Bitcoin USD daily basis
Bitcoin USD Chart Analysis - Renewed Failure at the 40,000 USD Mark
The reporting week continued to be about overcoming the sell-off, which, on the 19th of May, reached its lowest point so far. As observed in the previous week, trading activity was once again concentrated in the 35, 000 – 40, 000 USD zone. On Monday, the bottoming of the two previous trading sessions was used to establish further above the 35,000 USD area. This was achieved with a close of 37,254 USD at the end of the day's trading. Tuesday and Wednesday were subsequently used once more for consolidation in the area above 37,000 USD. This was followed by an extended advance towards the 40,000 USD resistance zone on Thursday, with Bitcoin already failing a few times in the previous week. Moreover, on Friday, the bulls failed to conquer this zone, and consequently sell orders led the price back to the 35,000 USD mark. However, by the weekend, trading activity was once again concentrated around the 35,000 USD area.
Setback below significant supports
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After the price drop in mid-March 2020, 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 several 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 USD 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 USD 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, for the first time, the fourth correction led clearly below it, and thus it also came to a violation of the trend line serving as support since the beginning of the year formed by the respective daily lows. In the past three weeks, this has resulted in an accelerated downward trend, which has led below important support zones.
After the recent price decline, the Bitcoin price is consolidating in the 30,000 - 40,000 USD range, as expected. 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 USD 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.
A breakout from these widths will dictate the technical direction of travel going forward. The 30,000 USD area represents one of the last bastions of the bulls. The resistance zone 40,000 USD, consisting of historical price action from January as well as the 200 day average was tested again, but still could not be climbed. Currently, time is running against the bulls, as the sell-off of the previous week has caused considerable damage to the overall structure. For example, trading below the 200-day moving average has never been recorded before in an intact bull market.
Climbing back up to the 42,000 USD resistance zone would improve the technical picture a bit for the time being, while a move below the 30,000 USD zone would make a visit to the old all-time high of 20,000 USD seem likely.
Macro: Remarkable cracks in the foundation
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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 have 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 have increased visibly. This was accomplished in mid-December 2020. This 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 20,000 USD mark impressively demonstrated the strength 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 forming shoulder-head-shoulder formation, which should be viewed negatively.
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