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Is There a Bitcoin Bull Case After 10% Plunge to $7,400?

Avatar Nick Chong 6 months ago

On Wednesday morning, Bitcoin bears finally managed to get the upper hand over bulls.

For those who missed the memo, the leading cryptocurrency’s price fell by 8% or so within a few hours’ time, falling from above $8,100 to as low as $7,400 in a dramatic blow to bulls. In fact, this move saw hundreds of millions of dollars worth of leveraged longs on BitMEX liquidated. Ouch.

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Due to the dramatic nature of this move, coupled with the expectations that Bitcoin was starting to trend green once again, analysts are expecting for bearish continuation.

So, is there any hope for bulls? According to a number of analyses, just maybe.

Bitcoin Bear Momentum Already Paused

One notable bullish argument is that the sell-off, by many measures, wasn’t as dramatic as a capitulation event. As analyst BTCKyle pointed out, volume was actually rather low on the drop — as low as the days of non-action before. This simple sign helped Kyle come to the conclusion that bears’ $6,000 price targets are unlikely to be entertained.

That’s not all. In a thread building off the above tweet, the cryptocurrency trader noted that Bitcoin is currently seeing a bullish divergence, with the RSI trending higher as the price of BTC has dropped. This implies a further recovery.

Another bullish argument is the fact that in the previous market cycle, Bitcoin experienced similar price action to what the cryptocurrency is seeing now prior to the start of the long-term bull trend. As Nunya Bizniz pointed out, a “move below the 100-week moving average” marked “the beginning of a stunning rise.”

Still Bullish Above $7,100

Also, trader Mr. Anderson has noted that as long as Bitcoin remains above $7,100, which is where the 89-week exponential moving average lies, the asset remains in bulls territory. He said that losing this level would result in “DEEP BEAR.”

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Nick Chong

Since 2013, Nick has shown interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He has since become involved in the industry as a full-time content creator, working for NewsBTC, Bitcoinist, LongHash, among other outlets. Aside from covering...

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