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Bitcoin USD Weekly Review: The break of the 30,000 Mark Leads to capitulation
Monday proved to be another eventful forerunner of the overall week. After an opening of the reporting week in the USD 34‘000 range, a price correction followed that lasted throughout the trading session and left the Bitcoin price just above the important USD 30‘000 mark at the end of the day. The market reacted to the 11 percent correction of the previous day on Tuesday with a closing price of USD 31‘052 and a short–term recovery. The mood was bad, after all, Bitcoin was only trading in the 40‘000 range 5 days ago. Accordingly, the price pressure started again on Wednesday morning and brought the price to USD 27‘862 in the daily low, the first time in 492 days that it was below the USD 28‘000 mark. The slightly higher daily closing price of just under USD 29‘000 seemed to convince no one and so it came on Thursday with the sustainable break of the 30‘000 zone to a capitulation event. As a result, Bitcoin reached a daily low of USD 25‘400, only to close the day at the level of the previous day at USD 29’000. The market seemed to be temporarily cleared up by the price behavior on Thursday and so it came on Friday to a first stabilization in the area above USD 29‘000. The weekend was also characterized by cautious price gains, which allowed Bitcoin to close the week in the USD 31‘000 range.
First signs of a trend reversal
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After the mid-March 2020 price plunge, a veritable countermovement established itself. This led to the resistance zones above USD 10’000. After an initial rejection and a consolidation phase of almost two months, a breakthrough through the fundamental resistance zone followed on July 27, 2020, which persisted since August 2019 and accordingly caused Bitcoin to fail several times already.
The area around USD 10’000, which served as resistance, was interesting in several respects. On the one hand, the 0.618 Fibonacci point of the entire downward movement, which was initiated at the end of June 2019 just below USD 14’000, was located in this price area. On the other hand, the zone around USD 10’000 simultaneously acted as a witness of the still bearish trend from lower highs since December 2017 (see macro view on weekly basis). Bitcoin was able to establish itself above the newly created support in the USD 10’000 area since the end of July 2020 and provided the first confirmation of a trend reversal of the bear market that had persisted since 2018 with the break of the resistance zone around USD 12’200 towards the end of October 2020. In the following weeks, the positive trend accentuated and led Bitcoin through the 14’000 resistance in early November 2020 and close to the then all-time highs around USD 20’000 for the first time in early December, which remained untouched for 158 weeks since the bull market in 2017.
With the breakthrough of the old all-time high at USD 20’000, the trend reversal was definitely heralded. Accordingly, there was a strong accentuation of the uptrend, which brought the Bitcoin price to its new all-time high just below USD 65’000 in just over 4 months. However, the rapid upward movement was abruptly halted in mid-May 2020, taking Bitcoin back to the USD 30’000 areas. After a three-month consolidation phase, the upward movement was continued no less spectacularly after a “rounding bottom” in the 0.61 Fibonacci area, which finally ended with a new all-time high at USD 69’000 in October 2020 after a “retest” of the 40’000 zone. Since then, a strong correction phase dominated once again, which led the Bitcoin price back to the USD 34’000 area and thus to trend-determining price territories. However, a bottom formation lasting more than 70 days, marked by higher lows, led Bitcoin above the stubborn 45’000 resistance.
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Just 73 days after reaching an all-time high at USD 69’000, the break of the 40’000 support zone at the end of the previous month suggests a change of course. The bull run, which has lasted over 401 days, seems to be running out of steam. The further direction of travel could accordingly turn out to be a longer sideways movement with a negative tendency.
The Bitcoin price fell below the lows of the previous week‘s bottom formation in the reporting week. The correction back below the 30‘000 zone followed logically from the break of the price structure created over the past 3 months of higher lows. The current level is seen as the last line of defense for the bulls and should give clues about the macro situation. The current price area served as support in January 2021 and June 2021. Holding this area suggests an initial sideways movement in the corridor USD 30‘000 – 38‘000, while a continued break makes a visit to the area around the old all–time high at USD 20‘000 appear likely.
New price discovery phase shows weakness
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Bitcoin was able to set a higher high above USD 10’000 for the first time in the weekly interval in 2020, which broke the prevailing bearish trend since December 2017. This broke the series of lower highs that lasted for 135 weeks (1).
Since this first overcoming of the bearish trend, the signs for a valid trend reversal became stronger. With the push through important resistance zones and a continuous development above the 21-week average (2), the probabilities for a renewed reaching of the all-time high created in 2017/18 increased visibly. This scenario was completed in mid-December 2020. This was followed by a strongly accentuated price discovery above this historical zone, which produced a new all-time high of USD 65’000 in mid-April. A consolidation initiated since then ended in a veritable price slide that brought Bitcoin back to the USD 30’000 mark in just two weeks, even below the 21-week average (2) that has defined reliable bull or bear market phases in the past.
However, a subsequent breakout from the 10-week USD 30’000 – 40’000 consolidation area and a subsequent successful “retest” of the upper range of this channel most recently took Bitcoin above the all-time high created in April in an impressive counter-movement. After the creation of the new all-time high in the USD 69’000 area in November 2021, a vehement correction phase set in again, analogous to the pattern observed in May. This initially led to the break of the 50’000 support zone, which then promptly caused a bounce in this area, which now acts as resistance. Since then, a trend of accentuating lower weekly highs and lows has been observed, which is bringing Bitcoin back into the USD 30‘000 zone.
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The massive bull phase, which has lasted since July 2021 and originated from the healthy 0.618 Fibonacci area, which has been calculated since the start of the bull market and the all-time high of April, has recently been put to the test. The undershooting of the 40’000 area makes a rapid continued price discovery beyond the 69’000 all-time high a distant prospect for now. The market is setting a slower pace with the risk of falling into a bear market.
The series of higher lows and highs since October 2020 was not able to be continued, resulting in a short–term visit to the area above USD 25‘000. A sustained move above USD 28‘000 would suggest a low similar to mid–2021 price action and open up a robust sideways range in the USD 30‘000 – USD 60‘000 corridor.
Bitcoin‘s recent rally has failed to continue higher weekly lows. The current price action in the USD 30‘000 area is a test of the last major support area. This is likely to be where the ultimate battle between bulls and bears will take place, as this is the 0.618 Fibonacci zone, which has been calculated since the beginning of the bull market and the all–time high. A sustained move below this area would also undercut the July 2021 price area, which would be close to a bear market confirmation.
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