Short selling allows traders to profit off an asset’s price decline. It’s a very common way to manage downside risk, hedge existing holdings, or simply express a bearish outlook on the market.

However, shorting can be an exceptionally high-risk trading strategy at times. Not only because there is no upper limit for the price of an asset, but also due to short squeezes. A short squeeze can be described as a sudden price increase. When it occurs, many short sellers get “trapped” and quickly rush to the exit to try and cover their positions.

Naturally, if you’d like to understand…


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Students in developing countries and refugees fleeing violence need reliable proof of their identity — and the blockchain might just work.

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Akile Wua Justice chuckles with pride as he talks about graduating from his three-year degree at Uganda’s Cavendish University last year. Competition for graduate work is intense, but qualified engineers can face an unexpected problem — battling bureaucracy, fees, and fraud to prove they really are qualified.

The telecommunications and engineering graduate says that students are given one official certificate and one paper copy and then have to have these certificates validated with signatures and stamps from various officials. The process can cost as much as $300 and take six months. “When you graduate, you’re given a certificate, but if…


Bitcoin is solidifying itself as a legitimate investment asset that anyone can invest in. Well, technically not anyone, as some institutions and individuals can only participate in a highly regulated manner.

Many think a Bitcoin ETF could fulfill this purpose.

While Bitcoin ETFs already exist in Canada, US regulators have yet to approve a Bitcoin ETF for the US markets. Let’s see what an ETF is and what it could mean for Bitcoin.

Introduction

Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets have come a long way.

Not more than just a decade ago, this technology was only used by a small community of…


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You already knew the Matrix reference was inevitable and it applies because getting a “fundamental” understanding of Bitcoin flips your world upside down.

There is a reason for the more people understand Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the more the belief grows which is why most people involved in Bitcoin are so bullish. Bitcoin does not only solve the inflation problem but it has exposed the flaws of the current financial system in place.

Once you get orange pilled you don’t view money the same again so if you want to remain happy and oblivious then this is your time to get…


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Description

Moving averages are one of the core indicators in technical analysis, and there are a variety of different versions. SMA is the easiest moving average to construct. It is simply the average price over the specified period. The average is called “moving” because it is plotted on the chart bar by bar, forming a line that moves along the chart as the average value changes.

How this indicator works

  • SMAs are often used to determine trend direction. If the SMA is moving up, the trend is up. If the SMA is moving down, the trend is down. A 200-bar SMA is a common proxy…

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Description

Pivots Points are price levels chartists can use to determine intraday support and resistance levels. Pivot Points use the previous days Open, High, and Low to calculate a Pivot Point for the current day. Using this Pivot Point as the base, three resistance and support levels are calculated and displayed above and below the Pivot Point.

How this indicator works

Pivot Point support and resistance levels can be used just like traditional support and resistance levels. As with all indicators, it is important to confirm Pivot Point signals with other aspects of technical analysis.

Calculation

  • Resistance Level 3 = Previous Day High…

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Definition

The Stochastic RSI indicator (Stoch RSI) is essentially an indicator of an indicator. It is used in technical analysis to provide a stochastic calculation to the RSI indicator.

This means that it is a measure of RSI relative to its own high/low range over a user defined period of time.

The Stochastic RSI is an oscillator that calculates a value between 0 and 1 which is then plotted as a line. This indicator is primarily used for identifying overbought and oversold conditions.

History

The Stochastic RSI (Stoch RSI) indicator was developed by Tushard Chande and Stanley Kroll. …


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. On-Balance Volume
  2. Accumulation/Distribution Line
  3. Average Directional Index

4. Aroon Indicator

5. MACD

6. Relative Strength Index

7. Stochastic Oscillator

Technical indicators are used by traders to gain insight into the supply and demand of securities and market psychology. Together, these indicators form the basis of technical analysis. Metrics, such as trading volume, provide clues as to whether a price move will continue. In this way, indicators can be used to generate buy and sell signals. In this list, you’ll learn about seven technical indicators to add to your trading toolkit. …


Every Salvadoran adult who downloads the government’s Bitcoin wallet app will be eligible for an airdrop of $30 worth of BTC.

The president of El Salvador has announced the government will airdrop $30 worth of Bitcoin (BTC) to every adult citizen of the country.

The announcement was welcomed by Bitcoiners, with influencers speculating that El Salvador’s government will need to purchase the required BTC it intends to distribute adding more than $100 million in buying pressure on markets.

Quickly googled estimates of the adult population of El Salvador varied, with on-chain analyst Willy Woo tweeting that Bitcoin’s global user base…


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Bollinger Bands are a type of price envelope developed by John Bollinger

(Price envelopes define upper and lower price range levels.)

Bollinger Bands are envelopes plotted at a standard deviation level above and below a simple moving average of the price. Because the distance of the bands is based on standard deviation, they adjust to volatility swings in the underlying price.

Bollinger Bands use 2 parameters, Period and Standard Deviations, StdDev.

The default values are 20 for period, and 2 for standard deviations, although you may customize the combinations.

Bollinger bands help determine whether prices are high or low on…

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