Trade Recommendation: Waves

One of the most important things that has kept our losses minimal during this bear market is that we never allow the fear of missing out influence our trading decisions. When we see an altcoin that we have no positions in rally, we do not immediately jump on the bandwagon. That’s how a lot of new retail traders lose their capital. Instead, we wait for a significant pullback and signs of consolidation. This is exactly our approach to trading Waves (WAVES/BTC).

Waves was among the first to decouple from Bitcoin’s trend. From the low of 0.0002336 on November 21, 2018, it skyrocketed to as high as 0.001209 on December 19. That’s an increase of over 400% in less than a month. From that point, the market has been correcting. After two months of consolidation, we’re convinced that Waves is due for a rally.

Technical analysis reveal that Waves/Bitcoin is trying to carve a short-term bottom of 0.0007. This view comes after the market refused to breach this level after four attempts in less than two months. While others may argue that the support is now weak due to multiple touches, we believe that this is a case of accumulation rather than demand drying out. Volume supports this assumption.

First, we can see that volume has significantly decreased since December 19, 2018. This tells us that sellers are losing ammunition. Also, volume is thin whenever Waves touches support of 0.0007. This indicates that many participants are not interested in selling at these levels. Thus, it is likely that the market maker attempts to keep the price low and shake out as many participants as possible.

The strategy is to buy as close to 0.0007 support as possible. If bulls continue to preserve the support, they will likely attract the momentum they need to move to our targets of 0.00087 and 0.001047.

The process may take less than a month.

Daily Chart of Waves/Bitcoin on Binance

As of this writing, the Waves/Bitcoin pair is trading at 0.0007152 on Binance.

Summary of Strategy

Buy: As close to 0.0007 as possible.

Targets: 0.00087 and 0.001047.

Stop: 0.000675


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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Kiril is a CFA Charterholder and financial professional with 5+ 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 funds, as he does his own crypto research and is a Product Manager at Mitre Media. He also has his personal website, 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.