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Trading Legend John Bollinger Suggests Recent Bitcoin Price Drop Could Be a Bear Trap: "Wait for It"

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 17:07
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Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin bulls could incur significant losses if Bollinger's "head-fake" prediction is spot-on
Trading Legend John Bollinger Suggests Recent Bitcoin Price Drop Could Be a Bear Trap: "Wait for It"
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On Oct. 17, the Bitcoin (BTC) price has once again dipped below $8,000. However, it might be too early for the bears to start "I-to-you-soing".

Trading legend John Bollinger, the inventor of the widely used Bollinger Bands indicator, says that there is currently a good potential for a head-fake. 

A head-fake is a term that came from basketball, but it later ingrained itself in different areas of life (including trading). Such a trade happens when the price of a certain asset suddenly makes a huge move in the opposite direction.  

"The head-fake trade occurs most frequently at key breakout points, such as major support or resistance levels, or closely watched moving averages like the 50-day or 200-day simple moving average (SMA)," Investopedia says

Bitcoin has been stuck in a sideways trading range for about three weeks with a couple of notable moves. 

BitMEX Data Shows BTC Price Could Soon Experience Major Volatile Move as Market Sentiment Turns Bearish

With the Bollinger Bands, a popular trading indicator that gauges the volatility of a certain asset, getting unsettlingly tight on a daily scale, traders cannot help but expect another significant price move that will define the future of billions of dollars. 

Twitter regular Josh Rager noted that the BBs "started to pinch" on Oct. 13, which means that traders will probably see some fireworks in the short-term. 

However, while the bears complacently expect the ball to in their court, they might find themselves in one of the biggest traps of 2019. 

As reported by U.Today, Bitcoin's volatility sunk to its four-month low on the cusp of its 20 percent drop to the $8,000 level. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at

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