Over a year and a half ago, I wrote a series posts describing things I’ve learned throughout the years of equities, futures and options trading. The last installment of that series has become once again relevant once again now that the massive short-term rally of Bitcoin is all but done. However, in this post I want to highlight a common issue I see with traders who have lost money say or do, which I believe to be a coping mechanism but one that tends to make matters much worse: bending the charts.

BTC vs USD as of July 17th, 2019, showing a textbook double top pattern
BTC vs USD as of July 17th, 2019 1-minute chart showing … something
BTC vs USD as of July 17th, 2019 showing … whatever you want to show

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