Lucky Number 13: The Meaning of Dollars and Bitcoin

The number 13 is superstitious. It’s not clear why the number is so important, but even the prominent market timing technical indicators often provide buy or sell signals when an asset hits 13 counts.

Coincidentally, the DXY Dollar Currency Index and Bitcoin are showing 13 opposing figures despite different time zones. In this article, we examine the meaning behind the number 13, why it is considered good luck and bad luck, and how this may signal a major trend reversal in the cryptocurrency.

All about (Un)Lucky Number 13

number 13 It was so superstitious that a Friday visit date was the premise of the entire Slasher series. After 5 and 8, so-called lucky numbers are also Fibonacci numbers. It can be found everywhere in religion. In Judaism, for example, this is the age at which a boy matures and becomes a bar mitzvah.

There are many examples that suggest that numbers are lucky, and the same amount of examples say they are not. Most buildings in the United States skip the 13th floor. This number was banned from the Indianapolis 500 from 1915 to 2002. Apollo 13 was one of the missions best known for NASA’s failure, to name a few.

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The number 13 is part of the TD sequential indicator designed by Thomas Demark and is also used as a buy or sell signal. Demark is considered a market timing expert and can pinpoint potential reversal points simply by observing the order of candle closings.

A TD 9 buy or sell setup is triggered when a specific sequence is followed. If this signal fails, another countdown begins. After a countdown to 13, a strong buy or sell setup is triggered. Although these settings do not guarantee a reversal, they can be effective strategies when used in conjunction with other indicators, candlestick patterns, etc.

A 13 appeared on the DXY weekly and BTCUSD daily. | Source: BTCUSD on

TD Countdown: Are Bitcoin and Dollar Ready to Reverse?

TD Sequential’s magical 13 count has appeared in both the Bitcoin and DXY Dollar Currency Index. Now that you know how much power the numbers have, there is a chance for a trend change.

In the chart above, DXY Week 13 was triggered. The same chart shows a daily BTCUSD chart along with 13 counts of Bitcoin.

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Using opposite reversal settings in two different timeframes and two different assets, the odds of a reversal are slightly higher than the other day. A mark of 13 means that the condition of the countdown sequence has been met.

A 13 count usually indicates that the trend is exhausted and ready to reverse. Bitcoin suffered one of its worst weekly losses since 2014. At the same time, the DXY week became parabolic. If it finally crashes, it could be enough to get the cryptocurrency out of bearish territory and back into bull territory.

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