Trading the Value Area

Our team often trades Bitcoin on Daily/Short term base based on the Value Area’s. We read them in Trading View and Exo charts, and we often show the Value Area on the charts we share with you in our Briefings and Daily updates.

The Value Area is a range of prices where most trading volume took place on the prior trading day. In specific, this area is the range where 70% of the prior day’s volume happened.

Why 70%? Because 70% is a rough approximation of one standard deviation on either side of the mean. In other words, the value area levels highlight where 70% of the entire volume occurred during a particular trading session.

The value area is approximately one standard deviation above and below the average highest volume price. With this knowledge, there are specific probabilities of market behavior you can understand to digest the value area. The value area gives an idea of where the smart money is trading and where the institutions are guiding the market. From this data, you can derive intra-day strategies that capitalize on market behavior.

Volume profile:

Volume Profile

The Volume Profile value is constructed of 3 parts:

  • Value Area High VAH;
  • Value Area Low VAL;
  • Point of Control VPOC.

The Point of Control Trading Strategy (POC) shows the single price level at which the most amount of volume was traded. While the value area low shows the lowest price level within the value area and the value area high shows the highest price level within the value area.

The 80% Rule:

The 80% Rule states that when the market opens or moves above or below the value area but then returns to the value area twice for 2 30-minute periods, there is an 80% chance of filling the value area.

If the market opens above the value area and does not return to the value area this is a bullish signal. However, if the market opens above the value area and returns to the value area this is bearish.

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