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Trade Recommendation: Bitcoin

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Bitcoin lost all bullishness when it generated a lower high of 17,234.99 on January 6, 2018. Things went from bad to worse when the cryptocurrency broke support at 12,000 on January 16. The break triggered the toppish head and shoulders pattern, and confirmed bitcoin’s downtrend. From that point on, the cryptocurrency has been posting a series of lower lows and lower highs.

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Yesterday, bitcoin broke support at 7,000 on heavy volume of 46,500 bitcoins on Bitstamp. Breach of this level indicates that the market has yet to find its bottom. Bitcoin went as low as 5,920.72 today, February 6, before bouncing. However, the recovery may just be a temporary relief in selling.

Technical analysis show that the head and shoulders pattern that was triggered when bitcoin broke 12,000 has a target of 4,750. Interestingly, bitcoin’s next firm support is at that level. At that price level, the cryptocurrency would have lost 75% of its value from its 19,250 top. Many participants would find bitcoin depressing at that value, and that should be a very good signal that the downtrend is over.

The strategy is to wait for the market to drop to 4,300 – 4,750 before placing buy orders. Should that level prove to be a reliable support, bitcoin will most likely bounce to 7,000. The entire process can take a month given the cryptocurrency’s volatility.

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Daily Chart of Bitcoin/USD on Bitstamp


As of this writing, Bitcoin/USD is trading at 7150 on Bitstamp.

 

 

Disclaimer: The writer owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.

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3.7 stars on average, based on 169 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.




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  1. TomBrazil

    February 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Another super post, thats what we need. Thanx

  2. MinerMatt17

    February 6, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    What are the odds the previous mentioned 5.7k Support was the bottom, as it was tested twice last night. Thanks

    • Brentc

      February 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      My gut tells me this is not over.

  3. dopezone

    February 6, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Hope not. Need some bottompicking 😀

  4. MinerMatt17

    February 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Well 5.7 k was mentioned numerous times as the strong support zone. I don’t recall 4,750 ever being mentioned as a target before now.

  5. dopezone

    February 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Me neither. And as I’m just looking it’s almost like an uptrend…

    • Brentc

      February 7, 2018 at 1:19 am

      Only time I heard of 4700 range was from peter Brandt on Twitter yesterday morning.

  6. cryptolion

    February 9, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Kiril, is this trade recommendation still valid or have they last two days changed the analysis?

  7. dopezone

    February 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    So at this time – this cost me about 5K. Not funny ={

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Trade Recommendation: AUD/INR

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The Australian Dollar/Indian Rupee pair (AUD/INR) ignited its bull run in September 2010 when it breached resistance of 42. This activated the cup and handle reversal pattern on the weekly chart. The breakout attracted trend followers and breakout buyers. The increased buying activity sparked a run that saw the market climb to 62.419 in September 2013. In three years, the Australian Dollar grew by over 48% against the Indian Rupee.

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At this price point, the market flashed bearish signals. A bearish divergence was spotted on the weekly RSI. Also, bulls failed to close above 60.00 on the weekly and monthly charts. This indicated that bulls were exhausted. Those who understood these signals took profits.

The heavy selling pressure drove the pair down to support of 54 in January 2014. While AUD/INR managed to bounce, it could only go as high as 57.553 in August 2014. The lower high killed the market’s bullish momentum. This triggered a selling frenzy that activated the head and shoulders pattern on the weekly chart. As a result, the market plummeted to 45.847 in October 2015.

The pair has been rallying since. This could be your chance to buy the breakout.

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Technical analysis show that AUD/INR is looking to take out resistance of 51.60. This comes after the pair generated a series of higher lows with the most recent one at 48.388 in December 2017. The breakout would trigger the huge ascending triangle pattern on the weekly chart.

The strategy is to buy the breakout at 51.60. As long as bulls stay above 51.00, they have all the momentum they need to climb to our target of 57.60.

The process may take more than six months.

Monthly Chart of AUD/INR

As of this writing, the Australian Dollar/Indian Rupee pair is trading at 51.215.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: Breakout at 51.60.

Target: 57.60

Stop: Close below 50.

 

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3.7 stars on average, based on 169 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.




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Trade Recommendation: Gifto

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The Gifto/Bitcoin pair (GTO/BTC) started to look bullish on January 3, 2018 when it took out resistance of 0.000025. This activated the small rounding bottom pattern on the daily chart. Also, the breakout attracted a lot of momentum that skyrocketed the pair to 0.00007499 on January 12. In a little over a week, the pair rose by almost 200% in value.

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At this price level, the market flashed bearish signals. First, the market was extremely overbought. Also, a bearish divergence can be spotted on the RSI. Plus, the market has grown so fast in a short time frame. Savvy traders who bought the breakout saw these signals, so they took profits.

The heavy selling drove the market back down to support of 0.000028 on February 2. From there, GTO/BTC rallied back to 0.00007 resistance on February 15. Once again, the pair succumbed to selling pressure as it dropped to the 23.6% Fibonacci level on March 7. While the pair broke the support of 0.000028 on March 29, bulls came to the rescue and pushed the market close to 0.00007 resistance on May 3.

Technical analysis reveals that GTO/BTC is locked in wide range between 0.000028 – 0.00007. Bulls come out when the market hovers around the 23.8% Fibonacci level. On the other end, bears flex their muscles at the 78.6% Fibonacci level. We’ll follow their lead to generate a profitable trade.

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The strategy is to bottom fish the market and buy as close to 0.000028 as possible. If bulls preserve this support, the pair will likely move back to resistance of 0.00007. However, it would be best to start taking profits at the 78.6% Fibonacci level or 0.000058. Charts show that bulls have a hard time going above this price area.

The process may take a month.

Daily Chart of Gifto/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Gifto/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.00003418 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.000028 as possible.

Target: 0.000058

Stop:  0.000026

 

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Trade Recommendation: Intact Financial

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Technical Overview

  • Since double-bottoming in 2008 and 2009 at $26 (violet horizontal trendline in Figure 1), Intact Financial (IFC.TO) has enjoyed a four-fold increase. During the 2013, 2016 and 2018 corrections, the stock found support at a long-term trendline (support – green trendline; retests – green arrows).

Figure 1. IFC.TO Weekly Chart

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  • Zooming in, after topping in November’17, IFC completed a H&S pattern (tops – yellow ellipses, neckline – yellow trendline in Figure 2).
  • In January, March, April, and May, all up-moves halted at a well-defined short-term resistance (red trendline). Yesterday (May 25), the stock managed to break and close above the resistance.
  • Today, the stock closed in positive territory, whereas the Financial sector (TTFS.TO) declined by over 0.5%.
  • The $95 level had served as support on multiple occasions in 2018 (purple horizontal trendline and arrows).

Figure 2. IFC.TO Daily Chart

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Implications

  • The bounce off of the long-term support and the break above the short-term resistance are considered constructive.
  • The stock is expected to find support in the $95 – $96.50 range during pullbacks (i.e. at the red and purple trendlines).
  • The downward target from the H&S pattern was nearly met during the May decline (target – $92.25 – white vertical trendline in Figure 2, May 9 low – $92.65 – last purple arrow).

Outlook

  • Short-term bullish as long as the stock remains above $95
  • Long-term bullish as long as the stock remains above its long-term support (green trendline in Figure 1).

 Trade Recommendation

  • Buy the stock at current levels ($97.50 at EOD on May 24).
  • Target: Half at $101 (the January low which served as resistance in March – second red arrow). Other half at $108 (origin of the late 2017 decline).
  • Stop: Half upon a close below $95. Other half upon a close below the long-term support (currently at approximately $93.50).

Disclosure: No position yet but may initiate at any time. Will likely recommend the stock to my clients as a potential play within the financial sector.

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