Little Relief in Sight as Bitcoin Price Closes at 7.5-Week Low


  • Bitcoin suffered its lowest UTC shut in over seven weeks on Wednesday, reinforcing the bearish view put ahead by the rejection at the 50-candle shifting common (MA) on the 6-hour chart yesterday. The shut at multi-week lows additionally dashed hopes of a falling wedge breakout.
  • The cryptocurrency additionally created a bearish outdoors reversal candle on the each day chart yesterday, opening the doorways for a drop to falling channel help at $three,230.
  • A powerful transfer above the 50-candle shifting common on the 6-hour chart, at the moment at $three,434 will possible weaken bearish pressures and yield a corrective bounce to the resistance close to $three,650.

With bitcoin (BTC) closing yesterday at the bottom degree in 7.5 weeks, the gradual sell-off is exhibiting no indicators of abating.

On Wednesday, the main cryptocurrency by market worth ended the session (as per UTC) at $three,328 – the weakest each day shut since Dec. 16 – in line with Bitstamp knowledge, dashing hopes of an upside break of the falling wedge sample carved out during the last six weeks.

Additional, BTC created a bearish decrease excessive at the essential resistance of the 50-candle shifting common (MA) on the 6-hour chart. That common line has thwarted a number of fledgling rallies during the last three weeks, as mentioned yesterday.

In consequence, the sluggish drip sell-off from December highs above $four,200 witnessed during the last six weeks is more likely to proceed. BTC might quickly problem current lows close to $three,300 and should prolong the decline towards the low of $three,100 seen in December.

At press time, BTC is buying and selling largely unchanged on the day at $three,380.

Each day chart

As seen above, yesterday’s excessive and low engulfed Tuesday’s value motion as indicated by a bearish outdoors candle. Successfully, the day started with optimism however ended on a pessimistic be aware, that means the “sell-on-rise” mentality remains to be robust.

Therefore, the cryptocurrency dangers falling to the descending channel help, at the moment at $three,230.

Supporting that bearish case are the 14-day relative energy index of 38 and downward sloping 20-day shifting common (MA).

6-hour chart

On the 6-hour chart, the 50-candle MA has proved a troublesome nut to crack for shut to a few weeks. A convincing break above that common, at the moment at $three,434, may result in a stronger rally towards resistance at $three,658 (excessive of the bearish headstone doji created Jan. 26).

Disclosure: The writer holds no cryptocurrency belongings at the time of writing.

Bitcoin picture through Shutterstock; charts by Buying and selling View

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