It's just the expression of the overall frenzy or mania of the human masses. But we often wrongly assume it means the death of the underlying asset, technology, or trend. That's the very essence of "capitulation". Often only to see too late that the trend came back, and we missed the boat.
How many threw away their old 90's console games to realise they are worth hundreds or thousands now ? Vinyl ? Organic food and now Local food ? Virtual/augmented reality frenzy ? Pokemon ? Sometimes even both at the same time (Pokemon Go ?)
As good investors, and trade-hunters, must be on the look out for the signs that others simply don't want to see, potential that others don't want to look into.
So what is this "return to mean" and "despair" ? I am referencing this infamous chart :
However, remember that if you zoom out, every the biggest bubbles can look insignificant compared to the future it can hold. The very "first selloff" of the chart, once zoomed, is a kind of bubble too. Also, bubbles always recovers if the asset has value (look at Nasdaq and so on). And BTC does (for now)
Back to BTC
It is currently fighting. This published idea is a mean to monitor the overall trend of BTC , and start looking for reversal patterns. We will continue to use the other bitcoin map in parallel to grow our capital by swing trading until reversal is confirmed. We also continue scalping/daytrading for those sweet % everyday, so we can win both in bear and bull.
What is there to see on this chart ? BTC got a strong rejection, and now, it needs to find balance again. Once it found it, we will know on which part of this chart it is, and know what to look for.
Basically, bulls will want to stay in the current (with the pink arrow) for a while, or even better, break the green resistance that the arrow points to.
Bears will want to drag btc very fast below the 7500$, and stay under it (no rebound over 8000 within a day or two). This would challenge our investor positioning once more, as we have continuously been cutting into it, and rebuying lower at every signs of weakness since the weak 9200$ rebound
11500 and then 12900 in sight, they should be the big resistances.
Either the rise continue and we go passing 11500 will mean a rest around 12900 (and probably a retest of 11500) and lift us toward new ATH or near ATH bull trap (18 000) in mid term due to momentum, or we will retest the resistance, and crawl on it for a while until 11500 as altcoins party upward, with an unknown future, but with an upward movement biais
Bearish scenario is going below the slope resistance and closing below it is unlikely, but should it occur, get ready to catch it back around 7400 for a slow sideways recovery. Should it go below 7400 again, we will see much, much lower lows
For now, all is according to high probability plan