Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Ballistic Breakout Zooms Past $9,400 As $10,000 Draws Nearer

By John Isige
Published January 29, 2020 Updated January 29, 2020
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By John Isige
Published January 29, 2020 Updated January 29, 2020
  • Bitcoin gains break $9,400 resistance for the first time in 2020.
  • The tug of war between the bulls and the bears catches momentum following a dive under $9,400.

Bitcoin price has corrected higher from $9,397 (opening value) on Wednesday to $9,431 (intraday high). The bullish strength emanates from the brief surge during the American session on Tuesday. For now, Bitcoin has a market value of $9,332 following a subtle 0.50% loss on the day.

Prior to the brief rally, BTC/USD dipped to lows close to $8,200. On meeting buyers waiting to buy low, Bitcoin surged incredibly adding more than $10,000 in less than three days. The stubborn resistance at $9,200 gave the bulls are a hard time on Tuesday. However, trading above the next hurdle at $9,400 has given bulls’ confidence that there is a potential of returning above the psychological $10,000 level.

Bitcoin technical analysis

From a technical point of view, Bitcoin’s surge has subsided and the incoming sessions are likely to be dominated by correction from the highs achieved at $9,448. As observed with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), the bears are gaining traction. Besides, the RSI is pointing sharply downwards after retreating below the 70 level.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart

BTC/USD price chart
BTC/USD price chart by Tradingview

However, all is not lost for the bulls according to the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). The indicator is sitting comfortably in the positive region, precisely at +110 after recovery from last week’s low at -90. The MACD also features a bullish cross to show that the trend is in favor of the bulls. Therefore, if Bitcoin bulls reclaim the position above $9,400, then they could end up opening the door for more gains past $9,500.

Bitcoin Key Levels

Spot rate: $9,347

Relative change: -47

Percentage change: -0.50%

Trend: Bearish

Volatility: High

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