Earlier today on S.C., I published a BTC article about bottoming patterns. They are usually made up of a series of structures, but what makes them most significant is where they are developing.
The pattern is actually clearer in this market than it is in BTC . The 418 low is not that much lower than the 450 low, a is present off the 423 reversal zone boundary and now a is materializing off the same level. Together, these structures could be the beginning of an inverted formation which is .
If this pattern continues to unfold around the current price level, it would also be establishing a very broad higher low formation. I wrote about this in a previous report that looked at the count.
The potential target for a broader higher low formation is the 581 resistance (.382 of recent structure). This will not happen over night, but certainly within reason over the next month.
In summary, like I have been writing on S.C., we always consider the broad probability of the location when evaluating levels and trends. We do not rely on oscillators or moving averages for these situations because they are not the most effective tools for anticipating broad reversals.
For that reason we manage inventory as well as short term swing trades when the risk makes sense. At the present, the reward/risk is favoring both position and swing trade strategies long. It is all a matter of having a process to quantify that risk and decide if it is within the scope of your tolerance.
If the current closes and the next candle takes out the high, that is a technical trigger to go long. We are long BTC so we will not be officially calling this trade idea in order to keep risk within the scope of our overall plan.