XVG technical analysis

XVG seen from the temporality of 1W we can observe a bearish pattern within the major figure where the price has had a long run since 2018, the closing of the previous candle has managed to recover the support located at 0.00000043, if it manages to stay above that level, it is very possible that we see an upward continuation towards the diagonal resistance of the major figure indicated in the chart above by a red diagonal, our first target indicated in the chart is located within the price range of 0.00000090 – 0.0000010808 within the price range of 0.00000090 – 0.00000108.

XVG seen from the temporality of 1D we can observe more closely the current movement of candles, we see how the price has broken up the pennant bearish delimited in the chart above by the small red diagonals, after a slow sale, the price has managed to make a retest of the resistance located at 0.00000047, indicated in the graph above by the horizontal black color, so far has marked an HL with the throwback to the support of the blue horizontal in the 0.00000043, so that we can see a next upward movement we need the price to close above the black horizontal, otherwise we could have invalidation.

In conclusion, the price begins to give signal of reversal of trend, just as other currencies have been doing, XVG has fallen a huge percentage during this down season, so many traders may not be very motivated to operate this market, however, the situation could be reversed in a short time if the price remains above 0.00000043 and gets us a new HL above 0.00000047, otherwise, the price should fall towards the 1D demand zone located at 0.00000038, therefore, I recommend to be very attentive to the price action in 1D, this is a risky trade, do not forget to always place your stop loss to avoid possible invalidations during the movement.

As I always say, you have to be aware of the movement, invalidations can occur, there is no 100% reliable analysis, take your own precautions when trading.

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Liberland Show

In this episode our guest Jillian Godsil, World Diplomat of Liberland, discusses:

1) Thrills she experienced during the first annual Floating Man Festival
2) How she is getting more women involved with the growth of Liberland
3) Her story on how she ran for the European Parliamentary elections in 2014

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LINK – Taking a Shot on a Long Trade

Yesterday I discussed Chainlink (LINK) and how $2.50 could potentially act as a support given prior price action.

Just a little trade…

Now that price touched the 10 day moving average after digesting the prior up move I have decided to take a shot and bought 300 coins at 2.56

If you look at the chart you can see we may have a little double bottom intraday as 2.45 was the low of yesterday’s candle and today so far.

I may be jumping the gun as this candle had not closed and anything can happen in the remaining hours, but with a clear exist of 2.45 it was worth risking 10 cents to make 30 or so as the high of 2.98 is my profit target.

It certainly doesn’t scream get long, but it’s a decent enough risk-reward and setup to speculate and try and pickup an easy $100.

This is just my opinion, make your own trades ?

Better Buy: ExxonMobil vs. Dow (Lesser Of Two Evils)

This past weekend I came
across an article on Motley Fool titled,

Better Buy: ExxonMobil vs. Dow

I immediately thought
about the which one is the lesser of two evils…very similar when Hillary was
running against Trump a couple of years ago. 

Image result for hillary vs trump

Nevertheless, I wanted to
get a tidbit from the article before I give you my opinion.

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is an old hand with a diversified business model. While the name Dow (NYSE:DOW) is old, it’s really a new company today, with a focus on the chemical space. Here’s a few things you need to think about to decide which one of these iconic names is a better fit for your portfolio.

Exxon is working through a difficult period for oil prices and spending heavily to improve its business. It has a rock-solid balance sheet and looks relatively cheap from a historical basis (the yield is higher than it has been in decades). It is hardly risk-free, but it has a long history of success behind it. Even conservative investors would be OK jumping aboard here.

Dow has a great name and solid businesses, but is really a new company today with a very limited history. Its balance sheet isn’t as strong as Exxon’s, but it also isn’t likely to face the same top- and bottom-line swings. That also suggests its target payout ratio is reasonable. However, with little track record, most investors would probably be better off giving the company at least a year or so to get its house in order before jumping on this high-yield stock.


Sector SPDR ETFs have become one of the most popular ways to invest in specific sectors of the stock market. Sector SPDRs track 11 different sectors in the S&P 500.  It’s important to note that 39% of a stock’s move is due to the sector that it belongs to.  The remaining balance is 41% of a stock’s move is due to the index and only 20% of a stock’s move is due to the company itself.

Since May I started tracking the SPDR sectors based on a moving average and a rating system I developed.  It’s been fairly accurate in identifying the strongest and weakest sectors. Please note Exon belongs to the XLE sector and Dow belongs to the XLB sector.

Here are the results from
last week.

Here are the results from
wk of 5/13/19

As you can see, both companies have been in the worse sector five months ago and today. And when I look at the monthly chart for both companies, the chart suggests ExxonMobil will fall to the monthly demand at $68,

while the chart for DOW suggests price will fall to weekly demand at $42.

If I was Motley Fool, I would of probably titled the article, “Better Buy In the Future: ExxonMobil Or Dow” because neither one of them is worth buying at this point.

This post is my personal opinion. I’m not a financial advisor, this isn’t financial advise. Do your own research before making investment decisions.

Cryptocurrency Quarterly Report – Q3 2019 (by CoinGecko)

Hooray, it’s that time of year again!

The time of the next CoinGecko Quarterly Report on cryptocurrencies.

Bit Brain readers may remember that I’ve spoken about CoinGecko Quarterly Reports before. Back in July I wrote this post “Cryptocurrency Quarterly Report” about the Q2 2019 CoinGecko report.

As before, I want to use this post to give you an idea of what is in that report, so that you can be sufficiently tempted into reading it for yourself. Once again I want to start by praising the high quality of the report, and stating what a smashing job CoinGecko does in the cryptospace. CoinGecko remains Bit Brain’s go-to site for general crypto information – especially related to token/coin prices and trading. The reason I use CoinGecko so much is simple: it is the best site.

Remember that I don’t work for CoinGecko, they don’t pay me to write this, and I’m not affiliated with them in any way (not that I would object to any donations *cough cough* ? ). What I write here is thus an honest representation of my findings and experiences. With no further ado, let’s take a look at what can be found in the Q3 Quarterly Report.

CoinGecko Quarterly Report for Q3 2019

Firstly – where do you find it? On the CoinGecko site, click the three horizontal dots in the main links bar and select “REPORTS”. From there you choose the latest report “Q3 2019 Report”, and voilà – the information is yours to absorb!

The CoinGecko team have stuck with the formula of producing something long enough to be complete, but short enough so as not to bore you. As before, this report is comprised mainly of diagrams, charts and infographics, as opposed to boring walls of text. The report is 53 pages long (“slides” is probably a more accurate term than “pages”), of which about 5 pages are non-content intro and outro sections. etoro has sponsored this report, so thanks to them for that..

This report begins with the usual “Founders’ Notes”, whereafter it dives into its first major topic: Market Dynamics.

The Market Dynamics section is ten pages long, and is a must-read for crypto aficionados. Much of the information will be old news to those who watch crypto closely, but even so there is value to be had from seeing this information from CoinGecko’s perspective. Even arrogant people like myself can appreciate an objective and intelligent overview of the crypto market when presented in this manner.

I find that such information helps to put things into perspective and to check that my own predictions are in keeping with a realistic and unbiased view of the future (and past).

The next section of the report deals with CoinGecko’s unique “Trust Score”. While I have already reviewed CoinGecko’s Trust Score in detail, that was during its infancy and much has changed since then. For those who may not know: CoinGecko assigns a score to each trading pair for each cryptocurrency listed on its site. How they arrive at those scores is briefly outlined in this report. They indicate the differences between their new Trust Score 2.0 and the previous Trust Score 1.0, as well as mentioning upcoming features to be integrated into the Trust Score system.

The next major section of the report is dedicated to Derivatives.

Crypto derivatives are becoming ever more popular, especially as crypto companies are eventually starting to get approvals from conservative regulatory bodies such as the United States SEC.

On a personal level I should state that I am not a fan of any form of crypto derivatives and that I don’t use any of them. It’s not that I don’t trust them, it’s just that I am opposed to a system that deals with derivatives as opposed to the underlying assets. I believe that many of the problems of current fiat systems are tied to a runaway derivatives market.

My old-school beliefs aside, derivatives are exciting for crypto and are an indication of a more mature market that should gain more credibility and public acceptance. They also provide new on-ramps into crypto. Much good can come from crypto derivatives, such as greatly increased publicity.

For those who are keen to start trading derivative but don’t really understand them; CoinGecko gives a fairly complete high-level overview of crypto derivatives. You will be introduced to all the major types of derivatives and the terms associated with trading them.

The explanations are very simple and are written for the layperson, so most people should have no trouble understanding them (see the pumpkin-based example below which explains how Futures contracts work).

For more experienced traders there is a “Derivatives 201 – Serious Traders’ Handbook” section. It’s also not rocket science, but explains some of the more advanced terms of derivatives trading.

The Derivatives section of report ends on an exciting note: that CoinGecko is working on their own Derivatives Market tracker (much like their existing coin tracker). If you want to see a screenshot of what it looks like in prototype – then go read the report!

The News section of the report deals with the big news stories of the quarter, just a very short introduction into each. I learnt that I had missed news of a “shitcoin index”. Interesting…

This page dedicated to Binance shows just how much binance has been up to in the last quarter: quite amazing!

I keep suggesting that Binance Coin (BNB) is a really good coin to hold…

I would love to see a similar slide for KuCoin, that exchange has been REALLY active in the last quarter! (How about it next time CoinGecko?)

While you’re out buying BNB (at ridiculously low discount prices right now), you may want to check out some (far cheaper) KuCoin Shares (KCS) too…

The next big section of the report deals with DeFi (Decentralised Finance). DeFi has quickly become a buzzword in the crypto community, though it remains poorly defined and possibly misunderstood.

The CoinGecko Report delves into with DeFi in surprising depth, and should therefore give anyone a very good idea of what it is, why it exists and what it means to the future of finance.

DeFi should be old news to the crypto stalwarts, but will be valuable information to those who have only started learning about crypto this year.

The final main section of the report deals with DApps. A series of tables and charts analyse DApps by blockchain, activity and type. This is probably my least favourite section of the report, because I would like to see more of the big name blockchains added to it. Having chains like TOMO and IOST in the report while excluding chains like NEO, Waves or Cardano makes little sense to me. I know that Cardano is largely a bunch of unmet promises, but it still has a very high market cap. It would be good to include it – if for no other reason than that its over-optimistic bag-holders realise that…

The report finishes up with a brief look at the CoinGecko Changelog platform hosted at Coindesk’s “Invest: Asia”.

Finally there is the usual page with links to their (many) social media accounts. I follow them on Twitter and STEEM and I have an account on CoinGecko itself. I also use CoinGecko API calls for my personal crypto-tracking spreadsheets.


Well done to CoinGecko for producing another very fine market report. For those who haven’t read one before, I suggest you take a look at it. For those who don’t use CoinGecko, I strongly suggest that you do. Since I started using CoinGecko as my main coin tracker (about a year ago), I haven’t looked back.

As we move into the final quarter of 2019, I expect to see the market take its final dip before finally turning around properly. Altcoins are well overdue for some serious attention, and have been heavily neglected and even openly mocked throughout 2019. That situation will not last, and while I think that BTC will have to regain popularity before altcoins do, I think that this final quarter is the period where that process will begin. We should have an exciting Q4 of 2019 – but not nearly as exciting as what 2020 will be… I hope to see some increasingly bullish CoinGecko reports next year!

Yours in crypto

Bit Brain

All images are taken from the CoinGecko Quarterly Report for Q3 2019. Note that Bit Brain has been granted permission by CoinGecko to use their images.

“The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first” 

~ Mark Twain

“Crypto does not require institutional investment to succeed; institutions require crypto investments to remain successful” 

~ Bit Brain

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