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Is A Price Revaluation Event About To Happen?

Skilled technical traders must be aware that price is setting up for a breakout or breakdown event with recent Doji, Hammer and other narrow range price bars.  These types of Japanese Candlestick patterns are warnings that price is coiling into a tight range and the more we see them in a series, the more likely price is building up some type of explosive price breakout/breakdown move in the near future.  The ES (S&P 500 E-mini futures) chart is a perfect example of these types of price bars on the Daily chart (see below).

Tri-Star Tops, Three River Evening Star patterns, Hammers/Hangmen and Dojis are all very common near extreme price peaks and troughs.  The reason they form is that price is unable to rally or fall far enough within a normal trading day to project broader range types of Japanese Candlestick patterns and these rotational/top/bottom types of Japanese candlestick patterns are often found at or near key reversal points in price.  When they form in a series, like we are seeing currently, it is a very ominous warning that price will react in an explosive movement – either UP or DOWN. Be sure to opt-in to our Free Trade Ideas Newsletter.

Here are some examples of how these types of Japanese Candlesticks may appear in a chart.

Hammer type of patterns are similar to Doji pattern because the difference between the open/close price is very narrow.  Yet, instead of the Open/Close range forming near the middle of the price bar, Hammers form when this range forms near the high or low of the price bar.  They fall into the “umbrella” group of patterns and warrant a bit of extra consideration depending on where they form in price.  The can often create very clear warning signals just prior to a major price reversal.

SP500 (ES) DAILY CHART

This ES Daily chart highlights the sideways DOJI/HAMMER price channel that is setting up over the past 5+ trading days.  We believe this sideways, narrow price range, is going to prompt a massive price breakout or breakdown in the near future.  Historically, this current price level is strong resistance, thus, until we see any price move above 3035 on the ES, we must assume this resistance will continue to hold and a breakdown event may be the likely outcome.  The only way we can determine if price is capable of attempting to move higher is to wait for price to actually make a new high price above previous resistance.

MID CAP INDEX DAILY CHART

This MC, MidCap, Daily chart highlights the same period of time, but notice the range of the price bars on this MC chart are broader in range and scope.  We are not seeing Dojis bars like we are seeing on the ES chart.  This suggests that the real price action is taking place in the MidCap market, the Transportation Index and other trading instruments.  We would likely need to watch how the rest of the market is reacting to this sideways trading while attempting to understand that the S&P is setting up for a big breakout or breakdown event.

MID CAP INDEX WEEKLY CHART

This MC Weekly chart hSP500 (ES) Daily Chartelps us to understand the past 2+ years price rotation and why the current price levels, near 2000, are so important.  In January 2018, price collapsed from these levels.  In October 2018, price again collapsed from these levels – into a massive -24.85% downside move.  Currently, we’ve seen price test the 1995 level multiple times and fail.  Will it fail again and what is the potential for a broader downside price move?

As we stated earlier, until price is able to clear the 2000 price level, we must assume that resistance near 2000 will continue to hold and that price is more likely to move lower than higher at this time.  The only way we can determine if price is going to attempt to rally is to wait for it to attempt to reach a new high price from within recent price rotation.

Headed into this weekend, we would strongly suggest that all skilled technical traders plan for and prepare for some type of external new events, crisis events or anything that could drive price higher or lower.  It seems news is one of the biggest driving factors in the global markets recently.  Traders/investors are waiting for an impetus to drive trends.  The US Fed dropping rates really didn’t do much to improve investor sentiment.  It appears global traders want something BIGGER and BROADER to push prices higher at this time.  Improved global trade and economic ties would do it – but we don’t think that is going to happen within the next 3+ months.

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Chris Vermeulen
Technical Traders Ltd.

Bitcoin Setting Up For Another Drop

Last year just days before the big Bitcoin breakdown we notified everyone publicly to get ready for a swift drop from $6000 to $4000 which played out perfectly within a few days. Our cycle system and technical analysis skills combined can pack a powerful punch and this one of those incredible moves where the stars aligned for us as traders.

October 12, 2018 – Post and Chart Here

 

We then further updated our followers in March of this year that a breakout was about to take place and a run to $6000 should take place. After that upside breakout move on April 8th, we posted this video further confirming $5800-$6000 was still the target.

Today/May Bitcoin appears to be setting up a broader top formation that suggests another move lower is about to unfold.

This first Daily chart highlights both support and resistance in Bitcoin.  The Resistance goes all the way back to July 2018 where a Three River Morning Star pattern set up a gap with a Doji Star formation.  This created the support level that was ultimately broken in November 2018.  Support formed near $4000 in early 2019 with similar types of gap formations.  This support level was ultimately broken in April 2019 with a move back up to resistance near $6000.

 

We believe the setup of the most recent price activity is setting up a classic three mountains top formation.  A weak price rotation prompting a downside price move right now could be a short term ultimately top with next support near $5000. We believe a fairly quick downside price move toward the $4400 level (or lower) – near support.

Once price move to near the $4400 price level, or lower, if the support level is broken, we could see the price of Bitcoin fall all the way towards the $3500 level or lower.  Fibonacci price theory suggests the failed high price move, near $7500, would represent a major failed high.  This failure suggests a move lower attempting to establish a new price low.  For this to happen, the price of Bitcoin would have to fall below $3000 which may sound crazy, but so was $20,000 bitcoin!

Watch for a reversal to unfold in the coming days, could be another opportunity to profit from another cryptocurrency collapse. Any failure of this breakdown/reversal move would suggest Bitcoin is setting up a new Pennant/Flag formation where the price will trade sideways before prompting a bigger breakout move.  We believe a price breakdown is about to unfold and we expect prices to fall below $4400 within 14 to 28 days.

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Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com