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Jim Fredrickson

Jim has an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has had a long career in both Corporate Finance and IT. Along the way he discovered that trading was a vehicle with great promise, but struggled for a long time without a mentor. After having been knocked down many times and having struggled to get back up, he had an epiphany and realized that geometry was a solution. He shares his experience here. If you do well as a result of suggestions made here, feel free to say thank you :) BTC: 1FUq3GB1Q8zz2JpuBr7YHzVBKnaWoxgmya Follow him on Twitter (@jimfred1276) or email him at jimfred1276 at gmail.

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Cryptocurrencies

Don’t Panic. Analysis of Zcash, Stellar Lumens, Litecoin and Dash

Posted on May 27th, 2017.

We have been suggesting here and on twitter like a broken record that the ETH and XBT trades were hyper-extended and overdue to correct.  It looks like big money and/or hostile forces have taken advantage of the two corrections to force out weak hands from many altcoins.  These are the days when if you are not leveraged, you ought to...

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Analysis: Ethereum and Bitcoin Stole the Show

Posted on May 26th, 2017.

It was a busy day yesterday.  Bitcoin and Ethereum stole the show for the most part; they sucked money out of the other coins as traders tried to chase the trades.  For the most part, I can say that both those two coins went higher, and longer, than I would have guessed.  But speaking for myself, I would not buy either coin here.  They...

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Financial Freedom

Double your trading account

Posted on May 24th, 2017.

A recurrent theme in the queries put before me is how best to become wealthy by trading.  We all want that of course.  But if it was easy, every trader here would be wealthy already.  The question I am asked is: “Can it be done if one starts small?”  IMHO it can be done and the best way is to just focus on doubling.  Doubling...

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Analysis: Dash, Ethereum, Iconico, Litecoin, Augur, Bitcoin, Monero, Stellar Lumens, Ripple, Zcash

Posted on May 24th, 2017.

  DASH Dash has had a great couple days, but is no within sight of a 3rd arc pair at ~$150.  Likely will correct soon. Ethereum Classic ETC has also had a great few days.  A 5th arc pair is nearby at ~ $14.  It may be late to chase this one also. Ethereum ETH, like the preceding coins, has had a great few days, but is now within...

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Analysis

Monster rally in Dash and Zcash

Posted on May 22nd, 2017.

As you may have guessed, I receive emails every day from traders of all different stripes and persuasions.  I answer when I can, but often just short replies as time is a valuable commodity.  But there is a recurrent question that comes up, and the question is usually raised by traders I can sense are inexperienced.  They ask me when...

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Analysis: Ripple, Dash, Stellar Lumens, Bytecoin & Gnosis

Posted on May 22nd, 2017.

Ripple Ripple gave a false break (highlighted) when it closed above the arc.  It was a buy signal which I tweeted, but then price fell back to the arc again.  It happens.  There is a 1×1 from the swing low which should support price at .32 (assuming the bull market is still intact).  Below there is a good place for a stop, IMHO....

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Weekly Altcoin & Bitcoin Analysis: Time to Short Bitcoin?

Posted on May 21st, 2017.

It was an exciting week for crypto traders. It seems like there are an ever-increasing number of traders joining the party doesn’t it?  Given that just a year ago there was just a handful of traders compared to now, and we still have not even scratched the surface of the number of traders out there still trading Forex exclusively, the...

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Analysis: Bitcoin Energy Point is Today (+ Litecoin, Ethereum, Augur, Monero, Zcash & Ripple)

Posted on May 20th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin has been rallying for what seems like forever, but there is a fairly significant set of resistances in the chart that will likely be reached today or tomorrow.  A long-term 5th arc (black) and shorter-term arcs (the green 2nd arc will likely yield, but the next two will likely have a lot of stopping power, especially the...

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Trading Analysis: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar Lumens & Zcash

Posted on May 19th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin continues it’s epic run toward $2100.  I note that there is an energy point on the daily chart tomorrow, and that a 5th arc is in plain sight at $2100.  Traders might want to take some profits there. DASH In our last update we identified the top of the square (highlighted) as likely support, and indeed it was.  Target of...

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Analysis: Watch Litecoin again

Posted on May 18th, 2017.

Litecoin Litecoin has successfully closed above the arc that had been dragging it down.  I believe the low is in and a rally will ensue to at least $40. Stellar Lumens Stellar Lumens had had a huge advance, stopped not once but twice by the top of this setup. We are now below the 5th arc again, and just below (at?) the 2×1 angle...

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Bitcoin

Let’s Fight Back Against the Bitcoin Trading Bots

Posted on May 17th, 2017.

I trade on Kraken, and I have noticed that the order book is increasingly controlled, it seems, by the trading bots. I imagine that is the case on most exchanges.  There are a myriad of very small orders relatively close to the strike price, but the first significant order (to buy or sell) is usually a fair distance away.  Then, after...

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Time to Sell Ripple? Analysis: Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash & Zcash

Posted on May 17th, 2017.

Litecoin I will go out on a limb here and say it’s time to buy ltc. There is a little bit of room to the Fibonacci vortex support, but not much.  Firm support ~ $23.  Lets look at the Gann setup: Here the picture is the same.  There was a spike low exactly at the end of the square, but recovered quickly to above the 5th square.  I...

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Analysis: Money is Still Pouring In – Bitcoin, Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Augur, Dash and Ethereum

Posted on May 14th, 2017.

As you all must know by now, I am a trader at heart, not an investor.  It’s always been difficult for me to buy-and-hold, because I feel like I can see where corrections will take place, so why not sell if you know its coming? But these last few days I am having a slight change of heart.  There is so much money pouring into the...

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Analysis of Stellar Lumens, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and Ripple

Posted on May 11th, 2017.

Cryptocurrencies ready for a third wave? This is not the time and place for an in-depth lesson on Elliot Wave Theory.  There are numerous websites that offer these lessons freely, and often times the teacher is more astute than I in this art.  If you are a trader, you owe it to yourself to learn this craft, as it is a great tool that is...

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Bitcoin & Ethereum: Trading the News Versus Trading the Charts

Posted on May 10th, 2017.

The past few days have been tumultuous to say the least.  As you may have guessed, I have been receiving lots of emails and commentary.  There is a recurrent theme I would like to address.  We won’t hope to solve the debate here, but there has been an on-going debate for a very long time between trading by the news or by the charts. ...

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Analysis: Monday Morning Massacre for Ethereum

Posted on May 8th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin finally succumbed to the selling pressure we have been forecasting for the past few days.  All things considered, the selling has been muted and reasonable, far more so than I expected.   This sentiment may be premature of course.  There could be another shoe waiting to drop.  But I note that a 5th arc on a 15 minute...

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Why do Markets Like Bitcoin & Ethereum Violently Correct?

Posted on May 6th, 2017.

I was asked a question recently about what causes markets to correct so violently. While the answer to this question is obvious to all seasoned traders, I thought I’d spend a few minutes answering it for those who are relatively new to this arena. There are several reasons, but there are a few that stand out as the most compelling.  The...

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Analysis: Ethereum is on a run, Bitcoin surpasses $1600 (+Ripple & Litecoin)

Posted on May 5th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin has surpassed our target of $1500 a few days earlier than I anticipated. While I think it is clear that higher prices, maybe much higher prices, are in store for this asset in the months to come, it is likely a good time to take profits if you are a short-term trader.  I will go out on a limb here and suggest that this...

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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency Analysis of Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and Ethereum Classic

Posted on May 3rd, 2017.

Litecoin Litecoin is testing a 3rd arc on the 3 hour chart as we speak. This is hardly a buy signal, but if it gets through the arc, we will likely see a rally over the next week or so to ~ $25. There are 2 energy points due later in the day. It is possible that the coin will break down. But in this era of a seemingly endless supply of...

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Ethereum fell, though not quite as expected

Posted on May 2nd, 2017.

Ethereum Regular readers will recall that I suggested yesterday morning (China time) that it was time to pull the stops in very tight on ETH.  Those following me on twitter received a pic of a rising wedge chart pattern before and after it broke, with the implicit suggestion that the market was showing signs of an impending breakdown....

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