Treading Water: Bitcoin Bulls Await Break Above $7,780

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to function in bearish territory and solely a transfer above $7,780 would put the bulls again into the driving force’s seat, the technical charts point out.

As of writing, the cryptocurrency is buying and selling at $7,591 on Bitfinex. The cryptocurrency was on the defensive yesterday, courtesy of a failed breakout and a rising-wedge breakdown and seemed set to re-test the current low of $7,040.

Nevertheless, sellers ran out of steam at $7,372, as indicated by a doji candle and costs moved again above $7,600 within the Asian session in the present day.

Whereas the precise cause behind the bear exhaustion is unclear, it suits with a lately noticed sample that bitcoin modifications course in favor of the weaker aspect on, or near, the sixth day of each month.

The cryptocurrency is down greater than 30 p.c from the current excessive of $9,990, which means the bulls are on the again foot. So bitcoin might flip increased in the present day, as indicated by the historic sample.

Moreover, the concern of getting trapped on the improper aspect of the market could have compelled the bears to remain on the sidelines, regardless of the false breakout and rising-wedge breakdown.

That stated, the cryptocurrency remains to be treading waters within the bearish territory, as seen within the chart under.

Four-hour chart

The bearish rising-wedge breakdown stays legitimate so long as bitcoin retains buying and selling under $7,780 (June three excessive). So, the draw back remains to be in play and the sell-off might speed up if the help at $7,372 is breached.

Nevertheless, the 50-candle transferring common (MA) has began rising in favor of the bulls and the 100-candle MA has flatlined (shed bearish bias), so the chances of a break under $7,372 are low.

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  • A excessive quantity break above $7,780 would add credence to the quirky “sixth of the month” sample and sign a bullish development reversal. On this case, costs will probably rise to the 10-week MA, at present positioned at $eight,310.
  • A break under $7,372 would put the main target again on the rising-wedge breakdown and permit a drop to $7,040.

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