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CTO’s Technical Analysis of Bitcoin: Aug 16, 2021

Sinjin Smith – CTO 8/16/2021

72-Hour Prediction

With everything the charts are saying, I expect BTC is likely to pull back to Support 2: $43,8XX.

Daily Chart Analysis for Bitcoin

Daily charts are a good indicator of what the next 2-3 weeks will look like.  I always start on the daily chart so I can see if we are in a bull, bear, or consolidating market.

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The daily chart above is showing us that we are in a ranging triangle (orange lines) that is tightening.  Several other indicators are showing weakness.  The rally has diminished and showing signs of a pullback. 

If BTC crosses under 46K, look for the 43K area to act as support.

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Twelve-Hour Chart Analysis for Bitcoin

Twelve-hour charts are my bread and butter. Manual trading decisions start with the 12h charts.  12h charts give an outlook of the next 1-3 weeks, depending on the market.

  • Bull: 1 week
  • Bear: 1-2 weeks
  • Consolidation: 1-3 weeks

Daily lines are superimposed on 12h candles.  You can see the price ranging inside the orange “ranging triangle”.  A cross under Support 1 ($46K) could lead to Support 2 ($43,8xx).  Volume is decreasing.  Overall, the bulls have slowed down their momentum and the bears are trying to push for a correction.

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One-Hour Chart Analysis for Bitcoin

The 1-hour chart is really good for making that final manual trading decision.  If after analyzing the daily and 12-hour charts, I have decided it’s a good time to buy, then I want the best possible entry so I look at the 1-hour chart. 

If I see that the price is close to the bottom of the ranging triangle, I would put in my limit order near the bottom of the triangle. In this case, the daily and 12-hour charts are both showing weakness (across many different indicators that measure volume, price action, intensity, and many other), so this is a NO buy situation

CML-T-BTC is suffering a drawdown right now, waiting for the correction and the next rally, depending on how long the correction lasts, CML-T could stop loss out.

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