Since we do not day trade Bitcoin , or short it, the environment needs to fit very particular constraints in order for it to be worthy of taking on additional risk. This is a range bound market, clear and simple. The low 4K area is still the range resistance, while the lower 3K area is the range support. While we do hold inventory (position trade), it has been weeks since we have shared a swing trade. If you can't understand why, I have highlighted how we visualize the reward vs. risk within this environment. The green box is how we view potential reward, while the red box represents the potential risk. Why would we put on any new swing trades at range highs when chances are price is more likely to test much lower levels in the short term?
Evaluating probabilities is what drives our decision making process. and many elements are considered, not just a simple or signal. The fact that price is beginning to show signs of structural weakness confirms our reasoning that staying out of any new swing trades near the range highs is the best choice for now. Support levels begin around the high 3600s and continue through to the 3450 level. We don't pretend to know where price is going because we are not marketers. We do know where the support is and IF the market offers an opportunity to buy in those areas, then we are prepared. That is the best we can do as outsiders (working with public information). We exercise things that we can control like the amount of risk we take, and WAITING for the best possibilities. Sticking to these best practices is why our performance record is green.
In summary, Bitcoin along with the entire space may be in the process of building a broader recovery over the long term, but the short term is just not in a position that offers attractive reward/risk. Although supply may be slowly removed from the market (Andrew wrote a recent article detailing his observations), it will take some time before the effects play out. So we will continue to WAIT for two particlar scenarios: price retraces toward the lower part of the range for a reversal to go long OR price breaks beyond 4150 and provides a momentum continuation pattern for a long. Since WAITING does not cost anything, we can WAIT for as long as it takes. Meanwhile, there are plenty of opportunities in the Forex and Stock markets. What would you rather do? WAIT for a high probabilitiy setup while losing nothing or take every setup and erode your account while getting caught up in noise?