Bitcoin USD daily basis
Bitcoin USD Chart Analysis – Countermovement after Failed Break of the Support Zone
The reporting week began with another test of the support zone 30’000 USD, which has already been visited many times since the consolidation. After the market moved in steady steps towards this zone in the previous week, further downward pressure led to a daily close at 30’842 USD on Monday. On Tuesday, the trend continued with another lower daily close at 29’796 USD. However, the closing price as well as Tuesday’s daily low at 29’301 USD, was within manageable range for the break of the psychologically important 30’000 USD mark. First weaknesses of the negative momentum were visible. When no lower daily low than the previous day followed on Wednesday, purchases gradually set in through the trading day, which led the Bitcoin price back to 32’135 USD by the end of the day. The repeated failure at the support zone was enough for the bulls as evidence of an exhausted negative trend. Accordingly, the trading pattern on the remaining days of the reporting week was characterized by higher daily lows and highs. A brief consolidation on Thursday was followed by handsome gains over the weekend, which took the market back to resistance in the 35’000 USD area.
Continued trading in the lower range of the corridor 30’000 – 40’000 USD
Review Daily Interval
After the mid-March 2020 price plunge, a veritable countermovement established itself. This led to the resistance zones above 10’000 USD. After an initial rejection and a consolidation phase lasting almost two months, a breakout through the fundamental resistance zone followed on July 27, which had been established since August 2019 and had already caused Bitcoin to fail a few times to date.
The resistance zone around 10’000 USD 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 14’000 USD, is located here. On the other hand, the zone around 10’000 USD simultaneously acted as a confirmation of the still bearish trend from lower highs since December 2017 (see macro view on a weekly basis). Bitcoin was able to establish itself above the newly created support in the 10’000 USD area since the end of July 2020, and provided a first confirmation of a trend reversal with the break of the resistance zone around 12’200 USD 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 20’000 USD for the first time in early December, which remained untouched for 158 weeks since the bull market in 2017.
Since the breakout through the important 14’000 resistance at the beginning of November, it has been blow by blow. The breakout through the old all-time high at 20’000 USD saw a strong accentuation of the uptrend, which saw the Bitcoin price mark its new all-time high just below 65’000 USD on April 14. The rapid upward movement was so far characterized by 3 corrections, each of which found its low point around the 50-day average (light blue line). However, the fourth correction led for the first time clearly below it and thus it also came to a violation of the trend line, which has served as support since the beginning of the year, formed by the respective daily lows. In recent weeks, this resulted in an accelerated downward trend, which led below important support zones. As a result, the price consolidated in the corridor 30’000 – 40’000 USD.
After the recent price decline, the Bitcoin price continues to consolidate in the new price corridor 30’000 – 40’000 USD. The price action is now taking place below the 50-day average as well as the 200-day average. The latter has not been undercut since April 2020. The bullish structure is battered, but not yet completely broken. The 30’000 support zone remains interesting, which served as the bottom of the current sell-off for the time being. This area also represents the 0.618 Fibonacci point between the start of the rapid uptrend since late October and the all-time high of mid-April.
Bitcoin has been experiencing weakening positive momentum since failing to break through the 40’000 USD resistance zone, which has recently been characterized by a consistent series of lower daily highs. However, a sustained breakout through the 30’000 support zone failed again in the reporting week, which led to a countermovement. The accompanying break of the 195-day downtrend in the RSI index makes a “rounding bottom” scenario more likely.
The renewed failure to break below the 30’000 USD support zone and the break of the 195-day downtrend in the RSI index are constructive approaches for a return of the bullish momentum. However, if no sustainable overcoming of the 36’000 USD level and the decisive 40’000 USD resistance zone succeeds in the future, there is the danger of a “bull trap”. This would be confirmed with a fall below the 28’000 – 30’000 USD area.
Notable cracks in the fundamentals
Review Weekly Interval
Bitcoin was able to set a higher high above 10’000 USD 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 intensified. 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 was accomplished in mid-December 2020 and was followed by a strongly accentuated price discovery above this historical mark, which produced a new all-time high of 65’000 USD in mid-April. A consolidation initiated since then ended in a veritable price slide, which brought Bitcoin back to the 30’000 USD mark in just two weeks.
With the price movements in the past year, a good foundation was created to sustainably climb new spheres beyond the all-time highs reached in 2017. The break of the USD 20’000 mark impressively demonstrated the power of the upward movement that had been established since October. The rapid price increase was now abruptly interrupted with a price drop, which even brought Bitcoin below the 21-week average (2) that has defined reliable bull or bear market phases in the past.
It remains to be seen how sustainable the current sell-off wave will be. Bitcoin had equally experienced setbacks of >50% in bull phases in the past. Depending on the point from which one calculates the Fibonacci retracements (start bull market – ATH 65k or breakout old ATH 20k – ATH 65k), we are currently in the interesting zone 0.5 or 0.618. A recapture of the 21-week average is necessary over the next few weeks for a positive picture and would also mean a break of the historical resistances from 48’000 USD. Setbacks to lower levels carry the risk of a confirming shoulder-head-shoulder formation, which should be viewed negatively.
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