Technical analysis, Indicators and Patterns explainend! Lesson 1 #Bartcardi

in #crypto4 years ago (edited)

What is a Technical analysis

Technical analysis is a trading tool employed to evaluate security's and attempt to forecast their future movement by analyzing statistics  gathered from trading activity, such as price movement and volume. Technical analysts focus on charts of price movement and various analytical tools to  evaluate a security's strength or weakness and forecast future price  changes.


What are Indicators

Indicators are statistics used to measure current conditions as well as to forecast financial or economic trends. Economic indicators are statistical metrics used to measure the growth or contraction of the economy as a whole or sectors within the economy. Technical indicators are used extensively in technical analysis  to predict changes in stock trends or price patterns in any traded asset.

Different kind of charts

There are a couple different kind of charts. They all represent different information so its important to know which charts are usefull. Its also personal prefference which chart you youse. Personally i just love the candle sticks, but maybe its different for you.

The different charts:

  • Line charts: Only show the closing price over a set period. More info
  • Candlestick charts: This shows the opening and closing price over a set period. It also shows what the absolute high and low was of a candle in that period (recommended). More info 
  • Point and figure charts: This charts shows price movement without showing time or volume (not recommeded). More info
  • Bar charts: Very similar to candlestick charts just what you personally like. More info

Different kind of patterns

If you know where to look you can see different kind of paterns in charts. These charts happen again and again so history keeps repeating itself. This way by studying these paterns you have a huge advantage. These don't happen 100% of the time, because this way everyone would be rich. Its more of an art then a science. The basic of patterns are a reversal and continuation. A reversal is when the direction of a chart changes and a continuation is when it just keeps going the same direction.

Patterns i will cover here:

  1. Head and shoulders
  2. Cup and handle
  3. Double tops and bottoms
  4. Triangles
  5. Gaps

Patterns Explained


  • Head and shoulders: In head and shoulders you are looking for three peaks with the middle peak being the highest one. The 2 other peaks being on the same level and lower then the highest peak. You connect these with a trendline this way you know the basic support level. Head and shoulders is a reversal chart pattern so you look for the breakdown. 



  • Cup and handle: This is a continuation pattern of a bullish trend. Afther a small pause of the of the bullish pattern it will go back up in a U shape. Trying to explain it as simple as possible.


  • Double tops and bottoms: This pattern is know to be very easy and reliable. If you see twice a top or bottom hitting the same resistance or support level without a breakout. This now signals a reversal of the trend. 


  • Triangles: Triangles happen very offten but there are a bunch of different triangles you can look for. I'm going to point out which triangles there are. There are symmetrical triangles, ascending triangles and descending triangles.  Symmetrical triangles occur when  two trend lines converge toward each other and signal only that a  breakout is likely to occur – not the direction. Ascending triangles are  characterized by a flat upper trend line and a rising lower trend line  and suggest a breakout higher is likely, while descending triangles have  a flat lower trend line and a descending upper trend line that suggests  a breakdown is likely to occur.


  • Gap: Sometimes you see a gap in a chart. This is because when the market closes at a certain price and it opens back up at another price. This way their will be a gap in the chart. As example it closes a $4.00 but opens back up at $6.00 you will have a gap. 

              - Breakaway gap: This happens when a trend is starting to form.

              - Runaway gap: This happens in the middle of a trend.

              - Exhaustion gap: This happens at the end of a trend.

Different kind of indicators

I already explained what a indicator is earlier in the article, but lets dive deeper into this. I will explain my personal favourite indicators and how to use them. If you want to understand all the indicators you will need about 1 or 2 months (Or longer), because their are alot. What is important to know is that there are leading indicators they can be helpfull to predict where the price is going. Also there are lagging indicators these will help traders understand how strong a trend is.


  1. MacD (Moving avergae convergence divergence)
  2. RSI (Relative strength index)
  3. CCI (Commodity channel index)
  4. Moving Average
  5. ADI ( Average Directional Index)

If you know the abbreviations you should be good. 


  • Macd: This indicator is helpfull to know if you are in bullish territory or in bearisch terrtory. If you look at the bottom of the picture above you can see a blue and a red line. If the red line is above the blue line this means its bullish territory and the other way around. So you have to be on the look out for those cross over, because then a trend might reverse.


  • RSI: This indicator will help you determine when to sell and when to buy. If you look at the chart above you will see lines on the 30 and 70. If the RSI is inbetween this i don't pay alot of attention to it. Only when the RSI is above 70 it shows that something is really overbought so you should sell. And when the RSI is underneath 30 something is really oversold so you should buy. 


  • CCI: This indicator is similar to the purpose of the RSI. You can see in the picture below if the CCI drops you buy if it goes up you sell. You can use both the RSI and CCI together for comformation of the trade.If they both show the same thing there is a better change it will happen. Simple logic.


  • Moving average: This is really well explained in the video above. I suggest you check that out. Moving average just smooths out the price action. Simple as that but really helpfull.


  • ADI: With this indicator you can see how strong a trend is. So if there is an uptrend and the ADI is at 50 you know this is a strong trend and has a big change to keep that trend going. And if there is an uptrend and the ADI is at 10 you know this is a weak trend. This will probably reverse. 


I hope you learned something from this article. The conclusion is the more you learn about this the greater your changes of making money. This is just to get you started and my knowelgde. But there is alot that i don't know. This is because i am still learning and i would love some help with that. If i made any mistakes you can always point that out in the comments. If i didn't u can also point that out.

Alot of information i got is from investopdia. So i highly recommend u check that site out if your interested in this.

Disclaimer: Most these pictures aren't from me

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you should run a chart on steem and sbd price, thanks for this article its enlightening ill share with my noob friends so they could learn from this aswell, analyzing price charts and understanding trading terms can be rather daunting, especially for the beginners but you made it so simple thank u.

Great tutorial! Easy to understand and practical. I try to share my knowledge and learn at the same time. I do Elliott waves and chart pattern analysis. I've made several analyses on both Steem and SBD that you should check out. Also just posted a new gem about Golem.


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Agree the explanation really helped me understand the jargon thrown around. Video confused me a bit, though.

Can you suggest any software we can use to chart these things on our own?

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That's a good post with all the essential tools to understand a graphic but.. on this world, I mean.. in crypto is much, much, much important to know where and why are you investing on the selected project.
TA stays in a second layer after the first research about project is done. When we decided that the project is good and it has potential then.. it's time to look at the graphic, no before!
This crypto world it's a bit different from stocks and we are just at the beginning of this amazing technology birth and few data we have from the past to make a right TA for the long run.
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Good to point that out the fundamentals are ofcourse the first thing to look for. I will only do a TA if the fundamentals are there. Great comment!

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Super helpful introduction to technical analysis! Although I do want to mention that technical analysis does take more insight than noticing a "triangle shape" in the graph. I unfortunately learned this lesson the hard way lol

Yeah, that's more of a "boiled" down explanation. That's why I've never attempted it. I don't want to get burned!

Very true good to point that out. Most of us learn the hard way i guess. Thats a huge reason for this post

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Technical analysis considering all aspects. Good post for people who dont have knowledge about trends and indications. Keep it up.

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This is great info for those who are new to the space. If anyone is planing on trading any of the patterns shown above, I would also implore them to do some research on risk management and position sizing as well. A person I met in a trading group on Facebook has a great website ( that has tons of great info and suggested readings for new traders.

well and carefully delivered lecture. this post remind me of forex trade. as a forex trader then, my best trade pttern is the double top and bottom. it has a huge profit over many other patterns. and its win percentage is more than others. because, 1: its uses support and resistance to form it signal. and it usually form from a trending market to give a reversal. then for indicator, i like my chart very simple. so i only uses MA and STOC. .....though RSI can perform almost same as stochastic. one very important thing i will love you to talk about is candle stick formation. it will really help the newbie even some average trader as well. thank you. i am following you and i just up voted you.

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For me TA is a way to plan the best entry and exit point. With some experience you can "predict" the way the market is going to turn. It is not really a prediction, it just identifying the first movement and follow the trend. Check my analysis out.

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You should try making a chart to compare steem and sbd price that will be very helpful..

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one thing im confused on, but maybe im wrong and you can point it out. but on the MACD you say that the blue line above the red is a bullish trend and red above blue is bearish. but if you look at the example you gave above, it shows the blue line above the red and the blue line wouldnt that be a bearish trend for the blue lines? or am i missing something?


Owhh damnn good you pointed that out. I fixed it straight away. I always assume red with losing money so thats why wrote it that way. Thankyou very much my friend. Sharp eye worth a follow ;)
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The main problem with technical analysis in crypto is there are people who know nothing about technical analysis that attempt to educate people who know even less. It's difficult to distinguish at times, especially for a cryptonoob.

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“Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns” by Thomas Bulkowski
This book is truly an encyclopedia that contains an exhaustive list of chart patterns a statistical overview of how they have performed in predicting future price movements. Mr. Bulkowski is a well-known chartist and technical analyst and his statistical analysis sets the book apart from others that simply show chart patterns and how to spot them. The updated version of the book includes a section on event trading and patterns that occur with news releases.

Read more: Top 7 Books to Learn Technical Analysis | Investopedia


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