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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC Signaling Bullish Continuation, $4K Incoming?

Aayush Jindal | February 17, 2019 | 6:00 am
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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC Signaling Bullish Continuation, $4K Incoming?

Aayush Jindal | February 17, 2019 | 6:00 am
  • Bitcoin price started a downside correction after a sharp move towards $3,750 against the US Dollar.
  • The price corrected lower and tested the $3,540-3,530 support area, where buyers emerged.
  • Later, there was a break above a key bullish flag with resistance near $3,570 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is placed nicely in a positive zone and it could continue to move higher towards $3,650 and $3,800.

Bitcoin price is slowly gaining bullish momentum against the US Dollar. BTC/USD remains in a decent uptrend, with high chances of a bull run towards the $4,000 resistance in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Recently, bitcoin price spiked sharply from the $3,350 support area against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair rallied and broke the $3,500 and $3,600 resistance levels. There was also a break above $3,700 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Buyers pushed the price towards the $3,750 level and a new monthly high was formed near the $3,745 level. Finally, the price started a downside correction and traded below the $3,700 level. There was even a break below the $3,650 level, but the price remained well above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).

During the decline, the price broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3,343 low to $3,744 high. The price traded below the $3,600 level, but buyers appeared near the $3,540-3,530 support area. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3,343 low to $3,744 high also acted as a support. A new support base was formed near $3,340 before the price moved higher. Recently, there was a break above a key bullish flag with resistance near $3,570 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is now placed nicely above the $3,550 level, with a bullish angle.

On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $3,600 level, above which there are chances of more gains. The main resistance is near the $3,750 level, followed by $3,800. If buyers remain in action, the price could even test the $4,000 barrier.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, BTC price is showing positive signs above the $3,550 level. Should bitcoin fail to gain pace above the $3,600 level, there could be a bearish reaction. An initial support is at $3,540, below which the price could test the $3,500 support area.

Technical indicators

4 hours MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

4 hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently placed above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $3,540

Major Resistance Level – $3,600

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