Video: market update, custom filter and alerts
After two weeks of big gains, altcoins are taking a breather as some traders and investors sell to take profits. This creates a momentum downshift, and potential opportunities for trend traders.
We explore those opportunities by building a custom filter that scans the market for coins in an uptrend (Medium- and Long-term), experiencing a pullback over the last 1 week, and have a bearish MACD crossover. We’re looking for coins where momentum is bearish but inflecting to bullish again.
Our Knowledge Base explains ways to utilize MACD indicator for trading, including spotting early momentum inflections. Read here.
Some of the altcoins this screen yielded were HEX, AXS, SLP, and TOMO.
We also review a couple of outstanding gainers: PERP and LUNA.
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