Do These Indicators Suggest a Bitcoin Price Rally Early in 2019?

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has enjoyed a staggering price increase in excess of 150,000 percent since it was first listed on exchanges back in July 2010. Since then, the cryptocurrency has also experienced multiple bull runs, bear runs (the longest of which consumed much of 2014 and 2015) and stronger media attention year on year. From a technical perspective, the relationship BTC has with traditional charting patterns is occasionally counter-intuitive to what one would normally expect. Take, for example, the descending triangle which is typically…

Not So Safe Haven? Signs Suggest Bitcoin Might Still Be a Risk Asset

Volatile price swings and plummeting valuations have been a reality for bitcoin investors of late, but those who own traditional equities haven’t been immune either. In fact, bitcoin and the S&P have correlated on and off for almost a year, each taking turns as the leading indicator. Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency advertised as digital gold due to its difficult means of production and limited supply, is expected by some to act as a “safe haven asset,” one that rises or remains stable in times of economic turmoil (just as its metal…

3 Bitcoin Price Factors That Suggest Bears Are in Charge

The prospect of a deeper drop in bitcoin prices has increased, price-volume analysis indicates. The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency, which had been trading sideways since September 22, fell sharply to a three-week low of $6,220 on Bitfinex yesterday, confirming a range breakdown. The technical indicators on the daily chart also turned bearish, validating a negative moving average crossover on the long duration charts. Essentially, bears regained control 24 hours ago, opening the doors to the key support of $6,000. Furthermore, the bearish case is now looking stronger than it did…

4 Reasons Why Bitcoin’s Price Could Now Drop to $6K

Bitcoin’s drop to three-week lows today has likely kick-started a bearish move towards the major support at $6,000, technical charts indicate. The leading cryptocurrency fell to $6,252 at 7:15 UTC on Bitfinex – the lowest level since Sept. 19 – and was last seen trading at $6,300, representing a 5 percent drop on a 24-hour basis. The failure to capitalize on Monday’s move above the crucial 10-week exponential moving average (EMA) resistance of $6,998, despite the upside break of a key falling trendline, ended up emboldening the bears, as expected.…

Bitcoin Price is Stuck Below Key Hurdle For Fourth Week

Bitcoin is having a tough time scaling a key moving average hurdle that has kept the bulls in check for four weeks straight. The obstacle that is proving so hard to beat is the 10-week exponential moving average (EMA), which stalled a rally attempt from around $6,100 in mid-September. Since then, BTC has notably failed to produce a weekly close (Sunday’s close as per UTC) above the EMA, establishing it as a crucial level to beat for the bulls. At press time, BTC is trading at $6,580 on Bitfinex, having…

Cautiously Bullish: Bitcoin Price Clears Key Trendline to Pass $6.6K

Bitcoin saw a low-volume bullish breakout Monday, but the long-awaited move is sending mixed signals to investors The leading cryptocurrency cleared the trendline sloping downwards from the July 25 high and Sept. 5 high around midday yesterday, adding credence to the argument put forward by many, including billionaire investor Novogratz, that the market has carved out a long-term bottom around $6,000. However, so far, the bullish trend change hasn’t significantly revved up investor interest. This is evident from the fact that the total trading volume rose by a meager 15…

Another Measure of Bitcoin Price Volatility Hits 15-Month Low

Bitcoin price volatility continues to drop, with one measure having reached a 15-month low. Weekly volatility, as calculated by the difference between the high and low, fell to $317 last week – the lowest reading since the first week of July 2017 – according to Bitfinex data. More importantly, the leading cryptocurrency witnessed a trading range of $498 and $741 in the previous two weeks. The data indicate that BTC is being squeezed in a narrowing price range and as per technical rules, a decisive move is overdue. Other measures of…

Bitcoin Price Must Clear $6,800 for Range Breakout

Bitcoin continues to trade in a narrow range for the 13th straight day and a move above $6,800 is needed to confirm a bullish breakout, according to technical chart. At press time, the leading cryptocurrency is trading at $6,600, representing a 1.65 percent gain on the day. BTC has been restricted to a narrow range of $6,800 to $6,500 since Sept. 22 and this lack of clear directional bias has pushed the volatility reading to a 21-month low. The daily volatility as represented by the Bollinger bandwidth – a technical…

Bitcoin’s Price Is Testing a Month-Long Trend Line

Bitcoin bears have been emboldened by repeated rejection from a key moving average hurdle, but they may take a breather over the next 24 hours as the price heads for another key trendline of support. The world’s premier cryptocurrency is lacking a strong bullish or bearish bias in the near-term given that its price action has largely traded sideways since the beginning of September. That said, the repeated failure to find sustained acceptance above the 50-day moving average and $6,850 resistance gives the upper hand to bears, as it indicates…

Bitcoin Price Faces Minor Drop After Failure to Pass Key Resistance

Bitcoin price is vulnerable to modest slippage as the persistent failure to beat a key moving average hurdle may embolden the bears. The leading cryptocurrency has been in a narrow sideways drift in recent days. More importantly, the sideways moving 50-day exponential moving average (EMA) has proved a tough nut to crack since Saturday. BTC’s inability to cross the 50-day EMA for four straight trading days indicates that the bullish move from the Sept. 19 low of $6,100 has likely lost momentum. As a result, the door is open for…