A Look at Bitcoin Volatility (Daily) (2012-present)

BITSTAMP:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
This is a simple chart looking at volatility over the history of bitcoin . The first thing to notice is that we are nearing the all time low for volatility according to the bollinger bands . This suggests that we are on the brink of a large move, but does not suggest what direction.

Also interesting is that in between the last two bubbles volatility has peaked 3 times during the bear phase and recovery period before making a low and then beginning a new bubble. If this trend holds, this suggests we are once again about to experience rapid price change.

A word of caution...while this gives hope for another bubble, this chart alone is not enough to justify taking a position one way or the other. However, given that this does suggest that volatility is due to increase, trend breaks may be used as entry points with more confidence.

Can you update the bottom chart following the sell-off?
bigmoney33 B_Landau
I think you should be able to press play on the right hand side of the chart and it will update. All it has done is turn horizontal, not really upwards yet.
bigmoney33 bigmoney33
Well it updates differently on my own chart, showing a deeper bottom and a turn upwards to about the top red line. Still very low, relatively. We shall see...
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