Bitcoin Price Key Highlights
- Bitcoin price is forming a new triangle on its 1-hour time frame, reflecting hesitation among bulls and bears.
- Price has formed higher lows and found resistance at $2600, creating an ascending triangle pattern.
- Price is currently testing the resistance and could be due for another move back to support around $2500.
Bitcoin price is consolidating in an ascending triangle pattern on its 1-hour chart, still deciding whether to bounce or break from resistance.
Technical Indicators Signals
The 100 SMA is slightly above the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the upside. This means that a break higher could be possible if bullish momentum gets stronger.
However, stochastic is heading south so bitcoin price might follow suit. RSI is also moving lower to reflect a pickup in selling pressure, likely enough to lead to a dip to support around $2550 near the moving averages dynamic inflection points.
Note that the chart pattern spans $2300 to $2600 so the resulting breakout could lead to either a rally of $300 or a selloff of $300. But if support refuses to give way, another bounce back to the resistance could be due.
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