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BTCUSD: Continuation Pattern Forming. Is The Trigger Worth It?

BITFINEX:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
BTCUSD update: Price is poised to make a higher high and possibly break the 9225 old support/new resistance level which can lead price up to the 9861 reversal zone boundary. Along with this possibility, an aggressive swing trade setup is developing as I write this. Is the trigger worth entering?

In recent reports, I have been writing about how not all signals are equal and how buying supports is more effective than buying highs in strong markets. There are exceptions, and usually they are based on how well defined the setup is, what kind of obstacles the trade is facing, and how clear the momentum is. In other words, context strongly defines whether or not it is worth taking the risk, in conjunction with how aggressive you choose to be.

In this case, there is an inside bar that has appeared, supported by a previous higher low formation and clearly positive sloping trend line . Chances are a break out from this inside bar will lead price to the 9225 level which is a historical level that has affected price previously (see chart). Since buyers are in control, it is not unreasonable to expect an attempt toward the 9861 level which is the reversal zone boundary relative to the 9225 high.

If the bullish trend line stays intact, and price breaks the 9048 trigger, you can risk about 300 points to potentially make 600 to 700 points based on a conservative target. The reward/risk is attractive and the current price structure (mini consolidation) is typically a trend continuation pattern. What makes this trade setup riskier is the fact that price has not retraced to a reasonable support (which doesn't always happen in strong markets).

That is the aggressive trade idea while the more conservative idea is to wait for a retrace back to the 8108 level which is the .382 of the current bullish structure. The immediate trend line would be compromised, but as long as price maintains this level and establishes a reversal pattern off of it, often the next move is at least a retest of the previous high. It is more conservative because you are buying at a more attractive price along with a higher probability of retesting a predetermined level (previous peak).

In summary. buying near resistance levels is often a bad idea but occasionally there are exceptions. Experience and understanding context along with your capacity to undertake the associated risk determine if this type of setup fits into your trading plan. A shallow retrace such as this are common in strong market environments and can offer a structured way to participate even at less attractive levels. Make sure to check out our regular updates on S.C. about this potential swing trade and how we decide to participate if it triggers a long.

Questions and comments welcome.
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I'm not buying anything till 9100 . Lets see! We have failed what 3 times so far!
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satertrading CryptoKyle03
@CryptoKyle03, made it...
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Noob question: are you consistently using the close price of the OHLC bars as indicator input?
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I was just contemplating the same thoughts, when your post popped up. I've just entered a small trade and am watching closely. Thanks for your detailed analysis.
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It could not reach to the 9860 resistance zone is it showing a weakness? and there is a negative divergence on the updated momentum graphic, could you please explain it on Sc with the next updates if you have time. thanks Marc!
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Do you have any opinions on VTC? Thanks for your time.
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joncoxgolf joncoxgolf
Or the VTC project in general? Thanks.
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Chart is moving to absolute expectation.
Do not let feeling take over you.
Dump scenario is still here guys.

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drjsh Jeekis
@Jeekis, none of what you said came through...don't mislead with this garbage
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