Bitcoin Inverse H&S Fractal? Failure Again or is it Different

COINBASE:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
After moving sideways for more than 3 days, after the 300 point squeeze from 3800 to 4100, it looks like me might get our answer for the inverse H&S in the next 24 hours. Based on the consolidation, which has been quite stable above the 4000 (with only wicks below it to 3950ish), we can say the correction has been strong so far. There are some alts that have been moving up in the mean time, which is a bullish sign. But there are 2 of them, ETH' and XRP', which are still falling behind. ETH' has some bearish signs and a lot of resistance above it and XRP' has been weak as well, not making a decent move up lately. I have been saying, for the bullish version, i want to see XRP' make a decent move up as well. I posted a chart of xrpbtc' an hour ago in my channel, where it was bumping against a resistance and minutes later it broke out and made a small jump up. Looking at the USD' version, it's also against a big resistance zone now, so all the ingredients are here now for a move up. But even though Bitcoin' is still holding ground around 4000, there is of course much more needed than just giving support to that level.

When we compare the H&S from a month ago and this one, we can see they look a like. With that one, after we failed to reach the 4500/4600, i said that inverse H&S would most prob fail for several reasons (if you want to know what those reasons were, look up my history).

This inverse H&S , there are some big differences:

1) Alts look completely different than with the IH&S from November. Most are much higher than in Nov and like XRP' for example, it had a big bear flag while BTC'
was making the IH&S. So in general, Alts are much stronger and sentiment is more bullish as well.
2) Back then, we made a flash crash from the 6K to the 3500, so the market was of course much more shaky back then, than it is now. This time we have tested
the 3K levels much more.
3) The purple zone, is much stronger this time than the previous one.
4) It looks like we are in the blue circle not in the more bearish green circle.
5) Volume from the blue circle now looks higher than it was back then. But the difference is very small though.
6) That blue circle at yesterday's high. Could mean nothing, could be a sign of the markets intention to break up.

For now, it's important that Bitcoin' holds the 4000/3950 level, so alts don't loose ground and bulls don't get scared. But knowing how this market works (usually), there is a big chance we might see a shake out to 3800/3850 and bounce back up again. This is likely, because volume is still low which makes it very easy to force such a move. So day trading this is not easy, almost gambling. Moments like these, you need to have your position already and believe in your long or short positions. I was short, my stop would be around 4200 and if i was long my stop would be around 3800. Anything in between is noise, one shake out after the other.
The black upwards trend line is also important to watch, of course taking wicks into account, that trend line should not break.

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Comment: A lot of alts already moving up, even XRP just made a nice rally the past hour or so. It's just ETH and Bitcoin who are not moving. This is still good, alts moving up with a sideways bitcoin, this is usually what we want to see. I just don't trust the low volume on Bitmex. We all know what can happen.
But if the bulls can hold this small trend line, things can certainly work out.

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Comment: What a horrible picture to see when waking up. I knew there was a chance for this crap again, but since they did the same 3 weeks ago, i actually thought this market would not be this sick. But clearly given it too much credit. Thinking this might be normal financial market, but it shows once again, it's just a casino and a poker game. This proofs once again it's nothing more than that.

We all know manipulation happens in all the markets, but there it's only a few moments. With Bitcoin it's 80% of the time it seems. I had doubts yesterday about the move up, because volume was not good and bitcoin was not able to push up. But the last 6/12 hours or so, before the drop, many alts were moving up, some even really making breakouts. All during a sideways Bitcoin. This has almost been THE best ingredient in crypto, to see alts move up while Bitcoin is stable.

But we saw the same thing 3 weeks ago, when we had that big dump coming out of nowhere. Back than i knew the chances were much bigger, that it was too early to move up. This time there were much more factors in favor to move up. Only problem was, as i mentioned in the previous update, the low volume for Bitcoin and ETH that was moving very strange as well.

Seeing the drop of ETH, it has become clear what the whole idea was of that educational post i did a week ago. I am 90% sure they squeezed it up that day to sell longs and fill up shorts at those highs. I will try to explain it in more detail soon.

One thing is obvious of course, since we moved above the 3950 for almost 4 days, obviously stop levels piled up below the 3950. They did what these Bart people do with the smaller moves. Each time price drops, pushing it up just as fast, to create a fake (in hindsight) support. Getting more people in at those levels. Now the last hour or 2 before i called it a day, i could see the selling pressure was high, but i kept seeing buy orders getting in as well, so it looked normal.

Now looking back at the time, the dump started around 7.30 CET. So that is before Europe wakes up and the US is a sleep. It sucks i was not able to see it, but i think it was not even more than 20/40 mil leveraged money on Bitmex that pushed the price down. Because all the stops did the rest.

Anyway, for now, we had a high volume dump of 300 points almost. Chances are very high to see at least another drop. Just like we had a few weeks ago (yellow circle). So far we have had no bounce at all, suggesting there are no bulls in sight yet. OI has only dropped 10 mil since i saw it yesterday, but i still need to check how it went since the drop, trying to find a clue there.
There are several alts who are at a big support zone now, like ADA and LTC. So there is a chance for a turn around, but i think those chances are very small for now. Unless this becomes another Bart move, we need to see some bounces up and down before we can think we will move up. We need to see a support getting created first.

That green zone on the right is an important level. A drop below that level will probably not be good. I don't the 3600 will hold again, will probably retest 3450/400 if the 3650ish breaks. But it's an assumption for now.

Comment: When zooming in a bit, we can see there is a small difference already. This bear flag is already taking bigger in time than from 3 weeks ago. But as long as we don't see a move like the blue line, at least something like that. Chances for more downward movement remains. Even if the blue line happens, the bears will still be in favor, but then the bulls would at least have a chance.

Now the longer we go sideways, the bears will stay in favor, but the odds of the bulls will increase slowly.

Comment: Still moving inside of this bear flag. Now it could be just a standard bear flag, but the stable volume says their might be something else going on. Usually the volume drops in a flag. I don't expect much, even if we go up, 3800ish will still be a heavy resistance for now.

On the left i have shown a similar situation. But, back then we had that big Tether manipulation which caused that big squeeze up. In hindsight it's clear, that some very clever people manipulated Tether to build op some big short position at the highs. No doubt in my mind that it was done on purpose. What else would be the reason that Tether is stable around $1.0x again.

The 3600/3550 support, same as a few weeks ago, is still holding. But we should not forget, we had a big punch in the faces of the bulls yesterday, they still need to recover. Even if we go up from here, we will most likely test the low once again. Best case i think, we move up to 3700/3800 and back down to 3550/3600 to form a double bottom. Just going up from here to the 4K, is very unlikely, maybe like 10% chance.

Comment: It starting to look like a (temp) low is closing in, the last drop was half of the previous 2, so momentum of the bears seems to be decreasing. But it could still make another drop to like 3400/50 before making a correction. At the moment ETH has formed a small inverse H&S and we are seeing a fight against the neckline as i am writing this. But so far, no conviction yet, just no real volume anywhere.

This possible fractal i showed the other day, might be in play here. That would mean Bitcoin has to make a Bart move up from these levels. It would suggest another half day of sideways action.

I am not sure what the market will do on the mid-term. That bigger picture play i had from the 3200 lows, is almost completely off the table. There is another scenario, which would mean this drop is just a much bigger B correction down than i thought it would be. That would mean the 3200/3400 zone has to hold coming week.

Comment: Some alts already making small Bart moves, but as we look at that IH&S of ETH, the volume is low. So it needs much more conviction from the bulls, otherwise it can turn into a wegde and drop again.

Comment: I had the feeling ETH has become the new toy of some whales and i think this might be a confirmation of that. Here we can see how ETH/BTC got shorted on Bitmex, since 03-Jan-2019, where we can see the mark price being much lower than the Bitmex price. In other words, it was getting shorted a lot. Together with the games that were being played (the educational post i did a week ago), it all falls into place now. With that short squeeze BTC did after that long period of sideways action around 3800.

Reason why i say this, is because the volume of ETH on Mex, has increased a lot the past months. It's maybe around 20% of what BTC is on Mex. So we are talking about 100/250 USD mil a day. I just noticed the difference between the mark price and btc price. To bad i did not look any sooner. I will try to research this a bit coming day or 2 and make a post about this. Think of it as the Okex trick some people did at 8.5K high of btc or what we saw at the 7.4K high, where it was quite obvious that Bitmex ruled back then.

So we can probably assume, that as long as the mark price does not get close to the Bitmex price again, of the ETH/BTC pair, these people are probably still short. I assume this, because these people probably have very big positions. So either they already closed it with the last drop (through liquidations) or they are still planning to make another big drop.

I am stil not sure about all this, have to look in to it a bit more, but from the first look, it does not look like it's a coincidence.

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Like the look of that botje, hope your right.
The die is cast!! Good Luck!!

could you please post an up-to-date pic with of your ABC correction pattern? Im getting confused whether this is now supposed to be a correction which brings us further up or down.
botje11 moviestar
@moviestar, I will make a new analysis tomorrow, But wave A was to 4200, than i thought Wave B was down to 3600 and last week wave C up started. But now it could be wave B down is still in progress. Meaning the 3200/3500 has to hold.
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@botje11 Are you ok bro?
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botje11 lysy1121
@lysy1121, I was sick the past week, that's why i was less active :(
Great analysis. Respect your patience to keep up with the market on this level.

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This is certainly not a normal bear flag. We allredy tested second time lows from this drop. Bear flag like this should smash it like nothing ( of corse it still can). But I thing, some suprise is waiting for us ( hope in better way). :-)
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