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Bitcoin Hits New High Above $5000 – There Will Be Another Buying Opportunity Very Soon!

Just yesterday, Bitcoin hit a new high again, breaking above the $5000 barrier, and bringing double digit gains to all those vested.

While there has been much speculation on this fundamentals of this cryptocurrency, it was actually a pretty familiar pattern for those used to reading the charts. I will explain more in the chart below, and show why there is going to be a good buying opportunity really soon.

Trade call and chart posted on our official Synapse Trading FB page – before the breakout!

 

If you look at this chart of Bitcoin, you will see that the majority of the price bars are green in colour, meaning the buyers have always been in control of this counter.

In addition, the counter has been moving up in a series of higher highs and higher lows, which is a classic sign up an uptrend.

Which means that all you need to do is to enter on dips in the price, as explained in my previous article.

 

The next question of course is how far can it go, and for this we can use the breakout projection technique, which would give a projection of about $6500.

But here is the exciting part: In such a breakout, especially at a key number, there is a very good chance (not 100%, but high), that the price will pull back to test the $5000 region again.

Yes, you heard right. If you had missed the previous move, hopefully there is another chance. I will be waiting to add on to my positions.

If it goes from $5000 to $6500, that is a gain of 30%, which is way better returns than buying any stock or REIT. And it could happen in weeks/months.

I will continue to monitor this counter. In the meantime, trade safe, and win big! 😀

Picking the Bottom for Bitcoin & Ethereum – When to Buy?

Recently, Bitcoin prices have crossed $4,800, and year-to-date, its price has surged nearly 400%, making it one of the best investments for the year. And it is not alone.

Other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, have also been making new highs, and many more new products are hitting the market every day.

Which is why many of my friends, followers, and students have been asking me a lot about theses products, and most importantly, “when is a good time to buy?”

 

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When I first started trading, I was mainly doing stocks and CFDs, and I developed my “15 minutes a day” price action strategies for these. And as I expanded to new markets, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the same strategies worked perfectly well. To date, I have used them successfully on forex, futures, options, and most recently, on cryptocurrencies.

This means that for a new product like Bitcoin, which behaves very similarly to IPO stocks or some less popular penny stocks, its behavior can be best understood by studying its underlying price behaviour.

Many people who take one look at its prior meteoric rise will immediately come to the conclusion that is it near its high and too late to buy. But many people probably thought the same way about Apple and Tesla’s stock a few years back.

Hands-on analysis and study of Bitcoin chart for precise timing (at my new cafe)

 

This means that there is potential for cryptocurrencies to go much higher, but how do we time our entry into something that is moving so fast?

Turns out we do have the perfect strategy for that, which is similar to the strategy we use to enter fast-moving counters in times of a strong trend. In fact, I pointed this out using the chart of Bitcoin during my last few workshops, and also at Invest Fair.

Snippet from the “Synapse Network” private forum (posted 24 August 2017)

 

Bitcoin chart today (04 September 2017)

 

How far can this trend continue to run?

To be honest, no one can really tell, but all I know is that whenever there is a good buying opportunity, I will continue to add more positions to ride this strong trend until it ends. And when it does, I will get ready to short it down as well. 😀

But that is a story for another post.

Till then, trade safe, and aim big. Cheers!

3 Crucial Lessons From Jesse Livermore – The Greatest Stock Trader of All Time

Jesse Livermore is known to be the most prolific stock trader. Several books have been written about him and his trading track record is legendary. His profits were so great that he was reported to have owned mansions in various places around the world, each fully staffed, complete with limousines and steel-hulled yacht for his holidays.

Some of you might have read that Livermore was worth $100 million after shorting the 1929 great market crash.

Above: Some of the books about Jesse Livermore, available in major bookstores.

What Guidelines Did Jesse Livermore Follow As A Trader?

Among the many quips he had about trading and investing, I’ve picked out some of the key ones that could make or break your trading account.

While many complain about the difficulties in trading forex, stocks, or commodities, there is a good minority that makes consistent profits in the markets.

What sets Jesse Livermore apart from his peers?

 

  1. Buy rising stocks and sell falling stocks.

The above seems obvious, but many people fail to adhere to this rule. Many people like to ‘pick tops’ and ‘pick bottoms’. Now, professional traders do occasionally try to pick tops and bottoms, but they do so with very strict risk management, and always have a contingency plan for when the trade doesn’t work out.

Beginners often makes the mistake of trying to trade against the trend. While this can be profitable for some, talk to anyone in the trading industry and they will tell you that trend-following is the major money-making strategy that every trader uses. It’s simple, easy to add positions on, and it’s stress free. The problems come when beginners make a buck from trading with the trend, and start to explore ‘new ways’ to trade and invest.

 

2. Keep trades that show a profit, end trades that show a loss.

Jesse Livermore is famous for his humongous profits, but behind every profitable trader is the admirable ability to deal with a string of losses. It’s one thing to know that you need to cut losses, but it’s another to actually cut your losses when you are wrong. George Soros famously quips that it is not how many times you win or lose, it’s how much you make when you win, and how much you lose when you are wrong.

Cutting losses is a psychologically hard thing to do in modern society. We’re ingrained to be always correct, and never admit that you messed up, because it reflects badly on you as a person. However, with investing, no one is marking you for the number of losses; the profit that you make is the final report card that matters, and that’s where we want to be focusing on.

 

3. Never average losses by buying more when your stock has fallen.

Too many people refuse to be wrong on their investments or trades.

I have heard of people say this statement: “Even if the stock drops a lot, I’ll just keep it because I’m buying for ownership and dividend cashflow, not just for capital gains.” Sure, but what happens if the stock you hold drops by 70%? 80%? You’ll buy more?

Buying more when the stock has fallen is a sure-way to get your trading account to zero. It’s taking more risk when the odds are against you.

 

Think About This: Which of These 3 Guidelines Have Brought You Losses in the Past?

Many traders soon realize early in their career, that their trading accounts could have been profitable if not for silly mistakes. Avoiding these silly mistakes requires experience, maturity, the correct knowledge, and of course, proper mentoring.

I was lucky to be mentored by veteran traders early on in my trading career. Their advice, based upon thousands of hours of market experience, contributed greatly to who I am today, and I never fail to mention, during trading seminars or public events, that by tapping on their experience, I was able to quickly attain a level of success that kept me profitable.

If you’re currently struggling as a trader, ask yourself this question: “Which mistakes have I been making?”

Acknowledging trading mistakes is a continuous process of learning and growing.

 

Ever Wondered What Trading Methodology Jesse Livermore Used?

The next step for every aspiring trader is to actually take action. Making more trades is the key to success, and consistency can only be bred by constant and directed effort towards your goals.

If you would like to learn the trading method which Jesse Livermore (as well as many other legendary traders used), do drop by for our next workshop where we will share the strategies which professionals have been using for over 200+ years to gain consistent returns.

 

Wishing you all the best in your trading journey! 😀

Full-house Turnout for Our First “Trading Foundation Workshop”! Thank You!

Yesterday, we conducted our first “Trading Foundation Workshop”, and the response was simply incredible!

Due to overwhelming demand, and many attendees who wanted to invite their friends and families, we will be running it a few more times, so that everyone can have a chance to kickstart their trading journey, especially those who are new to the markets.

And the best part is that every participant got to take part in the BONUS QUIZ and win up to $500 worth of prizes, and also take home a “Customized Trading Plan”, in addition to all the printed slides and training materials.

Once again thank you everyone for coming, and making this a fun and interesting session for me as well! 😀

For those who are keen to join us for the next session, there are 4 seats left at the moment, so do reserve early to avoid disappointment!
Check availability: http://synapsetrading.com/trading-foundation-workshop/

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STI Index – Possible Outcomes in the Near Future (Weekly Chart Analysis)

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Where is the STI Index headed to in the near future?

Check out the possible trajectories in this weekly chart.

Which will prevail?

Personally, I think it looks kinda bullish. 😀

P.S. Anyone managed to identify the obvious pattern on the chart?