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Bitcoin’s Cloud Pattern Shows Bears May Still Be in Full Control

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Aug 20, 2020 | 23:00

Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s Cloud Pattern Shows Bears May Still Be in Full Control

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Aug 20, 2020 | 23:00


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  • Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency market are currently bearing witness to relatively mixed price action
  • While BTC has faced some intense selling pressure, it is important to note that bears have not invalidated any of its mid-term market structures
  • As such, it remains well-positioned to see further near-term upside
  • Despite this, one analyst is noting that the cryptocurrency’s cloud formation may spell some trouble for its near-term outlook, as it shows that it is still stuck beneath some crucial levels
  • Whether or not it can shatter through these levels should offer insight into its short-term trend

Bitcoin is once again stuck below $12,000, with an influx of selling pressure incurred yesterday causing its price to slide significantly lower.

It now appears that it is beginning to respect similar range boundaries to those set throughout the past few weeks, with support at $11,600 and resistance around $12,000.

Despite not being able to reclaim $12,000 just yet, the cryptocurrency’s outlook remains somewhat positive in the near-term, as the strength of sellers has so far proven to be somewhat limited.

One analyst is pointing to a few key levels he is closely watching, noting that Bitcoin isn’t out of the woods until these levels are firmly surmounted.

Bitcoin Falls into Previous Trading Range, Opening the Gates for Downside

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up just under 1% at its current price of $11,810.

This marks a rebound from daily lows of $11,600 but also marks a decline from highs of over $12,000.

Because BTC is now trading within the same trading range that it was previously caught within, analysts believe that a visit to its previous macro range lows of $11,000 may be imminent.

“BTC simplicity for current range,” one analyst stated while pointing to the below chart.

Bitcoin

Image Courtesy of Pentoshi. Chart via TradingView.

As seen on the analyst’s chart, it also appears to be a possibility that Bitcoin is forming a classic Wyckoff Distribution pattern.

BTC Has Yet to Recapture These Key Technical Levels 

Another factor currently counting against Bitcoin is its inability to recapture a few moving averages that reside within its cloud formation.

While speaking about this, one analyst noted that he is not shorting BTC until he sees a clearer reaction to these levels.

“The cloud still doing its thing. Saved me a few time from fomo longing – will scale back in once support is claimed back inside/above it. Till then I’ll just watch, no interest to short.”

Image Courtesy of Teddy. Chart via TradingView.

Unless Bitcoin incurs further buying pressure that allows it to surmount this key region, downside may be imminent.

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Charts from TradingView.

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