Glossary

  • 4hr Support and Resistance (4hr SR)

    On the 4-hour time frame, there are notable Support and Resistance (SR) levels. These levels indicate where the price has reacted, leading to a reversal (commonly referred to as "bouncing") or consolidation. Determining SR levels can be subjective since they can comprise both candle bodies and w...
  • All Time High (ATH)

    This is the highest price the instrument (ie Crypto pair / Stock / Commodity etc) has ever traded at.
  • All Time Low (ATL)

    This is the lowest price the instrument (ie Crypto pair / Stock / Commodity etc) has ever traded at.
  • Analysis Paralysis (AP)

    Analysis paralysis (paralysis by analysis) describes an individual or group process where overanalyzing or overthinking a situation can cause forward motion or decision-making to become "paralysed", meaning that no solution or course of action is decided upon within a natural time frame. Analysi...
  • Annual Percentage Yield (APY)

    When using platforms such as Coinspot, Binance etc to stake your cryptocurrencies and earn interest, you may see this term. It is the compounded amount of that currency you can earn over a year - similar to earning interest via a bank account.
  • Ascending Triangle (Asc Tri)

    Ascending Triangles are a popular chart pattern, often traded by traders as a bullish continuation pattern. These patterns are easily recognizable due to the horizontal resistance level that price is trying to break through, while simultaneously forming a series of Higher Lows. Price action with...
  • Automatic Rally (AR)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. An Automatic Rally (AR) occurs because intense selling pressure has greatly diminished.  With a wave of buying easily pushing price up.
  • Average Price

    Average Price, commonly referenced as Average Fill Price, is the average price paid or received for a particular coin when there are multiple fills per order. Calculated as an average price would be the sum would be: Assuming you have 3 separate fills at three different price points ($ x qty) +...
  • Back-Up (BU)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. A "Back-Up"(BU) is a common structural element preceding a more substantial price mark-up, and can take on a variety of forms, including a simple pullback or a new Trading Range (TR) at a higher level.
  • Bear Flag (BRF)

    Bear Flags are a commonly used chart pattern with a high probability of success. These patterns represent a bearish continuation, with price consolidating before continuing its downward trend. The initial straight downward move is known as the Flag Pole, and can be used to determine potential pro...
  • Bearish Continuation Pattern (BEARCP)

    Continuation Patterns indicate a temporary pause in the trend and that once complete, the direction of the trend will continue.  Trends cannot continue in the direction in which it has been moving forever.  It should therefore be expected that there has to be either a pause in time and price or a...
  • Bearish Engulfing Candle (BRE)

    A bearish engulfing candle is a candlestick pattern often seen in financial markets such as stocks, forex, and cryptocurrencies. A bearish engulfing candle comprises two candles: the first is a smaller candle, either bullish or bearish, followed by a larger bearish candle that completely "engulf...
  • Bollinger Bands (BB)

    Bollinger Bands, developed by technical trader John Bollinger, are a commonly used form of technical analysis. They consist of upper and lower bands, also known as Envelopes, plotted on either side of a Simple Moving Average (SMA). The distance of each band is based on two standard deviations awa...
  • Break Close Retest (BCR)

    A form of technical analysis whereby, price: - BREAKS through a level of Support or Resistance; - the candle CLOSES; then - there is a RETEST of the original Support or Resistance level. The horizontal level that was once Resistance becomes Support.
  • Broadening Ascending Wedge (BAW)

    The Broadening Ascending Wedge (BAW) is a less well-known pattern than others, but it frequently appears in the crypto market. This pattern comprises at least five swings between two ascending broadening trend lines, and volume typically increases while in the pattern. For those wishing to trade...
  • Broadening Descending Wedge (BDW)

    Although not as popular as the Bull Flag, the Broadening Descending Wedge (BDW) pattern frequently occurs in the crypto market. It consists of at least five swings between two broadening descending trend lines, with volume generally increasing while in the pattern. For those who wish to trade wit...
  • Bull Flag (BLF)

    Bull Flags are a commonly recognized chart pattern in trading. Typically, a sharp upward move in price creates the flagpole, the length of which can help estimate targets once a breakout (BO) from the pattern is confirmed. An aggressive entry point is at the flag's low, where a Hammer or Pin Bar...
  • Bullish Continuation Pattern (BULLCP)

    Continuation Patterns indicate a temporary pause in the trend and that once complete, the direction of the trend will continue.  Trends cannot continue in the direction in which it has been moving forever.  It should therefore be expected that there has to be either a pause in time and price or a...
  • Bullish Engulfing Candle (BLE)

    This candle type occurs when a Bullish candle (green candle), is larger than the prior candle (i.e. it "engulfs" the size of the prior candle). It is often viewed as an indicator of potential higher price action. The candle also indicates that buyers are in control now.
  • Buying The Dip (BTD)

    The phrase "buying the dip" is frequently used by both traders and investors, and refers to the practice of buying an asset after its price has decreased. The idea is that the temporary reduction in price presents a buying opportunity before the asset continues its upward movement. It's importan...
  • Counter Trend Trade (CTT)

    A counter-trend trade refers to a trade or ing strategy in which an investor or trader takes a position that goes against the prevailing trend in the market. Instead of following the direction of the dominant trend (upward or downward), a counter-trend trader seeks to profit from anticipated pric...
  • Cradle Zone (CZ)

    The Cradle Zone is a popular technical analysis trading strategy employed by many traders. It refers to the area between two Exponential Moving Averages (EMA), with the commonly used EMAs being the EMA 10 and EMA 20. Traders use this zone in a variety of ways depending on their individual trading...
  • Daily Support/Resistance (D/SR)

    Support and Resistance levels are significant levels that can be observed on the Daily timeframe. These levels indicate where the price has reacted in a manner that caused a reversal or consolidation, often called "bouncing". Determining these levels can be subjective as they may involve a combi...
  • Decentralised Applications (DApps)

    Decentralized applications (DApps) are software programs that operate on a blockchain or peer-to-peer (P2P) network of computers rather than on a single computer. These applications are frequently built on the Ethereum network and can serve various functions such as gaming, finance, and social me...
  • Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO)

    DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization, refers to a software system operating on a blockchain that provides users with a predefined framework for jointly administrating its code. To gain membership in a DAO, interested parties must first obtain the DAO's digital currency. Once they hold a...
  • Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

    DeFi is a broad term that encompasses a range of financial services that operate on public blockchains, with Ethereum being the primary network of choice. With DeFi, users can access many of the same services provided by traditional banks, including borrowing, lending, buying insurance, trading d...
  • Descending Triangle (Dsc Tri)

    The Descending Triangle pattern is easily recognizable and often traded as a bearish continuation pattern by many traders. It is characterized by a bottom level of support that the price attempts to break through while simultaneously making a series of lower highs into that support level. While ...
  • Divergence and Convergence

    Divergence is a term used in technical analysis when the price of an asset and a technical indicator move in opposite directions. This could signal that the price trend is weakening and could potentially reverse, although divergence can persist for a while in strongly trending markets. Traders of...
  • Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA)

    Dollar-cost averaging is a popular investment approach where investors or traders consistently buy assets regardless of their current price. The strategy involves dividing the total amount invested by the total number of purchases made, resulting in an average purchase price over several dates. ...
  • Double and Triple Bottom

    Double or Triple Bottoms are reversal patterns that typically occur at the end of a downtrend. Identifying these patterns is usually easy, as they resemble a 'W' shape at the bottom. After a significant move down, the price consolidates, and at the second or third attempt to break through suppo...
  • Double and Triple Top

    Double and Triple tops are commonly observed at the end of an uptrend and are considered a Reversal Pattern. This pattern is easy to identify as it creates an M shape at the top of the chart. The price consolidates after a strong upward move, and upon making the second or third attempt to break ...
  • Dust

    When an exchange sets a minimum tradable quantity for a particular coin, any amount below that value is known as "dust." For instance, Binance requires a minimum tradable quantity of 100 for certain coins. The amount of dust varies depending on the coin and often arises when trading fees are paid...
  • Entries n Exits

    Determining when to enter and exit a trade is a critical aspect of trading, but there is no universal rule that applies to every trader. Several factors come into play, such as the trader's style, individual risk tolerance, and whether they prefer aggressive or conservative entry points. The spec...
  • Entry Price (EP)

    The entry price is the specific price per unit that a trader has decided to enter the market at and is recorded accordingly. After entering a trade, this price is typically shown as the average price paid per unit for the entire order, considering multiple fills that occur for each order.
  • Evening Star Bearish Engulfing Candle Combo (ESBRE)

    The evening star is a bearish reversal pattern that often forms at the end of an uptrend. It is a three-candlestick pattern consisting of a large bullish candlestick, a small-bodied candlestick, and then a large bearish candlestick. The small-bodied candlestick in the middle is known as a "doji" ...
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  • Exchange

    Exchanges are largely unregulated companies that act in a similar fashion to traditional Brokerages.  They facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers of Cryptocurrencies.  Some exchanges also offer Interest on holdings and traditional market financial instruments. Examples of Exchanges: ...
  • Exponential Moving Average (EMA)

    The Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is a type of moving average that gives more weight to the most recent data points, creating a smoother trend line for a financial instrument's price. Traders often use multiple EMAs, such as the EMA10 and EMA20, to develop a strong and effective Trading Strate...
  • Falling Wedge (FW)

    The Falling Wedge pattern is a well-known and easily recognizable chart pattern. It is classified as a Bullish Continuation Pattern and has a success rate of over 50% in meeting price targets. Retracement usually occurs to the 61.8 Fib Level but can go as deep as the 786 Fib Level. The end of th...
  • Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

    Originally used to describe a social networking phenomenon in the early 2000s, the saying "FOMO," or Fear of Missing Out, has become a common term in the world of cryptocurrency trading due to the market's high volatility. It's not unusual for cryptocurrencies to experience daily fluctuations of ...
  • Fib Cluster (FC)

    A Fib Cluster occurs when there is an exact alignment of two Fib Levels that are measuring different moves in price action. Both the measurements complete at the most recent swing high/low but they will commence at different points. The following chart highlights this: The fib retracement drawi...
  • Fibonacci Retracement (Fibs)

    The Fibonacci retracement method of technical analysis determines levels of support and resistance and is named after the Fibonacci sequence. This method operates on the principle that markets will often retrace to predetermined levels before continuing in their original direction. It consists of...
  • First Trouble Area (FTA)

    FTA, short for First Trouble Area, refers to a specific level on a price chart where traders anticipate encountering the first obstacle in price movement. Typically, FTA represents a zone of Support and Resistance, where traders often contemplate initiating or concluding trades. This area can con...
  • Flag (Flag)

    A flag pattern is a technical analysis chart pattern that resembles a flag on a flagpole, hence its name. It typically occurs after a strong price movement (the flagpole) and is characterized by a rectangular-shaped consolidation or retracement phase, creating a flag-like appearance on the chart....
  • Flat Level (FL)

    Flat levels may not be confirmed as significant levels of Support or Resistance yet, but they are recent areas where price action faced obstacles. They could be part of patterns like Ascending or Descending Triangles, Double Bottoms or Tops, and they show levels where price action is encountering...
  • Green Hat

    A Green Hat is someone who is fully dedicated to Trading. They don't allow anything to distract them from their focus, and they're constantly thinking about trading. They're passionate about the subject and enjoy watching movies related to trading, such as The Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Short,...
  • Head n Shoulders (HnS)

    Head and Shoulders is a popular reversal pattern among traders. It comprises three peaks at the end of an uptrend, with the third peak lower than the second, referred to as the left shoulder, head, and right shoulder. The key feature is that the right shoulder indicates a change in market structu...
  • Hedge Fund

    Hedge Funds are investment vehicles that employ active management and non-traditional strategies or asset classes. As the name suggests, these funds are expected to employ risk-mitigation techniques in their investment approach.
  • High Time Frame (HTF)

    A High Time Frame refers to any time frame above 12 hours and is commonly utilized by Swing Traders. Trades based on these higher time frames can last anywhere from a week to months, depending on the strength of the underlying trend and the specific Trade Plan implemented by the trader. Moreover...
  • HODL (Hold on for Dear Life)

    The term "HODL" is often attributed to a typo of the word "hold" and was popularized within the cryptocurrency community. It originated from a 2013 post on the Bitcointalk forum when a writer decided to hold onto their Bitcoin despite a 39% price drop. "HODL" refers to the "buy and hold" strategy...
  • Inverse Head N Shoulders (IHnS)

    The Inverse Head and Shoulders pattern is a popular reversal pattern among traders. It appears at the end of a downtrend and is comprised of 3 troughs, with the 3rd one being higher than the 2nd. These peaks are referred to as the left shoulder, head, and right shoulder. What's important to note...
  • Last Point of Support (LPS)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. The Low point of a reaction or pullback after a Sign of Strength (SOS).  The Last Point of Support (LPS) means a pullback to support that was formerly resistance. On some charts, there may be more than one LPS.
  • Liquidity Zone (LZ)

    Typically, these are zones located slightly above or below Support or Resistance levels where the price has briefly gone beyond the level before closing near or at the level. In lower time frames, the price might momentarily move above or below the horizontal levels but encounters resistance to ...
  • Low Time Frame (LTF)

    In the trading world, time frames less than 1 hour are considered Low Time Frames. They are popular among Scalpers or Day Traders who take advantage of short-term price movements. Typically, the lower the time frame, the shorter the duration of the trade, but there may be some exceptions to this ...
  • Market Structure (MS)

    In Trading, Market Structure refers to the way the price moves for a specific asset. This movement usually follows a push-retrace pattern and as a result, creates Higher Highs and Higher Lows in an uptrend, and Lower Highs and Lower Lows in a downtrend. By identifying these push-retrace moves, ...
  • Measured Move (MM)

    A Measured Move is a projection of future price action based on the confirmation of certain chart patterns. It's important to note that the Measured Move for each pattern may differ, and there's no guarantee that the predicted price movement will actually happen. However, it can give traders an i...
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  • Mentoring Client

    Mentoring Client+ refers to individuals who are currently undergoing mentorship or have completed it. During the mentorship journey, they can focus on various topics and personalize their experience to suit their needs. Our ultimate aim is to consolidate their existing knowledge and help them be...
  • Mentors

    The CryptoMates™ Mentors are seasoned traders who aim to assist others in reaching their trading aspirations. Many of our clients aspire to become mentors themselves once they master the art of trading. Becoming a mentor is an opportunity to transform one's life, and it allows you to assist other...
  • Micro Trades - A new way of "Paper Trading"

    When mastering a skill, there's no substitute for practical experience. Trading is no different. As traders, we often need to make quick decisions involving large amounts of money, so we must know what we're doing. Many novice traders turn to paper trading to build confidence in their trading ab...
  • Mid Time Frame (MTF)

    Mid-time frames refer to time frames that range from 2 to 8 hours. Swing traders often utilize these time frames to achieve more favorable entry points when compared to higher time frames. These trades typically have longer durations than low time frame trades but shorter durations than high time...
  • Monthly ROI

    Return on Investment expressed in terms of a monthly time frame.
  • Morning Star Bullish Engulfing Candle Combo (MSBLE)

    The Morning Star candle pattern is a three-candlestick formation that is considered to be a bullish reversal pattern. It is formed at the end of a downtrend and signals that the price may be about to reverse course and start moving upwards. The pattern comprises a long bearish candlestick, follo...
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

    The MACD is a popular indicator that traders use to spot trend strength, direction, momentum, and duration changes. It's classified as a "lagging" indicator, meaning that it's based on past price action. To calculate the MACD, we take the difference between two exponential moving averages (EMA's...
  • Open Orders

    A trader has submitted an order to the Exchange to purchase or sell a specific quantity of a financial instrument. This order has not been filled yet and remains on the Exchanges order book until another party agrees to buy or sell at the offered price. Example: An open order is an offer to buy...
  • Open Positions

    A quantity of the instrument (i.e. Crypto pair, Stock, Commodity etc) has been purchased/sold as the first action taken by the trader. Open positions can be either Spot or Leveraged positions. For example, a trader has purchased 100 Apple shares from a seller at an agreed price (i.e. now there ...
  • Order Blocks (OB)

    Order Blocks are small "pauses" in the market before major moves and reversals.  They also often form mid-move while price "catches its breath before continuing in the original direction. Often, Order Blocks contain within them (on lower time frames) Supply and Demand clusters and frequently act...
  • Overbought (OVB)

    An Oscillator (RSI, CCI, MACD etc) is commonly referred to as being OVERBOUGHT when the level of the RSI indicator is above the top level of 70. Similarly, the CCI is overbought when it is above its top level of 100.
  • Oversold (OVS)

    An Oscillator (RSI, CCI, MACD etc) is commonly referred to as being OVERSOLD when the level of the RSI indicator is below the base level of 30. Similarly, the CCI is oversold when it is below its base level of 0.
  • Paper Trading

    Paper Trading is often done by new traders or by experienced traders working on a new trading strategy. Paper Trading is when Traders will analyse charts and document trades as if they were submitting live orders, but then not submitting the orders to the exchange.  Traders will manage this "vir...
  • Parachute Rules

    The term is meant to provide a visual picture of "stopping the fall" once a trader experiences a pre-defined number of losses. These rules form part of a trader's overall Trading Plan, with the intention behind these rules to be to limit losses so as to protect your underlying trading capital. ...
  • Passive Investment

    Depending on the environment and the person, Passive Investment can have multiple meanings. In terms of traders, this often means a Trading Strategy that optimises returns by avoiding frequent trading/churning of portfolios. Others will view this phrase as meaning, gaining a return on funds wit...
  • Preliminary Support (PS)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. Preliminary Support, where substantial buying begins to provide support after a prolonged down-move.  Volume increases, signalling that the down-move may be approaching its end.
  • Proof of Stake (PoS)

    PoS is a type of consensus mechanism used to validate cryptocurrency transactions. With this system, owners of the cryptocurrency can stake their coins, which gives them the right to check new blocks of transactions and add them to the blockchain
  • Proof of Work (PoW)

    PoW is a consensus mechanism that secures many cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. PoW blockchains are secured and verified by virtual miners around the world racing to be the first to "solve a maths puzzle". The winner of that race gets to update the blockchain with the latest ve...
  • Pullback and Retest (PBR)

    Pullback and Retest is similar in many ways to a BCR (Break Close Retest). Price action has pushed through a level of Support or Resistance.  It then comes back and retests that prior level of Support or Resistance. Often the pullback is referenced as a "rounded retest" due to the shape display...
  • Pullback (PB)

    Financial markets do not go up or down in a straight line.  On the charts, you can see they move up and then pull back or come down slightly and then move up again in an uptrend, and the opposite when in a downtrend. Pullbacks in an uptrend often come back down to areas of Support or Fibonacci l...
  • Record Keeping

    Learning Technical Analysis (TA) is only part of becoming a successful Trader. After you know TA, what do you do next? Effective Trade Documentation affords the trader many luxuries, one of which is the ability to learn from past mistakes - of which there will be many. This also helps to show any...
  • Reduce the Cost of Education

    An old saying in Traditional Markets relates to the "Cost of Education" when it comes to becoming a proficient trader. Many relate this cost to "losing" your trading funds through liquidations, or what can only be viewed as rookie mistakes or lack of self-discipline. Learning to Trade successfu...
  • Relative Strength Index (RSI)

    The RSI is one of the few indicators that is a "leading" indicator and can therefore be used as a "trend reversal" indicator as often the RSI trend is broken prior to the break of the price trend.  Therefore, the RSI often "bottoms" before price. In layman's terms, it is measuring the speed and ...
  • Retest (RT)

    Price has broken a level of Support or Resistance, moved away from that level, then retraced back and retested the prior level. The Support or Resistance level has been reconfirmed as a significant level, as the price has been unable to break and hold past it.
  • Rising Wedge (RW)

    The Rising Wedge is one of the most well known and easily recognisable patterns.  It is classified as a Bearish Continuation Pattern and has above a 50% success rate of meeting price targets. Retracement is often to the 61.8 Fib Level but can go as deep as the 786 Fib Level, and the end of the W...
  • Risk Management

    Risk Management forms an integral part of the effective management of any Trading or Investment portfolio. It is not uncommon for traders to risk between 1% - 5% per trade, however, those that opt for the higher end of that scale, therefore, have to withstand a more pronounced psychological jour...
  • Risk to Reward (RR or R:R)

    Terminology that indicates the prospective or anticipated Reward a trader can earn for every dollar they Risk. Explanation: For every $x that I risk, I have received $y at the closure of the trade. If a trader states that they have a Risk: Reward ratio of 1:3, that indicators for every $1 they ...
  • Safe Space

    CryptoMates™ Safe Space is more about how we conduct ourselves as a Community than anything else. The Safe Space ethos is pretty simple.  Be nice to everyone, the expectations are: Don't be negative about someone treat them the way you want to be treated Own your own sh%t If you are going to be...
  • Secondary Test (ST)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. Price revisits the area of the Selling Climax (SC) to test the supply/demand balance at these levels. It is common to have multiple ST's after a SC.
  • Selling Climax (SC)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. The point at which selling pressure usually climaxes (i.e. maxes out).
  • Sign of Strength (SOS)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation and Distribution patterns. Price advances on higher volume.  A Sign of Strength (SOS) often takes place after a spring, validating the analyst's interpretation of that price action.
  • Spring (Spring)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. A sharp move that breaks the boundaries of the Trading Range (TR) but reverses quickly and re-enters the Trading Range (TR).
  • Stop Loss (STP)

    An effective part of Risk Management, a Stop Loss, is an order placed at an exchange, that order remains open until it is filled and is designed to prevent loss of capital past a particular point. The way it works:  If the price of the asset reaches the nominated price, the asset will be automat...
  • Support and Resistance (SR)

    These levels highlight where the price has reacted, in such a way, as to reverse (often referenced as "bouncing") or consolidate. Levels can include a combination of candle bodies and wicks and, therefore, can be subjective. To verify levels, the price should have reached/hit levels on multiple...
  • Swing Failure Pattern (SFP)

    Swing Failure Pattern (SFP) is a particular type of Reversal Trading Strategy. Key areas of strength required to successfully use this Trading Strategy focus on the correct identification of horizontal Support and Resistance levels together with the correct identification of the First Trouble Ar...
  • Swing Traders

    By definition, Swing Traders/Trading is a style of trading that attempts to capture short to medium-term gains in the asset being traded.  Primarily using Technical Analysis, Swing Trades can last anywhere from a matter of days, to weeks and sometimes months if the underlying trends continue. Be...
  • Symmetrical Triangle (Sym Tri)

    Symmetrical Triangles are one of the most easily recognisable chart patterns. Usually made up of 5 touches within the triangle structure at the same time volume is trending down, they are considered a neutral pattern as the price is consolidating while in the triangle structure.  Therefore, to i...
  • Take Profit (TP)

    Take Profit is a value at which Traders anticipate realizing a profit on their trade. Traders often place orders at the exchange at the time of entry into a trade, in order for profit to be realized as soon as the price reaches the nominated value. These orders remain open on exchanges until th...
  • Test (Test)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns. Institutions always test the market for supply through a Trading Range (TR) (e.g. Secondary Test (ST) and Springs).  A spring is often followed by one or more tests; a successful test typically makes a higher low on reduced volum...
  • Trade Diary

    This term can mean different things to different traders. However, a Trade Diary should include: a complete list of trades taken notes on said trades management notes lessons learn post-trade review At the end of the day, due to the volume of Trades taken, over time, there is no possibility tha...
  • Trade Documentation

    Effective Trade Documentation affords the trader many luxuries, one of which is the ability to learn from past mistakes - of which there will be many. This also helps to show any third parties that you are not a punter but a Professional Trader. We cannot stress enough how well considered Trade ...
  • Trade History

    As the wording suggests, this is the history of trades taken by a trader.  It is not specifically the fills per trade, but the overall order placed.
  • Trade Management

    Trade Management includes the different strategies and criteria implemented by Traders during the life of any trade. This can include, plans around taking profits, stop movements, exiting a trade, how and what action a trader will take given certain criteria. Trade Management works closely with...
  • Trade Pairs

    A phrase traditionally used in Forex trading but has been implemented across the Crypto space. The term describes the asset pair being traded (typically one currency for another). For example, the trading pair ETHBTC signifies the intent to purchase ETH with payment of purchase being made in BT...
  • TraderCred™

    Do you have TraderCred™ yet?  Do you know your sh*t (there's no better way to say it) and you are comfortable with your Trading? If you have TraderCred™ we'll add it to your profile page within the CryptoMates forum. TraderCred™ is important because, without it, there are some areas that you wo...
  • Trade Risk

    Trade Risk can be defined as the value at risk within the Total Exchange Account balance at any given time.  This is usually expressed as a percentage with the most common recommendation being that at no time, a position/trade should put at risk more than 1% of your Exchange Account balance. Ris...
  • Traders Dashboard

    Traders Dashboard informs you about your Trades, Holdings, Balances, P&L, and ROI from your Crypto Exchange Accounts. Rather than logging into each exchange account on different Crypto exchanges, all this is available from inside the Traders Dashboard, all updated in real-time. CryptoMates c...
  • Trading Assessment

    A Trading Assessment helps to identify how you are really going as a Trader along with: You get to tell us what areas of Trading you still need to work on Helps us to identify the gaps in your trading education Helps to answer some of those nagging questions that you may still have Helps build y...
  • Trading Checklist

    A Trading Checklist is a series of questions that Traders will ask themselves prior to entering a trade.  It will include Technical Analysis entry criteria, in addition to any additional questions that the individual Trader feels are appropriate prior to making any entry decision. A robust Tradi...
  • Trading Plan

    This term is generally referenced in terms of one's overall Trading Plan. A Trading Plan (as opposed to a Trade Plan, which is specific to a particular trade) should include decisions by the trader around: Strategies traded and trade management of these strategies Risk Management Time Frames tr...
  • Trading Range (TR)

    Commonly referenced when discussing Wyckoff Accumulation patterns.
  • Trading Strategies

    Learn new Trading Strategies with a CryptoMates™ Mentor. CryptoMates™ have a number of different Trading Strategies that have shown excellent results. If you'd like to add a new trading strategy to your strategy arsenal, check out the Trading Strategies we have to offer. We can help you identi...
  • Trading Strategy Benchmarks

    Chart Stalking Opportunities shared by CryptoMates Members within the CryptoMates Members Forum (since May 2022) These opportunities are available to all Members to take advantage of as they are identified and shared.  The success of each strategy is dependent only on a member's ability to follo...
  • Trend Line (TL)

    In its simplest definition, a trendline is a line on a graph or chart showing a trend direction. Trend Lines are drawn by connecting two points on a chart and projecting that line forward. The trend line is not a confirmed trend line until the third touch of said line.
  • Trigger Time Frame (TTF)

    Trigger Time Frame is the time frame that the trade you have taken has been assessed with your entry and stop being calculated using this particular time frame. For example: You may identify a Falling Wedge on the 4hr Time Frame. However, you wait for the pattern to break, then enter on the 1hr ...
  • Wedge (Wedge)

    The wedge pattern is a recognizable technical analysis formation that resembles a narrowing triangle on a price chart. It is characterized by converging trendlines that slant either upwards or downwards, creating a shape akin to a wedge. The two main types of wedge patterns are Rising Wedges, wh...
  • Win Percentage (Win %)

    This represents the average % of winning trades of a trader. For example: If a trader has a 62% win rate, 62 out of every 100 trades taken will be successful. It does not reflect the financial return received. ** Be careful with your choice of words or vocabulary you use when Trading as words ...
  • Yearly ROI

    Return on Investment expressed in terms of a yearly time frame.