How to Trade Cardano Cryptocurrency
Now, it’s time to outline our step by step guide to trade Cardano Ada on any time frame.
As always, before we go any further, we always recommend taking a piece of paper and a pen and note down the rules of the Cardano cryptocurrency trading strategy. For this demonstration, we’re going to look at the buy side.
Step #1: Cardano ADA price needs to trade above the 200-day moving average
The first condition that Cardano requires to satisfy is to trade above the 200-day moving average.
When price trades above the 200-day moving average we know we have a strong premise for a bullish trend to be put in place.
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The more time Cardano price spends above the 200-day moving average and the biggest the distance between the Ada price and the 200-day moving average the stronger the trend is.
Next, we need to shift our focus and interpret the data coming out from the Volume indicator.
Step #2: Volume needs to be above average and twice as much volume compared with previous volume bars needs to come in
We need to look for instances when the volume bars are above the average volume (the red moving average). But this is not all; we also need the buying volume to be twice as much as previous volume bars.
In the below Cardano chart we can note two instances where the volume was not just above average, but it was also double as the previous volume bars. In this case, we’re dealing with two possible buying levels.
Wait for trading situations where the buying volume is increasing considerably. This really shows institutional buying that has the power to move the Ada coin price.
Once these two trade conditions are satisfied, we now have our triggers for our entry strategy.
Step #3: After volume has increased, buy at the opening of the next candle
When to buy Cardano ADA is quite intuitive if you have followed this cryptocurrency step-by-step guide.
The moment we see institutional buying presence we want to be sure we’re not left out. In this regard, after the volume has increased, we buy at the opening of the next candle preceding the big volume candle. Here is an example of master candle setup.
Usually, you’ll be buying right after the first bullish candle that often is the starting point of a new trend. Don’t be afraid to buy on the way up as this will pay handsomely in the long run.
The next important thing we need to establish for our Cardano strategy is where to place our protective stop loss.
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Step #4: Place protective Stop Loss below the 200-day moving average
Hide your protective stop loss below the 200-day moving average.
A market that has a strong bullish trend should not drop below the most powerful moving average aka the 200-day moving average. By hiding your stop loss below the 200 moving average, we’re minimizing risk as much as possible.
Note* as the trend progresses you can also trail your stop loss below the 200-day MA.
Last but not least, we also need to define a take profit level for buying Cardano. Don't forget to read our best cryptos to invest in for 2019.
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Step #5: Take Profit when we break and close below the 200-day Moving Average
The 200-day moving average can serve us as a significant trigger for our exit strategy.
When we break below the 200 moving average, that’s the first sign that the trend is about to change the tide. When these happen make sure you take profits.
Note** the above was an example of a BUY trade using the Cardano trading strategy. Use the same rules for a SELL trade – but in reverse. In the figure below, you can see an actual SELL trade example.