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Bitcoin holding strong resistance at 65006550

Bitcoin holding strong resistance at 6500/6550

Bitcoin holding strong resistance at 6500/6550

 

Bitcoin holding strong resistance at 6500/6550 keeps the outlook negative targeting 6400 (now hit). This is the best support for today & therefore a break below 6350 is a sell signal targeting 6320 & 6220/6200 (we bottomed exactly here last week) before the October low at 6100/6055. A break below 6000 is the next sell signal targeting 5900/5880 & the low for this year at 5780. This is NOT expected to hold for long in the bear trend.

Quite strong resistance at 6500/6550 (this trade worked perfectly) but shorts need stops above 6600. Bulls are only in control on a break above here. We then need a break above 6760 to target 6825 & strong resistance at 7000/7050.

 

Jason Sen

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Bitcoin BTC Aiming for 7000 Next?

Bitcoin (BTC)  Aiming for $7,000 Next?

Bitcoin (BTC) Aiming for $7,000 Next?

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price is gaining traction on it bounce off the channel support on its 4-hour time frame.

  • A move to the next upside targets might be in the works and the Fibonacci extension tool marks these.

  • Technical indicators are hinting at weakening bullish momentum, though.

Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb and might aim for these upside targets marked by the Fib tool.
 

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA seems to be crossing below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that bearish pressure might return, but it could also be a delayed reaction to the latest slide. If the short-term MA is able to hold its head above the 200 SMA, it could reinforce the presence of bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price could aim for the 38.2% Fib extension from here as this lines up with the dynamic inflection points at the moving averages. The 50% level lines up with the mid-channel area of interest around $6,700 and the 78.6% level lines up with the top of the channel at $6,900. The $7,000 mark might also serve as psychological resistance just before the full extension at $7,075.

Stochastic is heading north so bitcoin price might follow suit while buyers are in control. However, the oscillator is nearing overbought levels to signal exhaustion and a possible return in bearish pressure. RSI has more room to go before hitting overdone levels, which means that buyers could stay in the game for a bit longer.

Bitcoin price seems to be rebounding from a rough start this week as a brand-new month is setting in. This typically brings more optimism and reopening of positions after booking profits at the end of the month, which also coincides with futures settlement.

Besides, the ICE Bakkt bitcoin futures are rumored to be in the works and might usher in stronger volumes and increased activity this November.

 

SARAH JENN | NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | 1:33 AM

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Bitcoin Price – BTCUSD Approaching Area of Interest

Bitcoin Price - BTC/USD Approaching Area of Interest

Bitcoin Price – BTC/USD Approaching Area of Interest

Bitcoin is still trending lower inside its short-term descending channel but might be due for a bounce to the top. Support held and a correction to the Fibonacci retracement levels is underway.

Price is testing the 38.2% Fib currently, and this happens to line up with the mid-channel area of interest. Holding as resistance could send Bitcoin back to the swing low around $6,450 or the channel support closer to $6,425. A larger correction could test the 50% Fib that lines up with a former support area that might now hold as resistance, as well as the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point.

The 61.8% Fib is just below the 200 SMA dynamic inflection point and close to the channel resistance, which might be the line in the sand for a correction. The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the downtrend is more likely to resume than to reverse. The gap between the moving averages has been widening to signal strengthening bearish momentum.

Stochastic is heading higher to signal that bulls still have some energy left, and the oscillator has some room to climb before hitting overbought conditions. RSI also has some ground to cover before bulls are exhausted, which suggests that the correction could go on for a bit longer before sellers return.

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Bitcoin might even have enough momentum to break past the channel top, provided market updates also turn out positive. As it is, investors still seem to be holding out for more directional clues and hoping to get confirmation that the earlier rallies might be sustained.

Institutional investment could be a strong factor, but that might have to wait until early next year. The near-term catalyst would likely be the bitcoin futures on ICE Bakkt and it appears that traders are waiting to see how this might impact prices first.

 

SARA JENN · OCTOBER 29, 2018 · 1:30 AM

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Bitcoin Can the Bulls Muster Up a Weekend Rally?

Bitcoin – Can the Bulls Muster Up a Weekend Rally?

Bitcoin – Can the Bulls Muster Up a Weekend Rally?

Bitcoin stuck in the ranges through the early part of the day, with the Bitcoin bulls needing to put some life back into the market to support a breakout.

Price action through the week was limited for Bitcoin, with a 0.06% gain on Friday one of only two days in the week where Bitcoin managed to avoid the red.

3-days in the red left Bitcoin down 0.88% for the current week, with Bitcoin now having fallen short of the 23.6% FIB Retracement level of $6,757 since 18th October, as the steam comes out of Bitcoin and the broader market.

After a relatively range bound start to the day on Friday, Bitcoin rallied to a morning high $6,597.4, breaking through the first major resistance level at $6,575.57 before falling back to the earlier part of the day’s ranges, with resistance at $6,600 pinning Bitcoin back on the day.

An early afternoon intraday low $6,511 held well above the day’s first major support level at $6,469.77, leaving Bitcoin at $6,500 levels through the day, a rare occurrence in the world of Bitcoin and reflective of the lack of volatility in the market.

On the news front, there was some chatter on SEC Commissioner Kara Stein’s view on the setting up of cryptocurrency funds, Stein stating that some internal guidelines on key considerations had been circulated, while she held back from confirming whether any regulated exchange traded funds would be approved before the end of the year.

The regulatory landscape continues to be one of the key obstacles for the SEC to give the green light, with the SEC Commissioner highlighting that there remains a need to get clarity on a range of regulatory issues before the markets can expect institutional money to flood in.

For now the cryptomarket and the Bitcoin bulls in particular, remain optimistic that the SEC will at least give the green light to the VanEck Bitcoin ETF, though it remains to be seen whether issues surrounding valuation, liquidity and custody have been sufficiently addressed.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up 0.33% to $6,552.9, with Bitcoin moving from a start of a day morning low $6,524.9 to a morning high $6,560 before easing back, the moves through the early part of the day leaving the day’s major support and resistance levels untested.

For the day ahead, a hold on to $6,550 levels would support a move through the morning high $6,560 to bring the day’s first major resistance level at $6,582.73 into play, while we will expect Bitcoin to fall short of $6,600 levels for a 3rd consecutive day, with the news wires likely to remain relatively silent on the regulatory front through the weekend.

Failure to hold on to $6,550 levels through the morning could see Bitcoin give up the morning’s gain to pullback through the start of the day morning low $6,524.9 to call on support at $6,496.33 before recovering, more material losses unlikely barring particularly negative news hitting the crypto wires.

Looking at the broader market, with Bitcoin’s dominance holding at around 53.6% and the crypto total market cap hovering at around $210bn, there’s been very little action across the majors with Ethereum continuing to hold onto the number 2 spot, Ripple’s XRP struggling to close the gap in spite of the Ripple team’s successes in the real world.

 

Bob Mason

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Bitcoin BTC Price Analysis – Which Direction Can It Break Out?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis - Which Direction Can It Break Out?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – Which Direction Can It Break Out?

Bitcoin is stuck in consolidation for yet another day as it moves back to the triangle bottom.

Bitcoin continues to move sideways inside a symmetrical triangle and range visible on the short-term time frames. Price recently bounced off the range resistance and also the top of the triangle, setting its sights back on the bottom.

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to confirm that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, selling pressure is more likely to persist. In that case, a break of the triangle bottom might be seen, sending price to the range support at $6,360 or onto a slide that’s the same size as the consolidation patterns.

Stochastic is also heading lower to confirm the presence of bearish momentum, but the oscillator is already dipping into the oversold region to signal exhaustion. Turning back up could revive bullish pressure and allow support zones to hold. RSI is starting to turn lower after previously cruising mostly sideways, also reflecting a pickup in selling pressure.

Investors seem wary about the launch of ICE Bakkt futures possibly as early as next month, likely recalling how the CME bitcoin futures launched last year are being blamed for the sharp drop that ensued since then. There is also some degree of wariness associated with the Tether controversy.

Looking ahead, traders could continue to hold out for any major catalysts that could spur and sustain a breakout in either direction. By the way developments are going these days, it appears that there could be further upside, particularly on positive regulatory updates and progress in institutional platforms.

Note that Fidelity will be making its institutional platform for bitcoin and ethereum more widely available as early as Q1 next year so anticipation could build up leading to it. After all, it could usher in strong inflows from banks and hedge funds eager to place bets on the industry.

 

Rachel Lee by Rachel Lee October 26, 2018

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Bitcoin BTC Price Watch – Bears Refusing to Let Up

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch - Bears Refusing to Let Up

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch – Bears Refusing to Let Up

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights
 

  • Bitcoin price recently tumbled below a short-term rising trend line but might be due for a pullback.

  • Applying the Fib retracement tool on the latest swing high and low shows the levels where more sellers might be waiting.

  • However, technical indicators are giving mixed signals on whether the slide could resume or not.

Bitcoin price fell through a short-term support zone and might be due for a pullback before heading further south.

 

Technical Indicators Signals
 

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the selloff is more likely to resume than to reverse from here.

Sellers might be waiting around the 61.8% Fib or $6,564 level which lines up with the broken rising trend line support. This is also close to the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point, which might add another layer of resistance.

Stochastic is pulling up without even hitting oversold territory, which suggests that buyers are eager to return. Sustained buying pressure could even take bitcoin price back up above the trend line to continue its climb. RSI is also pointing up to suggest that buyers might be ready to return. Reaching overbought levels and turning back down could still allow the Fibs to hold, pushing bitcoin price back to the swing low or lower.

Bitcoin was unable to sustain its earlier pop higher as profit-taking was quick. Traders must be feeling anxious on account of risk-off flows in general financial markets and while waiting for the SEC decision on bitcoin ETF applications.

Still, there’s a lot to look forward to, particularly the launch of ICE Bakkt bitcoin futures later this year. However, there might also be some unease as traders recall that last year’s CME bitcoin futures were blamed for the sharp drop that followed then.

 

SARAH JENN | OCTOBER 25, 2018 | 4:24 AM

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Bitcoin BTC Price Watch – Is This a Bullish Breakout Yet?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch -  Is This a Bullish Breakout Yet?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch – Is This a Bullish Breakout Yet?

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price has been trending lower inside a descending channel visible on its 1-hour chart.

  • Price appears to be attempting an upside break as a few hourly candles are closing above the channel top.

  • Technical indicators may be showing some hints of a pickup in bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price is trying to break out of its downtrend but has yet to test nearby resistance levels before sustaining a climb.
 

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the downtrend is still more likely to resume than to reverse. Then again, the gap between the two moving averages is narrowing to signal slowing selling pressure and a potential bullish crossover.

Bitcoin price has yet to break past these dynamic inflection points before confirming a climb, though. And even then it would likely encounter some resistance at the $6,700 mark on its move north.

Stochastic is turning higher without even reaching the oversold area, indicating that buyers are eager to return. RSI is also on the move up and has a lot of ground to cover before reaching the overbought zone. Turning lower from that area could lead to a return in selling pressure, possibly at any of the nearby resistance levels.

Bitcoin price continues to wait for another set of positive catalysts that could allow the earlier surge to resume. For now, it is dealing with risk aversion in financial markets and uncertainty on the SEC decision for bitcoin ETF applications.

Traders might also be taking it easy leading up to the launch of ICE Bakkt bitcoin futures, especially since the ones from CME were blamed for the drop in price late last year. Still, bitcoin has a lot to look forward to in Q1 to Q2 next year on the Fidelity institutional platform.

 

SARAH JENN | OCTOBER 24, 2018 | 4:52 AM

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Bitcoin BTC – Stuck in This Short-Term Range

Bitcoin (BTC) -  Stuck in This Short-Term Range

Bitcoin (BTC) – Stuck in This Short-Term Range

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

 

  • Bitcoin price is still treading sideways, right in the middle of its range visible on the 1-hour and 4-hour charts.

  • Price has yet to break out of the current consolidation to show whether it would make a test of support or resistance.

  • Technical indicators seem to be suggesting that a move towards the bottom of the range is due.

Bitcoin price still seems to be waiting for directional clues as it moves sideways in the middle of a $600-sized range.

 

Technical Indicators Signals

 

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, a move lower is more likely to happen than a break higher. The moving averages also appear to be holding as dynamic resistance levels as well.

Stochastic is turning lower after recently hitting overbought levels, also suggesting a return in selling pressure. This might be enough to take bitcoin price to the bottom of its range at $6,200. RSI is already on the move down to confirm that sellers have the upper hand.

If buyers are able to step in, a move to the range top at $6,800 could be seen. A break above this could lead to a rally of the same height as the rectangle while a drop below support could lead to a selloff of the same size as well.

There are a handful of positive developments in the bitcoin industry these days, but it looks like traders are waiting for bigger announcements or might be feeling anxious while the SEC continues to mull its decision on the ETFs.

The launch of Fidelity’s institutional platform is big news as this would usher in big flows from funds, banks, and financial institutions. This would boost volumes, activity, and demand, thereby shoring up prices.

 

 

SARAH JENN | OCTOBER 22, 2018 | 4:43 AM

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Bitcoin No Weekend Rally in Sight as the Bulls Struggle On

 

Bitcoin – No Weekend Rally in Sight as the Bulls Struggle On

 

Bitcoin finds support early to move back through to $6,600 levels, though holding on could be an issue for the bulls if there’s no break out to $6,700.

Bitcoin gained 0.93% on Saturday, partially reversing Friday’s 1.38% fall, to end the day at $6,585.2 and increase Bitcoins gains for the week to 3.93%.

An early morning intraday low $6,511 saw Bitcoin avoid a pullback to $6,400 levels and the day’s first major support level at $6,474.97, with a broad based market rally supporting a move through the day’s first major resistance level at $6,606.27 to a late morning intraday high $6,611 before easing back to $6,500 levels.

A second break through the first major resistance level in the early afternoon saw Bitcoin struggle and fall back to $6,500 levels, with resistance at $6,600 continuing to see Bitcoin fail to break out to take a run at $6,700 levels and bring the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $6,757 into play.

For the Bitcoin bulls, it was another close shave, with Bitcoin managing to hold on to positive territory through the day, with the broader market also making up ground through the day, sentiment shifting from the negativity mid-week that saw Bitcoin in the red for 3 consecutive days.

On the news front, there was no material news to influence the crypto majors through the day, with upward momentum across the cryptomarket seeing Bitcoin’s dominance hover at 53.6% and the crypto total market cap rise to $210.8bn.

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At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up 0.54% to $6,617.2, with moves through the early part of the day seeing Bitcoin bounce from a start of a day morning low $6,581.2 to a morning high $6,660.8, the start of the day rally seeing Bitcoin break through the first major resistance level at $6,627.13 to come up against the second major resistance level at $6,669.07 before easing back.

For the day ahead, a hold on to $6,600 levels through the morning would support another run through the first major resistance level to bring the second major resistance level at $6,669.07 back into play.

Breaking out from any move through the second major resistance level would need the support of the broader market, with the news wires needing to remain crypto friendly through the day.

Failure to move back through the first major resistance level at $6,627.13 could see Bitcoin hit reverse later in the day, a fall through the morning low $6,581.2 to $6,569 bringing the day’s first major support level at $6,527.13 into play.

Having managed to avoid $6,400 levels since last Monday’s rally, Bitcoin will likely continue to find plenty of support at $6,500 to avoid a more material pullback in the event of a broad based market sell-off, barring materially negative news hitting the wires.

Bob Mason

FXEmpire

30 minutes ago

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Bitcoin price surge WARNING as RAPID GROWTH’ could cause CHAOS in global system

Bitcoin price surge WARNING as ‘RAPID GROWTH' could cause CHAOS in global system

Bitcoin price surge WARNING as ‘RAPID GROWTH’ could cause CHAOS in global system

THE BITCOIN (BTC) and Blockchain boom facilitating the “rapid growth” of cryptocurrency assets could create “new vulnerabilities in the international financial system,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned.

The recent explosion of interest in crypto assets and the relentless surge in BTC’s value may contribute to a weakened global financial system overall, the IMF has suggested.

The Fund published a key report today, October 10, entitled the World Economic Outlook.

It said: “Cybersecurity breaches and cyber attacks on critical financial infrastructure represent an additional source of risk because they could undermine cross-border payment systems and disrupt the flow of goods and services.

“Continued rapid growth of crypto assets could create new vulnerabilities in the international financial system.”

It is not the first time the IMF has warned about risks posed by BTC and cryptocurrencies.

The IMF's stability report last week said: “Despite its potential benefits, our knowledge of its potential risks and how they might play out is still developing.

“Increased cybersecurity risks pose challenges for financial institutions, financial infrastructure, and supervisors.

“These developments should act as a reminder that the financial system is permanently evolving, and regulators and supervisors must remain vigilant to this evolution and ready to act if needed.”

Traditional financial institutions, from the US’s Security and Exchange Commission to the UK's Treasury Committee, are currently assessing whether bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – including Ripple Lab’s XRP token, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS and Stellar – could be integrated into existing systems.

The financial bodies are attempting to gauge how the digital assets could be used as investment tools and means to move money across borders more efficiently.

Regulators around the world are – with varying degrees of success – attempting to get to grips with the Bitcoin and Blockchain phenomenon.

Last month Treasury Committee Chair Nicky Morgan labelled the burgeoning world of cryptocurrency investment as a “wild west” industry.

 

By SAM STEVENSON

PUBLISHED: 06:21, Wed, Oct 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 06:23, Wed, Oct 10, 2018

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