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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD’s Upside Drift, Reversal And Tether’s Decline

Aayush Jindal | October 15, 2018 | 9:28 am
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Analysis

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD’s Upside Drift, Reversal And Tether’s Decline

Aayush Jindal | October 15, 2018 | 9:28 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price rallied above the $6,600 and $6,700 resistances and later reversed gains against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $6,310 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • Tether (USDT) pairs rallied above the $7,000 and $7,500, but later trimmed most of its gains.

Bitcoin price broke the $6,700 resistance, but it failed to hold gains against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is back to $6,400 and it is currently under pressure.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

There was a major sell-off noted for Tether (USDT) pairs, which ignited an upward move in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair also gained traction and moved above the 6,600 and $6,700 resistance levels. Earlier, there was a decent support base formed near the $6,150 level. The price started an upward move above the $6,300 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The upside move was strong as the price broke an ascending channel with resistance at $6,300. Moreover, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $6,310 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair rallied towards the $6,800 level and traded as low as $6,825. Sellers appeared and protected further upsides above $6,825. Later, there was a sharp reversal and the price trimmed most of its gains below $6,600. It even broke the $6,500 level and it is currently testing $6,400. The 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent run from the $6,152 low to $6,825 high is also acting as a support.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price faced most of its gains above $6,600. This seems like a false break caused by Tether unwinding. Going forward, there could be range moves above $6,300 before the next leg.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is placed in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is currently above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $6,400

Major Resistance Level – $6,520

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