buying into the next higher low to add further to my long. In this report I will discuss the two price areas that I will be considering.

The first point that I want to make is this: the analysis that I write is based on the configuration of the pin bar which is not established yet. It has about 14 hours before it closes which means it has plenty of time to change. It can get weaker which is what I would prefer, or it can close strong which will prevent me from taking any action. TA helps to define multiple scenarios, and then you adjust to what the market chooses, you don't react.

IF the pin bar closes and the next candle continues lower, I am looking for price to present a shallow reversal between the 9956 to 9723 minor support zone (.618 of recent bullish swing). Since this zone is relatively narrow, a break lower will bring my attention to the 9280 swing low. IF price can produce a reversal pattern within these price areas respectively, I will be looking to add 30% to my position.

IF price falls through these levels, (anything is possible) then once again I will be eyeing the 8171 to 7329 minor support (.618 of recent bullish structure) for reversals. Keep in mind the likelihood of this scenario is lower since this market is still within the boundaries of a bullish impulse wave.

I am looking at the current bullish swing as a Wave 1 of a Wave v. The next minor retrace would be the Wave 2. Breaking below the 9280 low will negate this count and imply that this market is in a consolidation that will have to be identified further as it unfolds. If the Wave 2 establishes itself, then Wave 3 should carry price back up toward the 11700 swing high, and likely break higher. Many people get confused when it comes to the subjectivity of Elliott Wave , but remember it is best used to provide a general road map or guide. As the market changes, it offers criteria and categories to base ideas on, expecting more than that is not realistic.

In summary, looking ahead and preparing is much more effective than reacting. Inexperienced traders may focus on the pin bar and look to sell, but may quickly overlook the context of the situation surrounding this formation. With the bullish impulse wave still intact, this market is still has a short term bullish bias which reduces the weight of bearish formations like a pin bar , or lower high until the impulse is negated. This information alone should at least help you to look for support levels to hold rather than break, and more importantly to anticipate bullish reversals. This is how understanding context guides your decision making process which is much more effective than simply reacting to a candle formation alone.

Questions and comments welcome.
Marc Principato, CMT |Author: Analyze Any Financial Market Like The Pros Using Price Action| http://www.Priceactiontraders.net | Cofounder http://www.seekingcryptos.com (S.C.)





Broke the downtrend line and that pinbar/inverted hammer seems to be the retrace to support, lest resistance is to the upside (see volume by price on right side)
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And if we were in the end of the wave C (daily), correction after the crash. And if we start in a new cycle of a downtrend?
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We'll get the fifth.
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hi @MarcPMarkets i know people are anticpating break out to upside or downside from these level, how about going side ways, under the big downtrend line?

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cryptogast33 portfoliox
@portfoliox, You mean I called it yesterday?
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portfoliox cryptogast33
@cryptogast33, Nice buddy, but you have to admit i was more accurate with 11.000 XD
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cryptogast33 portfoliox
@portfoliox, Yes with $35 :-) I don't take risk with my TP's anymore with ~$100, because last 2 weeks, I missed 6x entries with $0.30 - $20.
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atricoz portfoliox
@portfoliox, are you trying to copycat magicpoopcannon?
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portfoliox atricoz
@atricoz, no, he made wrong breakout calls 2x
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