BTCUSD - potential buy back zones

BITFINEX:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
I previously discussed in the post (The Big Diagonal. 4 Ways from here.....) that the breaking of the breach of diagonal triggered me to sell all trading coins. I am now building a plan for how and when I buy back in.

There are several possible wave counts that could now be in play. The two I have shown on the chart are:

- Grey : Completed wave Primary Wave v on 5 March
- Blue : Completed Primary Wave 5 on 20 Feb and have just completed the B leg of a Corrective Flat.

The overall targets for the bottom of the correction are not hugely different for either scenario and overlap in some price ranges.

Grey Wave 5 : 8k - 9.5k
Blue Corrective Flat : 7.5k - 9k

I have no conviction for either formation so will likely target a buy at a volume driven reversal where they overlap.

This will not go straight down and may reverse earlier. I will therefore look to buy in at various stages on the way down, managing through stop losses and taking profits on any minor retraces. The chart shows where I think these areas are likely to be.

There are some that think BTC will always go up and as long as one HODL one will make money. I hope that is the case but I prefer to be open minded to both scenarios. I am therefore mindful that a much larger ABC formation could be in play which would take BTC down for a 5 wave impulse to 6k and likely even further. Whilst I do not share his conviction, I recommend reviewing this post for an overview of what the Doomsday scenario could look like.

Managing risk through stop losses will be key. Also, I will not buy in with my full pot until either there is a very clear 5 wave impulse up and/or 12k is breached. The risk to the downside is so great that I am quite content to pay some 'insurance money' through limited portfolio erosion to protect 50%+ losses on downside whilst allowing me to participate in the 100%+ impulses on the up side.

Comment: I may look to short further on this retrace. I am expecting it to retrace and be rejected at the 4HR 50EMA. Target would be the bottom of this first area and stop would be just past the blue resistance.

Comment: These are the 4 scenarios

1 ) Completed a Leading Diagonal in the 1st wave of a new 5 wave impulse
The Fib would be from 11700 to 9300. A retrace of 0.382 - 0.618 would see the correction finished between 10,200 and 10,800.

2) Completed an Ending Diagonal of the 5 waves up from 6000
The Fib would be from 11700 to 6000. A retrace of 0.382 - 0.618 would see the correction finished between 8000 and 9500.

3) Completed an Ending Diagonal within the C wave of the X from wave 5
Going down for the Y leg. The Fib would be from 11749 to 6000. A retrace of 0.382 - 0.618 would see the correction finished between 8300 and 9600. Or if Y is the same length as W, down to 9200

4) Doomsday scenario
The impulse up from 6000 was just a corrective ABC on a change in trend, with a new 5 wave impulse down to now start. This could easily take the BTC -3.53% well past the 6k low.
Comment: We have bounced from the 10,800 which could be scenario (1). However, my conviction is this is unlikely to be the correction over. I would want to see a few more confirmation signals before even considering this could be done:

1) Test and break the 1HR EMA 50
2) A Higher low on the 1HR and probably the 4HR TM

Even with these signals I would be reluctant to buy in at this stage. I'm considering going short on the test of the 1HR 50EMA.
Comment: Potential short opportunity

1 min TM. Potentially forming a triangle for B before going up for the C to the 0.312 fib at 11160. This will also meet the blue resistance and 1HR 50EMA. Subject to seeing RSI divergence / over bought I will look to short. Target 10,200. Stop 11330. R5:1

Comment: As soon as I posted, it blast down through the triangle. It's having another go now. Makes my target for a sell tougher to achieve, higher ext of A and will need to break the trend line. I don't think it will get there, but let's see.

Comment: If you take a look at the Primary Wave iv correction on the way down, you can see that we revisted the 1HR 50EMA three times on the way down to 9.5k.

The first was triggered by a rebound off the 4HR 50EMA. We have just gone through that and are retracing slightly. This may hold and go up to the 1HR 50EMA. I'm not buying here though as I think it's high risk.

RSI is now oversold on 1HR (20) but has a little way to go on the 4HR (35).

The next opportunity to go long is around 10.2k. I do not expect this to hold medium term but buying in now may allow for some extra profits and could allow an opportunity to hold if it does fully recover from there. 10.2k is meaningful because:

1) The current diagonal trend down ends on this spot
2) 0.618 fib of the wave v
3) Support at Wave (2) of Wave v plus 5 other areas of support/resistance in this i-v wave structure

I would need to see signs of reversal to enter, so this is not an automated trade.
Exit the position at the retrace to the 1HR 50EMA. Stop would be at 10100. Risk 4:1.

Comment: We might exit this wedge now, but the waves and fibs suggest a double bottom at 10,400?

Within wave 5:

Wave 2 retrace 0.786
Wave 3 1.618 ext of 1 : 10409
Wave 4 retrace 0.618
wave 5 1:1 of 1 = 10404

Comment: I'm not trading this just yet. It has RSI divergence (albeit on 1M TM) and very little volume

Comment: Updated wave count below. There is a small chance wave 4 is still going but I think we have completed this impulse. Now it gets complicated. We can do any number of things from here, for example:

1) Enter a new 5 wave impulse up (unlikely but not impossible)
2) Trade side ways with various ABC XYZ combinations
3) Up with an X which then goes into another large ABC correction which may have another one or two large 5 wave impulses in it

This is why trading corrections is so difficult.

I think there is more work to do going down. I expect the next highlight will be a test and bounce off of the 1HR 50 EMA.

I'm holding on to my hard earned dollars for now....

Comment: If wave 1 and 2 have completed and the 3rd is underway, its 1.618 ext of wave 1 plus a 1:1 wave 5 would end at the 1HR 50 EMA.

Comment: A bit of sleep helps a lot....

Wave 3 was just short of a 1.618 on wave 1. The 5th of 3 being truncated. Now down for the 5th, wave 1 of 5th completed. 1:1 Extension of 1 puts 5th at 10.3k.

Comment: I think we are in the 5th of 5th of 5th. I'm getting ready to buy.
Comment: Wait for RSI to break this channel

Trade active
Comment: Key is for this RSI trend to hold up near to around 70-80
Comment: I think the 3rd (just 1.247 extension). Now doing the 4th. Once 5th is done, a target will be available.

p.s. note because of that monster order that went in on the 3rd or wave 5, it ended up with a truncated 5th. The start of this new wave is therefore not the bottom but 10435

Comment: ps RSI just about hit 70
Comment: Looking pretty weak at the moment. In a 5th and getting rsi divergence.
Trade closed manually
Comment: 5th didnt even reach 1:1 extension of a small 1. RSI trend line broken.

Comment: I'll potentially look to go back in once I see what this retrace has done.
Comment: Trading corrections around this level is tricky guys. I'm back in if the new RSI holds.

Comment: ok, back in just below where I went out. Stop loss is below the 1st wave retrace at 10460.
Comment: Updated wave count
Comment: Ok, I was looking at this scenario the past hours.
I think we hadnt finished the 5 waves, that first set was the third with a relatively long sideways contraction.

What I have labelled as 5 here is exactly a 1 extension of wave 1 added to wave 3.

This could be the first leg of 5 or may be done. I need some time to digest....

Comment: I have my potential resistance areas set up in advance and will watch for a reversal around them. With this space of contraction I will not buy on a hunch, I want to see some confirmation that support has solidified. If you look at the 6k reversal it performed a double bottom before revisited the support area a few times before moving up. The same for the 23 Dec bounce.



you are a believer in omisego as do i . do you have a future prediction where it will go
monkia sofiane-sher
@sofiane-sher, I am completely out of everything apart from my core which is BTC, ETH, LTC and a bit of BCH. OMG was a very large part of my trading pot. I closed that all out at around 11.5k when BTC exited the Ending Diagonal. I'll focus on BTC until we are out of the correction (again) and then look to review the charts on the other main coins, starting with ETH and then OMG.
@monkia, thank you for clearing that up
monkia sofiane-sher
@sofiane-sher, no problem
Great work, you really handle the situation very well, Respect
monkia Behrouzzz
@Behrouzzz, thanks. Those corrections are tricky to deal with. The formations didnt look right so got out. Although it was painful going in and out twice in such a short period, luckily one of them I made a little money on to cover the stop that kicked in.
great assessments and charts. However, all trading is open to variation from chance - whether it be an unexpected government decision or an overblown rumour. The longer the trading interval the less effect chance has. So is assessing 1 minute charts the best use of time and resources?
monkia reppac
@reppac, thanks for the feedback. It's down to individuals to trade on their convictions. I find looking at the low timeframes helps me build a picture of what is happening and could happen. You are right that external events can blow all of that out of the water, just like the Bianace news today.
monkia reppac
@reppac, This is interesting.... you can count not only the 3 impulse waves but the 3 sub waves in each of them in that monster drop today. It looks like a straight line on large time frames, but 1 MIN time frame tells everything. Unfortunately I wasnt at a computer to buy at the time!