- Bitcoin price rides on falling wedge pattern breakout and proper volume to push the price towards $9,800.
- BTC/USD is facing a short term bearish trend following a reversal currently seeking support above $9,600.
Bitcoin price continues with the impressive breakout we discussed on Monday during the Asian hours. 24 hours later, significant progress has been made above the key falling wedge pattern. Several resistance levels are not in the rearview including $9,400, $9,500 and $9,600. BTC/USD is trading at $9,641 following a minor retreat from intraday highs of $9,723. The dominant trend at the time of writing is bearish amid shrinking volatility.
The rest of the cryptocurrency market is bearish as well starting with Ethereum; currently trading 0.64% lower on the day. Ripple is down 0.32% on the day while Bitcoin Cash has suffered a 0.59% loss. The cryptocurrency that is defying the bearish pressure is Bitcoin Gold (BTG). The crypto asset is up 6.4% on the day to trade at $9.45.
Bitcoin buyers have not been able to clear the hurdle at the 61.8% Fibonacci level of the last swing high to $10,435 to a swing low of $8,635.87. Perhaps this is the reason behind the retreat. It is essential that bulls find support above $9,600 to avert more declines towards $9,500 and $9,400 respectively.
Meanwhile, BTC/USD is still trading above the moving averages whereby the 100 SMA and the 50 SMA at $9,431.59 and $9,386.20 respectively are in line to provide support in case of a reversal.
BTC/USD 4-hour chart
From a technical perspective, Bitcoin is inclined towards a bearish trend in the short term. This is observed by the RSI’s sharp downward action from the overbought. On the other hand, the MACD, suggests that buying influence is still intact. The MACD is settled in the positive region. In addition, it features a bullish divergence likely to encourage bulls to stick to the market.
Bitcoin Key Intraday Levels
Spot rate: $9,641
Relative change: -46
Percentage change: -0.47%
Trend: Short term bearish biased
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