Bitcoin [BTC] Price Drops to $6785 – Reversal Signals Light up, but Bears Still Strong

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published November 23, 2019 Updated November 23, 2019
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Bitcoin [BTC] Price Drops to $6785 – Reversal Signals Light up, but Bears Still Strong

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published November 23, 2019 Updated November 23, 2019

Bitcoin’s [BTC] volatility took strong bearish steps as price broke down below $7,000. The carnage stretched over two days with an $800 drop in price.

Again, Chain was held responsible for acting as the catalyst. China’s crackdown on illegal cryptocurrency exchanges has begun a sell-off characterized by a ‘falling-knife,’ one of the worst bear patterns.

BTC/USD 4-Hour Chart on Bitstamp (TradingView)

Nevertheless, the price made a swift recovery from the bottom as buyers stepped it. Leading analysts like Tone Vays and Sawcuhteez indicated a bottom formation according to sequential analysis. Sawcruhteez tweeted,

4h red 9 + dragonfly doji makes this look like a good opportunity to take some profit on shorts. $BTC

A ‘dragonfly Doji’ suggests a reversal of the bears and the beginning of a bull action. However, Bitcoin needs to hold above the Fibonacci retracement levels around $7270 to initiate a bullish action.

The price of Bitcoin [BTC] at 3: 15 hours UTC on 23rd November 2019 is $7276.

The order book of the derivates can also confirm the possible reversal. The total long interest across top exchanges like BitMEX, Bitfinex, and Binance is 59%. However, the funding and premium rate is negative at BitMEX.

Bitcoin [BTC] Derivatives Long/Short Percentages (Source)
On Okex, while the top 100 traders are holding a long position with 55% strength, the negative basis points indicate bulls might still be scared.

Are Bears Still Looming?

Leading chart expert Peter Brandt seems to categorize the historic surge as a ‘dead-cat bounce.’ The dead cat in the context being Bitcoin. It seems to have opened up a lot of shorting opportunities.

BTC/USD 1-Day Chart Analysis (Source: Tweet)

Moreover, what looks like the end of shorting opportunities could be the beginning, according to Brandt. The bearish trendline has actively played out, exhibiting a dead cat bounce. Hence, BTC price could likely break down below the trend as well. The support from the trendline is ranging from $6800-$6100 for the rest of the year.

Do you think bulls will start to make a move or disappear completely? Please share your views with us. 


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Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Analyst at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)

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