Looking for a different perspective, I decided to use the line type settings. With line type settings most of the erroneous spikes disappear or smooth out, and no gaps will show up. Switching between bars and line settings can also change any wave count.
The first thing I saw was that it can work as a diagonal decline. If the crash to that $6000 bottom is a “C” wave, completing wave 3 in Minor degree, then this Bitcoin bear market is not finished yet. The problem is, where in this 4th wave rally are we?
I don’t have the magic location, but I love the challenge of counting out a set of 5 waves that may be impulse related. Besides that, this market decline is good practice because we will get the same puzzle again, once the general markets hit their market lows. The only difference will be that the last part of the DJIA decline will be a 4th wave in Intermediate degree, followed by 5 waves in Minor degree.
Over all volumes in Bitcoin trading has been dramatically curtailed, which tells me Bitcoins as an investment is fading fast.
Over 1541 Cryptos are presently posted, with a total capitalization of about $445 billion, US dollars. Since its hay days of 2017, about $275 billion US dollars have gone up in digital smoke, and I’m sure that smoke will keep on coming.
Sheila Bair says bitcoin has no intrinsic value — but neither does the dollar – MarketWatch
This describes my sentiments exactly as most Bitcoin investors don’t even know what “intrinsic” value is.
I like 4th waves, but they can be pretty tough to decipher. I consider 4th waves (up or down) to be the most important wave. Keeping my degree levels low still makes sense, because you will “never” see, 5 waves down in Primary degree on a 90 minute, intraday chart. Even 5 waves down in Intermediate degree may never show up!
The Gold/Bitcoin ratio is at 8.47:1, and has only come close to this 3 times in the last year. A double or triple top in the Gold/Bitcoin ratio does not bode well for the price of Bitcoins. The Gold/Bitcoin ratio may not have any forecasting value for Bitcoins, but I’m sure this ratio will shrink much more. A shrinking or compressing ratio means that you need fewer gold ounces to buy one Bitcoin.
If the rally that has completed was a 4th wave rally, then Bitcoins will crash below $6000. Of course, if we are in a triangle that would drag the time out some more.
I’m very bearish on Bitcoins, and hanging on to them when they can crash $4000 makes no sense to me. Even after all this starts to play out, then Bitcoins price could flat line, just like Tulips did in 1637!