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Ethereum fell, though not quite as expected

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Ethereum fell, though not quite as expected

Introduction

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. That breakdown came, but not until after the chart registered a double top which can only be described as nerve-wracking to the extreme.

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Still, I suppose I should have foreseen the possibility of a brain-bleeding double top, as that is what it took to get pricetime to touch the 3rd arc on this setup:

Looking closer at the breakdown, we again get a confusing picture, because there are two perfectly reasonable bear setups from the first top.  The smaller of the two shows that the fall went EXACTLY to the 5th arc.  Suggesting the worst of the selling is over:

But I am bothered by the fact that there is an energy point on this chart several hours from now.  Intuitively, it feels like it will be a lower low?  So let’s look at the slightly larger bear setup from the first top:

This setup suggests a low ~ $68-$69, possibly this afternoon (remember, I am writing in China time, GMT +8).

Bitcoin

Bitcoin rallied yesterday, so I thought it was time to look at that chart.  The longer-term setup on the daily chart shows an energy point in 10 days time.  This is just after the end of the setup in time. The top of the square is resistance, at $1500.

Let’s look at a shorter-term setup for confirmation:

Here on this setup we again see resistance at $1500 in the form of a 5th arc, on the day of the energy point.  There is plenty of time however for XBT to rally past $1500 before then.  If that should happen, the top of the setup is likely to stop the advance at ~ $1700.

 

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Jim Fredrickson

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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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    AUTHOR Ershad

    Posted on 1:21 am May 4, 2017.

    Hi Jim,

    Just a quick question, do you think that XRP would reach all time highs according to XRP/BTC? Or would you recommend selling at $0.07 USDT?

    Kind regards,
    Ershad

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      AUTHOR Jim Fredrickson

      Posted on 9:05 am May 4, 2017.

      I am buying xrp today… relative to xbt is hard to say, but relative to usd seems a likely winner

      • user

        AUTHOR Ershad

        Posted on 9:50 am May 4, 2017.

        Hi Jim,

        Thanks for your reply, I wanted to ask would you recommend selling XRP at $.07 or holding for a little longer?

        Kind regards
        Ershad

        • user

          AUTHOR Jim Fredrickson

          Posted on 12:32 pm May 4, 2017.

          I can’t answer that question because i don’t know your situation. I am buying it today, so as you can guess I think .07 is cheap. My guess is that 2 weeks from now it will be at least double that.

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