Assignment Crypto Academy Season 3 | Intermediate Course: Spotting Market Reversals With CCI [@asaj]

in SteemitCryptoAcademy2 months ago

This week professor introduced us to an amazing indicator Commodity Channel Index (CCI) which is calculated by the average provide momentum of the asset and the rate at which the prices change. I hope you have heard about the very famous indicator Relative Strenght Index(RSI) and I personally use this to find out the overbought, oversold zone, and Diversions.

CCI does the same thing but the difference is the value of the CCI is not bounded, unlike RSI which can be 0-100. The value of CCI can vary from anything greater than 0 or less than zero. CCI value can be -400, -300,-100,0,100,200,400. This is a very useful oscillator that helps us to find the area of interest from where we can look for reversal opportunities.

a) The high level (above +100%)- We may see reversal towards downside.
b) The central level (point zero)- It shows wait and watch senario.
c) The low level (below -100%)- We may see reversal towards upside.


1 -Open a demo account on any trading broker and select five cryptocurrency pairs

As I already have a live account on Binance, KuCoin, and OctaFX where I used to do live trading however to implement this strategy in life I would like to go with Paper Trading plug-in in as per the suggestion of the professor.

Let me explain how we can add Paper trading Plug-in Tradingview.

Step1: You need to click on selected buy/sell button.

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Step2: Now you can see the menu opened downside and you just need to click on Connect

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Step3: Whoo!! now you can ready for the paper trading.

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Step4: You can place buy/sell orders just by clicking on the Buy/Sell button then need to select the quantity. Also you can watch your position, running Profit and Loss at the bottom. It also allows you to set Take profit and Stoploss.

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Step5: Monitor your running position

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2- Create a market entry and exit strategy

To create Entry and Exit strategy I will be using 50 and 100 EMA. Moving averages is a very easy-to-use yet powerful tool in trading that provides dynamic Support and Resistance.

Here are the criteria for Buy-
a). Price should be above the 50 & 100 EMA
b). It should be in the Over Sold zone. The value of CCI should be negative (above -100)

Here are the criteria for Sell-
a). Price should be below the 50 & 100 EMA
b). It should be in the Over Sold zone. The value of CCI should be positive (above +100)

3- Use the signals of the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) to buy and sell the coins you have selected

Most of the time I used to trade in BTC though it can be less rewarding I feel safe because the momentum of Atl coins depends upon BTC sentiments. Even in my real trading life, I used to trade in Index Banknift and Nifty (Indian Stocks.)

I got a buy opportunity in BTC. Here are the conditions that I got-
a) The value of CCI was -150 when I decided to go for long.
b) It was taking support from 50 EMA and also trading above 50 & 200 EMA.
c) The stop loss was below 200 EMA which will work as another good support after 50 EMA.

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4-Declare your profit or loss

As you can see in the above picture that the BTC successfully hit my hit and I exited on the time. I made $100.00+ from this single trade. I got a 1:1 Risk and Reward Ratio.

Entry Price- 30759
Target Price- 30869
Stop Loss- 30590


5-Explain your trade management technique

Money management is a very important aspect of the trader. I used to put it in the second quadrant. In trading, I used to focus on mainly these 4 quadrants.

a) Technical Analysis
b) Money Management
c) Psychology
d) Life management

I personally believe if your money management is really good and you are a disciplined person you won't wipe your account in a single day. However, if your money management is poor even with super solid technical analysis may fail and you can wipe your account. I use only 5% of my capital per trade and in which if I lose then I try to lose 10% of that 5% capital and in case if I win then I will win 20% of that capital.

I always look for 1:2 Risk and reward ratio so if my accuracy is even 50% I can still make money. Let's suppose if I have $100 then I will take the trade with only $5 and my loss would be $0.5 and profit will be $1.00. I believe in taking only quality trades which are where I can get at least 1:2 RR.



The session was really full of knowledge and I enjoyed learning new Tool that will help me in my day-to-day trading life. I wasn't aware of the CCI indicator before but now I have one more tool that I can use for thee more confirmation. Also, the assisgment was very easy to do as the Professor already explained everything in the lecture

If you have any query then feel free to discuss with me in comment.

Don't get Stressed, Stay Blessed.


Good job @amar15!

Thanks for performing the above task in the fourth week of Steemit Crypto Academy Season 3. The time and effort put into this work is appreciated. Hence, you have scored 7 out of 10. Here are the details:

Open a demo account and select five coins
1.5 / 2
Create a market entry and exit strategy
1.5 / 2
Use CCI signals to buy and sell the selected coins
1 / 2
Declare your profit or loss from trading the coins you selected
1 / 2
Explain your trade management technique
2 / 2
7 / 10


You have displayed a good understanding of the topic. I particularly like how you performed the first, second, and last task. It was unique and personal. This has earned you some bonus points.

However, the way you handled the third and fourth task leaves much to be desired. First, you did not select five cryptocurrencies as stated in Task 1. In Task 2 and 3 you did not provide screenshots of the five coins to be selected and how you traded them, nor did you declare profit or loss of the five coins.

Apart from that, it was a good work and I had a good time reading it. Thanks for sharing your trade management technique with us.

Thank you for reviewing Professor @asaj
Yes, You are absolutely right I did not select 5 coins and traded them. Actually, I traded in only 1 coin that is BTC using the Trading view Paper Trading Plug-in which is I usually use for the demo trading also I have shared the profit/loss Screenshot in the post.

I really enjoy doing all the questions and it was fun. Thank you for bringing this amazing homework.