Bitcoin Technical Analysis: BTC/USD Unable To Break $12k Resistance But PlanB Believes $20,000 Is Nigh

John Isige Bitcoin News PublishedAugust 17, 2020 | ModifiedAugust 17, 2020

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Bitcoin Technical Analysis: BTC/USD Unable To Break $12k Resistance But PlanB Believes $20,000 Is Nigh

  • Bitcoin bulls rush to secure the tentative support at $11,800 following another rejection from $12,000.
  • Plan B believes Bitcoin’s next bullish target is 2017’s all-time high.

Bitcoin price action has been mundane mainly because it was not been able to overcome the seller congestions at $12,000. There was a brief recovery over the weekend supported by the support established at the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level taken between the last swing high of $12,084 to a swing low of $11,120. While the momentum stepped above $11,900, Bitcoin traded a weekend high of $11,945 before embarking on the ongoing retreat.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $11,819. The hunt for higher support as begun, preferably $11,800. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is also in the middle of a retreat from the weekend high at 57. If the movement under the midline continues and the RSI draws nearer to 30 (oversold), we can expect BTC/USD to extend the bearish leg under $11,800.

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BTC/USD 1-hour chart

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BTC/USD price chart by Tradingview

However, consolidation is also likely to take place, especially with the MACD clinging to the midline (0.00). A sideways trading price action would be welcomed by the bulls because it gives them ample time to secure formidable support areas while concentrating on the next rally towards above $12,000.

According to Plan B, a pseudonymous analyst the stock-to-flow (S2F) model shows that Bitcoin is still in a bullish phase and that the next target from the current price action is 2017 all-time high close to $20,000. For now, all the attention is channeled towards establishing a formidable higher support area and overcoming the hurdle at $12,000.

PalnB SF model chart

Bitcoin Intraday Levels

Spot rate: $11,851

Relative change: -67

Percentage change: -0.56

Trend: Bearish

Volatility: High

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