newsbtc.com / Samuel Rae / 12:00 pm January 27, 2016
Yesterday, in light of the recent action, we tightened up our parameters and looked at bring a single breakout approach into play.
It’s been a tough first half of the week this week, and last night’s action continued this trend. First we fell foul to a misplaced target on a head and shoulders short (which we talked about in yesterday’s analysis) and then we got chopped out of a short term scalp for a few dollar loss.
Yesterday, in light of the recent action, we tightened up our parameters and looked at bring a single breakout approach into play. Tight targets and tight stops meant we didn’t have too much exposure on our entries, but this doesn’t make returning money to the market any easier, and return money to the market we did. We slated yesterday’s range as in term support at 393 and in term resistance at 397 – the assumption being that if we broke through support we’d probably get a sustained run to the downside (as it would suggest negative sentiment) and if we cleared resistance, we could probably break 400 flat and get a boost on the psychological relevance of this number. As it turned out, we did get a break, but not the follow through action for which we’d hoped, Price broke through in term support on a couple of occasions yesterday afternoon/evening, and we entered twice to the downside. On both entries the bitcoin price reversed before it could reach our target, and took out our stop losses. A third entry came along which we didn’t take (as by this time the two stop hits had invalidated our predefined levels) and ironically this time we did see the follow through and what would have been a target hit on entry.