Bitcoin Bears are Stepping Aside or are they Hiding?

BITSTAMP:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
When i wrote my previous analysis, things looked pretty basic. Had a decent drop from the high in the shape of an ABC correction, which had been completed already or where i thought a small bear trap below that last bear flag would be a likely scenario as well. An hour or so before the rally began from 3910/20, i gave an update where i mentioned that the price was hanging too long at the resistance of the bear flag around 3915. Also ETH was looking like it wanted to break up as well. Shortly after we saw this happening and since then we made a decent volume rally up.

In my objective part i wrote that even a move up, could still simply mean a retest of the former support as a resistance now. Normally it should have stopped around 4000, but instead of rejection we saw a small triangle form which pushed the price up from 3990 to 4030. Normally, for a simple retest, it should have stayed below the 3960/4000. But sometimes it gets extended a little bit more. In theory, it is allowed to reach the previous high even (when assuming it was a wedge ). In 2018 this happened a lot, seeing FOMO push the price up to the max, but past 8 months or so the bulls are usually to weak. So this is a first small sign for me, that bulls might be in favor.

Second one, is what i wrote in my previous analysis:

Now something else that keeps bugging me a bit. When looking back at previous drops, as we can see on the right and the chart here below. The other 2 similar moments, the whole world could see those up trend lines . But those times, it was almost impossible to short it, since those dumps happened in seconds/minutes. Now what makes me doubt is, how come this time everyone gets the perfect chance to short it here? Maybe a reason is because the OI is this high, because that also means a lot of people have positions running, so certain levels will be defended. Something we have seen a lot past weeks actually.

With this, to where we are now, i don't think it's likely that this 100 point rally was it.

A third thought is, OI dropped 25 mil on the way down from 3970 to 3880 and dropped another 25 mil with this move up. So a more logical assumption would be, bears pushed it down to be able to close shorts at 3900 levels and closed more shorts on the way up. So would make more sense to think that some bears are giving up. A possible confirmation of this is, funding dropped to neutral after being in the negative for quite some time. Like a sentiment indicator, so it shows there are less bears now, but that can always change.

A forth sign, the alt coin market cap chart, made a good jump up and is above the resistance of the bull flag now. This one is not allowed to drop back in again. When i look at my chart with 8 different alt coins, they are moving very stable at the highs, so no profit taking pressure (yet).

For now it seems to be an easy view up, as long as we stay above that curved blue line around 3995. To be honest, i am surprised to see it hang there this stable without any real pressure of the bears. The blue line on the left, is something i have drawn like that on purpose. Because instead of seeing a small spike up and a Bart move down like last time, we need to see it get in that blue zone, seeing bears push like crazy but the bulls being stronger and THEN seeing the rally start. Why am i describing it like this, because this way is how we get volume . Bears need to loose at these levels, not that 30% of the bears loose here, we move up to 4090 and then the remaining 70% of the bears push the price down and create a Bart move.
In the chart below we can see 2 examples of what we should see. The on the right is a bit more complicated, but it is to illustrate why volume is so important. On the one on the left, you have to see like the bears simply let the bulls push up because they had a surprise for them. If i see enough interest in this subject, i could make an educational post about this one. So what do we need to with this attempt, volume . If volume doesn't reach monthly highs, even a break of 4200 will be very likely just temporary.

Now the bearish side of the story. As long as we stay below the 4040 the bears can still take over. As we saw a week ago, even at 4070 the bears can still take over. With that failed attempt the volume was simply too low. When assuming that green trend line is a real one as well, the market is at an important stage now. It bounced up again from that uptrend but to confirm another rally, it has to break the previous high. If that doesn't happen, it means there are not enough willing buyers and it is very likely to see the price get dumped if that trend line breaks. A similar situation happened a few days ago, in my most recent USDJPY analysis (link here below in the Related Ideas). There we saw a bounce up from the channel as well, against the resistance of the high, not enough buyers and than a big dump happened.

My view is up right now, as long as we stay above the 3995 it's an easy view up, above 3980ish means being a bit more careful and below 3950ish means being neutral again. Now depending on how things go of course with volume and movement, there is still a lot of potential on the upside. But for high prices, meaning 5k+ prices, the push through 4200 needs to be very big. Meaning it has to push towards 4400/4500 in one rally. If 4100/4200 breaks and we only go towards 4300, the chances for a bull trap remain very high. I will try to post updates when something significant happens, because it's easier to predict the second step AFTER the first step has been made.

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Previous analysis:

Comment: Here we can see that alt market cap chart, how it is moving above the bull flag now. A max drop to that green zone is allowed.
On the left, that curved line pattern is still in play until that previous high breaks. Which means, as long as we stay below the 4050ish, a dump can still happen. Something that usually happens when a curved line shape breaks

Comment: Like now, just after my post, we move up 10/15 points, volume increased, but not even close to being enough. But as long as it moves up with higher lows on the 5/15m chart it can still work out.

Comment: These bots, always the same sh*t :). Difficult to judge, but seems like the volume on this Bart is a bit lower than usual. So i think this attempt might fail.

But again this shows, how important volume is. The volume was simply not enough on the way up.

Comment: New XRP analysis:

Comment: New alt coin market cap chart:

Comment: New update on the BTC SPX fractal:

Looks crazy so far

Comment: Again another low volume attempt to break up. Unlikely to see it make a real break upwards with this volume. Unless the more aggressive buying starts above the 4040/4050. An option goed be seeing it stay above the 4010ish from now on. Already got a little bit of rejection as i am writing this. So volume is increasing now and seems like a small fight has started as we speak

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We broke resistance and are just ridding on top right now, waiting to see what will happen. Still long. We found a way to predict the tops and bottoms really well in this video that might interest some. Thanks for the great update guys!
Don´t expect nothing big during these days, just boring sideways.
Bitcoin is long and long only.

There is no two sided direction.

Posted this more than 2 weeks ago.

It's still unfolding....

Good luck
TheTradingBro milanjelic
@milanjelic, that's not holding, there was a wick that should have stopped you out march 14th, other than that your chart doesn't give any analysis. At least botje11 tries
milanjelic TheTradingBro

It's about USD stashing over B, not B it self only.

For example B uptrends over USD 10% and your alt uptrends 30% over B in bullish B enviroment.

That's 43% nominal USD gain.

Therefore, you are maximizing stashing of your USD while you are long on Bitcoin.

It's not just 4250 uptrend...

I don't use lvg btw, i use alts as lvg, but not margin trading, since exchange or major holder can liquidate you in no time (even with margins setup correctly i.e. 2.2x margin).
Futures markets have made a complete mess of crypto. Deep pockets easily manipulate price in such small cap/volume envirornments. It's not a coincidence that crypto plummeted almost to the day Dec. 17/2017 that CME bitcoin futures markets became available.

At this stage, the greatest service you and other TAs can provide to the community is to continue to use your TA skills and knowledge of market movements to decipher their machinations so we have a map of the their manipulation strategies and plans. Once uncovered, they will almost certainly cease to have quite so much power over the markets. Attention to OI, and futures contract expiration seems like a good start. Might want to include at least 2-3 additional high volume exchanges in terms of OI numbers, because I think you're hunch is right - they probably distribute across several top exchanges to help cover their tracks.

Also, I would like to respectfully suggest considering modifying your underlying assumption of two embattled groups: bulls vs. bears contnuously fighting it out, to instead view it as one group: a single monolithic manipulator with unlimited bags of money that manipulates price in both directions to maximize profit without destroying the market, maximizing volatility, accumulating (bull) and distributing (bear) at the right times, and lulling unsuspecting buyers and sellers at local tops and bottoms. I would love to see what you can come up with as an overarching manipulation strategy.
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