Recently, someone asked me if it was now "safe" to buy Bitcoin . I will try to answer this in the simplest way possible: NO. For one , Bitcoin and the alts are still HIGHLY speculative instruments, these are NOT stocks, and most the them (the alts) offer NOTHING of real value, only big ideas.
So When To Buy?
Bitcoin is still flirting at all time highs. This is a highly vulnerable location, and only good for those who are in from much lower prices. The best thing to do at these levels (if you have not done so yet) is reduce risk by locking some profit in. It could be 10 to 20% of your position, doesn't have to be the whole thing.
Bitcoin is likely to retrace off the 24K , even though there are no specific sell signals at the moment. Should we short it? NO. From the beginning we have stated that we don't short Bitcoin , maybe now you can better understand why.
The 21,150 area is a minor proportional support relative to the broader trend. This is one place to anticipate buying activity for a new swing trade.
IF it is cleared, the 19,500 area is the next support which is much more attractive since it was a previous . (Likely many shorts happy to cover for break even here).
Beyond that, (a more extreme scenario) 18,500 is the next major support to anticipate activity and reversal patterns.
We do not day trade Bitcoin , or consider time frames lower than an 8 hour chart. You cannot mix risk and reward across time frames and expect to produce a consistent performance.
For the month of December, there have only been 3 trade setups based on our swing trade strategy. ONLY 3. We participated in ONE . And now we WAIT for the next one which can take days or weeks. Our record for the year is very consistent, and we missed all 5 trades in November. LESSON: Positive performance is generated by PATIENCE and RULES that isolate high probability setups.
Focus on patience, which is a function of psychology, NOT charts or oscillators.