Steem vs USD. We are on our way to .85/USD! This could be the chance everyone has been waiting on to get some significant SP.

in #cryptocurrency3 years ago (edited)

I'm afraid the technical indicators are really not showing any support for Steem until we experience a full retrace back to around .85/USD. Even then, there is a significant chance we could see some continued downward momentum as full fear and capitulations take over the space.

Today the RSI is still at around 40, so even if we only drop to 30 we are likely to endure another week of downward pressure. I am not expecting a reversal until below 30.

MACD is still showing a great deal of room to drop. (Until the blue line bottoms out and turns up into the red line.) This alone is showing massive downward potential below the .85/USD support line.

Last month I published this post that urged caution on getting back into BTC after the bottom was possibly in. I did not buy back in at that time due to the continued weakness in the recovery. There was no massive bounce off the bottom for many if not most of the altcoins I follow to convince me otherwise. We did see a nice reversal, but not enough to assure me that it was likely to be sustained. I have; however, continued to accumulate Steem by selling other tokens into the rally as the market allowed, via an average in program I put in place many months back.

I am looking for a continued drop in BTC at this time which will continue to put downward pressure on all ALT coins.

Interested in my track record, check out my blog starting back when BTC was just coming off its all time high of ~$20,000.

Long term, I am extremely bullish on Steem!!

I am very excited about this drop as I am very much looking forward to being able to purchase more SP at a massive discount.

Why am I so bullish??

  • Nothing has changed, the accumulation of Steem and more so Steem Power, is a requirement for any serious contributor on the platform.
  • Steem and SBD transfers occur on average within 3 seconds, few other tokens can claim this.
  • Steem and SBD transfers have no transactions fees, this is of immense value!
  • Steem can be transferred to and from any other Steemian or exchange without the requirement of a cryptographic address that cannot be remembered.
  • Steem and SBD are now actively traded on multiple exchanges.
  • The Steemit/Busy/dtube memberships are growing much faster than the Steem inflation rate.
  • I expect Steem to retest its all time highs before year end (short of any catastrophic external inputs).

So I'm going to be all in but ..... remember, most recoveries are very complex and few just go straight back up.

Patience is the most powerful tool in your chest.

My summary

  • Measured accumulations should be considered at around .85. (Possibly averaging in at a bit higher.)
  • Larger accumulations are not recommended until we see at least 3 consecutive days of rise in the Steem/USD price.

Now with that said and others trying to time the market, we could of course see a ricochet off the support as the bulls are let out of the gate. That is OK with me, we're heading to the moon, so trying to time in to gain 10% but risking 50% is just not how to win the game year after year.

Don't invest more than you can loose. Steem could easily drop back down to the .29/USD support if the crypto-space does not recover from its current trend.

Hope this analysis is useful to you. Comments are very welcome.

Disclaimer -- I hold more positions in Steem every day

Invest wisely for the future.

I've been trading now for nearly 40 years, but this is just my personal opinion and should not be taken as financial advise!




Just a quick note:

The lower steem goes, the more tokens you are paid for every post you create, so this is the perfect time to create some great quality articles and then power up and wait for the market to find out what we already know.

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that's actually not accurate.

the ratio of vested steem voting and new STEEM being issued stay unchanged. The dropping price even leads to less "debt" being issued as SBD-tokens (convertible to steem). So on the bottom line the dropping price under a broken SBD peg does actually reduce the monetary inflation.

on another note... I'd absolutely welcome a sub 1$ STEEM and an accordingly dropping SBD. Under those circumstances the network could finally implement a corrected pegging mechanism for SBD tokens giving this economy and exponentially greater tool to capture market share in the crypto-verse.

You are correct, but you are missing the point I was making.

When you are paid for your comment or post. 1/2 is SBD and 1/2 is in Steem (unless you choose 100%)

The 1/2 in steem is calculated at the current market price. As steem drops, you actually get more steem tokens.

You can play with the sliders on this calculator to see what I'm pointing out.
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I very much agree with your point on the SBD peg. Not sure how well received it will be for many and the witnesses may not actually go forward with it, even though there is some support.

Really love all the feedback from someone with a lot of great insights. Thank you!

The 1/2 in steem is calculated at the current market price. As steem drops, you actually get more steem tokens.

That's exactly where your misconception lies - it's the SBD which are "converted" based on the STEEM-USD-pricefeed.

a 15k vested STEEM vote results in a total of 1SP rewards. If the 50/50 option is chosen the liquid reward payout (0.5SP) will be converted to SBD based on STEEM/USD rate and under the assumption of SBD being pegged to 1USD worth of steem.

It's the SBD payout that fluctuates - SP only fluctuates base on reward-pool-balance and RShares distribution

I actually wrote about all that in more depth concerning the liquid STEEM rewards that were briefly issued due to the dropping STEEM price and resulting loss in market cap.

OK, I will need to investigate this further. I have started to read your article.

Did you play with the sliders on the calculator? Are these not accurate?

they are fairly accurate... but the shown $-values (that's also displayed under posts) is calculated in the same way and also fluctuates based on the price-feed, thus it is equally inaccurate due to the "broken" peg.

OK, I'm going to do more digging, I really want to make sure I understand this fully. I am going to review the white paper and the code itself until I get a total grasp on the entire self balancing and payout algorithms.

Thank you again for your input, I really appreciate it. I'm only a few months on the platform, so I am learning plenty still.

Its incedible that all the gains we've made are being washed away so quickly wow

Wow, you said it. Painful, even though I knew it was very likely. But like I said, this is just a huge opportunity that may not repeat itself.

Steemit is pure genius, it will be breaking loose of BTC soon enough.

I totally agree, its going to be a great opportunity. would love to put everything into steem power if it ever gets to $0.75, was going to start doing youtube until I found out about steemit and Just dont sell during the down side, its going to go WAY up over time.

You got it!

Like the tide, washing away, then surging back.

(But not the Tide pods, which can kill you. Or maybe...?)

I got an interesting email from a friend, you might appreciate what I wrote back. I posted it.

Interesting times we live in

I agree with your price target. It might go lower. For me to really make a dent on the site, the price needs to drop dramatically lower still. So it’s kinda a mixed feeling. Keep loosing on my current investment and get a better deal moving forward, or support a rise in prices to protect my current investment? I’m like 51/49. I’m just don’t want it to take years to get back. Thanks for the post!

You pretty much summed it up perfectly. I've been powering up regularly just to see my total USD value drop each day. But I'm fully committed and extremely bullish.

If it goes below .85 much it could get nasty, still anyone who buys in these coming weeks once the bottom shows itself a bit clearer, will be rewarded significantly, regardless if they call the bottom perfectly or not.

Aren't the STEEM wallets on Poloniex still in maintenance? I suspect they must still be, because whenever you look at the sites for coin prices, the markets/exchanges tab always shows the price much lower there. The hours later the prices drop on the other exchanges, with Poloniex continuing to drop as well to remain below all others.

I suspect that what's happening is that the inability of anyone on that site to withdraw their STEEM is driving the price down on that site, then people gradually see the averaged price across exchanges dropping, so expect to pay less than the market rate.

Meanwhile on Poloniex it continues to drop with no natural floor because as soon as someone buys it they find out they can't transfer it to Steemit or wherever they were hoping to store it off exchange. So they sell it for whatever they can get.

The only way I see our getting out of this loop is 1) Poloniex fixes its STEEM wallets (which I'm wondering why they aren't doing for sooo long) or 2) the coin listing sites start excluding Poloniex from the price averages, the way some do for KRW transactions to correct for the inflated S. Korea prices.

Binance allows you to purchase STEEM using BTC and transfer it to Steemit. I just did it to test it out.

Yes, that's how I first got STEEM onto here to. My point is that Poloniex won't for weeks now. It's wallet is broken, so no withdrawals. If you buy STEEM there you have to keep it on the exchange.

This is really good to know, than you #liquidtravel and #indigoocean . Im going to wait a little longer till the price is closer to .75 then do a big purchase for steem power on Binance. Thank You Both!!!

If you already have LTC, BTC or ETH the easiest thing to do is probably to use blocktrades from within your wallet here. I bought STEEM on Binance before I understood blocktrades, then had to figure out how to transfer it (address is your handle and memo is your memo key from permissions tab here). But going through blocktrades it makes it all quite obvious.

Also, I'm not sure bycoleman is quite saying to wait to .75 to buy at all. As he said, he's buying gradually even now, but will accelerate once it gets into the .85 range with some resistance showing.

Nice break down and advice.

You bring up a very valid point, thank you.

This of course may be contributing to the drop but Poloniex historically only represents a small fraction of trading, of course right now it is next to nothing.

Other platforms are trading just fine, with blocktrades being the largest and not even visible by most audits

Many Steemians like myself have been averaging in with little or no regard to Poloniex which needs to make the changes, not the steem blockchain.

If I had to guess (just a guess), less than 10% of the price is a reflection of the broken wallet and then being a little bit of a cynic, I bet they find a fix just below the .85 support.

I hadn't thought about blocktrades not showing in any of those market/exchanges listings. True that's the largest market for STEEM, so bizarre for it not to be counted. Well the wallet was the only reason I could think of why this coin is dropping at a faster rate than the rest of a dropping market, when it is the most used coin, actually has utility already delivering value, plus all the things you mentioned about transaction fee-less and speed. It just makes no sense that this coin would be falling faster than ones that don't even have a testnet out.

Buy the rumor sell the news.

Steemit is way past rumor, but it will shine, really shine in the days ahead.


Preaching to the choir. Question though -- what do you think of averaging in, accumulating little by little as the price goes down, instead of waiting for three days rise?

Yes, that is why I mentioned in my summary

Measured accumulations should be considered at around .85.

And there is of course a chance that it will find support above this line (I'm not optimistic) and start a nice reversal. I love averaging in but really don't believe in trying to catch a falling knife.

If you believe in the long term for Steem, then you will not regret averaging.

Ah, measured accumulations, right. I don't know why I thought that meant something different.

Sometimes the "speak" is purposely ambiguous other times its just old habit.

Not sure which one I'm most guilty of.

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thanks for insght info. I have considered to buy in a bit at this level and then consider new INs as trend changes or continues. will be more than happy if you read my last post on this :)

Trend is likely to continue. Could see a pause at $1.00.

Thanks for the kind words and take the buy ins slow.

Great article, Followed you and upvoted....

do you suggest holding liquid steem in tether until it bottoms and we can buy back in. I hate to see my steem and sbd shrink as the price drops. I'm all in on steem but want to be smart as I can be.

You know I have in the past put a lot of faith in tether, but lately with all the rumors (true or not) I am more leery about having too much there.

I have instead moved some funds into Coinbase ($USD wallet) just to try to be ready. This works for USA folks but not so much for others.

Even though I've known Steem was likely to drop and keep dropping for the last month, I've been powering up anyway. The long term potential is very significant.

interesting. I only have about 100 steem liquid but I'm not sure I want to see it lose more value. However, it's not enough to really worry about in the scheme of things. I'm in for the long haul but I invested too high I'm afraid.

It is never good to invest more than you are comfortable with. There are so many things that can go wrong and beyond our control. I've lost a lot of money in my investment carrier due to being stretched to thin and being forced out at the absolutely worse time.

Taking it slow is so much easier on the soul and as well as the bank account.

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great articale for this shairing

Nice summary mate. I’m extremely bullish on Steem as well. I just powered up above 500 SP in fact. If we do see Steem drop below $1 I’ll be buying up some more as well. That will be one hell of a bargain.

Good for you on the 500 SP. Just be careful not to try get buy too much when it hits the support. If it breaks below .85 it could get nasty for a bit.


Yep. Will sit and wait for a bit to see what happens. :)

@bycoleman I am new to cryptocurrency, but not new to human behavior. The sudden rise of Bitcoin and Altcoins tailing behind was to me a significant event. Now, as it's dropping low... it is also significant. I smell something fishy. I can't put my finger on it, but I think this is something to watch closely. I have this feeling that something will trigger a rise. In the Springtime we always clean house, hence the word "spring cleaning" I thing you are smart. The guests are coming and the house is spotless. HODL

Thanks for your comments.

BTC is dropping IMHO because it has very little value on its own. It is used for buying and selling other tokens that have value, but it has none. We will continue to see downward pressure until other coins can break loose. Steem is one that will.

Much success!

Thanks totally makes sense. thx

I see Crypto and the dollar as the same. It's all numbers on a screen. The dollar is supported by the Big Daddy Warbucks A.K.A "The Federal Reserve" and it somewhat keeps it's value (through manipulation of course). Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if in the future, the dollar becomes a Crypto. Them boys in Washington have been pushing us off paper for a long time now, all that's left is encryption. Think about it. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.

Man, I think you are right on Exactly!

Sooner or later Crpyto will be the only "currency" and the governments will be trying to control it all (for our sake of course.)

Just ran into this video

5 minute mark. This seems a little info commercial. But though it referred a bit to our discussion

@bycoleman Great. Then people can buy and store some SP to increase their voting value. It's really a great great new.

Thanks for sharing brother.

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Yes, I agree this is a great opportunity.


Your opinionated inputs are really boosting one and yes in my opinion people who wants buy the Steem, this is the right time because the prices really at dipper side and in my opinion people should invest in Cryptocurrency that much which they can willing to lose because there is an risk involved. And yes it's really amazing to watch the rise of users for Steemit, Busy and Dtube and in turn it's an boosting news for all Steemians. Thanks for sharing and wishing you an great day. Stay blessed. 🙂

Thank you brother, I agree this will be a great time to invest but not more than you can loose.

Blessings this day!

Welcome and thank you so much. 🙂

Thank you @bycoleman for this well written, calming piece of analysis and suggestions. It's so nice to see a voice of wisdom backed by longterm experience in the time of widespread panic, speculations and scaremongering. I am also planning to buy some more steem soon and I also think we should all do it instead of mourning that we've lost something. There is no need to care about things that we do not have any power to change.
Have a great day guys!

Thank you.

I'm going to follow this up with how this drop will make changes to some of the ruling powers on Steemit.

It's a great time to be here, possibly the last great opportunity to get in cheep.


Thank you for your publication, @bycoleman, little by little I am learning about the world of cryptocurrencies, I am happy to have gotten you and read you, blessings, I follow you and I read you, I will give you restim and unvote.

Thank you. Crypto will always be a very interesting ride.

Thanks for the Follow, upvote and resteem (FUR)

Blessings to you as well.

Thank you for information

@bycoleman than so much for this. I'm actually excited to see the price drop, as a youngin just getting my feet wet, this seems like the perfect time for me to build up my account.

Absolutely, powering up as it goes down will be the winning ticket. Just take it slow.

Good write up,

Nice, but like you said, patience,we reveal the truth soon.

That's the hard part though.


Nice brother me

So much info to gain from this post...
But the fact that your being plain bout this info makes it worth trying out...

"I've been trading now for nearly 40 years, but this is just my personal opinion and should not be taken as financial advise!"

Thanks for being truthful ...
Life is all about taking reasonable risk and my guess is that steemit is an interesting risk one can take

Thanks brother for the kind words.

We'll see what happens. I expect it to continue to drop yet today we are seeing a nice change to the north.

Be patient one way or the other and as you say do not risk an unreasonable amount.

Thanks for the advice sir,
Am really missing your "thoughts for the day" post though

I am too, I am in prayer on this to ensure my message is His message.

Been waiting patiently for $steem to drop below $2. I will certainly be buying when its around $1 maybe in 1-2 weeks time fingers crossed. It's a bear market so act like a bear! trader hat off, Investor hat on.

You got it. We made a nice upward bounce here, but still expecting a continued downward trend.

Yes, indeed it is time to be a long term investor.

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