After losing its major upwards momentum roughly ten days ago when Bitcoin failed to break above $5,400, BTC has been able to hold steady above $5,000 and has tepidly clawed its way upwards towards $5,300.
Now, one analyst believes that Bitcoin will incur just enough buying pressure to propel its price up towards $5,800, at which point it will face significant selling pressure that may lead to a large drop.
Bitcoin (BTC) Slowly Climbs Towards $5,400
At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading up marginally at its current price of $5,300, up slightly from its daily lows of $5,230.
Although Bitcoin has been able to post minor gains over the past several days, it is important to note that is strongest confirmed level of resistance currently exists at $5,400, as BTC has failed to make any decisive advances past this level without being swiftly pushed lower.
Despite this, Bitcoin may be currently incurring strength that will allow it to surge up towards $5,800 – at which point it will likely find greater levels of selling pressure.
XC, a popular cryptocurrency trader on Twitter, shared his thoughts on Bitcoin in a recent tweet, explaining that he expects BTC to see another “scam move” up to the upper-$5,700 region, at which point it will be pushed back down.
“Seeing weak bearish moves all across the board here, think we get one more scam move up with a harsh peak around 5777,” he explained.
— XC (@runtheirstops) April 19, 2019
Bitcoin May Be on The Verge of Incurring Massive Volatility
One pattern that traders and analysts alike have been closely watching is the “golden cross” that Bitcoin is currently en route to forming. Previously, this pattern was only hypothetical, but it now appears that BTC will in fact make this formation, which would be highly bullish for the cryptocurrency.
One analyst believes that the formation of this pattern will lead to massive volatility that could either send Bitcoin’s price surging upwards or reeling downwards – depending on whether bulls or bears take this opportunity to strike.
“$BTC. Golden cross trajectory now April 24. (Was previously April 25). Should be interesting. Lot of hype that this is the “bull run” signal. If I were a bear or bull whale, that’s when I’d strike. Bull whale rides momentum of GC traders. Bear whale destroys their morale,” B.Biddies, another popular crypto analyst, explained in a recent tweet.
$BTC. Golden cross trajectory now April 24. (Was previously April 25).
Should be interesting. Lot of hype that this is the "bull run" signal.
If I were a bear or bull whale, that's when I'd strike.
— b.biddles (@thalamu_) April 19, 2019
Assuming that there are not any massive price movements over the next several days that change the timing of the golden cross formation, investors and traders alike should not take the current stability in the crypto markets for granted, as it may not last for very long.
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