Technical Analysis of Bitcoin Charts – The Most Common Patterns

Technical Analysis of Bitcoin chartsWhen you intend to become a successful Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency trader it is crucial that you have an idea about technical analysis. You have to know all common chart patterns which are repeated frequently in the Bitcoin charts. Those patterns help you to estimate the likeliness of a certain market behaviour in the near future.

There are different groups of chart patterns:

Bullish patterns indicate the likeliness of an ongoing uptrend. Bearish patterns signal that the price is relatively likely to move further downwards. The third group are the reversal patterns: Those few well known chart patterns often signal that the predominant trend is ending and you can expect a price breakout in the opposite direction.

Although those patterns are absolutely no guarantee for a certain market behaviour, it is still fact that the likelihood for the expected market move is significantly higher than another behaviour.

Basically this chart analysis can be used to create your trading plan in advance. Meaning that you should have a plan in advance, based on the analysis, where to set your orders, dependently from what you expect the market to do soon.

Professional traders use those patterns together with the so called Fibonacci retracements. This kind of chart analysis must be seen in the same way as the pattern analysis: They indicate the likelihood of certain stops and breakouts of the market price, although they of course give no guarantee for anything. Again the indicators give you an idea where you should put your targets in advance, for instance to set profitable stop limit orders at points which are most likely going to be hit.

The 3 Groups of Common Chart Patterns

Bullish Patterns (price going up)

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  • Flag
  • Pennant
  • Measured move up
  • Symmetrical triangle
  • Ascending scallop
  • 3 rising valleys
  • Cup with Handle
  • Ascending triangle

Bearish Patterns (price going down)

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  • Symmetric triangle
  • 3 descending peaks
  • Descending scallop
  • Descending triangle
  • Flag
  • Invertede Cup with handle
  • Measured move down
  • Pennant

Reversal Patterns

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  • Head and shoulders top
  • Tops rectangle
  • Double bottoms
  • Diamond bottoms

So when you are looking at the Bitcoin charts or the graphs of any other tradable asset, you should be able to identify those patterns immediately. Just take a moment to learn how they look like, you’ll quickly get familiar whith those patterns – especially when you start to recognize them in the real price movements.