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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Failed Again Near $6,600, Now What?

Aayush Jindal | August 19, 2018 | 7:00 am
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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Failed Again Near $6,600, Now What?

Aayush Jindal | August 19, 2018 | 7:00 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price rebounded and moved above the $6,400 level, but it failed near $6,600 against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $6,460 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair remains in a broad range between $6,000 and $6,600, and it may continue to trade sideways.

Bitcoin price failed once again near the $6,600-6,620 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is correcting lower and it could test the $6,275 and $6,188 supports.

Bitcoin Price Range Trading

This past week, there was a nice upward move from the $5,900 swing low in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded above the $6,300 and $6,500 resistance levels. However, the price failed yet again near a significant resistance at $6,600-6,620. The stated resistance zone prevented gains above $6,650 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). As a result, the price declined and moved below the $6,500 level.

There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last leg from the $5,900 low to $6,653 high. Moreover, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $6,460 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. It has opened the doors for more losses in the short term below the $6,300 support level. The next important support is the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg from the $5,900 low to $6,653 high at $6,276. Below this, the price is likely to break the $6,250 level to test the $6,188-6,200 support zone.

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis BTC USD

Looking at the chart, BTC price seems to be trading in a broad range of $6,000-6,600. Therefore, there are chances of the current wave extending towards $6,200 and $6,000 before buyers appear.

Looking at the technical indicators:

4-hours MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD has moved back in the bearish zone.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $6,200

Major Resistance Level – $6,600

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