Crypto Trader Says We Have Finally Entered Phase of ‘Hope’

By Aaron Feuerstein February 28, 2024 In Cryptocurrency
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  • Analyst Ali suggests we are in the ‘hope’ phase of the market cycle, indicating a belief in recovery during the recent bull run.
  • The Wall Street Cheat Sheet, highlighting the emotional cycles of investors, advises against making investment decisions based on emotions.
  • There’s a debate between Ali and others about the current market phase, with some believing we’re in the ‘belief’ phase.

Ah the Wall Street Cheat Sheet— is there anyone in the investing scene, be it crypto or stocks, who hasn’t seen the chart?

Well, in case you haven’t, technical and on-chain analyst Ali, also known as @ali_charts, thought the recent bull run would be as good as any a time to get out the old psychology of the market cycle chart and have a guess where we are at.

Ali thinks we are currently in the hope phase, a phase where most investors believe we are in a good spot and that things look like a recovery.

Wall Street Cheat

The analyst advises that any correction at this point should be seen as an opportunity for ‘buying the dip’, meaning it’s a chance to purchase discounted Bitcoin.


Others responded to Ali saying that we are more likely in a belief phase, which is usually when a lot of retail investors come back into the market and many believe it’s time to get fully invested.

Don’t Get Lost in Emotions—They Don’t Mix Well with Money

The Wall Street Cheat Sheet illustrates the emotional cycle investors experience through market ups and downs, capturing the transition from optimism to euphoria, followed by a descent into anxiety, fear, and panic, and eventually leading to hope as the cycle restarts.

It highlights how emotions, if unchecked, can lead to poor investment decisions, underscoring the importance of maintaining a disciplined approach to investing by recognising and mitigating the impact of these emotional responses on financial decisions.

The sheet is not meant to predict the market but rather to serve as a framework to guide us through different market stages, especially with regards to our emotional stage. Fear of missing out (FOMO) and fear-uncertainty-doubt (FUD) make for poor investment advisers.

It is recommended to have a plan before investing and then sticking to it, not letting oneself be swayed into throwing money around out of the fear to miss the next 10x.

The disagreement between Ali and his follower in the above tweet illustrates effectively that we may not be entirely sure which stage we are in; with hindsight, we would be able to look back and determine who made the correct guess.

Of course, these charts should be taken with more than a grain of salt, look at the chart Altcoin Daily posted. Instead of disbelief, depression is followed by a deeper depression, leading to the ultimate Rekt situation ending in a cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. Yikes!

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. His focus is on decentralised finance and the regulatory space surrounding blockchain. He holds a Master's in Accounting. When he is not studying the latest legal case, he enjoys his time as a modest but eager hobby cook.

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