All of sudden, on Thursday at around 11:00 BST, digital currencies came back to life after spending several days in tight consolidative ranges. Among others, bitcoin and Ethereum, in particular, looked strong and both cryptos have now extended their gains. Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple and Neo have all gained ground, too. There was no obvious trigger behind the rally, but the selling did look overdone and a bounce back was long overdue.
Instead of pickin’ a guitar or banjo, and I do play five instruments like everyone here in Nashville, I’m tryin’ to pick some market directions early using a 3-day chart, in case you want to follow along. I must predict next week’s markets earlier this week (on April 4) due to being out of town April 5 and 6. Let’s see how I do, modifying time frames with next week’s pivots not yet well formed nor fixed in place until Fri. close--I’m pivotless!
For beach party breakouts, soybeans, gold, and the British pound have higher narrow-range pivots inside each other for next week and month constituting a pivot breakout mix on multiple time frames- could a strangle/straddle apply? For a milder breakout story, crude has higher inside pivots for next week, and lower inside weekly pivots for next week are in the S&P 500 and inside lower monthly pivots in Bitcoin.
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The S&P 500, gold, bitcoin and soybeans do chart bullish to me for next week. In contrast, the yen, euro, pound, Aussie, and crude show some bearish technical conditions for next week-quarter from monthly charts already noted. The short call spread weekly trade ideas in these is derived from bearish candlesticks in multiple time frames, volume and Fisher indicators, and range extension this week. clear. The Aussie, euro, soybeans and British pound show trending pivots for next week, and the yen (two-time frames), gold (two-time frames), Aussie, bitcoin and soybeans have range compression that also can produce wider weekly ranges than average.
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Some breakout setups with forthcoming trending weekly pivots are in place for the week in the euro, pound, crude oil, gold by pivot and range math, and the Aussie by daily narrowed range breaking higher. Going long the Aussie, crude and gold today (Friday) are weekly-expiration, daily candlestick trade ideas.