Steemit Crypto Academy Season 6 Week 3 : Crypto Trading by Identifying Support and Resistance

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Hello dear steemians,

Welcome to this trading season of Steemit Crypto Academy. Today I’m going to share my knowledge and experience in crypto trading. This is my 2nd lecture as a crypto professor. Hope you'll enjoy and learn through this lesson. Let's start.

Introduction of Support & Resistance.png

Support and resistance are areas where prices usually pause and take a decision. Support is a horizontal area of the chart where buyers are most active in making the market price higher. On the other hand, resistance is a horizontal area of the chart where sellers are most active in making the market price lower. The market always respects support and resistance zones. The below screenshot is an example of horizontal support and resistance.

s&r.PNGImage Source Tradingview

How does it work:

Mainly support and resistance work in an area/zone. It's not an exact area of a market. For example, prices 50-60 are support and resistance. Nothing is 100% perfect in the market. Some people draw an S&R line as a line. After that, they have drawn an area over it as supply and demand. But if you can draw the support or resistance as an area, it will automatically work as a supply or demand zone. So, we will design it as a zone.

Now, you can see I have drawn the support and resistance areas with the candles' bodies and wicks. It makes a good touch in the same area every time. But not an exact level. So, we have to be patient with the market's movement.

How to draw different types of Support & Resistance and the Details.png

Technical analysis is built on the foundations of support and resistance. Here we'll learn the different types of support and resistance and how to draw them. The four main rules that we should follow to properly draw support and resistance are listed below.

  1. Make sure your chart is clear (without an indicator).
  2. Zoom out the market chart (for a better view).
  3. Draw the most obvious levels where the candle hits multiple times.
  4. It can be either the body or the wicks, or both.

There are three types of Support & Resistance that are listed below:

  1. Horizontal Support and Resistance
  2. Sloping levels of Support and Resistance
  3. Dynamic Support and Resistance

Horizontal Support and Resistance:

Most beginners make mistakes in finding the proper horizontal S&R level. Because after the breakout of a support area, it also acts as a horizontal resistance. And after the breakout of a resistance area, it works as a horizontal support. Sometimes it's hard to find out. But I'm going to give you some perfect examples to find out the exact levels easily. Stop and see the past price level where the market faced a hard time continuing the movement. The market may break through that level or take a reversal decision. That was the most critical level for the market. When the market hits a level more and more, the level becomes weaker. The horizontal S&R level gives us a trade opportunity. The higher timeframe's zone is more stronger than the smaller time frame.

hori sup reg.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Look at the above screenshot, the market hit multiple times in the same area. From the downside, the market hits the level and respects its resistance. After breaking that level, the market again comes for a retest but fails to continue its uptrend. Next time the market has broken again that level & retest it successfully. So, resistance swaps to support.

hori support resis.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Look at the above screenshot, the market goes from the downside and breaks the resistance level. The resistance level turned into the support level. But for the third time, the market has broken that support level and it is now working as resistance. That is how a horizontal support and resistance zone can swap their places.

Note: Make an effort to practice every day. It will help you become a good analyst.

Sloping levels:

A sloping level is another kind of support and resistance zone, which is called "trendlines." There are two kinds of trends that are:

  • Uptrend
  • Downtrend

The market is going up and take a break. When it takes a break, it may hit the previous higher high. But it has not broken the previous level. The market respects the previous level and made a new higher high. In this situation, we can draw a trendline. We can call it the uptrend support level.

trendsline up.PNG Image Source Tradingview

On the other hand, the market is going down and taking a break. When it takes a break, it may hit the previous lower low. But it has not broken the previous level. The market respects the previous level and made a new lower low. In this situation, we can draw a trendline. We can call it the downtrend resistance level.

trendline down.PNGImage Source Tradingview

These two trend lines also represent the strength of that market. The higher timeframe gives us a stronger zone than the lower timeframe.

Dynamic Support and Resistance:

The Dynamic Support and Resistance Zones are those zones where the market can make a new pullback situation. We can also call it a retracement. It works almost the same as Trendline. We can find a dynamic zone via a moving average. It can be simple, exponential, or smooth. It depends on your trading style. Most of the traders use a 20,50,200 moving average. If the market touches the moving average (20), it means the market is now in a healthy trend. If the market touches the moving average (50), it may take a break for another long run. If the market touches the moving average (200), it means the market may make a trend reversal or test its most critical level. It can be on both sides in an uptrend market or a downtrend market. These three moving averages give us another kind of support and resistance zone.

moving avg up trend.PNGImage Source Tradingview

moving avg down.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Multi-timeframe support & resistance level:

The breakdown of the market price on different time frames is referred to as multi-timeframe analysis. We have to analyze the condition of the market at D1, h4, or h1 timeframes. It is very important before taking a trade. Because we must first ensure that we correctly identify the market's trend. So that our trading is going to be less risky. We have to start from a higher timeframe.

There are 3 types of time frames:

  1. Long-Term Time Frame
  2. Medium-Term Time Frame
  3. Short-Term Time Frame

There are 3 types of Support and Resistance zone:

  1. Primary Zone/Major Zone
  2. Secondary Zone
  3. Minor Zone

When we are intraday traders, we can draw a primary zone on a daily candle or a 1-hour candle. The secondary zone might be on the 15-minute candle. And the minor zone is on the 5-minute candle. It will help you understand the market structure and breakout. A primary/major zone gives us a strong critical level that is hard for a market to break. Secondary gives you the market conditions and structure. The final minor support/resistance zone gives us a confirmation for trade.

major minor zone.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Note: The zone/area can be horizontal, sloping, or dynamic. It will be determined by your trading strategy.

Market breakout & Trading Opportunity_.png

If the market suddenly makes a huge movement and goes far from established support and resistance, it is called a breakout. There are different kinds of breakouts happening in the market. We have to identify the good breakouts and filter out the bad ones. It will give us a nice trading edge.

  1. Successful Breakout
  2. False Breakout

Successful breakout has two phases:

  1. Continuation Breakout
  2. Reversal Breakout

Continuation Breakout:

Suddenly, the price makes an aggressive move to its trend and breaks the critical level or breaks the zone. After the break, the market tested the same area and continued to trend, which is called a continuation breakout. Sometimes it doesn't test the level if there is a huge volume.

continuation break with volume.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Reversal Breakout:

After a trend, the market is going into consolidation mode. If the opposite side pressure is very high, the market will make a reversal decision. After breaking that level, the market retests that level and makes a reversal continuation move.

reversal breakout.PNGImage Source Tradingview

We can face two types of breakouts in the market that are:

Phase 1: The market may have broken strongly, retested that level, and possibly made a continuation move.

Phase 2: The market could be broken very strongly, but aggressive buyers or sellers were waiting for the breakout and would create huge opposite direction pressure. That's why the market could not continue in its direction and made a reversal.

There are another two types of breakout:

  1. Strong
  2. Weak

Strong: Suppose you want to run 20 miles. After running 10 miles, you take a break, then finish another 10 miles. It will definitely give you strength.

running 10 miles strong.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Now look at the above screenshot, the market is going up, taking a break, and continuing its move.

Weak: Suppose you want to run 20 miles. You have not taken any breaks. After 18 miles, you can not run like before. That's why you have lost your competition. The same situation happens on the market chart.

weak breakout.PNGImage Source Tradingview

See the volume. The commitment level of the buyer is going to end, and the seller pushes it in the opposite direction. Because buyers have already lost their strength.

Confirmation With RSI Indicator.png

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is an indicator of momentum. It shows the change in prices in a market. It has two phases. Generally, when the RSI goes higher than 70, it is considered an overbought position, and when the RSI goes below 30, it is considered oversold. It means that when it's in an oversold position, the market will probably make a bullish movement. On the other hand, when the market is overbought, it may move in a bearish direction. But we are going to break these rules. I am showing you a different system. Just make invisible both the RSI upper band and lower band. Then take an RSI middle band value must be 50.

Rsi_short_position.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Look at the RSI. When the RSI crosses 50, it almost touches the oversold/overbought position. You can see the level of 50 RSi also works as a support and resistance zone. If we see the market is on a downtrend, it also broke a structure and our RSI is below 50%, we can possibly take a short position.

rsi_long.PNGImage Source Tradingview

You can see the level of 50 RSi also works as a support and resistance zone. If we see the market is in an uptrend, it also broke a structure, and our RSI is up to 50%, we can possibly take a long position. After the RSI 50% breakout, the level of 50 works as a strong retracement zone.

Identifying Entry Using Support & Resistance.png

I've discussed all the details of the support and resistance. Breakout trading is one of the best trading styles in the world. It gives a huge edge in trading. Below is the process of entering a trade.

  1. Zoom out the chart
  2. Draw some support & resistance zone
  3. Draw Trendline or Dynamic S&R zone
  4. See the volume for the commitment level
  5. Make sure it is a strong breakout
  6. After breakout it had retested the previous level.
  7. Then take an Entry.
  8. Use stop loss.

entry with volume.PNGImage Source Tradingview

See, the BTC/USDT market is going down and being rejected by its resistance area. We can draw a resistance zone. I had taken two lines and defined a zone that showed us the market was in a consolidation mode. After breaking that level, it goes for a retest. See the volume of sellers (very strong). As a result, we make a trade on that position. Our stop loss is just above the retested area. Our take profit is just before the next retracement.

entry with volume 2.PNGImage Source Tradingview

Now see that the market is going up. We have drawn our trendline on the 15-minute chart. Our horizontal resistance line (you can draw it as a line when you become good at it) is drawn in a 1-hour chart. After breaking that level, the market came back for a retest. It successfully retests that area with volume. As a result, we entered a long position. Our SL is just below the retested area and our TP is just before the next retracement.

Limitations of Support & Resistance (false breakout).png

Sometimes the market has made us confused. The market gives us some false movement. It is very important for us to identify a false breakout. Suppose the market has made a resistance breakout, but after breaking it, the candle lost its strength and closed below the resistance. At this point, the market may give us a false breakout. The same thing can happen vice-versa.

image.pngImage Source Tradingview

Note: We have to wait for breakout confirmation. If the candle tested that area and made a continuation move only on that point, we could make a trade. Otherwise, we should ignore that move.


Drawing support and resistance lines is a very simple process. A trader should identify recent market highs and lows and draw a line connecting the swings. Traders should look for an entry in the direction of the breakout if the market breaks the support and resistance levels.

I've tried to describe all the details about Support and Resistance. You may choose different indicators combined with this strategy to identify better signals for your real trade. I hope you enjoyed the lesson and learned how to identify Support and Resistance.

Homework Questions.png

  1. What is the Support & Resistance zone?

  2. Explain different types of Support & resistance with proper demonstration.

  3. Identify The False & Successful Breakouts. (demonstrate with screenshots)

  4. Use Volume and RSI Indicator Combined with Breakouts & Identify the Entry Point. (demonstrate with screenshots).

  5. Take a Real Trade(crypto pair) on Your Account After a Successful Breakout. (transaction screenshot required).

  6. Explain the Limitations of Support & Resistance (false breakout).

  7. Conclusion.

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 2 years ago 

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I'd be grateful if you could help me out. I really need the confirmation. Thank you.

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Excellent lesson from you. Soon i give my entry.Thank you.

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 2 years ago 

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