Bitcoin Thread - 2018

Tjoker

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BTC has been so flat.....i want a rocket or blood in the streets...not this flatness...emptiness...

To much to ask for?!
 

SaiyanZ

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Yeah it's so dead. I feel like I should start trading $100 moves but I'm afraid that the big move comes just when I start to scalp.
 

phly

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Is it just me or does tradingview now have persistant annoying ads that keep coming back?
 

SaiyanZ

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BTC seems to be stuck in this range for too long now. I'm done trading here for now and will just wait for a bigger move. Support area is between $7900 and $8000. Will short from just above $9000.

 

SaiyanZ

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Working out so far. Managed to close shorts and long right at the bottom (for now at least) for once.

 

SaiyanZ

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Yeah I didn't have that bottom support drawn out exactly. It still hasn't broken it but touching it like this means the market is weak.

 

Swa

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It keeps repeating this pattern. A pump or two followed by a slow dump.
 

Mortymoose

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Nooit! Okes! Your graphs are not as colourful and descriptive as they once were....... And those descriptions, seriously going to have to reconsider visiting this here thread! ;)
 

SaiyanZ

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Bounced from around the expected level after what seems to be accumulation. There are most likely a lot of stops around $7600/$7700 region by now so if we go down there it will be a massacre and we probably will go straight to $7k.



In this market it's probably best to be prepared for a big move up or down and don't go in too hard on one price. I don't day trade much anymore and just wait for bigger moves with smaller positions. eg. 1% of balance on cross (100x) and wait to be at least $300 move in profit. If that position goes under then I add another 1% to it at an appropriate level and wait for that position to be at least $200 in profit before closing that portion of the total position. If that also doesn't work out I add 1% again and take profit if that position is at least $100 in profit.

This way my average buy-in keeps moving towards the current price and I still keep improving my position if I'm far under whilst also taking less risk the further under I am. Doing this on two accounts, one for shorts and one for longs. I also don't place limit orders to close positions anymore. I wait for the price to go past my target and then place a stop loss in profit and keep moving it with the price to make the most out of a big move.
 
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acidrain

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Was expecting a movement only in a another day or 2 but not going to complain about an early dump.

Closed in profit and now just going to wait this move out before deciding on a direction.
 

SaiyanZ

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I've closed all shorts for now and am slowly building up a long and taking partial profit on decent bounces. Will short again as a hedge only above $8000. Liquidation on my long account is currently around $5800 but I should only get in trouble if it goes straight down without any decent bounces.
 

delta66

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im also long @7488 Bitmex(mkt buy)

edit* looking at 2 targets 1st..7696 2nd...7902
 
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acidrain

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Going to go with my gut and stagger long orders towards the exit price of the below triangle which would be around 6900, starting a long at 7200 and every 100 down until 6900.

Been following the triangle quite well so hopefully the exit price will hit. If not then no biggy.
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