The Calm Before the Storm

It seems like the stock market is no longer subject to gravity. The higher it goes, the higher it goes, and it has been a historically long time since we have seen any significant pullback in the market. But, like all things, eventually what goes up must come down. We have questions as traders. When … Read more

Tether Risk Revisited

A month ago, we wrote about the risk that the stablecoin Tether plays in the cryptocurrency markets. View that article here: https://www.simplertrading.com/hidden-risk-in-crypto-tether/ In just one month, we have seen the market begin to ask the same questions regarding the availability to convert Tether back to dollars. This issue was brought up in mainstream media as … Read more

Hidden Risk in Crypto – Tether

If you took a poll of most crypto traders and asked them what they think is the biggest risk to the crypto markets long term most would likely answer “government intervention/regulation.” That would be a good answer as government intervention, where they can intervene at the point of entry, is certainly a big risk long … Read more

How High Can Ethereum Go?

Ethereum has been getting a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. Lately it has outpaced Bitcoin to the upside and, as of writing this, the setup in Ethereum daily chart is superior to that found on Bitcoin. So, the question comes up, how high can Ethereum go? To answer that question as best … Read more

The Dollar Endgame?

A year ago, the world found itself gripped by a novel coronavirus that changed the path of history and what we used to consider normal. The consequences of immediate and long-lasting shutdowns that normally would have crippled world economies were circumvented by monetary powers by sacrificing the dollar so that asset prices would remain elevated. … Read more

The Case for Altcoins

We’re going to keep this post short and sweet. The only setup in the entire crypto market that still has a weekly squeeze in play is ETH/BTC. What does this mean? ETH/BTC is the ratio of Ethereum (the largest alternative coin) to Bitcoin. What does that mean? Think of it like silver and gold. Typically, … Read more

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The Case for $54,000 Bitcoin

We have looked at Bitcoin for some time at Simpler Trading, both in the rooms and individually. This year has seen Bitcoin and crypto again in the spotlight. We are seeing crypto gain attention for two reasons. The first is the continuing and never-ending money printing by central banks diluting the purchasing power of fiat … Read more

The Case for Crypto Altcoins

Everyone has seen the recent run in Bitcoin. Bitcoin price has more than quadrupled off the lows and it seems that cryptocurrencies are now on everyone’s radar. Equally as important, we have seen institutions drive adoption like never before, from Square and PayPal allowing users to buy on the platform, to greater institutional investments in … Read more

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1987 Déjà Vu

There is a setup in the markets currently that mirrors the setup just before Black Monday in 1987 that you should be aware of. This does not mean that history repeats; as traders we look at probabilities first. Let me make the case: In 1987, from June to October, the market was seeing a winning … Read more