Bitcoin: The Only Support And Resistance Areas That Matter Now?

BITSTAMP:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
When you look to invest into anything, what is the first thing you do? Right, research the fundamentals and news. When you look to trade a financial market, what is the first thing you do? Research the fundamentals, news and your favorite online expert opinions? Surely, the value of any asset must be governed by conventional logic, like "math and facts", right? Welcome to the wrong side of the trade. The irrational tendencies of greed and fear drive ALL markets, ALL of the time, which is ESPECIALLY important to recognize for short term market timing. This is why people who seek precision and perfection fail. They are searching for something that does not exist in this arena. The purpose of this article is to provide some insight into our trading philosophy and how it applies to a swing trade we are currently managing.

While all of your favorite "experts" called for shorts in the 9Ks, we explained to our followers that this is a location for potential long setups. How did we know? We didn't, because we don't flip flop over dramatic long and short "predictions". We simply evaluate PROBABILITIES and RISK. NOTHING MORE.

A probability is NOT a prediction. Predictions imply absolutes which often lead to inflexible, irrelevant and HOPEFUL opinions. Combine that without any regard for risk, and you have yourself a recipe for a shrinking account. What's worse is these predictions are backed up by complex visual arguments also known as chart porn. Since most believe more is better, they accept this information as credible (just look at all ch"art work" posted in the comment section.

THREE WEEKS ago, we anticipated a corrective consolidation off the 14K high, that came from knowing the rules and tendencies of Elliott Wave . Since then, we have locked in a 1600 point gain on one swing trade, and have recently shared another off the 10,150 trigger. Not ONCE have we called for a short, and we average about TWO swing trades in this sector per MONTH. Since January we have a total of 14 trades and only 6 winners, yet our strategy has generated over a 10% return. I know its not sexy, but you DON'T have to be in every move to be profitable on a consistent basis.

WHAT MATTERS NOW: There are only TWO LEVELS we are watching. The 9750 support region and the 11600 to the 12300 resistance zone . We have preset targets near this resistance area for our current swing trade. Why not 13K or 20K or 60K targets? Again we navigate around PROBABILITIES that are based on the proportions of recent price action. That is the defined scope of our trade. We don't gamble, or hope, or pretend. We observe, evaluate and adjust.

What if we are wrong and price generates a new sell signal instead? IT CAN HAPPEN. Since our objective is capital preservation, we have NO PROBLEM exiting the trade earlier for a small loss if price refuses to cooperate. Getting out for smaller than expected losses is how we manage to put together a positive return over time, NOT chasing profits. Profits are random, while RISK is the ONLY thing we can fully control.

In summary, although price action may appear confusing at times, the over all structure fits the definition of a Wave 2 corrective sequence. That is the context that shapes ALL of our choices, from evaluating the risk around our entry, to stop placement and predetermined targets. LESS IS MORE in this game, NOT VICE VERSA.

This process begins with a philosophy, NOT A CHART. Charts are a record of order flow. Order flow is an expression of the collective choices made by the market participants and is governed by sentiment. Once you ACCEPT this reality, you will be better prepared to extract real value from a chart, and no longer be distracted by the legions of chart pornographers.
Marc Principato, CMT |Author: Analyze Any Financial Market Like The Pros Using Price Action| | Cofounder (S.C.)

Btc is in bull structure as well
Long was 9k
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I like this article. And if you made this far... You should like it too.

Thanks for sharing ;)
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Good to see that smart people arestill heavily trading holding the price of bitcoin for what it is. Ofcourse we need the fools to pump or dump but I like the style you decide to cut losses. Very professional and I also believe key levels here for bears is 11.6k and bulls is 9.8k.
Great point, i also have similar view, right now we're making first weekly candle below 12k after hitting 14k level, have a look
I'm glad you asked this as a question - the key support level highlighted is what is most important right now:
Bakkt launch can help bitcoin to stay bullish! This idea below explains why:
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