At last!! An expected and welcome correction on Bitcoin.
MACD is still positive so it is not a bearish trend change. Volumes are increasing on this last move, so it is very possible for Bitcoin to reach my random walk objective of 41800$
Once we get there, higher than the November low, we will obviously have an hidden divergence on MACD, Bitcoin should go back up from there. Careful, however, wherever Bitcoin goes afterwards back up, the market will be in unstable configuration, which might bring it down to 20k$, which be of course a huge buying opportunity. We are not there yet!
You might think this post is about joking, maybe not so, but I will attempt to make you smile. We are living in a world that has gone insane because not only people are not thinking any more, but they also let others think on their behalf. As I have been advocating many times on this blog, thinking by yourself will let you see the light! Let’s go through many examples of current lunacy.
Let’s start with mainstream economists. They are usually the laughing stock of deep thinkers. Now they are telling us that debt, whatever the size, does not matter any more because the cost is so low that the interests needed to be paid back are smaller than 20 years ago. Yeah right! But are we not supposed to pay back the capital at some point? And what if interest rate go back up? (because they will!)
Ecologists are a cute little specie without brain and absolutely zero scientific or human psychology knowledge. They keep repeating what a group of idiots called Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) under United Nations Organization are saying. Those guys have established a correlation between CO2 level and Climate warming. It does not take long to look at raw data and see that this correlation does exist, but only from time to time! Data from last 20 years (average temperature has not gone up) is therefore ignored. Instead they claim that a 2°C increase by 2100 will be a total disaster for the planet (most of us will not be there to verify that claim anyway) and it legitimizes the attempt from Bill Gates to cool the climate by throwing chalk in the atmosphere, thereby …. choking (pun intended) in the process any existing life in that area. Totally insane. Why 2°C? Why not 1.5°C? or 3°C? Are oceans really going to immerse vast land areas (Archimedes would laugh at this idea!)? Relying on wind on solar energy only, will people accept to have electricity only during windy or sunny weather?
Green growth is also a chimera. Electric cars don’t do more than fuel powered cars, so when you switch to ‘green’, you create jobs for electrical car manufacturers but delete many more with traditional care makers. Negative impact again!
The pandemic and vaccine strategies clearly show how quickly our politician have reached burn out status due to smaller than average number of neurons in their brains! Imagine a vaccine based some technology born in the 1960’s but never approved for commercial usage, being suddenly approved for huge clinical trial…. It should make you wonder and investigate. The mRNA can modify your DNA. You are not eating transgenic wheat, right? And you want your genes to be modified without the knowledge of the impacts in 2 or 5 years? You are NOT a conspiracy theorist when asking questions, whatever they say!!
If you don’t know how to ask questions, go back to history and read old wisdom books. The old Chinese book ‘Tao Te Ching’ will definitely ignite brain power, then continue… there are thousands of books to read. You will also find that strong limbs, biceps, triceps, … muscles are best tools when coping with stress wherever it comes from, some Daoyin (Chinese) movements will help you think more clearly too! You may also humbly read again previous blog posts such as this one about challenging assumptions…
How long will it take you to switch on the light bulb? That is the question!
You may end up with different conclusions, those are mine:
Dismantle those idiotic and useless organizations such as IPCC mentioned above, but also IMF, WHO, WEF, EU, … because they are led by insane people.
Dismantle Facebook and alike which make you waste your time without being paid back, and prevent you from thinking by yourself!
Spread sound culture, always get back to basis when needed. Have a good relationship with money
Prevent finance from playing with money or our savings. French Bank Societe Generale currently wants to issue a product made of a bond and an option, all secured by Tezos blockchain. When it all fails, they will blame crypto technology!!
<add your conclusions in the comments!>
Let’s finish this post by a look at Bitcoin chart. Yes Bitcoin is possibly a kind of Ponzi scheme where new entrants are paying for those who want to get out. But, by blaming Bitcoin and other crypto currencies, the crypto haters make buying opportunities for open minded traders who are trading, not investing in the long term (HODL). For as long as crypto’s are allowed, then there is profit to be made!
My red objective was reached (64891 vs 64808 calculated!) even before reaching the reaction line. Hidden Divergence with MACD, moving average still pointing north, and more than average volume points to a recovery in coming days but we have to be careful. Closure under 52k and I am out for the short term. On the longer term, I am out under 46k.
That’s it. Until next time, use your brains to trade safely!
The so-called pandemic continues to weigh on some parts of the world (e.g Europe) while some countries like US or Russia seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel! We will therefore continue to be driven by good news but also possibly by new lock-downs as politicians find it is convenient to keep people under control … until people awaken!
Bitcoin is still floating at high levels. Many expect a sharp correction to 40k or even lower, which is not impossible as can be seen in the short history of Bitcoin. Others still point at even higher targets.
I have been a bit too optimistic as can be seen from chart below:
After going through reaction line, there was just no resistance but the problem is volumes did not pick up immediately, resulting in this range bound market. As long as Bitcoin hovers over green average, no worries, I am not changing my position.
Tezos reached my objective almost on time, landing me a cool 40% profit! Nothing to be proud about that. Trade is not over, the volumes, as opposite to Bitcoin, are picking up and reactions lines will most likely be broken for further up move.
Nasdaq has resumed its uptrend in strong volumes. The new objective is 14130 points. A divergence with MACD histogram tends to confirm new all time highs are coming. Before going full speed, just spend some time a weekly chart below: no major correction since early 2020, plus a MACD with stratospheric value and a divergence with MACD histogram indicates some trend change in the future (remember it can be down or just an horizontal wandering)
I was kicked out of the Moderna trade for a small loss. What happened?
MRNA had made a bottom on orange reaction line (blue circle)and started an up move after down slopping the blue reaction line. Volume was low but I thought divergence MACD and its histogram would support me. Market thought otherwise, volumes did not pick up and MRNA even crashed the orange reaction line, which told me to get out even before my stop was triggered! See you on next reaction line, maybe…
That’s it for today. Until next time, trade safely!
I possibly mentioned Tezos earlier. Maybe I had not drawn the action and reaction lines. As can be seen from graph below, the trend is still up, Tezos has been taking some leisure time around the reaction line and seems to be going up again. You can draw triangles if you wish, but note there is no special scientific theory backing up such figures!
On the downtrend from 5$ to 3$, of course volume was big, it has decreased a lot but stays at high level. This is why we want to stay with the major trend which is up! Divergence between MACD and its histogram also points to same conclusion. The next reaction line is quite far away, objective could be reached by end of March if we are lucky and market is strong enough!
How do I play it?
I already have a position that I bought at 2$ (green arrow) and I halved it at 5$ (objective was 4.57$). New objective is 6.23$, 40% on top of current price with a stop at 3.70$. So I am buying half a position to restore one full line, half a line invested for as long as long term trend is up, the over half is trading to increase profits. The stop applies only to half my position.
That’s it. This is no recommendation of course. Until next time, trade safely.
Whether you are anti-VAX or not does not matter, money does not smell! Let’s look quickly at Moderna chart.
My system rings the bell, saying there might be an opportunity today. The 9-day average is point up, as well as the 48 which is still bullish. Only the blue 18-day is still showing negative slope.
The objective (drunkard theory) is 200$ and as can be seen from reaction line, there is zero resistance in the near future. Nothing seems to prevent reaching the objective. Stop of course at 126$
But wait? MRNA is down 7% today… it it? That’s good because distance to stop was big at close yesterday, meaning your position should be small, whereas today we can have either a bigger line or stay with small line but with a better risk/reward ratio!
This is no advice of course. This is how trading goes, we take the bet, and if we are stopped out, then it’s life, we cut the line and forget about MRNA.
Sorry I have been away for a few weeks to attend other businesses. I was also working on the future eBook which is not as easy as writing for a blog. There must balanced information, not too much to avoid overwhelm reader but enough anyway to kick curiosity and critical thinking! So should I write about inverted Laplace transform? Well answer is yes, but I need to make it simple for casual reader out there!
For this return I am going to talk only about Bitcoin, which has gone again over the roof. You may see everywhere Bitcoin is a gigantic bubble that will explode maybe tomorrow morning, leaving all of those with fortunes in Bitcoins … broke! Nothing can be further from truth, because as long as some countries tolerate Bitcoin as a concurrent to local currency somehow, those who forbid are also getting late on its technology and all the improvements it can bring in terms of security, cryptography, …
The ‘problem’ with Bitcoin lays probably with the price paid to miners which is halved every 4 years, and so Bitcoin price has to go up or the mining can not be profitable over the long term. That being said, price has only one direction over the long term: it is UP! Until it is pushed out forcefully by a better bitcoin….
Let’s look at the chart:
I have drawn the action-reaction lines, which is the only way to predict when and where the next top might take place. There is hidden symmetry in the market which you can see clearly, Bitcoin has been stopped by down slopping reaction line then wen through when many weak hands thought Bitcoin was going down back to 10k$.
There is almost zero resistance now until beginning of April. I expect the trend will be a bit slower. From exponential, coming back to parabolic more sustainable move is all we want!
That’s it! From now on, I will post some trading opportunities on some selected Nasdaq stocks with action-reactions line for your reading pleasure.
For bull traders, life is easy as I will show again in the next few graphs. Our random walk tells us tells us when to step in, then get out. Two options to get out:
Partially on first price objective and then wait for the stop
In case of time out (the observation period), try to exit on multiples of risks (the dotted lines)
Case in point with SOX. Price objective is recalculated each day, but the flat sections above major troughs are the ones we target. SOX is above the green belt, even making new highs. Just hold for now.
Tesla: you should start raising an eyebrow or two! See that divergence with MACD? Worth securing some profits…
Bitcoin is back up again after the January consolidation. Getting above the green belt was a good buy signal. It has already passed through the first objective (not shown) and it adheres to the second dotted line. Your stop should be bottom of the green belt for longer term, and top of belt for short term trading. Next objectives are 53700$ and 58200$. 50k$ might be a short term psychological blocking point but random walk says not to care!
In many of previous posts, I highlighted the necessity of asymmetric trading ie. a reward/ risk ratio that is as big as possible. Even in today’s very complicated markets, with millions of news per minutes, the random static trading model that I have shared is working beautifully. It is is static because it only based on an ‘observation’ period. The dynamic counterpart is about analyzing how a stock or index behave over an observation period with respect to a specific moving average, here we enter the realm of Laplacian distributions, too complicated to explain on a blog but the news is that I am progressing on my eBook writing and I plan to release it by end of the year! It will be extremely expensive but definitely worth it! Will prevent you being on the wrong side of markets!
Asymmetric investment is a totally different job. You don’t rely only on mathematics to make your decisions. You need to have a vision, anticipate what may happen, … Very few services are capable to do it! And you can see it through the performance of investments funds, most of them never beat index performance. Investing on index fund (what I call static) for next five ten years is probably the worst idea you may have these days. Economic crisis has barely started, though you already know for sure some good businesses that are now worth zero because they can not open to customers. So what should you do for long term? I can not help you too much here except recommend NoHypeInvest (click on picture!). I get no commission!
They share a lot of advice for free and if your portfolio is big enough, it is worth subscribing to their premium service. It is not for tender at heart, they are looking for 3 digits gains over a few years, even if they are true only 25% of the time. As explained earlier, this means you can have a long series of loosing trades, don’t blame them, you are warned! They are however capable to explain the key elements sustaining their reasoning.
Speaking of of vision, take a look at Chris’s forecasts for the coming years. Don’t say he is conspiracy theorist, and look at all laws being voted in your country and you will see he is right… unless we, folks, do something!
OK, man, but what are we doing? It is the same subject I called for you to think multiple times on this blog. Open your brains and don’t take every bit of news for granted. When you have a Facebook account, FB knows everything about you, even things you don’t know yet. Same for Google. They have started to decide what you can say, what you can not say, …. and they sell the data you have given for free for huge profits. So it is time to either leave or scramble their data and make it worthless: change you GPS positioning, address, name, encrypt data, … In Google database, I am weed and alcohol addict, looking at pink elephants in Sahara desert right now, which of courses gets me some hilarious advertisement!
Those looking for alternatives software or websites can look here for instance
We talked about the short squeezes, which if coordinated, can lead to strong bull markets. This is usually the case when prices reach an area around the one year high, which is seen as resistance, and so many are shorting to benefit from a price reversal. This works from time to time, but the back testing does not validate it on markets, all stocks, … so be careful!
Coming back to our random market model, it is easier to pick up a trend when it starts, and drive it until it wears out. That is what I am doing with Bitcoin and Etherum. Bitcoin has walked back from its recent top to the random walk path (RWP) and is ready to pick up again. MACD is still largely positive, no reason to exit for now. A partial profit was of course welcome in January.
Etherum is even stronger. The RWP has not even pointed south one day! I don’t know if it will go to 100k$, but 1800$ is surely next target in the short term!
Tezos might be a candidate for near future. MACD is in positive area after a divergence, so just monitor!
There are two crypto-like stocks (in terms of performance). One is of course Tesla and the other one is …. surprise…. Ford!
In spite of never ending pandemic, a looming economic crisis, everything is bull, except maybe dollar and gold. Strange, isn’t it?
Sorry for silence other the last two weeks, urgent business to attend. Anyway, while Bitcoin and stock markets have been more or less flat, then emerge the stories of Robin Hood young traders who want to bring down selected Wallstreet funds because they have huge short positions on their specific stocks. Let’s take a look!
While it is absolutely ok to use same tools as big funds, playing against the big boys in frontal MMA fight will definitely end badly. Why? Because the big boys are making the rules! If you are making insane profits and they are making insane losses, one will claim you are working against the highest interests of the nation (or any bullshit like that) and deserve spending 120 years in jail. We already see the central banks being very unhappy about usual folks making money (and not that much actually) and planning to ban the use. See example of India here. I am still bullish on Bitcoin, Etherum, and many others but the situation must be monitored very closely.
We can make lots of profits by using the methodologies already explained on this blog. Don’t follow blindly the Reddit forums. If you are ever asked why you have Gamestop in your portfolio, then just show the chart:
The random walk path was bullish, the prices objectives were some good distance, … a no brainer case! Of course, don’t forget to exit while you have huge profits waiting.
When does the WallstreetBets game stop? I will tell you. As long as they disturb only a few selected funds and push some stocks up, they can survive. But if suddenly, Robin Hood decides to short BlackRock, then it will be a different story!
That’s it for now. I will come back later. Until then, trade SAFELY!