I try to point some of these items out, but I don't always provide a full explanation as it's time consuming and I try to do as many charts as possible to find the best coins to give the greatest returns in the shortest amount of time.
Some coins show long-term consistent growth (like Siacoin SC) and those coins I use for diversity to weather the storm when other coins take losses or when markets turn.
Building a strong portfolio is not just about buying and holding one coin, but having a reasonable spread to manage the amount of risk you are taking on. For instance, I'll find something that will give me 50% gains per week (SC) and then I know I can risk up to 50% of whatever I put into that coin on higher risk coins that may give me 300-1000% per week in gains. Those higher risk coins may also lose 100% of what I risk, so never risk it all and never put all your coins in one basket.
I'm already up 200% in the last 8 hours.
It also dropped very fast, so this is a 5 minute chart and my projected flag (not confirmed yet, only on 1m charts.
We're near the 61% fib retracement already, so we're at a good place to buy, IF you think we'll continue upward. I'm uncertain, so I may wait a little bit to see if we bounce off the 61% fib and start to move upward at a good pace.
I'm currently out of this trade (made around 200% in the last 8 hours), but will jump back in if the bounce is good. Watching closely. Another 100% would be really nice, but I'm not counting on it yet.