So, back to Bitcoin trading – Time flys!

Last update was in March? Wow. What’s been happening? Well, Bitcoin isn’t trading still at $5,000 that is for sure. Bitcoin price headed north and broke through the major resistance at $9,204.20.

On the 1st of June Bitcoin hit the top major resistance point of $10,373.75 and hasn’t made any attempt to break through since.

Coronavirus.

Life has been a little bit upside down since the beginning of the whole Coronavirus issue for me back in March. I am now, like so many others, trying to regain some normality and will update frequently again.

Have I still been trading? Hell yes! I’ve still been following Bitcoin and selected AltCoins, daily – It’s my addiction!

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What goes up must come down! – How I use ‘FIB Extension’ – Fibonacci Extension

Bull runs are great, aren’t they? Unfortunately though as the title says the old adage is true.

It goes up it comes down = volatility.

Bitcoin is extremely good for this and makes trading fast and fun, if you’re on the correct side of the trades.

Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in general, is the stock market… On steroids, wheeeeee.

There can be lots of money to be made/transferred to the educated, or lucky, but that would quickly run out. Knowing where to buy and sell intentionally is the way forward.

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For me this is the most essential trading tool. Fibonacci Retracement – Using support and resistance.

I remember looking at my first Bitcoin chart and thinking “Oh, awesome!” – Now what? Especially when Bitcoin was touching $19,000 (I’m not bitter about not buying £100’s worth still, honest!)

I believed for a long while that these movements were fairly random and there must be some sort of luck involved in managing to work out where to place a buy or sell trade. I considered it to be ‘trading bots’ automatically knowing when to trade.

However, I have a very determined personality and refused to give up looking for the “key” to trading. These movements were too structured to be just luck.

If only I could work out what this is doing, where is it going?

After months of searching I actually found a pretty effective way.

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Elliott Waves – Sounds boring, right? I can assure you it’s not…

Somebody called Ralph Nelson Elliott, who was a lot smarter than me, worked out that that all tradable assets on the stock market move in waves. This was I believe in the 1930’s way before the time of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

The good thing for us though is that the same trends still occur in cryptocurrency trading. Why? Well, it is all to do with everyone looking at the big chart together.

When we’re all working out our support and resistance lines, and looking at channels etc, we’re all buying and selling at particular points.

This creates a “wave” effect and equals an increase in price and retracements.

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So, we have found the direction and we have identified support and resistance… Now, where the heck is this going long-term? Introducing channels.

Time to be honest, once again. I really struggle with placing channels whilst trading. Cryptocurrency, unlike the stock market, doesn’t really seem to move in traditional channels.

That being said though it is always good to try and use them. It’s better to have some idea of long-term predicted movement rather than placing a trade and just hoping.

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Sorted, I understand the indicators. Show me the next lot of fancy stuff! – TA, Trading Analysis.

Now that we have established a price direction using cryptocurrency indicators, we’re going to have to see if this direction is following any trading trends.

Bitcoin, similar to the stock market, has certain ways in which the value is traded. Imagine there is a big chart and everyone has seen a trend together and are following the same lines and levels. It is this that we need to identify as well.

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I’ve got me a TradingView chart. What do I need next, what are these indicator thingamajigs?

The main thing when trading (or looking to buy a cryptocurrency at a really good entry point) is that you’re going to want to identify the direction that a coin is traveling in. Now, even though this sounds easy I can assure you it really isn’t.

Cryptocurrency like all markets is 50/50, most of the time. Either traveling up or down.

There can be times though when a coin just travels sideways, known as “Bart” or “Barting”. This kind of sideways action gets its name after the Bart Simpson character’s hair style. Short movements moving only slightly up and down for a period of time.

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Show me the money!

So, you want to know how to buy cryptocurrency?

First things first, understand the market.

I wouldn’t suggest doing what I did. I literally logged on to an online exchange checked out Bitcoin (BTC) saw that it had just had a great run up to $19,000+ and thought “Yeah, this is it! There is money to be made here, it’s going to continue going up, right?”

I was so, so wrong!

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D.Y.O.R – Eh, what’s this when it’s at home?

Do Your Own Research – Before I take this blog any further, as I noted in the ‘What is going on here then?’ section, this blog is only setup for a bit of fun.

I will try to explain what I kind of know on every topic but I am far from an expert in any of this.

The information I talk randomly about on here is purely from doing my own research.

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XRP (Ripple) – What is it and why did I buy it?

If you’re new to crypto and understand how big Bitcoin (BTC) now is, and more importantly how expensive it is to buy just 1 Bitcoin (of course we’re all in it for the technology, hmm), then you are sure to of heard of XRP and Ripple.

XRP – Is this the bank coin of the future?

I’m just going to pause here really quickly to explain why I keep using 2 different names for the same coin.

XRP = The coin/token name.

Ripple = The company who created the coin.

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