In the last days we have seen an extremely volatile market, with the yo-yo behaviour of the last thursday, it is easy for an amateur speculator to get slammed during a 33% correction. In this situation a better approach is to try to figure out whether current prices are high or low relative to a normal price range. If you can do this you can begin to trade any market with confidence and VWAP is a powerful tool do to this.
I do that, thanks to Sierrachart vwap add-on, computing support and resistance with an estimation of current volatily and the time considered for the forecast (cumulative since day 1 of each month as illustrated in the above chart). So if the market goes under the -1 or -2 standard deviation line support and then you have a buy signal you may try to “take a stand” or basically telling everyone that you think the market is under priced and telling to other market partecipants that they might have made a mistake by pushing the market too low. It is visible in the attached chart how VWAP give support if volatility is not extreme and if so market can find support at the -2 standard deviation line as happened 3 days ago.
On a weekly basis, the trend is still up, trading activity is growing and show an increasing volume activity. The weekly moving average is unaffected by the recent wild daily swings, only if price stays below the VWAP for many days drifting lower and under 35$ then i can conclude that the long term trend reversed to the downside with a downtrending VWAP line.
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