Analysis Monster rally in Dash and Zcash Published 1 year ago on May 22, 2017 By Jim Fredrickson 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 they should short this asset or that one… My answer to that is one should never short a bull market, particularly if you are inexperienced enough to have to ask when to do it. I have been trading for decades and I am afraid to short any of the coins these days. We are in a major bull market, so the surprises will always be to the upside. Look at that happened to DASH and ZEC yesterday. Oh my god… If you had been short either of those, even a stop loss may not have been enough to keep you from being wiped out. I see that Bitcoin reversed yesterday EXACTLY at the time and price we had been forecasting for days. I thought about shorting it because I could see the turning point coming, but I did not. I was AFRAID to do so, knowing that there is so much money pouring into the coins these days. As it turned out, after a brief fall, XBT reversed again, and made yet another new high. Wasn’t I happy I wasn’t short!! To summarize, there is a time and place to short. May 2017 is not the time. When you are experienced enough to know when to short, without asking anyone else’s opinion on the matter, then and only then will it be a good idea for you to trade the short side, IMHO. DASH What the hell happened here????? I saw the test of support at the 1×2 angle. I mentioned it in yesterday’s column, but this rally was just too much. I can’t imagine how much money went into this market in a few hours to do this. This was not mom and pop investors. This was institutional money. The game is changing. It’s not clear if there is more to come. The rally stopped just above the top of the setup, and is currently just below the 5th arc. We will have to wait and see. Zcash The same thing happened to ZEC. This is just insane. To anyone who caught these monster rallies, my hat is off to you. I had to change my scale to accommodate the rise in this coin. At the present scale it seems there is more to go in this rally. Ripple Ripple remains stuck in an arc pair and can’t seem to get free. An energy point approaches (red vertical line). While I suspect the low is already in, it might yet fall to test the 1×2 Gann angle (blue arrow). Happy trading! Remember: The author is a trader who is subject to all manner of error in judgment. Do your own research, and be prepared to take full responsibility for your own trades. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jim Fredrickson 5 stars on average, based on 2 rated postsJim 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. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Related Topics:dashrippleZcash Up Next So Much Trouble in the Markets Don't Miss How to Invest in a Decentralized Economy? You may like Crypto Update: Market Still in Deadlock Crypto Update: Coins Extend Losses as Bulls Fail to Show Up Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Subject to Pullback Before Another Surge; More Partners Added to xRapid and RippleNet Crypto Update: Coins Edge Lower in Quiet Trading Crypto Update: Altcoin Market Cap on the Verge of Trend Reversal Crypto Update: Sideways Drift in Cryptoland 13 Comments 13 Comments [email protected] May 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm Hi Jim, any thoughts on LTC? I am out yesterday at 24.5. It seems it’s not going down again. Should I buy in again at current price? Log in to Reply Jim Fredrickson May 23, 2017 at 12:04 am I bought LTC at near the low yesterday. I tweeted at the time that I thought the low was in. We will see… Log in to Reply tudord May 25, 2017 at 2:17 am Where do you post entries Jim? Log in to Reply Jim Fredrickson May 26, 2017 at 1:02 am I don’t post entries directly, since i don’t know traders timeframes for trading (amongst other necessary info). however i often tweet when I see a trading opportunity arise. Log in to Reply Gabriel May 23, 2017 at 2:03 am Buy low and sell high! It is reasonable to expect that other coins such as LTC and XMR may get similar breakouts, so just get in at a low price and hold tight 🙂 Log in to Reply iamniks May 23, 2017 at 9:45 am It is impossible to expect =) Zec had a breakout just because JP Morgan integrated their technology this wasn’t a regular pump and dump Log in to Reply unitednoobies May 23, 2017 at 6:13 am Hi Jim, Where is XRP going after this steep correction? When do you expect a move up and to what target price point? All the best, Brian Log in to Reply Jim Fredrickson May 23, 2017 at 7:35 am of course, i might be wrong, but i am buying XRP here, target minimum of $1 over next several weeks or less i imagine. Log in to Reply Jeremi Fisher May 23, 2017 at 8:53 am I also have our target set around $1 on XRP. We have a feeling XRP will rally hard in the next week or 2 Log in to Reply amirheavy666 May 23, 2017 at 6:17 am jim what’s you idea about Augur (REP)? i think it go up ?agree? Log in to Reply Jim Fredrickson May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am yes, it is going up as we speak Log in to Reply kochelli May 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm Jim… where can I read about your geometric system? I understand it when you have the angles and arcs on the chart, but I don’t understand how you come up with them. What creates the arc pair? Is it timing that spaces the arcs or are there some other factors that create them? I’ve looked around at the site and I haven’t seen any information on them. I’m very interested in how you come up with them. Also, what are you using to draw the lines? I don’t really like any of the sites I visit for visualization but the ones you use are great. Are you generating those yourself or are you using another site? It doesn’t look like you are using Kraken for the charts. Thanks! Log in to Reply Jim Fredrickson May 25, 2017 at 10:22 am feel free to write me privately for more info. Log in to Reply You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Analysis Crypto Update: Market Still in Deadlock Published 7 hours ago on October 20, 2018 By Mate Cser The choppy, directionless period in the cryptocurrency segment continues, with no meaningful change in the technical setups of the major coins. While the broader trends are still clearly bearish and sellers remain in control of the market, we saw another minor bullish shift in the past 24 hours, with modest gains across the board. Most of the top coins are trading in the range of the Monday session, which saw the spike triggered by the turmoil in Tether. Stellar is the apparent positive outlier of the past few days, while Dash, Litecoin, and Ethereum have been the weakest so far this week. DASH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis On a positive note, all of the majors remain above last week’s levels, and especially Bitcoin’s continued stability is encouraging for crypto-bulls here, even as our trend model paints a negative picture of the segment. BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Bitcoin avoided a test of the $6275 level despite moving below its recent very narrow trading range yesterday, with still no meaningful bearish or bullish momentum present in the coin’s market. BTC continues to trade below the $6500 level, and its volatility is very low, even after the move below the previously dominant broad triangle consolidation pattern. Further resistance levels are still ahead near $6750 and $7000, while support levels below $6275 are found near $600, $5850 and between $5000 and $5100. Altcoins Little Changed as Ethereum Still Glued to $200 XRP/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The weekend has been very quiet for altcoins so far, with even the recently active Ripple settling down near the $0.46 level. XRP is around the midpoint of Monday’ s range but the lack of follow-through after the breakout from the triangle consolidation pattern is a negative sign, and the coin remains on a short-term sell signal in our trend model. Strong resistance is still ahead at $0.51, $0.54, $0.57, while support is found near $0.42, $0.375, and $0.35. ETH/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Ethereum continues to hover around the $200 price level still being in bearish short- and long-term patterns and the relative weakness of the second largest coin remains a huge concern for the whole segment. With no evidence of meaningful capital inflows to the market, the outlook is neutral at best, and traders and investors should wait for at least a short-term trend change before entering new positions. Strong support is found near $180, $170, and $160, while resistance is ahead near $235 and $260. EOS/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis EOS is also among the relatively weaker coins, and the coin is stuick in a broad Trading range around the $5.35 level since August. Volatility in the coin’s market has been progressively declining, but the vicinity of the bear market low suggests that the long-term downtrend is still intact, especially given the segment-wide trends. A test of the lows is still more likely than a bullish break-out, with strong support found near $4.50 and key resistance ahead near $6 and $6.5. Featured image from Shutterstock Disclaimer: The analyst owns cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but doesn’t engage in short-term or day-trading, nor does he hold short positions on any of the coins. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Mate Cser 4.6 stars on average, based on 380 rated postsTrader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive strategies, with a passion towards anything that is connected to the market. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Altcoins Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USDT is Eyeing a Big Move Out of Current Technical Setup Published 11 hours ago on October 20, 2018 By Ken Chigbo Positive update from IOHK audit of Icarus by Kudelski Security. ADA/USDT is moving within a pennant pattern formation, subject to breakout. Solid Icarus Audit reported by IOHK IOHK recently announced in their forum that an audit was conducted by Kudelski Security, which is an independent and third-party security audit firm. The audit conducted demonstrated that the Icarus project implementation for Cardano looks all good and set to go, without any major problems. However, a few changes may need to be executed. IOHK developed the Icarus code as a reference implementation, for Cardano light portfolio. The important of “independent audits, like this one was stressed by IOHK. Stating “they are critical for identifying security issues in the Icarus wallet, that may not have been identified by internal audits”. Furthermore, IOHK has elucidated Icarus as an open source code base serving as a reference for the creation of safer and easier mobile wallets for Cardano. They said, “this guarantees our customers and clients the safest portfolio we can offer.” Given the benefit of an external audit, the developers can resolve any problems identified during its product launch audit. Positive Updates from Cardano Founder Cardano’s founder, Charles Hoskinson, was recently commenting on Cardano’s future. He said “We have so many amazing things coming out.” Mr Hoskinson further added that one of their scientists has flown in from Switzerland. They will be doing a video, which will be the first time they have ever talked about their sharding design that we have for Cardano. Further commenting on other updates, including videos about Shelley and the Rust project. Technical Review – Daily Chart ADA/USDT daily chart ADA/USDT is moving within a triangular pattern or a pennant formation, as seen via the daily time frame. It is narrowing, moving closer to a breakout. Ranging ahead of another drop to the deep south. Although, fundamental developments coming out from the Cardano foundation, remain very much upbeat currently. Over the past 8 days, the price has been grinding higher, after receiving support at the lower trend line of the above-mentioned pattern. In terms of resistance to the upside, this can be seen at 0.08310000. The upper tracking trend line. Further north, a supply zone is running from 0.09000000-0.09500000. ADA/USDT last traded here on 23rd September. Finally, support is tracking at 0.071800000, lower part of the pennant, also within a demand area. Another strong buying territory is observed from 0.06500000-0.06000000. Disclaimer: The author owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term or day-trading. Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Ken Chigbo 4.5 stars on average, based on 33 rated postsKen has over 8 years exposure to the financial markets. During a large part of his career, he worked as an analyst, covering a variety of asset classes; forex, fixed income, commodities, equities and cryptocurrencies. Ken has gone on to become a regular contributor across several large news and analysis outlets. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Analysis Crypto Update: Top 10 Worst Performers Make Bottom Picking List Published 14 hours ago on October 20, 2018 By Kiril Nikolaev Yesterday, October 18, 2018, Cryptoglobe published, a list of the 10 worst performing cryptocurrency investments of 2018. These altcoins suffered heavy losses of between 97% – 99%. With tremendous devaluation, it may lead you to think that altcoins or cryptos are dead. After all, other assets such as stocks or commodities may likely never come back to life after losing all but one percent of their value. But this is crypto where coins nosedive one day and skyrocket the next. Cryptoglobe can show you a picture of tragedy, but us; we see opportunity. In this two-part article, we reveal how the top 10 worst performing cryptocurrency investments can make a good bottom picking list. Zclassic (ZCL/BTC) % Down from All-time High: 99% Current Status: Zclassic/Bitcoin (ZCL/BTC) is currently finding footing at its historic support level of 0.0005. In the last four weeks, the pair has been range trading between 0.0005 and 0.000074. Bottom Picking Candidate? An altcoin that’s down 99% is a great bottom picking candidate. Aside from the possibility of a technical bounce, you can expect whales and expert bottom fishers to accumulate positions at this level. So, you can either trade the range or accumulate with the best of them. Weekly chart of ZCL/BTC Game Credits (GAME/BTC) % Down from All-time High: 98% Current Status: GAME/BTC is attempting to carve a bottom at the parabolic support of 0.000025. Over the last four weeks, the pair has been trading between 0.000025 and 0.0000346. Bottom Picking Candidate? Yes, GAME/BTC has the potential to generate a strong rally in the coming weeks. Volume spikes on September 23 and October 4 hint that someone is accumulating at these levels. More importantly, the market is flashing oversold readings on the weekly RSI. GAME/BTC has the essential ingredients of a powerful bounce. Weekly chart of GAME/BTC Bitcoin Diamond (BCD/BTC) % Down from All-time High: 97% Current Status: BCD/BTC is currently trading inside a huge falling wedge on the daily chart. It is still bearish as it continues to generate lower highs and lower lows. Bottom Picking Candidate? No, BCD/BTC is not a great bottom picking candidate. However, the pair looks ripe for a breakout. The usual catalysts are present: flashing extreme oversold readings, nearing the apex of the wedge, and trading at all-time lows. Look for volume spikes as a sign of a breakout. Daily chart of BCD/BTC Ethos (BQX/BTC) % Down from All-time High: 97% Current Status: BQX/BTC has been carving a bottom at 0.000045 for over a month now. Those who were able to buy at this level are lucky because BQX/BTC is looking ripe for a rally. Bottom Picking Candidate? Yes, if you can still manage to get as close to 0.000045 as possible. The volume surges in the last few days suggest that the pair is in the final stages of base building. On October 14, BQX/BTC printed volume that’s over 250% of its daily average. Daily chart of BQX/BTC SALT (SALT/BTC) % Down from All-time High: 97% Current Status: SALT/BTC may already be in an uptrend but it seems that only a few people are looking. The 4-hour chart shows that the pair is currently generating a bullish higher low after pulling back from its first higher high in months. SALT/BTC looks bullish in our book. Bottom Picking Candidate? Yes, this pullback gives you an opportunity to buy the higher low. We expect SALT/BTC to trade near the support of the ascending channel as it consolidates. 4H chart of SALT/BTC Bottom Line In trading and investing, the worst performing cryptocurrency investments and other assets often provide the maximum financial opportunity. We’re seeing that in the first half of the list. We have a feeling that we’ll see more or less the same in the second half of the list. Stay tuned. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Kiril Nikolaev 3.7 stars on average, based on 252 rated postsKiril is a financial professional with 4+ years of experience in financial writing, analysis and product ownership. He has passed all three CFA exams on first attempt and has a bachelor's degree with a specialty in finance. Kiril’s current focus is on cryptocurrencies and ETFs, as he does his own crypto research and is the subject matter expert at ETFdb.com. He also has his personal website, InvestorAcademy.org where he teaches people about the basics of investing. His ultimate goal is to help people with limited knowledge of finance and investments to create investment portfolios easily, and in line with their unique circumstances. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? 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