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Analysis: Bitcoin gave a buy signal

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Analysis: Bitcoin gave a buy signal


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Bitcoin gave us a buy signal on the daily chart an hour ago, when price closed above the 4th arc. This is a pleasant surprise. The next target is in the $1440 area, though longer term the target is closer to $1600.

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Ethereum continues to move sideways through an arc pair on the 3 hour chart. If it continues to move sideways it will exit the arc pair ~ the 23rd. I suggest waiting for the buy signal, even if it means buying at a higher price than you could get today.



Zcash should be watched carefully, It is following an arc pair downwards for the past several bars. But sooner or later it will break free of the arc and when it does a rally to at least the mid 80s will likely ensue.



Ripple bounced off of Gann Fan support the other day. Did that arc provide the spark for this coin to awake from it’s slumber and sideways movement? Time will tell, but I suspect so. There is an energy moment coming tomorrow. It’s too early to say if it will be an acceleration to the upside, or if it will hit the arc at 417 at that time.


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    AUTHOR jedadoo

    Posted on 3:54 pm April 21, 2017.

    Why isn’t this on the recommendations list? Still not a solid recommendation?

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      AUTHOR jedadoo

      Posted on 4:04 pm April 21, 2017.

      I take that back. Its already an active long term buy

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