Technical analysis with Indicators helps guide traders to what is most likely to happen given past information. Remember, an indicator is exactly that, an indication of what might happen; it is NO guarantee.
Trading indicators are mathematical calculations plotted as lines on a price chart and help traders identify certain signals and trends within the market. There are leading and lagging indicators, but all use price action.
Price action must come first to calculate the indicator. An example of this is the simple moving average which is calculated from the price. It is a backward-looking indicator and relies on past price data for a certain period. The moving average is calculated by adding a coins prices over a certain period and dividing the sum by the total number of periods.
I only use technical analysis and a few simple indicators to trade crypto successfully. Let’s have a look at them and see what technical analysis with indicators is all about.
MA’s or Moving averages & EMA’s or exponential moving averages are common technical analysis indicators.
The 50-day and 200-day moving averages would probably be the most commonly used. However, I don’t use them. I use a 10 & 20-day EMA for my strategy.
The green line above is my 10-day EMA, and the red line is my 20-day EMA.
In the strategy that I use, the 10 & 20 EMA area is called the Cradle Zone. The price will always move away from the cradle zone and then come back into the cradle zone. The red arrows are not signals but examples where the price moves into the cradle zone and has them moved away.
For a buy signal, one of the conditions of entry for me is that there must be a small bullish candle in the cradle zone. If you want to take short trades, it is the opposite. I must have a small bearish candle in the cradle zone. This is only one of the several conditions that must be met on my checklist before considering taking a trade.
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Support & Resistance
I also use support and resistance lines in the strategies that I use. However, only horizontal lines, NO sloping lines.
You have probably seen charts with lines drawn all over them and heard terms like bullish flags etc…
Drawing trend lines like this is too subjective for me, so I only use horizontal lines for support and resistance. They are not subjective when you draw them only horizontally. The charts get way too messy for me as well. I like to keep my trading simple.
The yellow line above is how I draw resistance lines. I would consider this a fairly strong level because it has three touches at this level, and it is also a round number being $9,800 exactly.
I personally would be hesitant to take a buy below this level unless I could reach my exit target before the $9,800 level. Once it broke through that level, it could likely become support. I would then be looking for buy signals off that level.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence is another indicator that I use. However, I do not use the default MACD
I uncheck the Histogram and signal box, so I am only seeing the blue MACD line.
I use the MACD to see if there is convergence/divergence with my price. The MACD must be in the same direction as my price.
I must have a higher high in price for a buy signal, and the MACD MUST be in agreement. If it is not, it voids my entry and is not a valid signal for me.
For me and the strategies that I use, this is just one more indicator that I use to decide on a signal. If the MACD is in agreeance, then that ticks another box.
It does not mean I can take a trade. It is just one step closer to meeting all the conditions required for me to take a trade.
In the example below, you can see what I mean. I have drawn the yellow lines in for reference only, the price has made a higher high, and the MACD has also made a higher high.
If the MACD were divergent or a lower high at the 2nd point, it would not agree with the price, and it would not meet my conditions for an entry.
This is the only way that I use the MACD. Once again, it is straightforward. The way that I trade is 100% mechanical. I use a checklist and tick the boxes. All the boxes must be ticked before I consider taking a trade.
If only one condition is not met, I still can not take the trade. It is black & white, with no grey areas. It either meets the conditions, or it does not. You MUST trade what you see, not what you think.
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The Fibonacci retracement is the only other tool that I use in my technical analysis with indicators.
Fibonacci numbers are exciting to me. I find them fascinating, and you can use them in all sorts of ways, but I only use the Fibonacci retracement for the strategies that I use.
A Fibonacci retracement for an up-trend must be drawn from the low to the high price point and the opposite for a downtrend. It is then used to find a level where price might retrace to.
You can see that price had retraced to the 61.8% Fib level exactly in the example above. Once again, this is only an indicator, and it is NOT a given. Price can and will do whatever it wants. It is quite freaky, though, when you start using Fib levels, how price seems to notice the levels.
For a full explanation, you can read my post ===> Fibonacci Retracements Explained.
Putting it All Together
I love using Technical Analysis with Indicators, and what I have shown you above forms only a small part of my trading strategies. I use three different strategies for different market conditions.
As an example of the cradle strategy, I have a checklist that 8 essential factors must be met before I consider taking a trade. The way I trade is not hard to learn. In fact, it is quite simple and basic. Putting it all together with a solid Trading Plan and having the right Trading psychology takes some work.
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