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EDIT: FIRST BOUNTY FILLED.

SECOND BOUNTY FILLED. DO NOT SEND MORE COINS UNTIL ANOTHER BOUNTY IS OPEN. PM me if you are interested.

It is finally complete!

The report I have been working on this past week will be my first such report that I am making available on these forums. If you are a fan of my Technical Analysis, it is in much the same style. In it, you will understand the mechanics behind the price movement since the large crash, as well as the feasible bounds for the next two months. I have outlined two likely scenarios, with targets included, so you'll know when to enter or exit, and best of all it's presented in a way that requires little to no background in TA at all! (I apologize for those of you who have more than this knowledge, as it may be simplistic but that is the tradeoff for accessibility). It features 15 annotated diagrams, explicit price targets, and tips and resources for newbies.

Since this is the first such report I am presenting in this way, I'd like to tell you a little about myself:

I have a BS in Physics with a minor in mathematics, and a BA in Linguistics. Ever since I discovered bitcoin two years ago, I have quickly applied my mathematical prowess to the task of making sense of the enormous amount of data available to bitcoin speculators. I have found that many of the 'tried and true' methods of technical analysis are somewhat weak in the way of scientific rigor, and have done my own tests to determine which methods I can demonstrate to hold water.

Since those early days, I have settled on such things as standard indicator analysis, fractal analysis (but not Elliot Waves  Tongue) and direct price/volume analysis. This is the basis for my report.

I recently sold some of my price targets for 1 BTC to user Wobber, which was a great success. This is really the only business I've done with forum users, but at least I have some reputation.

Here is the table of contents, to give you a sense of the layout:

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I will be offering this report for a small bounty of 0.6 BTC. If you wish to receive a copy, please send a contribution to the following address, and PM me the amount you have sent as well as the email address where you would like to receive the report (pdf).

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Minimum contribution is 0.15 BTC. Please send contributions in the form 0.150000xx, and PM me your unique amount simultaneously to affirm identity.

Once the bounty reaches 0.6 BTC I will release the report to everyone who has signed up. If there is still demand thereafter, I may announce another bounty.


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EDIT: BOUNTY STATUS: FILLED

0.63/0.6 BTC

subscribers: 4
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updated: 18:47 EST

SECOND BOUNTY STATUS: FILLED

0.85/0.8 BTC

subscribers: 4
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Arepo's Detailed Price Analysis and Projections does not constitute, in any way, 'financial advice'. It is simply a projection of the bitcoin price according to my own notes, methods, and model.


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Why don't you just make fortune trading if your analysis is really that good? Why are you selling this report?

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April 22, 2013, 09:37:44 PM
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Why don't you just make fortune trading if your analysis is really that good? Why are you selling this report? I mean I might buy it just for curiosity, but I am just wondering...  Grin

i have made my own profits, of course, but i also enjoy sharing my work with others. many other TA practitioners have paid subscriptions and I'm simply trying it out, and for the comparatively cheap price of 0.15 btc i figured some newbies might value an informed opinion. i simply do not have the time to post analysis in this much detail on the forums publicly, and publicly posting price targets has confounding effects. this report was in response to some demand from a few users, saying that they would be interested in such a product.

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Good that realize that TA is pretty much total BS. I'm skeptical of your new methods too though. Bitcoin is far too small of a market for any mathematical technique to be of any use right now.
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What the hell, might give it a try, I've always enjoyed your posts Smiley
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Good that realize that TA is pretty much total BS. I'm skeptical of your new methods too though. Bitcoin is far too small of a market for any mathematical technique to be of any use right now.

i'm tired of hearing this over and over again. the efficient market hypothesis is contingent upon traders utilizing all past and present information contained in the price. let me give you a hint: if you're simply looking at the YTD price graph, you're missing out on a whole lot. there are demonstrable correlations that require mathematical analysis to resolve.

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Thank you all for supporting my first price report!

The first bounty has been filled. If there is still demand, please speak up and I will determine the size of the next bounty.

The emails will be sent out shortly. one subscriber did not supply his address.

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Thank you all for supporting my first price report!

The first bounty has been filled. If there is still demand, please speak up and I will determine the size of the next bounty.

The emails will be sent out shortly. one subscriber did not supply his address.

the email has been sent. Thanks again. PM me or post here to confirm receipt.

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Thank you all for supporting my first price report!

The first bounty has been filled. If there is still demand, please speak up and I will determine the size of the next bounty.

The emails will be sent out shortly. one subscriber did not supply his address.

the email has been sent. Thanks again. PM me or post here to confirm receipt.

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Me! Me!

As in "I'm interested, give the next bounty."
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Me! Me!

As in "I'm interested, give the next bounty."

second bounty open. this time for 0.8 BTC. if you'd like to receive the report in a timely manner, i suggest contributing a little more than the minimum. cheers Cheesy

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Arepo's bounties are a bubble!!  Cheesy
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haha yeah, its a system i thought of to ensure that i receive a minimum X for Y subscriptions, while letting people contribute the amount that they feel comfortable with.

the bounty is increasing, but the minimum is still only 0.15 btc

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only 0.25 BTC to go! two more subscribers at the most and I will send out the next email.

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Nice sale technique  Wink

Now I'll sit on my hands waiting for the report.
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Nice sale technique  Wink

Now I'll sit on my hands waiting for the report.

lol i'll give it about a half hour to an hour. if the bounty isn't filled, i'll send it out and close up shop. thanks for your patience Smiley the first round of emails seems to have gone without a hitch, so thats good.

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only 0.25 BTC to go! two more subscribers at the most and I will send out the next email.

UPDATE

only 0.1 BTC to go! (minimum is still 0.15 BTC)

one more subscriber, and you'll get the report within minutes of your contribution! thank you all so much for showing interest in my work.

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only 0.25 BTC to go! two more subscribers at the most and I will send out the next email.

UPDATE

only 0.1 BTC to go! (minimum is still 0.15 BTC)

one more subscriber, and you'll get the report within minutes of your contribution! thank you all so much for showing interest in my work.


should be on it's way to you now

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only 0.25 BTC to go! two more subscribers at the most and I will send out the next email.

UPDATE

only 0.1 BTC to go! (minimum is still 0.15 BTC)

one more subscriber, and you'll get the report within minutes of your contribution! thank you all so much for showing interest in my work.


should be on it's way to you now

got it. someone contributed just before you without PMing me their identity... please do this quickly before someone claims your contribution. once they have done so, the second round of emails will be sent.

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i'm not sure what i should do here.... I guess mail them out without the fourth subscriber? someone tipped me, apparently Huh

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i'm not sure what i should do here.... I guess mail them out without the fourth subscriber? someone tipped me, apparently Huh


wasn't me, I'll tip you afterwards if I can afford it Smiley


maybe send them out and keep your ear to the ground so when they do realise they need to message you their details, you can send it onwards

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Last call. Emails will go out at 19:30 EST. if your name is not on this list, and you contributed to the second bounty, please PM me your amount and email address. If you do not do this by 19:30, I will not send you a report.

(everyone whose handle is on the list can expect the email at the time specified above)

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i'm not sure what i should do here.... I guess mail them out without the fourth subscriber? someone tipped me, apparently Huh


wasn't me, I'll tip you afterwards if I can afford it Smiley


maybe send them out and keep your ear to the ground so when they do realise they need to message you their details, you can send it onwards

only problem with that is that at this point, anyone can just look at the blockchain and claim the report. that's why the directions in the OP explicitly said to send both simultaneously. oh well...

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i'm not sure what i should do here.... I guess mail them out without the fourth subscriber? someone tipped me, apparently Huh


wasn't me, I'll tip you afterwards if I can afford it Smiley


maybe send them out and keep your ear to the ground so when they do realise they need to message you their details, you can send it onwards

only problem with that is that at this point, anyone can just look at the blockchain and claim the report. that's why the directions in the OP explicitly said to send both simultaneously. oh well...


yes that would make sense... ah well, I sent that one too then, you can send me it twice Smiley

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they should post hash of amount in this thread =D and then send you the amount

they sent it already. it's visible in the blockchain. i didn't think so much security was necessary as the directions were pretty straightforward Cheesy

seems no-one's gonna claim it, so the email will be sent out at 19:30 EST as indicated above.

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The second round of emails has been sent!

Once again, thank you all for supporting me in this! I'm excited at the turnout, and I hope you find my work to your standards.

Please let me know that you received the email, and that the report is readable. Also, any suggestions for improvement are more than welcome. This report was intentionally streamlined as I was not sure how popular it would be on the forums, with an emphasis on accessibility because my main audience was newbies. If there is sufficient demand, I can put together a more comprehensive report for more technically literate traders with more emphasis on deconstruction of the indicators, one of my favorite methods, and longer-term projections.

For anyone who was left out of the loop, feel free to PM me or post in this thread, and with sufficient demand I will open another bounty.

here is a sampling of my most recent work for those of you unfamiliar with me.

Thanks again! And good luck trading Smiley

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UPDATE 1:

recent price action upgrades scenario 1 to "more or equally likely" from "less likely". the price targets in the third bullet on page 23 will apply if it resolves this way. keep an eye on the 6hr RSI -- 55 may be the 'bottom' for scenario 1 (page 22), instead of the 50-line. otherwise, if it breaks below these critical supports, scenario 2 will become more likely again.

good luck

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Thanks, I appreciate your coded update  Grin
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UPDATE 2:

looks like page 18 was the prophetic one. my upgraded likelihood for scen 1 seems to have been an appropriate call too. don't worry about the volatility, that was expected -- we had to let off some steam -- we should still reach the "lesser resistance" at least.

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important* update 3:

i just sent out an email about ten minutes ago. it had a chart enclosed and some updates regarding current market behavior. it's a useful extension of 'scenario 1', be sure to check it out.

also, if you didn't get the email and you subscribed to this report, let me know.

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update 4:

the price is acting more bullish than even my most bullish sub-scenario! this is exciting but worrying. corrections cannot be avoided, only carefully timed Tongue

keep an eye on those supports i outlined in the last email update. momentum can still theoretically correct all the way down to the second, lower line (the moving support) without indicating a reversal. remember the important resistance that is included in the price targets of the report -- this is still my best guess for the general timing of the top. i may consider revision because of recent bullish momentum, but prices above this target carry too much risk for me, personally.

happy to see scenario 1 continue to play out very straightforwardly. as always, send me some mail if you wanna chat Smiley

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Arepo, I hope you realize that actually selling financial advice is a crime unless you are qualified to do so, and you're exposing yourself to litigation and liability for any losses anyone makes taking your advice if you are not.

It's all good and well until you start charging.
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Arepo, I hope you realize that actually selling financial advice is a crime unless you are qualified to do so, and you're exposing yourself to litigation and liability for any losses anyone makes taking your advice if you are not.

It's all good and well until you start charging.

i am relatively aware of this, and included a simple disclaimer with the original price report. is that enough to protect me? these updates have been free, and are really just conversation with the subscribers.

thanks for the heads up.

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is that enough to protect me?
I'm not a lawyer, so I'm going to follow my own advice on that one Cheesy Not to make any comment on how good or bad your advice may be, I was just concerned for you. Best of luck. Smiley
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is that enough to protect me?
I'm not a lawyer, so I'm going to follow my own advice on that one Cheesy Not to make any comment on how good or bad your advice may be, I was just concerned for you. Best of luck. Smiley

i was a little concerned for me, too, but decided to rather throw caution to the wind -- and now you've got me worried.

in the OP i gave a brief introduction, i'm just a young guy with a penchant for math and i've been working out methods for bitcoin analysis awhile. i am not 'certified' to give 'financial advice'. these are simply observations based on my trading strategies and price models, and my subscribers use it to inform their trading at their own risk. i am not liable for any losses, and i made that clear in the included disclaimer.

again: anything in the price report or in this thread that may look like financial advice, is in fact not.

if anyone is more familiar with the legality of this, please PM me privately. if you inform me well i may compensate you for your efforts.

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April 24, 2013, 12:33:26 PM
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I can't speak for anyone else but I'm not taking it as "financial advice" in a formal sense and I don't think it's been dressed as such.

More of an informed opinion... an opinion that may be more informed than mine. It's my choice what I do with my BTC, and arepo has made that fairly clear IMO. However, my opinion could be wrong, as could arepo's analysis. I don't know what the law says about these things or the exact wording of arepo's report, but the disclaimer was in there.

Hopefully other people will see that where figures are quoted as possible hits, supports, resistance points and so on, arepo could be totally wrong. So, you would be totally wrong to follow the informed opinion to the letter. There are no exacting recommendations on when to buy or when to sell, just possible scenarios and possible best answers to each scenario that are all fairly loose and open to interpretation.

I would also add that reading analysis as an emotional investor is very helpful as it keeps things in perspective... but yeah, enough said

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I can't speak for anyone else but I'm not taking it as "financial advice" in a formal sense and I don't think it's been dressed as such.

More of an informed opinion... an opinion that may be more informed than mine. It's my choice what I do with my BTC, and arepo has made that fairly clear IMO. However, my opinion could be wrong, as could arepo's analysis. I don't know what the law says about these things or the exact wording of arepo's report, but the disclaimer was in there.

Hopefully other people will see that where figures are quoted as possible hits, supports, resistance points and so on, arepo could be totally wrong. So, you would be totally wrong to follow the informed opinion to the letter. There are no exacting recommendations on when to buy or when to sell, just possible scenarios and possible best answers to each scenario that are all fairly loose and open to interpretation.

I would also add that reading analysis as an emotional investor is very helpful as it keeps things in perspective... but yeah, enough said

thanks for your subscriber-side perspective. i'm doing some research now. hopefully i won't have to make all of you confirm in a legally binding way that you won't bring a lawsuit against me   Wink Cheesy

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thanks for your subscriber-side perspective. i'm doing some research now. hopefully i won't have to make all of you confirm in a legally binding way that you won't bring a lawsuit against me   Wink Cheesy

No worries from me either arepo...  I hate that the legal system has turned to this... Where something as risky as ANY financial advice can be sued like that.  I suppose a fine line could be made for scam vs advice, yet at the end of the day it is our BTC and us performing the action... just as if we heard a tip on the train going to work.

I would think a disclaimer would be enough, maybe an opt-out form or something.

Arepo, don't worry about making us do some additional disclaimer thing, if it saves you from douche bags that can't think for themselves and trust their life savings to you on a whim I will be more then happy to comply.  Just don't put in any small lettering demanding my first born... first that's just demented and second... not having any:)
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Arepo, don't worry about making us do some additional disclaimer thing, if it saves you from douche bags that can't think for themselves and trust their life savings to you on a whim I will be more then happy to comply.  Just don't put in any small lettering demanding my first born... first that's just demented and second... not having any:)

haha it was in complete un-seriousness, don't worry Tongue. although i feel i will have to consult legal advice before publishing again, for those of you who expressed interest in a follow-up report.

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Sorry for breaking up the party. Undecided Hopefully it's for the better.
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Sorry for breaking up the party. Undecided Hopefully it's for the better.

no worries. i definitely appreciate the heads-up

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in the meantime, i'm going to continue posting updates for current price action.

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subscribers know what i mean  Wink

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update 6:

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'moving support' here even more robust than the scaled chart i sent out in emails, showing the insane momentum of this last push. we're gonna start running out of space, soon, though. picking up some risk here.


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update 6:

more trendline magic!

William's %R 10-DAY 1-HOUR scale

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downward breakout associated with a correction to the uptrend, as projected from update 5. 50-line bounce is very bullish, and we seem to have found support at a lower line.

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April 24, 2013, 06:06:17 PM
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update 7:

*charts are 1-month 6-hour scale*

we're starting to see some panic selling. what happened to investor confidence? Cheesy it is deepening the correction but we're still in bull territory:

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as long as that trendline holds, the picture remains bullish.

remember this?

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right now, we are still in scenario black.

if the trendline breaks, scenario red could still be bullish, but carries a lot of reversal-risk (see high-volume green 'doji' on 6-hour scale)

and at least for now, it still seems like there is too much bullish momentum and not enough selling pressure for scenario blue (REVERSAL).

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April 24, 2013, 07:03:17 PM
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trend broke yes?

my 6 hourly chart looks different to your screenshot.

Anyways I sold out before I lost my profit but seems to be stablising at 145 now. Then again, I thought that at 150!

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April 24, 2013, 10:02:14 PM
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trend broke yes?

my 6 hourly chart looks different to your screenshot.

Anyways I sold out before I lost my profit but seems to be stablising at 145 now. Then again, I thought that at 150!

best of luck

there's a candle battle going on right now, which affects the last data point, which is the important one. this is why my screen shot looks different, the graph changes as the data changes. nothing definitive until this 6-hour candle closes but it seems there's been some bullish action since you posted the above because we're still just stuck on that scenario black line at this moment. as long as we sit here, this is 'just a correction'. any lower and things start to look scary.. that green doji up to $166 and huge volume bar does not make me smile.

i secured some profit too, thankfully, but i'm disappointed that there was so much panic selling. i thought people really believed in this rally, but apparently it was about 40% greed, at least. we'll see in time.

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April 24, 2013, 10:16:58 PM
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update 8:

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scary bear pennant could break downwards. if it does, we may see as low as $130 but there will be incredibly strong support there. scenario RED seems most likely, with the mid-term bull trend intact. just had to shake out all the weak, greedy hands.

either way, the breakout will occur within approximately 3 hours.

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scary bear pennant could break downwards. if it does, we may see as low as $130 but there will be incredibly strong support there. scenario RED seems most likely, with the mid-term bull trend intact. just had to shake out all the weak, greedy hands.

either way, the breakout will occur within approximately 3 hours.

You're calling that a bear pennant? I wouldn't even qualify that as a consolidation triangle over such a short time period. That volume spike on the drop also discredits it. The bearish reversal warnings at every peak and trough since $145 are a little worrying but since it's BTC...
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scary bear pennant could break downwards. if it does, we may see as low as $130 but there will be incredibly strong support there. scenario RED seems most likely, with the mid-term bull trend intact. just had to shake out all the weak, greedy hands.

either way, the breakout will occur within approximately 3 hours.

You're calling that a bear pennant? I wouldn't even qualify that as a consolidation triangle over such a short time period. That volume spike on the drop also discredits it. The bearish reversal warnings at every peak and trough since $145 are a little worrying but since it's BTC...

lucif also complains about my time-scales Cheesy however the fractal hypothesis holds that these patterns do exist on these small scales, they are just often obscured by a lot of noise.

as such, the short time scale does make it difficult to tell if it is a robust pattern, but it fits the bill. i'll agree, however, that this is a 'weak' pennant.

if i didn't zoom in so far, the volume wouldn't look so sporadic, but the triangle detail can't be resolved at the next scale up. however, the large volume is consistent with the base of a triangle, i don't believe that this breaks the pattern. we'll see if the breakout occurs on schedule.

also, i've been attempting to determine the moving support for this rally but it is such a strange shape. by any measurement, it looks like we're way above any reasonable linear moving support so even a bounce off of $130 will not invalidate the underlying bull trend visible in the oscillators. if we touch $130 again, the $166 doji would be warranted, as we would have retraced that entire movement (hence reversal) but there's just way too much support for it to be anything but short-term. the mid-term trend prevails.

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here's another example of a robust, micro-scale (triangle-within-a-) triangle:

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here's another example of a robust, micro-scale (triangle-within-a-) triangle:

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I could write you an essay on why that's wrong: tl;dr I strongly disagree.
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here's another example of a robust, micro-scale (triangle-within-a-) triangle:

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I could write you an essay on why that's wrong: tl;dr I strongly disagree.

Go on... I'm captivated by this conversation.
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here's another example of a robust, micro-scale (triangle-within-a-) triangle:

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I could write you an essay on why that's wrong: tl;dr I strongly disagree.

i am quite curious as well -- i'd appreciate the constructive criticism of the methods i use. feel free to share here. Smiley

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here's another example of a robust, micro-scale (triangle-within-a-) triangle:

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I could write you an essay on why that's wrong: tl;dr I strongly disagree.

i am quite curious as well -- i'd appreciate the constructive criticism of the methods i use. feel free to share here. Smiley

Alright. Where do I start.

Firstly, calling a series of four descending candlesticks a "triangle" is inane. They have higher "volume" in the higher price ranges than the outlying ones, which if you try to visually expand that to a longer timescale, results in high fluctuation in volume, definitively busting any bear/bull/consolidation pennant. Furthermore trying to do so simply because there was a "breakout" at the end - which seems to be the only reason you've picked a triangle to retroactively label that period - is even more inane. There are a dozen models that would be more accurate in reading that scenario than trying to shoehorn it into this model. That could be a bearish abandoned baby back at $155.5, which would mean the price was going to fall sharply after slowing. That could be another one, at the $165 peak - and in fact it is almost.

TA is an adjunct to knowledge of the market conditions. The only thing that explains (IMO) that rise is bullish sentiment. Most all of the technicals pointed to a drop.
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ii'm about to respond to you, ruski, but let me put this out here first.

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either way, the breakout will occur within approximately 3 hours.


it's been about an hour since this call. let us consider this an experiment, or a 'test' of the fractal hypothesis. of the small-scale triangles, this 'weak' pennant is one of the more robust ones i've observed. therefore, i'm confident that we'll see a breakout. 2 hours and counting.

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Alright. Where do I start.

Firstly, calling a series of four descending candlesticks a "triangle" is inane. They have higher "volume" in the higher price ranges than the outlying ones, which if you try to visually expand that to a longer timescale, results in high fluctuation in volume, definitively busting any bear/bull/consolidation pennant. Furthermore trying to do so simply because there was a "breakout" at the end - which seems to be the only reason you've picked a triangle to retroactively label that period - is even more inane. There are a dozen models that would be more accurate in reading that scenario than trying to shoehorn it into this model. That could be a bearish abandoned baby back at $155.5, which would mean the price was going to fall sharply after slowing. That could be another one, at the $165 peak - and in fact it is almost.

TA is an adjunct to knowledge of the market conditions. The only thing that explains (IMO) that rise is bullish sentiment. Most all of the technicals pointed to a drop.

here's another example of a robust, micro-scale (triangle-within-a-) triangle:

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how about 21 candles? Tongue

in all seriousness, while i do understand the point about the validity of other pattern assessments, i don't quite follow what you mean by comparing the volume in the higher price ranges to the outlying ones. maybe you can clarify?

i think that you misunderstood my intent in 'shoehorning' the pattern into this model. as you can see, i really love triangles. Cheesy

i think nested triangles are beautiful, and you have to admit that the 21-candle resolution shows a robust triangle shape. i don't even have to draw the lines.

coming back to your point, what's useful about candlestick analysis is that it gives directional bias: you have a 'bearish' abandoned baby or a 'bullish' engulfing shape. triangles tend not to do this. only certain specific market conditions, like consolidation after a large drop, have directional bias -- that's where the 'bearish pennant' comes from, i'm sure you know already.

keeping this in mind, my intent was more to point out a triangle than to determinate the breakout direction. it is a 'weak' pennant, but it is a robust triangle. and triangles are useful to identify even when you have no idea in which direction they will break out because the breakout is a signal. if you can determine a time frame during which the breakout must occur, when you see the sudden volume, you receive the directional signal well before the movement out of the range.

i hope this makes my above posts seem less inane Smiley

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I can't take it anymore.

Not to the OP personally, but damn.

If a "trading system" works, then it stands to reason that it can only be known to a few participants.  i.e If a majority "know it" then it cannot work.
Absorb other techniques and build your own.

I say this because I have traded in "front" of the market (as a Future adviser) and the locals know exactly what re-tracement/wedge/Fibonacci/macd/RSI/Stochastic/Bollinger/neural net etc.. will do at price points.   And they trade accordingly.  Push/pulling prices to these pivots is what they live for.

To the "new day traders" out there....

Take a long hard look at this chart.

http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/mtgoxUSD#igWeeklyztgCza1gWMAzm1g13zm2g25

Now look at it again and then take a "guess" where it will be in September 2013 this year.

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If a "trading system" works, then it stands to reason that it can only be known to a few participants.  i.e If a majority "know it" then it cannot work.
Absorb other techniques and build your own.

I'm well aware of this and is the only reason i published my price report to a small number of traders. otherwise i would have done a public bounty, but you and i both know that it would be self-defeating in that case.

as for your other points, i tend to agree Smiley

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I'm well aware of this and is the only reason i published my price report to a small number of traders. otherwise i would have made a public bounty, but you and i both know that it would be self-defeating in that case.
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I really appreciate that yourself and others post trading methodologies on the forum.   

Before the Internet (and to a lesser extent today), "professionals" charge thousands for the privilege of "learning to trade".

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it's been about an hour since this call. let us consider this an experiment, or a 'test' of the fractal hypothesis. of the small-scale triangles, this 'weak' pennant is one of the more robust ones i've observed. therefore, i'm confident that we'll see a breakout. 2 hours and counting.

So, it's been 3 hours, can we call it yet?

Before the Internet (and to a lesser extent today), "professionals" charge thousands for the privilege of "learning to trade".

They still do. Those bastardly universities.
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They still do. Those bastardly universities.

Those are not the courses I am talking about.
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They still do. Those bastardly universities.

Those are not the courses I am talking about.

I know, just having a laugh.
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it's been about an hour since this call. let us consider this an experiment, or a 'test' of the fractal hypothesis. of the small-scale triangles, this 'weak' pennant is one of the more robust ones i've observed. therefore, i'm confident that we'll see a breakout. 2 hours and counting.

So, it's been 3 hours, can we call it yet?


looks like a beartrap breakout. a little late. we'll move up next hourly candle.

update 9:

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-triangle bounds in white
-moving support in yellow
-decreasing volume in blue
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this is my best guess. if this doesn't occur, then the triangle is invalidated, indeed.

we could also simply move down. we just need the high volume to substantiate my earlier claim.

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we could also simply move down. we just need the high volume to substantiate my earlier claim.

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who's watching this intense candle battle? bulls vs bears, who will win? winner picks the direction of the next move....

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I'm watching. That would be a nice timing for a DDOS.  Lips sealed
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I will be watching for a bit too... Though for some reason, nothing happens during this time, then when I wake up I missed something!
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I will be watching for a bit too... Though for some reason, nothing happens during this time, then when I wake up I missed something!

don't worry, something's about to happen this time.

my breakout-time-estimate was about 100% off, but i can live with that. i'm more confident now than before that this is a robust triangle -- check out the hourly candle view, very orderly. it seems i estimated the lower bound of the triangle a little too high (i thought the long tails at the base were outliers, but they were actually following a moving support that didn't get touched again until the beartrap just this past hour [yellow line in fig 9]). this is what caused me to underestimate the timescale.

figure in update 9 still my best projection. let the bulls run.

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update 10:

remember where we are in the model? this is why i believe fig 9 is correct:

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so far, so consistent.

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It's just trending sideways. It could continue to do so for days. (Or external influences could attack it again, of course.) Nothing to see here IMO. Bought and holding.
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don't worry, something's about to happen this time.



This is what happens when you confuse mid-term chart patterns for ultra short-term. Roll Eyes
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don't worry, something's about to happen this time.




haha great pic, i had a good laugh Cheesy

as for the test, i realize that it was pretty unscientific of me to 'readjust' the breakout time after the first call -- what i ought to have done was provide error bars for the time in the first place -- which inspired me to measure triangles with more statistical rigor. geometric measurements clearly are not enough. what properties tend to lead to successful breakouts? what properties tend to lead to unsuccessful breakouts? and what properties lead to no breakouts at all, and are simply other patterns or just noise masquerading as triangles?

as for the one i was looking at last night,



the 'breakout attempt' occurred at around 5:00 am EST, so, as i calculated before, about 100%200% error. however, it failed -- i suspect because of low volume.

however, the triangle itself is still very robust, and the price did not begin trending sideways until after 5 am. unfortunately, being able to identify triangles is useless until i learn how to measure them more precisely Tongue

regardless, i appreciate the constructive criticism Wink hopefully i will return with an improved model. i have some work to do.

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regardless, i appreciate the constructive criticism Wink hopefully i will return with an improved model. i have some work to do.

Stop using triangles. I would suggest using dochian channels.
For example



We have a sma crossover which can lead to a correction if the channel is moved downwards. It's pretty laggy but not as error prone.

Ok it did that, lets see if it works, if it does it should reach next support.
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regardless, i appreciate the constructive criticism Wink hopefully i will return with an improved model. i have some work to do.

Stop using triangles. I would suggest using dochian channels.

well i'm certainly not only using triangles Cheesy

and yes, the crossover you identified seems to be spot on. it does seem like we're going to slide down to the next support...

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don't worry, something's about to happen this time.




haha great pic, i had a good laugh Cheesy

as for the test, i realize that it was pretty unscientific of me to 'readjust' the breakout time after the first call -- what i ought to have done was provide error bars for the time in the first place -- which inspired me to measure triangles with more statistical rigor. geometric measurements clearly are not enough. what properties tend to lead to successful breakouts? what properties tend to lead to unsuccessful breakouts? and what properties lead to no breakouts at all, and are simply other patterns or just noise masquerading as triangles?

as for the one i was looking at last night,



the 'breakout attempt' occurred at around 5:00 am EST, so, as i calculated before, about 100%200% error. however, it failed -- i suspect because of low volume.

however, the triangle itself is still very robust, and the price did not begin trending sideways until after 5 am. unfortunately, being able to identify triangles is useless until i learn how to measure them more precisely Tongue

regardless, i appreciate the constructive criticism Wink hopefully i will return with an improved model. i have some work to do.

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Was it really triangle - it looked like a wedge (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/wedge.asp) for me (and I was selling).
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Was it really triangle - it looked like a wedge (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/wedge.asp) for me (and I was selling).

yes, it was a wedge, that is, it did not exhibit lower highs and higher lows, but higher lows and higher highs.

since both of these patterns are associated with large volume breakouts, i tend to look at them as two manifestations of the same underlying behavior. the idea of the price function behaving like a dampened oscillator (sine function with decreasing amplitude), is associated with consolidation. forgive me for using the word 'triangle' too liberally.


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Was it really triangle - it looked like a wedge (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/wedge.asp) for me (and I was selling).

yes, it was a wedge, that is, it did not exhibit lower highs and higher lows, but higher lows and higher highs.

since both of these patterns are associated with large volume breakouts, i tend to look at them as two manifestations of the same underlying behavior. the idea of the price function behaving like a dampened oscillator (sine function with decreasing amplitude), is associated with consolidation. forgive me for using the word 'triangle' too liberally.



I really only repeat what I read here and on some reference materials like investopedia - but my understanding is that wedge was susceptible to trend change - that is when it was going up - then it was probable that when it breaks it will go down, with triangles I don't see similar remarks on investopedia.
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update 11:

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right now, we are still in scenario black.

if the trendline breaks, scenario red could still be bullish, but carries a lot of reversal-risk (see high-volume green 'doji' on 6-hour scale)

and at least for now, it still seems like there is too much bullish momentum and not enough selling pressure for scenario blue (REVERSAL).




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this is it. this is the big moment where we test the trend's support -- if we go any lower, the picture turns bearish. the bullish momentum is gone and the selling pressure is on, we need a big bounce.

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compare to:

I guess this was C, as trend line under attack



$140 should hold... if we go below then trend is broken...

[from lucif's thread again]

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Well, I guess nobody wants bitcoins after all -- we're all just in it for the USD  Tongue

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Well, I guess nobody wants bitcoins after all -- we're all just in it for the USD  Tongue

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Well, I guess nobody wants bitcoins after all -- we're all just in it for the USD  Tongue

Oh I want bitcoins. But I can have moarrrr if I wait!

yes, i know you and i are not the pigs getting slaughtered right now. i just don't understand why so many people bought them if they were just gonna sell them off like this in two days' time haha. this is ridiculous panic selling right now.

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Traders gonna trade.

Now I'm waiting for the inevitable rebound and re-crash.
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Traders gonna trade.

Now I'm waiting for the inevitable rebound and re-crash.

some serious volatility going on right now...

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approx. 15% in 1 min? this. is. bitcoin.

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1min chart? Isn't that a little too noisy? Unless you like to trade often...  Wink
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1min chart? Isn't that a little too noisy? Unless you like to trade often...  Wink

it's completely useless for analysis, i was just trying to show the volatility. i was a little late with the screen shot, it was more like 15% in 20 seconds. combination of jumpy traders, gox lag, and a thin ask side. all hail bitcoin Tongue

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All hail Bitcoin!

It took 2 crashes, but now I understand when one should just stay put on the sideline.

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1min chart? Isn't that a little too noisy? Unless you like to trade often...  Wink

it's completely useless for analysis ...

i just realized this isn't exactly true...

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the other reason i was looking at that scale is because i've been shorting the hell out of this panic with leverage. Cheesy caught the top and bottom twice for about 40% returns in an hour.

the same patterns exist on all price scales...

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Interesting, where do you short BTCs? And what are the fees?
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Interesting, where do you short BTCs? And what are the fees?

bitfinex has been good to me so far. does anyone know of any negative news associated with the service? i've been really wary with brokerages because i got burned in the bitcoinica fiasco, but there haven't been any red flags thus far.

as for fees, they're minimal. interest on positions is good too, because bitfinex has a lenders market inside of the platform, so people compete with each other for rates and they are therefore fairly priced by a market mechanism.

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Interesting, where do you short BTCs? And what are the fees?

bitfinex has been good to me so far. does anyone know of any negative news associated with the service? i've been really wary with brokerages because i got burned in the bitcoinica fiasco, but there haven't been any red flags thus far.

as for fees, they're minimal. interest on positions is good too, because bitfinex has a lenders market inside of the platform, so people compete with each other for rates and they are therefore fairly priced by a market mechanism.

I'm still avoiding it. Bitcoinica was enough bucket shopping for me...
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I'm still avoiding it. Bitcoinica was enough bucket shopping for me...

yeah, ive been profiting off of the volatility since $130 but it's not my money until i can take all of it out  Tongue

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another (small) wave down now, but support at $120 should hold, just consolidating inside the bounds of the leg down.

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another (small) wave down now, but support at $120 should hold, just consolidating inside the bounds of the leg down.

again, forgive me for the small timescale (15-min) -- im swing-trading.

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this is how you know an indicator is calibrated well -- perfect bounce off of the 50-line, micro-term bearish.

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well, if I'd got home in time I would've done some trading on the 120 bounce... I walked in just as it was on it's way up!

Glad I sold most yesterday ~$155 !


What's this battle going on at $140 now? Anyone think it will hold?

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well, if I'd got home in time I would've done some trading on the 120 bounce... I walked in just as it was on it's way up!

Glad I sold most yesterday ~$155 !


What's this battle going on at $140 now? Anyone think it will hold?

i didn't 'get out' until things went way sour this morning. then i opened a short Wink

but im not sure what you're asking, exactly. also, from the data i'm looking at right now, this is still a critical moment, and it's going to be hard to make any projections until the price breaks out of this consolidation. that being said, we'll likely break under $140 again before any new trend appears, just in the course of consolidation.

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well, if I'd got home in time I would've done some trading on the 120 bounce... I walked in just as it was on it's way up!

Glad I sold most yesterday ~$155 !


What's this battle going on at $140 now? Anyone think it will hold?

the questions right now are really: will $120 hold if we break out downwards? and if so, how long will this consolidation last before we resume the bull trend?

a break below $120 will indicate a bear market in the short-term, at least.

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anyone else have a hunch?

Down.  Wink
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anyone else have a hunch?

Down.  Wink

i think so too, but the $120 floor might just hold. that would be incredibly bullish mid-term -- we had to let off some steam but there are a lot of buyers, still.

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Question is, do the sellers still have enough ammo left to bring the price down to ~$120 again?

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Question is, do the sellers still have enough ammo left to bring the price down to ~$120 again?

I don't think there is a strict distinction between buyers and sellers. These things (also) happen because people panic, not (only) because people want to manipulate the price.
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Question is, do the sellers still have enough ammo left to bring the price down to ~$120 again?

we'll see... the picture is forming. another triangle? i won't be so quick to make any bold claims, but im going to test my methods again. based on some measurements, i've come up with breakout in 90 +/- 60 minutes.

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well, if I'd got home in time I would've done some trading on the 120 bounce... I walked in just as it was on it's way up!

Glad I sold most yesterday ~$155 !


What's this battle going on at $140 now? Anyone think it will hold?

i didn't 'get out' until things went way sour this morning. then i opened a short Wink

but im not sure what you're asking, exactly. also, from the data i'm looking at right now, this is still a critical moment, and it's going to be hard to make any projections until the price breaks out of this consolidation. that being said, we'll likely break under $140 again before any new trend appears, just in the course of consolidation.

anyone else have a hunch?



good work on the short Smiley

yes I thought this seemed to be a critical moment and another turning point as it consolidates.

My question was kind of related to the following: If the talk is to be believed then the drop through 140 today would perhaps be in a large part to do with manipulators (I haven't seen evidence and I wasn't watching the charts at the time but I wouldn't discount it). So, that would perhaps imply that the fairly quick bounce back to ~$140 meant that's where the true market sentiment lies as a support? This is uneducated speculation on my part, but that's why I was wondering about the current resting at around $140.

Also trying to decide on a short term re-entry point, hence asking for other opinions. But it's not a good time to decide it seems. That said I'm still feeling mildy bullish after looking at google trends, hearing gox queue and fiat news and hearing the "china overtakes US on bitcoin client downloads" news today.

time will tell.

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good work on the short Smiley

yes I thought this seemed to be a critical moment and another turning point as it consolidates.

My question was kind of related to the following: If the talk is to be believed then the drop through 140 today would perhaps be in a large part to do with manipulators (I haven't seen evidence and I wasn't watching the charts at the time but I wouldn't discount it). So, that would perhaps imply that the fairly quick bounce back to ~$140 meant that's where the true market sentiment lies as a support? This is uneducated speculation on my part, but that's why I was wondering about the current resting at around $140.

Also trying to decide on a short term re-entry point, hence asking for other opinions. But it's not a good time to decide it seems. That said I'm still feeling mildy bullish after looking at google trends, hearing gox queue and fiat news and hearing the "china overtakes US on bitcoin client downloads" news today.

time will tell.

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there are probably a few large players who attempt to 'manipulate' the market, but their actions are as useful as an eagle's wings to a hurricane. we're butterflies, they're birds of prey Tongue

what i mean to say is -- a single manipulator acting alone doesn't make money, it's only the 'pigs' who panic sell that make the manipulator money. that being said, Mr M didn't cause the market crash today, weak hands did.

for the short-term, if $120 holds, worst case we may enter into a period of sideways consolidation around this price point, but down seems far-fetched. the cool thing about bitcoin -- especially now -- is that the price doesn't go down unless there's serious selling, because deflation is kicking in. sideways consolidation is bullish in the bitcoin world!

if $120 doesn't hold, well, that is a scary situation. the not-cool thing about bitcoin is that most hands are weak hands (daytraders, other speculators), who are -- as was observed today -- alternately greedy, and panicky, and are always very manipulable.

oh well.

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I hope $120 will be tested soon... I like the excitement, but I would like to go to bed eventually.
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I hope $120 will be tested soon... I like the excitement, but I would like to go to bed eventually.

Do you really think it will go lower?

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I hope $120 will be tested soon... I like the excitement, but I would like to go to bed eventually.

breakout happened on schedule, but i don't think we're gonna make it to $120, which is short-term bullish. some consolidation to follow.


anyway -- still daytrading Cheesy i need to go to bed soon, too, it's been a long day. but for now:

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double bottom?

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No, I want a double bottom at $120!  Cheesy
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No, I want a double bottom at $120!  Cheesy

the market intentionally minimizes your profits.

in other words, not only does it not care what you want, if it knows what you want, you won't get it Tongue

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one word at this time: Capitulation

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one word at this time: Capitulation

yeah notice the large volume:

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this looks even more like a 'double bottom' than my first call. volume is comparable.

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Gna... I don't know, seems to me the first drop was to $120.
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Something like this?

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Indeed the trend is not looking good, its seems like a slow decline with bounces, i'm afraid the wall at 121-120 many not hold long.

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Something like this?



still possible, though i assess unlikely from the following:
 
bears lose ammo with every bounce, that is, bounces on high volume are 'exhausting' to the trend.

also, the two bottoms are too symmetric. i haven't noted in this thread, but this pattern should look familiar (see action after first crash to $50). the bottoms of the bounces are almost equal, and their volumes are almost equal.

in other words -- for falsifiability -- if this bounce had significantly lower volume, or did not reach as significantly close to $120, then your model would have better chances.

try to use your bullish intuition, too -- flip the picture upside-down, does it look bearish to you? (double top)

only time will tell...

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edit: not saying we can't still go down from here, but i think the most bearish situation would be a period of consolidation around this critical resistance before another significant leg down.

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first, let's ask, why the crash?

take a look at a chart i posted yesterday, the William's %R (oscillator):

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it's clear that the market was overbought in both the mid-term (yellow) and the short-term (green). the selling pressure from being short-term overbought pushed us to the black trendline i drew -- the selling pressure from being mid-term overbought pushed us past it.

but something else apparently happened today -- can anyone confirm this?

There was a massive, well orchestrated sale on silk road, sort of like a Black Friday of the sorts if you'd want to compare the magnitude of volume which was in operation for the past 48 hours, it just ended today and hence the sell-offs have already started. Most of the vendors are selling off their btc slowly, others not as slow.

if this is the case, then price will recover sharply as soon as the selling pressure tapers, because a huge 'unscheduled' sell-off pushes a market extremely oversold.

i suspect that new traders played an important role as well, possibly panic selling after buying into the overzealous rally (panic and greed in the same week!).

let's look at a chart? (1-month 6-hour scale)

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Chaikin Money Flow no longer parabolic (good), but is linear and positive, with a positive slope. this is a bullish picture.

As for the MACD, i suspect that many new traders may have been trading on this chart exactly -- the 6-hour MACD! the panic selling started immediately after we saw a bearish crossover there.

for balance to my bullishness, 2-hour MACD shows a double-top bearish picture, with a very bearish zero-line crossover.

i hope $120 holds, for bitcoin's sake.

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Tsss, so doom and gloom.
Let us at least touch $120, will you?  Wink

But I admit that 5k @ $121 and 5k @ $120 isn't that much.
So much tension in the air! Weeeeee!
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If 120 holds a week from now then I'll admit I was wrong. I have bids set to buy back in at 142.3 after selling 154 so I'm OK with this.

However if the 120 wall is breached to the 110 territory...

Anyway, this is the speculation forum after all.
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Tsss, so doom and gloom.
Let us at least touch $120, will you?  Wink

But I admit that 5k @ $121 and 5k @ $120 isn't that much.
So much tension in the air! Weeeeee!

i'm getting more and more suspicious of that never happening as time goes on...

i feel that we are short-term oversold, investor confidence at a local low, etc. most people went to sleep, put their bids at $90 -- hah! the market moves to minimize profits. we'll rebound before the bulk of the money gets back into the market for this reason, if we don't break under $120 soon, and the ask depth didn't exactly fill in...

all i can say is i wish your bid at $120 good luck  Cheesy

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I want to lick 119$ and i want to lick it today. Shall we ? Cheesy
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You shouldn't explain these things arepo.. I want to see fud trolls like Jaroslaw and Nikola biting the dirt when bitcoin takes off again. Tongue

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You shouldn't explain these things arepo.. I want to see fud trolls like Jaroslaw and Nikola biting the dirt when bitcoin takes off again. Tongue

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Too bad for you I'm only making money from the panic sell offs, and you're not getting my cheap coins because I don't sell low. Tongue

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You shouldn't explain these things arepo.. I want to see fud trolls like Jaroslaw and Nikola biting the dirt when bitcoin takes off again. Tongue

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i suspect that new traders played an important role as well, possibly panic selling after buying into the overzealous rally (panic and greed in the same week!).

You could make the same statement about every Sucker's Rally. Do you see any evidence that one just peaked? I have only my feeling from watching Moody that selling is the theme now.
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i suspect that new traders played an important role as well, possibly panic selling after buying into the overzealous rally (panic and greed in the same week!).

You could make the same statement about every Sucker's Rally. Do you see any evidence that one just peaked? I have only my feeling from watching Moody that selling is the theme now.

i don't think it's quite fair to call that a 'sucker's rally' -- it wanted to happen, the market was oversold when we started out.

as for selling as the theme -- i rather have the feeling that after yesterdays volume, there aren't many more coins left to sell  Wink

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this is a pretty big moment for this baby bull... if we can break out of this range it'd be the first real evidence of a resumption of the uptrend -- right now we're still stuck in a bearish consolidation pennant.

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further evidence for criticality: if we don't make major gains today we'll have a high-volume doji on the 3-day scale.

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Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading this thread
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Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading this thread

thanks for the feedback Smiley

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x-post from "Arepo's easy TA":

This--


...reminds me of these:



Thoughts?
good observation!

there is one very important difference. bearish wedges exhibit higher lows and higher highs, resulting in a general upward slope.

this triangle has a level top resistance, and we're consolidating bullishly so far. some evidence for this in this post.

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When one says that we are "oversold", how do we observe this?
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When one says that we are "oversold", how do we observe this?

oscillators, mainly -- are you familiar with these indicators?

here's the CCI:

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*10-day hourly scale*



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if you are not familiar, here are the basics, in brief:

oscillators roughly measure the 'momentum' of price. below the zero line is bearish (negative momentum), above is bullish. bounds which are calibrated to each unique formula are drawn to demonstrate periods of overbuying and overselling. notice how peaks in overbuying are often followed by market corrections, where the more severe the correction, the lower the oscillator drops? this allows for the use of trendlines to determine reversals. the last major correction before the crash found clear support on the zero-line -- a very bullish sign -- anticipating the next peak.

now for my annotations, and your question:

large blue spike says 'short-term oversold'. much red during the run-up could mean 'mid-term overbought', which is why many fear a downward correction at this point.

however, the zero-line crossover and then support during the consolidation is very bullish, as is the beak into the 'overbought' zone. (entering the overbought zone is bullish, leaving is bearish -- and vice versa for oversold).

hope this satisfies your question.

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Very helpful, thank you!
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This--


Almost completed. Brace yourselves.
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*10-day hourly scale*



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50-line bounce is a little worrying... i was anticipating more buying pressure than this.

we might see a more bearish, continued consolidation as projected in this model:

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but $120 should still hold for the short-term, at least.

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Great thread, first time reading it. 
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This--


Almost completed. Brace yourselves.

we bounced  Cheesy where are the buyers?

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TA's gonna kill you mate. I'm waiting to see your post "I'm Arepo. Or I'm not?" Smiley

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TA's gonna kill you mate. I'm waiting to see your post "I'm Arepo. Or I'm not?" Smiley

nothing's been invalidated... yet Tongue

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TA's gonna kill you mate. I'm waiting to see your post "I'm Arepo. Or I'm not?" Smiley

nothing's been invalidated... yet Tongue

hehe, you had so many predictions in last 24 hours you can't be wrong Smiley

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TA's gonna kill you mate. I'm waiting to see your post "I'm Arepo. Or I'm not?" Smiley

nothing's been invalidated... yet Tongue

hehe, you had so many predictions in last 24 hours you can't be wrong Smiley

only made two predictions in the last 24 hours:

1. $120 will hold in the mid-term
2. we will breakout up

neither one has been validated or falsified, but they both are falsifiable.

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TA's gonna kill you mate. I'm waiting to see your post "I'm Arepo. Or I'm not?" Smiley

nothing's been invalidated... yet Tongue

hehe, you had so many predictions in last 24 hours you can't be wrong Smiley

only made two predictions in the last 24 hours:

1. $120 will hold in the mid-term
2. we will breakout up

neither one has been validated or falsified, but they both are falsifiable.

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yes, more like helpful observations and explanations for market behaviour with some possible outcomes. I do feel that most scenarios are covered, up or down, so there is no right or wrong.

I've been treating your analysis as a sort of reality check (what goes up must come down.. even a little bit), as well as a general lesson in market patterns, indicators, so on... It's more interesting observing these with a real time setting and something on the line. The most interesting thing for me is the shapes that human behaviour can cause... the visual representations of a kind of communal consciousness if you will.

I'm currently out of the "game" as I just couldn't bear (pun kind of intended) to watch the charts while I have so much work on... I'm no day trader that's for sure. I will be buying back whether the market rises or falls. Just will choose the re-entry point carefully in order to hold long, and possibly head off to Berlin for a few beers in the mean time Smiley

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Keep up the good work arepo very helpful and interesting mate

cheers Smiley

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short-term oscillators still say 'oversold'. amazing how much buying pressure is holding the price up, with all of this selling volume -- more evidence of a bottom.

*10-day hourly scale*



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$120 should hold for the weekend, and while a sustained rally is probably out of the question for the short-term, i expect consolidation around this key price point for at least that long.

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Great, thanks for the constant updates. Although i'm no expert at chart reading, i'm just beginning to learn and it always helps reading your charts.

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Great, thanks for the constant updates. Although i'm no expert at chart reading, i'm just beginning to learn and it always helps reading your charts.

i always appreciate the appreciation Cheesy

we bounced  Cheesy where are the buyers?

they've arrived



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Did they bring some friends, or did they immediately die on the battlefield?
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Did they bring some friends, or did they immediately die on the battlefield?

it's still the weekend, so i'm not expecting any serious action, but that counter thrust was realllly important in breaking the downward momentum we were picking up, and it will contribute to a possible high-volume doji when the hourly candle closes.

now for some accountability:

1. $120 will hold in the mid-term
2. we will breakout up

2. is clearly falsified.
see this post for details

my adjusted expectations given today's price action are as follows:

$120 should hold for the weekend, and while a sustained rally is probably out of the question for the short-term, i expect consolidation around this key price point for at least that long.

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short term update:



so, we're nearing a breakout of the largest triangle, just in time for Monday! more evidence for this in the DPO and TRIX oscillators:

*all charts are 10-day hourly scale*

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but which way? short-term indicators suggest a bullish picture:

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i haven't annotated any of these, so for those unfamiliar with these indicators, feel free to ask for clarification regarding my interpretations.

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Isn't a downward triangle bearish?
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Isn't a downward triangle bearish?

yes, but not necessarily. this has been brought up many times in this thread. i really don't put much stock in the 'standard intuition' of direction based upon the shape of the triangle. it is too subjective to market conditions and is not rigorous enough. i trust directional signals from the many indicators i've tested much more.

this is also why i tried to show the triangle formations in the DPO and TRIX oscillators that are a quite different (and much more bullish) shape, because they also represent the data. price data alone can be misleading.

a brief defense of my bullish interpretation:

(1) Chaikin money flow at highs not seen since the peak at $165
(2) MACD made full recovery into positive zone for the first time since that same peak and crash, and also shows the same bullish triangle consolidation pattern.
(3) CCI and Ultimate Oscillators both show a bullish 50-line bounce during the consolidation

Isn't a downward triangle bearish?

short answer -- yes, but the market seems bullish.

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b-b-breakout! right on schedule.

also, some not-so-rigorous musings:

it's hard to say, but some fractal analysis suggests that we're going to see a quick rise to about the last high ($165), a sudden correction, and then consolidation in that range for at least the short-term.

we'll seee...

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Good call Arepo  Wink

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Good call Arepo  Wink

thanks  Grin

it's Monday money -- i really don't understand all the bearishness around here....

that being said i'm anticipating an irresponsible and overzealous rise followed by a correction and then consolidation from there. i'm not sure we're yet ready for higher prices, but we definitely need a bullish correction to that panic selling we saw last week.

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p.s. keep an eye on the quoted text a few messages above, if we see a similar outcome it will be the second documented confirmation of the fractal hypothesis.

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Good call Arepo  Wink

thanks  Grin

it's Monday money -- i really don't understand all the bearishness around here....

that being said i'm anticipating an irresponsible and overzealous rise followed by a correction and then consolidation from there. i'm not sure we're yet ready for higher prices, but we definitely need a bullish correction to that panic selling we saw last week.

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p.s. keep an eye on the quoted text a few messages above, if we see a similar outcome it will be the second documented confirmation of the fractal hypothesis.

You called that pretty well! Yes I agree there's way too much bearishness, I still keep getting wierd bearish impulses myself even  hehehe.  Its a fine line between the bull and bear scenarios just now.
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everyone ready for the next leg up? breakout in three... two... one...

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everyone ready for the next leg up? breakout in three... two... one...

Ready !  Cheesy
That's probably a really bad sign ! Capitualtion ... what the heck ... I was just cmpletely wrong ...

BTW, what are you basing this latest prediction on ?

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Isn't a downward triangle bearish?

I heard triangles are trend continuation patterns. Trend before triangle start was up, so in the case at hand that was correct.

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Which way to break, up or down? 



I'm saying up  Wink
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everyone ready for the next leg up? breakout in three... two... one...

Ready !  Cheesy
That's probably a really bad sign ! Capitualtion ... what the heck ... I was just cmpletely wrong ...

BTW, what are you basing this latest prediction on ?

alcohol and greed Wink [notice the complete lack of substance or technical defense of the claim]

i was inebriated and shouldn't have really been on the forums or daytrading at all  Cheesy my bad.

passed out and sobered up, and what we're seeing now is a manifestation of this pattern:

it's hard to say, but some fractal analysis suggests that we're going to see a quick rise to about the last high ($165), a sudden correction, and then consolidation in that range for at least the short-term.

im working on making fractal analysis more rigorous (specifically, more precise) because clearly we fell a little short of my target $165, but i think it's very powerful that i was able to predict the 'shape' of the price so accurately. this was to be a second test of the fractal hypothesis and i think the result can be described as: "plausible". not evidenced explicitly, yet, but i'm excited to do more work on it.

Which way to break, up or down? 



I'm saying up  Wink

as for your question, the market seems balanced right now (indicators neutral). $120 held as anticipated and i doubt we're going to see sub-$120 coins any time soon. extending the above hypothesis, i do anticipate a consolidation period in this range ($120-$150) for about another 12 hours, at least, and then perhaps some serious price movement. unless things suddenly start looking bearish (large dump, etc), that breakout should be up, because sideways is very bullish for bitcoin at this moment.

what do you guys think?

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everyone ready for the next leg up? breakout in three... two... one...

Ready !  Cheesy
That's probably a really bad sign ! Capitualtion ... what the heck ... I was just cmpletely wrong ...

BTW, what are you basing this latest prediction on ?

alcohol and greed Wink [notice the complete lack of substance or technical defense of the claim]

i was inebriated and shouldn't have really been on the forums or daytrading at all  Cheesy my bad.

passed out and sobered up, and what we're seeing now is a manifestation of this pattern:

it's hard to say, but some fractal analysis suggests that we're going to see a quick rise to about the last high ($165), a sudden correction, and then consolidation in that range for at least the short-term.

im working on making fractal analysis more rigorous (specifically, more precise) because clearly we fell a little short of my target $165, but i think it's very powerful that i was able to predict the 'shape' of the price so accurately. this was to be a second test of the fractal hypothesis and i think the result can be described as: "plausible". not evidenced explicitly, yet, but i'm excited to do more work on it.

Which way to break, up or down? 



I'm saying up  Wink

as for your question, the market seems balanced right now (indicators neutral). $120 held as anticipated and i doubt we're going to see sub-$120 coins any time soon. extending the above hypothesis, i do anticipate a consolidation period in this range ($120-$150) for about another 12 hours, at least, and then perhaps some serious price movement. unless things suddenly start looking bearish (large dump, etc), that breakout should be up, because sideways is very bullish for bitcoin at this moment.

what do you guys think?

--arepo

Sounds about right to me.

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fractal analysis

with all this talk about fractal analysis, i haven't really explained much what the methods consist of. for this reason, and for reasons of transparency and accountability, i want to make the price report which i opened this thread with publicly available, as the projections and analysis it contains have expired some time ago. for anyone who wasn't involved and is curious to see its contents, i've uploaded it in pdf format for free download*: Arepo's Detailed Price Analysis and Report [22 April 2013]

i just want to thank everyone who was involved again for supporting me in this project, and if i informed your profit, consider making a small donation to bitcoincharts, clarkmoody, and bitcoinity, as these are all services which i leverage intensely in my analysis.

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fractal analysis

with all this talk about fractal analysis, i haven't really explained much what the methods consist of. for this reason, and for reasons of transparency and accountability, i want to make the price report which i opened this thread with publicly available, as the projections and analysis it contains has expired some time ago. for anyone who wasn't involved and is curious to see its contents, i've uploaded it in pdf format for free download*: Arepo's Detailed Price Analysis and Report [22 April 2013]

i just want to thank everyone who was involved again for supporting me in this project, and if i informed your profit, consider making a small donation to bitcoincharts, clarkmoody, and bitcoinity, as these are all services which i leverage intensely in my analysis.

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*please know that this is my own work and i do not permit profiteering off of it, only free dissemination and duplication.



I can't figure out how to download that without getting a warning about malicious downloads.  If you email it to the address in my profile I'd be happy to throw it up somewhere without needing to figure out which download link is legit and which is an ad trying to get me to download malware.

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I can't figure out how to download that without getting a warning about malicious downloads.  If you email it to the address in my profile I'd be happy to throw it up somewhere without needing to figure out which download link is legit and which is an ad trying to get me to download malware.

testing it myself, it seems google chrome gives the 'this file may harm your computer' warning just because it is a pdf. i admit that i used a particularly ad-infested upload site -- if anyone knows of a better site, or has a server that can host the file for me, that would be helpful.

edit: is that what you were offering? i'm emailing it to you right now.
edit2: your email address appears hidden.

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fractal analysis

with all this talk about fractal analysis, i haven't really explained much what the methods consist of. for this reason, and for reasons of transparency and accountability, i want to make the price report which i opened this thread with publicly available, as the projections and analysis it contains have expired some time ago. for anyone who wasn't involved and is curious to see its contents, i've uploaded it in pdf format for free download*: Arepo's Detailed Price Analysis and Report [22 April 2013]

i just want to thank everyone who was involved again for supporting me in this project, and if i informed your profit, consider making a small donation to bitcoincharts, clarkmoody, and bitcoinity, as these are all services which i leverage intensely in my analysis.

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how to download this w/o having to sign up?

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how to download this w/o having to sign up?

sorry about that... working on finding a better host right now.

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I can't figure out how to download that without getting a warning about malicious downloads.  If you email it to the address in my profile I'd be happy to throw it up somewhere without needing to figure out which download link is legit and which is an ad trying to get me to download malware.

testing it myself, it seems google chrome gives the 'this file may harm your computer' warning just because it is a pdf. i admit that i used a particularly ad-infested upload site -- if anyone knows of a better site, or has a server that can host the file for me, that would be helpful.

edit: is that what you were offering? i'm emailing it to you right now.
edit2: your email address appears hidden.

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Sorry, I thought it was public, I'll pm you.  I'd be happy to put it up somewhere less sketchy.

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yrral.net/arepo-2013-04-30.pdf

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for reasons of transparency and accountability, i want to make the price report which i opened this thread with publicly available, as the projections and analysis it contains have expired some time ago. for anyone who wasn't involved and is curious to see its contents, i've uploaded it in pdf format for free download*: Arepo's Detailed Price Analysis and Report [22 April 2013]

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*please know that this is my own work and i do not permit profiteering off of it, only free dissemination and duplication.


thanks again, notme!

fixed the link in the original.

feedback is encouraged! Smiley

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Thanks Arepo, all the extra insight is appreciated.

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we are consolidating very bullishly, and are nearing an upwards breakout:

-===-

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-===-

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(1) price following strong (3-pt) moving support
(2) Accumulation/Distribution confirms this trend
(3) CCI also confirms this trend
(4) Bullish midline crossover in the Stochastic RSI
(5) Bullish midline bounce in the Slow Stochastic Osc.

here's some direct price analysis:

-===-



-===-

top marked by high volume, consolidation marked by low volume, anticipating a spike in volume with the upwards breakout to confirm "trend continuation".

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Thanks for this lesson on TA Arepo. Smiley I will consider donating some Bitcoins to you in the future, maybe give back a slice of my earnings.

You said we would break upwards soon. Can you estimate how high we're going to go? Or is that just off limits right now?

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Thanks for this lesson on TA Arepo. Smiley I will consider donating some Bitcoins to you in the future, maybe give back a slice of my earnings.

You said we would break upwards soon. Can you estimate how high we're going to go? Or is that just off limits right now?

i try to avoid posting price targets publicly, but the key levels here as we're just pulling out of a short downtrend are just the previous highs -- this is generally where we will encounter resistance:

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-===-

$148, $162, $166

if we get past $166 this would be very bullish and we could overshoot to around $180. however, the market is overbought in the short-term so it is likely that we bounce off of $166 and correct slightly first.

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Never seen it touch 130$ these days: do you think that will be a strong support in this short-term downtrend ?

(new here and not used to TA, but yours seems to be a pretty good job Smiley )
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Never seen it touch 130$ these days: do you think that will be a strong support in this short-term downtrend ?

(new here and not used to TA, but yours seems to be a pretty good job Smiley )

it was below 130$ 2 days ago.

Take arepo with reserve though, he's all good in drawing the lines and fancy talk but when it comes to prices he's gambling just like anyone who doesn't look at charts at all. He just put it in borders where he can always say he wasn't wrong - like it will be between 120-160.

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we are consolidating very bullishly, and are nearing an upwards breakout:

-===-

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-===-

notes:

(1) price following strong (3-pt) moving support
(2) Accumulation/Distribution confirms this trend
(3) CCI also confirms this trend
(4) Bullish midline crossover in the Stochastic RSI
(5) Bullish midline bounce in the Slow Stochastic Osc.

here's some direct price analysis:

-===-



-===-

top marked by high volume, consolidation marked by low volume, anticipating a spike in volume with the upwards breakout to confirm "trend continuation".

--arepo



I tend to agree with you that we are nearing a breakout. Judging by past activity, I've seen too many of these upward and steady climbs on relatively low volume, followed by a breakout to think it will be a breakdown. Now, if it had happened shortly after the fall down, and been shorter in duration, I would say it's a toss up. But, considering our normal volatility, what we are seeing with the slow climb is promising. (again, as usual)

As that guy from the bitcoin channel said, the thing that stands out is how we broke through the two high volume days, where we formed those hammer like candlestick patterns after the "crash" down. Those big red candles those first two days were on half the volume as the "hammers" were. We are basically sitting at the top of that first hammer and what appears like a support level that was formed before we exploded up.

The market, again as the bitcoin channel guy has explained, looks like it is weakening to me, if I am interpreting it correctly. The sell side is slowly creeping up and the buy side is slowly creeping down. All the while we are maintaining price. It is not a good sign but hard to interpret. Any ideas about the market?

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Broke out the wrong way 
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Again stop using triangles dammit.
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Broke out the wrong way  

Again stop using triangles dammit.

why should i? the breakout was anticipated perfectly, the direction not so much. working on an accountability report right now, trying to determine the factors that contributed to the failure of the last projection.

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Broke out the wrong way 

Again stop using triangles dammit.

why not? the breakout was anticipated perfectly, the direction not so much. working on an accountability report right now, trying to determine the factors that contributed to the failure of the last projection.

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I could save you some time - someone dumped 10k coins, and some others dumped 2 x 5000 earlier. People were not buying in masses in meantime.

That's it, I should patent a name for it, DUMPA20000 or something  Grin


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I could save you some time - someone dumped 10k coins, and some others dumped 2 x 5000 earlier. People were not buying in masses in meantime.

That's it, I should patent a name for it, DUMPA20000 or something  Grin

yes, i was watching, and it was clear that the dump was a single or a few entities, not an emergent movement. there's a lot of bearish news in the air, and the market is short-term overbought. i'm trying to determine if we should expect $120 to hold, or if we're gearing up for a correction-to-the-correction of the bullish move to $165. i highly suspect these individuals were attempting to 'paint the tape', as a very bullish consolidation turned very suddenly into a very bearish picture. this event will be good to consider in another problem i'm working on, can/does price manipulation break standard methods of TA?.

also, you saved me precisely no time, because while it may seem 'obvous' that your hypothetical explanation is correct, it is not rigorous enough -- only a fool should be so sure of why any particular price movement occurs.

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People were expecting new money to come with new week but that didn't happen due to holiday coming, so price dropped from initial rally from yesterday. Silk road situation probably added to that, then panic etc..

No way nobody can calculate will this or that wall stay there in such a wild market like this one is. We can only guess and pray to be lucky.

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I could save you some time - someone dumped 10k coins, and some others dumped 2 x 5000 earlier. People were not buying in masses in meantime.

That's it, I should patent a name for it, DUMPA20000 or something  Grin

yes, i was watching, and it was clear that the dump was a single or a few entities, not an emergent movement. there's a lot of bearish news in the air, and the market is short-term overbought. i'm trying to determine if we should expect $120 to hold, or if we're gearing up for a correction-to-the-correction of the bullish move to $165. i highly suspect these individuals were attempting to 'paint the tape', as a very bullish consolidation turned very suddenly into a very bearish picture. this event will be good to consider in another problem i'm working on, can/does price manipulation break standard methods of TA?.

also, you saved me precisely no time, because while it may seem 'obvous' that your hypothetical explanation is correct, it is not rigorous enough -- only a fool should be so sure of why any particular price movement occurs.

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Artificially increasing the volatility will only transfer money from them to me.  There are lots of other market makers that feel the same.  In the long run, it will make no difference.

However, this is an excellent example of why no TA is perfect (I know you don't believe this yourself arepo, just picking a teaching moment for new traders).  People will do what they want despite what any sane trader would say about the chart. This is because many trade bitcoin who do not understand how to use short time frame TA properly: to make a planned trade more efficiently.  Using it speculatively is very risky when you look at short time frames.

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Broke out the wrong way  

Again stop using triangles dammit.

why should i? the breakout was anticipated perfectly, the direction not so much. working on an accountability report right now, trying to determine the factors that contributed to the failure of the last projection.

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You can try to predict the actions of the masses with some success but not the action of 1 or 2 people and that's all it takes to move things considerably in this market.

again, the basis of my argument against the perceived 'absolute power' or manipulators, or even just traders with large amounts of capital proportional to the market cap, is that the self-regulating nature of the market makes direct price manipulation proportionally expensive to its magnitude.

this being said, it shouldn't necessarily "break" the various methods of TA. for instance, it's interesting that the large move was timed perfectly with the triangle consolidation. these moves are more predictable than you think.

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You can try to predict the actions of the masses with some success but not the action of 1 or 2 people and that's all it takes to move things considerably in this market.

again, the basis of my argument against the perceived 'absolute power' or manipulators, or even just traders with large amounts of capital proportional to the market cap, is that the self-regulating nature of the market makes direct price manipulation proportionally expensive to its magnitude.

this being said, it shouldn't necessarily "break" the various methods of TA. for instance, it's interesting that the large move was timed perfectly with the triangle consolidation. these moves are more predictable than you think.

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I'm not talking about manipulation. Just someone with lots of coin ( that they have acquired at very low prices) that feels like cashing in a few... thousand...   and the cost is almost nothing to him.

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I'm not talking about manipulation. Just someone with lots of coin ( that they have acquired at very low prices) that feels like cashing in a few... thousand...   and the cost is almost nothing to him.

i think i understand what you're saying -- for fear of talking at cross purposes, let me clarify what i meant:

say he picks a 'bad time' to dump -- the worst time would be at a market bottom. if he does so, there is a 'cost' of lost profits. also, if the market is 'ready to go up', a dump is just going to be picked up by smart sellers, and there would be very little effect at all.

as such, buyers and sellers don't really have a direct effect on the price, but mesh with 'market conditions' to produce the effect on the price. following from this, you don't have to predict the individual actions of large players, just anticipate the possible effects of any action on present market conditions (which are given by some methods of TA).

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The sell orders on clarkmoody are still creeping up. The buys are still creeping down. I am holding my base BTC's and sold some bought at higher levels as I don't want to take a chance should we retest the 50-70 range. I am hoping we do go back down there so I can double up what I sold off. If not, live and learn...

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The sell orders on clarkmoody are still creeping up. The buys are still creeping down. I am holding my base BTC's and sold some bought at higher levels as I don't want to take a chance should we retest the 50-70 range. I am hoping we do go back down there so I can double up what I sold off. If not, live and learn...

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based on some fractal analysis, the lowest feasible bottom is around $90. i suspect that's where the support will be if we break $120.

it's amazing, but we're still 'consolidating' in huge, week-long swings from the 10 April crash:

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modeling this with the classic triangle consolidation pattern, we get a similar picture, but unfortunately, it's difficult to tell what the slope of the bottom support is. if it is a flat-bottomed triangle, then $90 will be the support (yellow line); if it is a symmetrical triangle, we may see prices even lower (white line) before we reach the short-term bottom.

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based on some fractal analysis, the lowest feasible bottom is around $90. i suspect that's where the support will be if we break $120.

it's amazing, but we're still 'consolidating' in huge, week-long swings from the 10 April crash:

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modeling this with the classic triangle consolidation pattern, we get a similar picture, but unfortunately, it's difficult to tell what the slope of the bottom support is. if it is a flat-bottomed triangle, then $90 will be the support (yellow line); if it is a symmetrical triangle, we may see prices even lower (white line) before we reach the short-term bottom.

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You sure? I don't understand much TA but all I see is a bunch of oscillations converging around 130.



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You sure? I don't understand much TA but all I see is a bunch of oscillations converging around 130.



PS Thanks for your posts, I find them both helpful and entertaining

appreciate the thanks Smiley

and yes, triangles are one of the fractal patterns found in price, so there are often triangles-within-triangles. visible on the scale you have, we do seem to be consolidating as well, and in fact we're in a smaller, flat-bottomed triangle with support at $120 and a descending top from $160. can you see it?

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I also want to thank you for your contributions. At the moment, you're one of the very few that I listen to on this forum. And I'm slowly picking up some TA understanding as well. Keep it up!
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I also want to thank you for your contributions. At the moment, you're one of the very few that I listen to on this forum. And I'm slowly picking up some TA understanding as well. Keep it up!

i'm happy that so many people are coming out of the woodwork like this Smiley it really motivates me to continue being active in this thread, even though the price report has expired.

and as always, if you profit from me, help keep it free! consider my presentation of analysis here a donation of my time and skills. feel free to tell me what you think it's worth! (address in sig).

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and as always, if you profit from me, help keep it free! consider my presentation of analysis here a donation of my time and skills. feel free to tell me what you think it's worth! (address in sig).

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Well, right now I'm just holding. But if I do start trading using your advice I'll definitely share my profits if and when I see them, and I'd encourage others to do so as well. It's hard to put a number on good advice, but a percentage of my profits, no matter how big or small, is definitely worth it.
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and as always, if you profit from me, help keep it free! consider my presentation of analysis here a donation of my time and skills. feel free to tell me what you think it's worth! (address in sig).

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Well, right now I'm just holding. But if I do start trading using your advice I'll definitely share my profits if and when I see them, and I'd encourage others to do so as well. It's hard to put a number on good advice, but a percentage of my profits, no matter how big or small, is definitely worth it.

no pressure, donations are optional Tongue

i wish you the best of luck. Smiley

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arepo - I see your point with the triangles, but I don't understand how you can't take volume into play?

well after the fact, it's pretty convenient that what i called for has just played out.

but i'm not quite sure what you mean? i'm not taking volume into account?

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thanks for the accountability. i qualified this failed prediction a few posts ago:

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Broke out the wrong way  

Again stop using triangles dammit.

why not? the breakout was anticipated perfectly, the direction not so much. working on an accountability report right now, trying to determine the factors that contributed to the failure of the last projection.

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I could save you some time - someone dumped 10k coins, and some others dumped 2 x 5000 earlier. People were not buying in masses in meantime.

That's it, I should patent a name for it, DUMPA20000 or something  Grin

yes, i was watching, and it was clear that the dump was a single or a few entities, not an emergent movement. there's a lot of bearish news in the air, and the market is short-term overbought. i'm trying to determine if we should expect $120 to hold, or if we're gearing up for a correction-to-the-correction of the bullish move to $165. i highly suspect these individuals were attempting to 'paint the tape', as a very bullish consolidation turned very suddenly into a very bearish picture. this event will be good to consider in another problem i'm working on, can/does price manipulation break standard methods of TA?.

--arepo

notme also added his (very valuable) 2-cents:

Artificially increasing the volatility will only transfer money from them to me.  There are lots of other market makers that feel the same.  In the long run, it will make no difference.

However, this is an excellent example of why no TA is perfect (I know you don't believe this yourself arepo, just picking a teaching moment for new traders).  People will do what they want despite what any sane trader would say about the chart. This is because many trade bitcoin who do not understand how to use short time frame TA properly: to make a planned trade more efficiently.  Using it speculatively is very risky when you look at short time frames.

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midterm projections still on track:

based on some fractal analysis, the lowest feasible bottom is around $90. i suspect that's where the support will be if we break $120.

it's amazing, but we're still 'consolidating' in huge, week-long swings from the 10 April crash:

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-===-

modeling this with the classic triangle consolidation pattern, we get a similar picture, but unfortunately, it's difficult to tell what the slope of the bottom support is. if it is a flat-bottomed triangle, then $90 will be the support (yellow line); if it is a symmetrical triangle, we may see prices even lower (white line) before we reach the short-term bottom.

what are you guys anticipating?

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that triangle is just LOL
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upper line has two points of contact, lower line is pure speculation. 'LOL' isn't exactly constructive Tongue

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upper line has two points of contact, lower line is pure speculation. 'LOL' isn't exactly constructive Tongue

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because there is nothing constructive about TA, even if you did it correctly. but you are just drawing random lines

but dont worry, you can chalk up losses to "overtrading" or "lack of discipline" like Mark Douglas and all the other failure TA traders
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I expect a continuation of the downward trend.

very good, i notice that bear pennant, too. we will break out down.

but everyone is still screaming BUBBLE and none of my data seriously suggests that we'll break below $90 in the mid-term. any other arguments for this besides that?

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because there is nothing constructive about TA, even if you did it correctly. but you are just drawing random lines

but dont worry, you can chalk up losses to "overtrading" or "lack of discipline" like Mark Douglas and all the other failure TA traders

there are many others threads on this board dedicated to the question of whether or not methods of TA can be considered 'effective'. if you'd like to have that conversation, you can continue it there, or at least supply some kind of new argumentation besides the bald assertion that it doesn't work because it doesn't.

as i said before (i'd hate to be the tyrant who self-moderates) so discussion and presentation of TA ITT please. (assertions don't count as discussion Tongue)

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edit: it's hilarious how quiet this thread was as my many projections last week unfolded, but as soon as i get one thing wrong, the TA-naysayers are back Cheesy

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upper line has two points of contact, lower line is pure speculation. 'LOL' isn't exactly constructive Tongue

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because there is nothing constructive about TA, even if you did it correctly. but you are just drawing random lines

but dont worry, you can chalk up losses to "overtrading" or "lack of discipline" like Mark Douglas and all the other failure TA traders

There is a method to the madness however. Because everyone - whether they would like to believe it or not - when they look at a chart, see patterns and associate something with them based on some prior experience, etc. As a consequence, the pattern comes to fruition, and the people that saw the pattern and decided to hold/sell/buy wrote their own future. TA, at least in my opinion, to a certain extent comes down to math and the psychological aspect of trying to figure out what everyone else is thinking about before they know it themselves.
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because there is nothing constructive about TA, even if you did it correctly. but you are just drawing random lines

but dont worry, you can chalk up losses to "overtrading" or "lack of discipline" like Mark Douglas and all the other failure TA traders

There is a method to the madness however. Because everyone - whether they would like to believe it or not - when they look at a chart, see patterns and associate something with them based on some prior experience, etc. As a consequence, the pattern comes to fruition, and the people that saw the pattern and decided to hold/sell/buy wrote their own future. TA, at least in my opinion, to a certain extent comes down to math and the psychological aspect of trying to figure out what everyone else is thinking about before they know it themselves.

good point -- as i like to say, if there are methods that work, they can be considered functional analysis. if there aren't, why is everyone here wasting their time with a cointoss? there's satoshidice for that Tongue

i think the bear market is rustling all the newbies' jimmies Wink

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looking awfully oversold on the short-term scale. the downward momentum has been exhausted. i expect a downwards breakout from the pennant evolve outlined, but we won't break under the $100 support.

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instead, the oversold signal confirms some fractal analysis that suggests we'll retest but bounce significantly into a larger bearish pennant, peaking and then breaking downwards again to test the $100 support in the next 48 hours.

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will $100 hold then is not yet clear.

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There is a method to the madness however. Because everyone - whether they would like to believe it or not - when they look at a chart, see patterns and associate something with them based on some prior experience, etc. As a consequence, the pattern comes to fruition, and the people that saw the pattern and decided to hold/sell/buy wrote their own future. TA, at least in my opinion, to a certain extent comes down to math and the psychological aspect of trying to figure out what everyone else is thinking about before they know it themselves.

this would make sense, if two things were true:

1. the majority of the trading volume was made up from people using TA
2. the TA that they used were all the same

i reckon that neither of those two are true. 1. is pretty straightforward. most of the volume in the markets is pure speculation and/or silkroad, not from people looking at charts and making disciplined trades. 2. is blatantly not true, as you can easily open up any two TA threads in this forum and find hacked up charts with wildly differing lines drawn at the most random places

it is a good thought though, and definitely the correct line of thinking. but even if it were true as you said, and even if those 2 points above were present, then the prediction and trade would be working because everyone is taking action in the same direction, and hence moving the market. it would be the same as calling everyone up and saying, "ok we all buy at $100." the trade would not be working because of some magical TA strategy that works when X indicator crosses Y indicator or because Z line of support or because of ABC head and shoulders and cock and balls pattern.
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*10-day hourly scale*

http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/chart.png?width=940&m=mtgoxUSD&SubmitButton=Draw&r=10&i=Hourly&c=0&s=&e=&Prev=&Next=&t=S&b=&a1=&m1=10&a2=&m2=25&x=1&i1=CCI&i2=&i3=&i4=&v=1&cv=0&ps=0&l=1&p=0&

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looking awfully oversold on the short-term scale. the downward momentum has been exhausted. i expect a downwards breakout from the pennant notme outlined, but we won't break under the $100 support.

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instead, the oversold signal confirms some fractal analysis that suggests we'll retest but bounce significantly into a larger bearish pennant, peaking and then breaking downwards again to test the $100 support in the next 48 hours.

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http://s3.postimg.org/ouzptactv/bounce.png

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will $100 hold then is not yet clear.

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I didn't outline any pennants, but it looks good so far with the bounce to $118.

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I didn't outline any pennants, but it looks good so far with the bounce to $118.

sorry about that, i must have just read a post of yours when i was writing that. Tongue at least i didn't name electric -- he hates triangles hah

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i always find it fascinating how many layers of self-similarity there are in the price function. this is the third 'public test' of fractal analysis, which i'm a little suspicious of because it is lacking in rigor in that it is just as prone to apophenia as elliot waves. i've been outlining a number of shapes that i can define in rigorous terms, and once that list is complete i intend to do statistical analysis on price history data to hone the method's precision.

until then i've been focussing on the 'bubble shape', a type of bearish reversal that occurs across varying scales in many bullruns in bitcoin price history. i've identified three versions of this pattern in price data since just April 1, and used their shape with great success in anticipating price movements in similar market conditions. it's just an amazing idea that the larger shape of price can mimic smaller structures that have already formed within its history, exactly like a mandelbrot set!

since the 'fractal hypothesis' is still in its infancy, i encourage feedback from the sharper minds of the community Smiley i've learned so much from other posters here, that i've come to see it as a community of very intelligent people, and an excellent collaborative atmosphere for new ideas,

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this would make sense, if two things were true:

1. the majority of the trading volume was made up from people using TA
2. the TA that they used were all the same

i reckon that neither of those two are true. 1. is pretty straightforward. most of the volume in the markets is pure speculation and/or silkroad, not from people looking at charts and making disciplined trades. 2. is blatantly not true, as you can easily open up any two TA threads in this forum and find hacked up charts with wildly differing lines drawn at the most random places

keeping it short, but hopefully clear:

the effects of 'insider trading' suggest that price-relevant information is not factored into the price in an ideal way, but the Efficient Market Hypothesis suggests that most relevant information is 'encoded into' or somehow represented in price -- this information including market sentiment, greed/fear, risk-aversiveness of other players, and the like.

this leads to the idea that profitable information asymmetries between players can form for short periods of time.

from a mathematical point of view, it has been shown (see the Hurst exponent) that autocorrelations exist in price data -- that is, regularities which can be profitably anticipated.

as such, in a simple way, technical analysis is an analysis done on price data to find patterns -- essentially, identifying how the price is deviating from its natural stochastic (random) nature.

and this demonstrably occurs! trend-following is very successful in certain market conditions (see goomboo's journal). this leads to the idea of 'momentum', that it is statistically unlikely for the price to suddenly violate a trend. another simple strategy is measuring the 'rate of change' of price, because 'momentum changes before price changes' follows from basic rules of derivatives in calculus.

i hope i have showed you how it is possible to get at information that may be 'coded' into the price, that others do not have access to, that creates a profitable information asymmetry between players.

--arepo

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May 02, 2013, 05:55:27 AM
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i have no idea what that block of rambling is suppose to prove, other than to convince yourself that your methods have validity. it was not clear at all what point you were trying to make, and it was irrelevant to the disucssion:

my post was in response to the post claiming that TA works because it is a self fulfilling prophecy. while the premise is sound, in practice, most don't do TA, and those who do, don't do TA exactly the same, so it cannot self-fulfill.

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i hope i have showed you how it is possible to get at information that may be 'coded' into the price, that others do not have access to, that creates a profitable information asymmetry between players.

you have not shown that. i have reread your post a few times trying to figure out what your point is in case i'm missing something, but it seems like you are just throwing together random stuff together to try to support your claim.

reminds me of this quote which is wayyyyyy ironic

"The trend is evident to a man who has an open mind and reasonably clear sight, for it is never wise for a speculator to fit his facts to his theories."
-Jesse Livermore - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator