“Wheels within wheels” – that’s what Gann called the fractal nature of markets. That uniquely perplexing feature of market activity such that markets react to support and resistance at multiple time frames simultaneously.
Look at the daily Bitcoin chart we have been looking at for weeks now:
We can see that price broke through the 1st of the 3rd arc pair and is struggling as it is meandering its way toward the 2nd of the pair. As I have suggested repeatedly here, when/if price closes above the 3rd arc pair, a fun rally will likely commence.
Now lets look at the exact same chart, but with a smaller bull setup beginning at the mid-May low:
As should be clear from the arrows which are highlighting just a few of the places wherein pricetime has respected the setup, this setup, like it’s much larger sibling above, is indicating why price has been moving sideways for a few days now. On this setup, pricetime is working its way through the 4th arc pair.
The interesting this about this setup is that here we see pricetime will be at the end of the 3rd square as soon as the day after tomorrow. It therefore will not be a surprise if an acceleration begins at that time.
To look at geometry from a different perspective, lets look at a pitchfork on an 8-hour chart:
Here, on the same chart, is a different, longer-term pitchfork illustrating a gentler sloping rate of ascent, with clear indications of where future support and resistance can be expected. I have highlighted several places where that S/R has already been tested and held. There are others I did not highlight.
Here it 6 days after I was faked out by what looked like the beginning of a breakout on the ethereum daily chart, and the coin has still not been able to break free of the 3rd arc.
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Last modified: November 20, 2016 18:17 UTC