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Crypto Academy Season 6 Week 1 : Effective Trading Strategy using Line Charts


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Welcome, all of you to the Steemit Crypto Academy Season 6. This season is ideal for crypto traders. I’m going to share my knowledge and experience in crypto trading during this season. As the very first lesson, I will share a special chart pattern that is important when trading crypto assets.

1 - INTRODUCTION TO LINE CHARTS AND THEIR USES AS A TRADING STRATEGY..png

DOW Theory

Charles Dow, the developer of the DOW theory was only interested in the close of the asset. Dow believed that plotting a record of highs and lows tends to disturb the real value of the asset which is settled only by plotting the the close.

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The line chart is also a method of graphical representation of an asset’s price with time. An asset’s opening price and closing price are connected with time using a single line in this line chart. Unlike other types of charts, the Line chart pattern is a 2D data representation method.

Line charts are easy to understand simple chart pattern which gives only the asset’s closing price which changes over time. As the line charts show only the closing prices, they reduce noise from times in the trading day, such as the open, high, and low prices.

The line charts provide traders with a clear image of the path of an asset. It visualizes the price movement of the asset very simply and clearly. A line chart is used to show the change of information over a period of time. The horizontal axis is the time frame like minutes, hours, days, months, or years. The vertical axis would include the asset price.

Most traders cannot properly understand the price movements and trends due to the use of complex and sophisticated chart patterns. As a result, the traders may fail in gaining profits. These line charts are a way better to understand the trends and gain profits easily.

When the line charts dominated the industry the traders and other professionals started to use simple line charts as the closing price is easily identified. Despite everyone using Japanese candlestick techniques on candlestick charts, this simple kind of chart that contains only a single line is smart as just one line is enough to filter the market noise which is one of the reasons why most retail traders fail.

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The line chart can be applied once you go to a trading platform you may click on the chart type icon and select the line charts.

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The interpretation of line charts is simple. As I mentioned above the line charts only show the closing prices. So they offer great value to traders by reducing noise. This chart is also good for visualization of the overall trend of a currency pair.

2 - IDENTIFY SUPPORT AND RESISTANCE ZONES USING LINE CHARTS..png

Support and Resistance are practically the foundation of technical analysis. The better traders understand that support and resistance levels serve as a starting point for developing an idea of what may happen next and what concern the price movement.

A support level is an area where the buying power is strong enough to stop the price of an asset from decreasing any further. A new support level often will be found above a previous trading range's resistance level. When a resistance level is broken it becomes an area of support.

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A resistance level is an area where the selling price is strong enough to stop the price of an asset from increasing any further to higher position. A new resistance level often will be found below a previous range's suport level. When a support level is broken it becomes an area of resistance.
With line charts spotting support and resistance is very easy. Let us have a look at the ADA/USDT 1 hour chart. You identify relevant support and resistance levels based on recent market swings and scalps.

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The horizontal lines joining market swings are very subjective. In most cases we can only approximate these areas. The technique of drawing support and resistance lines is simple. Trader should identify recent market highs and lows and connect the swings with a line. If the line includes 3 or more swing points it means the support or resistance level is more relevant. If the market breaks the support and resistance areas, then traders should have to look for an entry in the direction of that breakout.

3 - DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LINE CHARTS AND CANDLESTICK PATTERNS..png

Line graphs provide significantly less information about price as it only connects the closing prices of the asset. A line graph filters out a lot of the noise which can be seen in the candlestick charts.

The line graph is ideal for higher time-frame analysis which a trader does not need to see all the details and just wants to get the direction, analyze the market flow and overall trend structure. The line graph should be chosen rather than the candlestick charts because line graphs provide a clear picture that is demonstrated without any noise.

In certain situations, when making trading decisions such as stop-loss distance and location, the information of the candlestick charts is necessary to estimate the level of volatility and place trades. line graphs and candlestick charts can be used in combination by traders in some instances.

4 - WHAT ARE THE SUITABLE INDICATORS THAT WE CAN USE WITH LINE CHARTS..png

Line charts can be used with moving averages to confirm the price movement of an asset. All traders regardless of their experience know that moving averages provide resistance in bearish trends and support during bullish trends. The general rule says that the higher the moving average the stronger the support or resistance Price meets. Furthermore the bigger the time frame the stronger support or resistance gets. One of the most relevant things to keep in mind when trading with moving averages is that they reveal a trend's strength. The more the price comes to the average the weaker the trend reveals. And eventually, breaking it. So, instead of using candlestick charts, try using line charts and consider a relevant test only when the line chart touches the moving average.

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5 - HOW TO FIND BULLISH AND BEARISH TRADING OPPORTUNITIES USING LINE CHARTS. .png

The identification of asset's price trend is very important when trading the crypto assets. The profit or loss of a trader depends on his/her ability to identify the trend accurately. In line charts the bullish and bearish trends can be easily identified by using Ascending and descending triangles. I will explain you how to identify the price trend using ascending and descending triangles.
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By using the ADA/USDT cryptocurrency pair for the time of 1 day I have demonstrated the Ascending triangle. In the ascending triangle I have highlighted few higher lows. From that we can grasp the triangle which gives us the Bullish trend signal. After identifying the triangle exactly ty there can be a rise the asset price as you can see in the screenshot above. So we can see that the ascending triariangle provides us thullish signal of price of an asset.

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To identify the bearish signal in a crypto currency price chart we can use the Descending triangle. In the descending triangle there we can find some continuous lower highs which is decliclining with time graduallThat means the next si signal can bea strongarish signal where the price goes for a huge downtrend.
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By using the ADA/USDT crypto currency pair of 1 day time frame I have marked few lower highs which lowers gradually in the triangle. And also soon after the triangle we can see there is a huge downfall of crypto asset.

This is only one method of identifying the bullish and bearishtrend of a cryptocurrency asset. There are many other ways that traders can identify the price trends. It is up to you to investigate the other methodologies of identifying the price trend of assets.

6 - ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF LINE CHARTS..png

Line charts are best fofor beginners to trade with and to use due their simplicity. They help to teach basic chart reading methods before learning advanced techchniques of trading, such areading Japanese candlestick patterns or learning the basics of point and figure charts.

The line charts do not demonstrate enough price information for some traders to monitor the trading strategies as some strategies require priceces generated fm the open, high, and low.

The traders who use more information than just the close do not have enough information to test their trtrade status by ing a simple line chart. Candlestick charts, which contain an asset's daily open, close, high, and low prices all in the same unit may be more u useful for those in theseases.

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The Line charts is a simple chart pattern which is used by most beginner traders to identify the price movement of an asset. The line chart indicated only the closing price of an asset which is the most important value for most of the traders. The bullish and bearish trends can be identified by using various techniques in a line chart like ascending and descending triangles. To confirm a price trend the line chart can be monitored by adding a moving average indicator and monitoring the indicator line touching the line chart. There are advantages and disadvantages in these line charts which the traders should be well aware of.

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  1. Define Line charts in your own words and Identify the uses of Line charts.
  2. How to Identify Support and Resistance levels using Line Charts (Demonstrate with screenshots)
  3. Differentiate between line charts and Candlestick charts.( Demonstrate with screenshots)
  4. Explain the other Suitable indicators that can be used with Line charts.(Demonstrate with screenshots)
  5. Prove your Understanding of Bullish and Bearish Trading opportunities using Line charts. (Demonstrate with screenshots)
  6. Investigate the Advantages and Disadvantages of Line charts according to your Knowledge.
  7. Conclusion.

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