What is Cme gap and why so much is said about it?
First of all it is necessary to explain what a CME is. Two brokers based in Chicago have launched Bitcoin futures some while ago - allowing the settlement of contracts in cash against USD. The first appeared on behalf of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the second from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). These contracts are only traded during the trading hours of the exchange. Trading on these contracts raises more and more interest among investors. Many investors think that these contracts have a huge impact on traditional Bitcoin valuations. As we know, Bitcoin is traded 24 hours a day. CME gaps appear when Bitcoin price moves while the CME Bitcoin futures market is closed. Therefore, the gaps very often appear on weekends. The past shows that the CME gaps are 95% filled. Historically, every gap has finally been filled over time. Usually there are only a few open at a time, and when they are open it may or may not point to the next Bitcoin direction. Bitcoin CME gaps can be seen in the CME Futures Chart (! BTC) https://uk.tradingview.com/chart/ZjRPt32d/
A gap is an area on the chart where no trades have taken place. Gaps on the daily chart occur when the opening of the session is above or below the volatility of the previous day and this situation persists until the end of trading. The gap may be caused by important information that is immediately reflected in the market valuation of shares, sudden breakouts from technical formations, or strong and dynamic trends. An up gap is also called a bull market gap and a down gap is called a bear market gap. An open gap forms strong support or resistance. However, when it closes it is a technical signal in the opposite direction, i.e. when the bull market gap is filled it should be interpreted as a sell signal.
Types of gaps
We divide gaps into 4 types depending on their origin and importance:
Ordinary gap - appears without any significant reason. It has no significant meaning and is often closed.
Start gap - occurs after important information, when breaking out of a pattern or breaking strong technical barriers. Starts a trend and creates important support/resistance.
Runaway gap - occurs during strong trends, usually near the midpoint of the entire movement. Like the breakout gap, it later becomes an important technical support/resistance.
Exit gap - occurs after a longer movement in one direction at the end of a trend. When it closes, the price signals the exhaustion of the impulse potential and often initiates corrective movements.
The so-called "three-window rule" is associated with the gaps of start, escape and exhaustion. It says that during strong trends these gaps appear one after another. The last of these, the exhaustion gap, is a warning of a possible change in direction.