Bitcoin [BTC] Price Stuck at this Resistance Level after 8.75% Rise in a Bullish Reversal

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published January 15, 2020 Updated January 15, 2020
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Bitcoin [BTC] Price Stuck at this Resistance Level after 8.75% Rise in a Bullish Reversal

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published January 15, 2020 Updated January 15, 2020

Bitcoin, rather crypto bulls seems to be active again as the market gains over $25 billion on Tuesday with a 12.12% rise. The bullish cue began with the rise in Bitcoin [BTC], however, alts soon took over with many logging meteoric gains. The dominance of BTC dropped by 3% yesterday.

Bitcoin [BTC] price broke above $8500 early on Tuesday as the bullish momentum continued to push the price to log a high around $8810. The price of BTC at 3: 00 hours UTC on 15th January 2020 is $8803.

Derivatives and crypto trader, Sawcruhteez, tweeted,

There’s significant resistance at $8,750 – $8,800 from the top of the bear channel & prior horizontals.

bitcoin price resistance at $9000
BTC/USD Analysis by Sawcruhteez

Sawcruhteez suggested a parallel range between $8100 and $8800 as the primary range for the next few days. Moreover, the volume profile of Bitcoin suggests that the current price needs to move above $9100 or back to $8200 range for larger volume.

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BTC/USD 1-Day Chart on Bitstamp (TradingView)

The daily close yesterday is positive. Now, the traders will be looking at the weekly close to analyse their swing positions. If the local top is in, accumulation could begin. However, there is a possibility of break above $9100 as well.

Market Sentiments

While the resistance continues to hold, the overall market is very bullish. In a CNBC update this morning, Brian Kelly, a financial reporter notes that.

“I think there is a huge upside for Bitcoin [BTC] may be not tomorrow.”

The recent bearish price moves in Bitcoin were on the back of increasing unique addresses in Bitcoin. Hence, it was a bull signal. Nevertheless, he thinks that with the 22% rise since the beginning of this year, Bitcoin might have gotten ahead of its bullish cues.

Crypto-trader, Josh Rager, re-tweeted CNBC’s updating citing it as a shorting signal. He says,

The RSI (Relative Strength Index) on the daily is near oversold levels at 70. However, during bull markets, the index reaches as far as 90 to be considered over-bought.

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BTC/USD RSI Signal on the Daily Charts (TradingView)

The fear and greed index are back to the levels attained around the Xi pump. However, the previous rise was from 20 to 54, while this has been on the back of accumulation around 40.

Do you think the bulls have run out of steam or $9000 is near? Please share your analysis 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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