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Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Losing Momentum

Aayush Jindal | May 22, 2018 | 4:08 am
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Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Losing Momentum

Aayush Jindal | May 22, 2018 | 4:08 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price failed to hold gains above $1,220 and declined below $1,200 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a declining channel forming with resistance at $1,220 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to extend the current decline and it could test the $1,150 support level.

Bitcoin cash price is back in a bearish zone below $1,220 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is losing momentum and it could continue to move down towards $1,150.

Bitcoin Cash Price Decline

There was a rejection noted from the $1,300 resistance zone in bitcoin cash price against the US Dollar. The price formed a short-term top near $1,315 before starting a downside move. It declined and moved below the $1,250 and $1,220 support levels. The downside move was strong as the price also closed below the $1,220 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

During the decline, the price broke the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last leg from the $1,165 low to $1,315 high. The current price action suggests that a close below $1,220 and the 100 hourly SMA was crucial. At the moment, there is a declining channel forming with resistance at $1,220 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair. The pair could accelerate declines below the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last leg from the $1,165 low to $1,315 high. The next support may well be the last swing low of $1,165, followed by the all-important $1,150.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis BCH USD

Looking at the chart, the current downside move seems to be a bearish wave with a close below $1,210. Should the price correct higher from the current levels, the $1,220 and $1,250 levels are likely to prevent upsides.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BCH/USD is back gaining pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BCH/USD is now well below the 40 level.

Major Support Level – $1,150

Major Resistance Level – $1,220

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