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November 18, 2018, 01:24:07 PM
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Everywhere we have seen this conflict
. Is it better to base on technical analysis or fundamental analysis.As a rule, fundamental analysis utilizes an organization's budgetary articulations to choose whether the organization is a good motivation to purchase. A Crypto coin does not have a cash related decree . In perspective of this, numerous individuals would then say that technical analysis should be the go to. We should talk it with some more points of interest.

Technical Analysis

Various people are against technical analysis since they trust that it is just estimating. I really couldn't think less about what different people think. Since my benefits speak to themselves. It is tied in with comprehending what is most pleasant for you. Technical analysis helps expel the emotions from trading and I have made various gigantic trades that I in all likelihood never would have overseen without my technical analysis.I feel that technical analysis is best used as an insistence device in your trading. I don't use technical analysis to find coins. I use it to buy coins. Focus your time using fundamental analysis to find coins that are sensible and a short time later use technical analysis to pick when it is a better than average time to truly buy and offer that coin. Using this methodology will empower you to twist up a beyond any doubt intermediary. You will acknowledge you are settling on the right decision in light of the way that the surenesses and the numbers line up.

Fundamental Analysis

We kknow that Fundamental analysis in the crypto world will be more founded on the worthiness of stages. Once in a while you may be able to take a gander at monetary verbalizations, yet when in doubt your analysis ought to be set up on the stage. For instance, the Bitcoin split basically happened and a vital center was that the common sense of Bitcoin would have been troublesome. Individuals utilized this thought of acceptability and comfort of a stage as an approach to manage impact their trading decisions. I actuate that the most fundamental piece of trading a crypto coin is absolutely understanding it. I imagine that your fundamental analysis ought to include inspecting the whitepaper of a coin. Putting resources into something that you don't understand is never an insightful idea. My most important issue with fundamental analysis is that it can bring your emotions into trading. It is unquestionably not difficult to wind up required with the news and misconception that as fundamental analysis.

Not surprisingly, be a sure trader. In case you have to take in to some degree more about technical analysis, by then you can pick up from google and youtube and use the frameworks that work best for you.

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November 18, 2018, 02:26:52 PM
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I'm actually not a fan of bitcoin technicalities,as I sure do have paltry knowledge of it when investing,or when looking for the best possible means of trading
I simply stick with the basic/fundamental aspect,and try as much as possible not to step too far out of the box..
Take less risk,take easy steps and never be greedy..
It's definitely worked for me,without me actually learning all there is to learn about trading

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Technical analysis is astrology for traders. It is a pseudo-science that dresses itself up to look like a science, but in fact is not based on anything more than fantasy, superstition, and wishful thinking.

Technical analysis is a textbook demonstration of two logical errors: confirmation bias and survivorship bias.

Confirmation bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
One problem with TA is that nobody actually keeps track of its results. The result is that people remember the times that it worked for them, and they discount or forget the times when it didn't. People want to believe that there is a magic formula so much that they ignore the evidence against it.

Survivorship bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias
Since TA is based on nonsense, it will randomly get it right sometimes. The odds are 50:50. Some people get lucky using TA and some do not. Basically, the people that get lucky go on believing in TA and promoting it, while everyone else just goes away. That is why you see lots of articles promoting TA, but you never see articles showing some how TA gets it wrong.

If you really believe that TA works, then I strongly suggest that you look at it objectively. Be professional. Take it seriously.
  • Research its failures just as much as you research its successes.
  • It can't all be true. Don't just accept any random bullshit that you read as if it were a fact. Demand evidence.
  • It can't be right or appropriate all the time. At least, learn its shortcomings.
  • Don't be fooled by its popularity. Lot's of people believe that astrology really works, too.

    I apologize to the believers in astrology for equating it to something as absurd as Technical Analysis.

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    November 18, 2018, 10:27:16 PM
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    Thanks for this information. Both technical and fundamental analysis is important for every trader/investor in the cryptocurrency space as we don't have to invest blindly. Crypto is a highly volatile, and high risk investment so it's imperative to always do a lot of research before spending your money on any project.

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    November 19, 2018, 03:55:42 AM
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    I strongly disagree that technical analysis is nonsense and works based on probability with no actual basis.
    I know traders which have achieved great successes using technical analysis based on their ability to correctly read charts and draw patterns.
    It is a skill and like all others needs to be learned and perfected.

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    I know traders which have achieved great successes using technical analysis based on their ability to correctly read charts and draw patterns.
    Do you also know traders that have lost money using TA? If not, then something must be wrong with your information. If so, then why don't you talk about them?

    It is a skill and like all others needs to be learned and perfected.
    It is math (supposedly). There should be no need for skill.

    If you believe that it really works, then you should be able to explain how it works. If you can't explain how it works, then it must be just magic to you. Do you always go around promoting things that you don't understand?

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    November 19, 2018, 07:34:10 AM
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    Some would argue that math is a skill that needs to be learnt and perfected.
    And I didn't promote it, just have an opinion on the information available to me.
    You are the one disputing what you seem to understand very little of.
    I do not know all about technical analysis. But I believe most human actions are the same to similar situations and this could leave a pattern that can be followed and analysed.

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    November 19, 2018, 09:46:56 AM
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    The short term price of Bitcoin is influenced by whale manipulation, and sheep activity. Technical analysis can be a useful guide to this behaviour. If you can use the analysis to judge the objectives of the whales, and the reactions of the sheep, then you can surf their waves and make money. Don't leave positons open for long though, as you can be wiped out when the whales start to take their profits. This is why you should use stop losses.

    Fundamental analysis is more important for people looking for wealth preservation, and who are prepared to leave an investment untouched for a couple of years. In this case, the only use of technical analysis is to provide guide lines for buying opportunities. Couple this with price averaging in a bear market, and you should do well as a long term holder. This assumes that your evaluation of the fundamentals was correct of course.

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    November 20, 2018, 05:53:39 AM
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    Some would argue that math is a skill that needs to be learnt and perfected.
    And I didn't promote it, just have an opinion on the information available to me.
    You are the one disputing what you seem to understand very little of.
    I do not know all about technical analysis. But I believe most human actions are the same to similar situations and this could leave a pattern that can be followed and analysed.

    I respect your opinion but I'm just trying bring some rationality to the subject.

    It is funny that when I debunk TA, a common response is a claim that I don't understand it. It is funny because that is so wrong and generally the claim is made by people who don't understand it themselves.

    So you say you "don't know all about technical analysis", but do you even know the most basic techniques well enough to explain how and why they work? My guess is that you don't. But don't fret because you aren't alone. Most people don't even know where to start.

    Let's take the humble moving average. Did you know that there is a lag in the moving average? Did you know that moving averages with different windows have different lags, and when you compare them without aligning them (which is what is normally done), you get mostly noise?

    What about Fibonacci retracement? I would like someone to explain the why the numbers are significant without saying it is because you see Fibonacci numbers everywhere in nature.

    Oh, and chart patterns and candlesticks ... complete superstition.

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    November 20, 2018, 11:13:10 AM
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    I believe that one has to be a guru in TA and have a fair idea of it and it is only in that sense that one can appreciate it's  importance. It is a knowledge that one has to learn over a period so as to bring more ideas when it comes to crypto.
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    November 21, 2018, 01:12:31 PM
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    first I learnt technical analysis and was trading for some time and I was not knowing any info about to what is was investing I learnt fundamentals also if you are investing you should have both knowledge
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    November 21, 2018, 01:33:06 PM
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    A friend of mine once wrote a script to generate random chart patterns, for testing. Candlestick charts, based on randomly generated buy and sell orders. They looked really good, pretty natural.

    So good actually, that we started to apply some basic TA to the charts as they were generated in real time, just for the lulz.

    And it worked.

    Subjectively speaking, of course. They were just random patterns generated in real time but we could still make out "resistance" and "support" levels, ascending and descending triangles, etc. and their predictions seemed to hold true. But in the end it was still just random data without logic or reason.

    So yeah, so much for TA.

    I really want to believe in TA and maybe it does work on some weird level that can't be taught but must be experienced. However in general I think odolvlobo's post summed it up pretty well: TA appears to be mostly a reflection of Confirmation and Survivorship Bias.

    That being said, I still think TA is fun. I just wouldn't rely on it.

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    November 21, 2018, 07:07:17 PM
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    I think @odolvlobo is just too hardcore on science, actually, TA has some science behind it. It's related to the psychology of the market participants. I personally only use support and resistance level, since it emphasizes on the psychological level of the current price movement. For example, if the price reaches the support level, there will be a tendency to buy, and vice versa. For the pattern, Fibonacci, and candlestick, yeah that's a superstition. Again, related to human psychology who will always look for patterns.

    After studying for years about the market in general, I think individual price movement is more random and irrational than you think. The majority of people cannot time the market, but there will be a lucky dude who seemingly able to time the market (who actually just get lucky).

    Well, if you feel that today is your lucky day then do the TA and good luck! Grin




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    The problem with Fundamental Analysis being used in cryptocurrencies is you have very little to work with, unlike companies where you can see their financial performance and other disclosures or in foreign currency where you can monitor the country's economy in cryptocurrencies you won't have that grasp and the only thing I can think of is ico developers keeping you up to date with their plans. FA is the best thing you can do in order to see if something is really undervalued or not but unfortunately it is hard to do a proper fundamental analysis on cryptocurrencies. TA is a more reliable tool being used in cryptocurrencies as nothing is change when it comes to analyzing them may it be stocks or cryptos.

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    Technical analysis is astrology for traders. It is a pseudo-science that dresses itself up to look like a science, but in fact is not based on anything more than fantasy, superstition, and wishful thinking.

    Technical analysis is a textbook demonstration of two logical errors: confirmation bias and survivorship bias.

    Confirmation bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
    One problem with TA is that nobody actually keeps track of its results. The result is that people remember the times that it worked for them, and they discount or forget the times when it didn't. People want to believe that there is a magic formula so much that they ignore the evidence against it.

    Survivorship bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias
    Since TA is based on nonsense, it will randomly get it right sometimes. The odds are 50:50. Some people get lucky using TA and some do not. Basically, the people that get lucky go on believing in TA and promoting it, while everyone else just goes away. That is why you see lots of articles promoting TA, but you never see articles showing some how TA gets it wrong.

    If you really believe that TA works, then I strongly suggest that you look at it objectively. Be professional. Take it seriously.
    • Research its failures just as much as you research its successes.
    • It can't all be true. Don't just accept any random bullshit that you read as if it were a fact. Demand evidence.
    • It can't be right or appropriate all the time. At least, learn its shortcomings.
    • Don't be fooled by its popularity. Lot's of people believe that astrology really works, too.

      I apologize to the believers in astrology for equating it to something as absurd as Technical Analysis.


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      Oh XYZ coin is sitting at support with a descending triangle.   If it breaks resistance here, I'm looking to short.     

      Boom...just made that up off the top of my head, lol.

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      One problem with TA is that nobody actually keeps track of its results. The result is that people remember the times that it worked for them, and they discount or forget the times when it didn't. People want to believe that there is a magic formula so much that they ignore the evidence against it.

      that's not really a claim about TA so much as a claim about most of its practitioners. serious traders always backtest their trading systems. one of the reasons i transitioned from poker to day trading was because i saw opportunities to repeatedly grind out statistical edges.

      granted, as with any sort of speculation, there is an intuition some analysts have that's impossible to account for or reproduce.

      Since TA is based on nonsense, it will randomly get it right sometimes.


      what exactly do you define as TA? there's a lot of nonsense out there, but you're painting with a very broad brush. is using a moving average to determine the underlying trend nonsense? is it pointless to look at volume?

      TA surely can't be scientific because conditions aren't completely reproducible. but i don't see why we can't approach it from statistical and common sense perspectives.

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      One problem with TA is that nobody actually keeps track of its results. The result is that people remember the times that it worked for them, and they discount or forget the times when it didn't. People want to believe that there is a magic formula so much that they ignore the evidence against it.

      that's not really a claim about TA so much as a claim about most of its practitioners. serious traders always backtest their trading systems. one of the reasons i transitioned from poker to day trading was because i saw opportunities to repeatedly grind out statistical edges.

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      If you backtest a sufficient amount of strategies you're statistically bound to find a "successful" strategy eventually though. Put differently, you can find "patterns" in any snippet of random data if you look long enough, that doesn't make the pattern applicable to larger amounts of random data from the same source though.

      How to ensure that the backtesting results are actually sound and not just some random fluke? Serious question, not a rethorical one.

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      One problem with TA is that nobody actually keeps track of its results. The result is that people remember the times that it worked for them, and they discount or forget the times when it didn't. People want to believe that there is a magic formula so much that they ignore the evidence against it.

      that's not really a claim about TA so much as a claim about most of its practitioners. serious traders always backtest their trading systems. one of the reasons i transitioned from poker to day trading was because i saw opportunities to repeatedly grind out statistical edges.

      [...]

      If you backtest a sufficient amount of strategies you're statistically bound to find a "successful" strategy eventually though. Put differently, you can find "patterns" in any snippet of random data if you look long enough, that doesn't make the pattern applicable to larger amounts of random data from the same source though.

      How to ensure that the backtesting results are actually sound and not just some random fluke? Serious question, not a rethorical one.

      there's no way to guarantee that. all you can do is monitor performance and cut badly performing strategies, knowing that robust backtesting (hundreds or thousands of cases) should render this an infrequent occurrence.

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      If you backtest a sufficient amount of strategies you're statistically bound to find a "successful" strategy eventually though. Put differently, you can find "patterns" in any snippet of random data if you look long enough, that doesn't make the pattern applicable to larger amounts of random data from the same source though.

      How to ensure that the backtesting results are actually sound and not just some random fluke? Serious question, not a rhetorical one.

      That's a big problem in social sciences and medicine. It is called "p-hacking". Researchers tweak their models until they come up a result with 95% confidence, and they think they have found something. The reality is that 95% confidence means that 1 in 20 is just fluke, and they have found the fluke. The same issues applies to tweaking a trading strategy until the back-testing results look good.

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      November 22, 2018, 03:21:33 AM
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      One problem with TA is that nobody actually keeps track of its results. The result is that people remember the times that it worked for them, and they discount or forget the times when it didn't. People want to believe that there is a magic formula so much that they ignore the evidence against it.
      Greatest short description of TA. On top of that it doesnt work in Bitcoin market. It works in common market only  because most people follows it Cheesy, self pushing wheel.
      In Bitcoin we don't care about TA, we just HODL and sell high, buy low.

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