I was not aware of the news when I published yesterdays report, but I was aware of the price action. After I found out, I looked up some articles and you really need to consider the sources. There are all kinds of random, uneducated nonsense articles out there that are being published to generate page views to justify higher ad revenue. Knowing that Segwit2X has been cancelled is useful, but everything else? Clearly these are not market technicians writing these articles.
Also someone pointed out that interest in this market is at all time highs. The institutions want in, the is introducing a contract, and it is just a matter of time before the SEC approves an for the mainstream to invest in. In the long run, these are fundamentals for sure, but for the short term? This is a sign of a top. New traders and investors do not understand the contrarian point of view, but it basically says, "The crowd is always wrong at major turning points." All markets work this way, it is a pattern of the herd mentality. We are programmed to think in terms of logic, but markets do not work in obvious and logical ways, they are irrational which is why we must always be open for anything.
It is also worth mentioning that when the and/or ETFs start trading, it is going to constrain the short term opportunities in this market because and securities are regulated. I don't know how the developer community is going to propose and cancel forks in a regulated environment.
Here are the facts right now: A is present on the larger time frames which is a sign. 5 of 5 Waves are likely complete, another sign. The 7900 level was a price extension coming from a major low, often these levels serve as completion points (wrote about this in my previous reports). If the market is going to retrace to a much deeper level, it is now in position to begin that decline. What is missing is the catalyst. All this market needs is a push which can be some kind of news of government action, etc.
I am not one to paint rocks (in contrast to rockets), but retesting the 5700 area is not that unreasonable. A break below that and the 5k level is also very possible. These levels would actually be a normal and healthy retrace if you observe them on the weekly chart. The first thing that needs to happen is the break of 6900 swing low. If that level holds, or does a false break (a fake out) near that area, this market may just be consolidating instead of selling off sharply.
Also the alts got a boost on this news. ETH, and a bunch of the cheap ones are all up nicely which shows that the current state of the BTC/alt relationship is inverse. IF this stays intact (it has changed a number of times) then it is reasonable to expect the alts to perform as money migrates out of BTC . At the moment I am looking at the alts like LTC, ETH for possibilities if BTC declines (IN THE SHORT TERM).
In summary, you must be open to anything. So many less experienced traders/investors expect TA methods and indicators to offer precision. This is not a lesson in engineering. There is no precision. The goal of analysis is to discover clues and weigh probabilities to see if potential outcomes make sense in terms of risk that we are willing to take. If the market presents an unanticipated scenario, we simply adjust. That's short term speculation. At the moment my plan is to completely avoid this market for any swing trade longs, and look to the alts for opportunities. The way I am interpreting this situation in light of the Segwit2X cancellation is this market is vulnerable to any catalyst of a larger magnitude, like a Chinese government action or something along those lines.
Comments and questions welcome.