- Bitcoin has seen a rocky past few days and weeks, with the cryptocurrency seeing notable losses that came about after it first broke below $19,000
- The selling pressure below this level has been quite intense in the past, but usually the crypto posts “v-shaped recoveries” that help it reclaim this as support
- Unlike in weeks past, BTC has yet to see any massive inflows of buying pressure that could help spark a strong upside movement
- The cryptocurrency is now trading below $18,000, and struggling to break back above this level
- One analyst is noting that this may be the start of a turbulent few days for the cryptocurrency, as one indicator is beginning to “slowly death cross”
Bitcoin’s recent break below $19,000 was a grim technical development, as it is what led the cryptocurrency to decline as low as $17,600 before it was able to find some strong support.
Whether or not this support will hold strong in the mid-term should depend largely, if not entirely, on the cryptocurrency’s reaction to $18,000. It is rapidly moving to test this level, but it may face a rejection here.
One analyst is now noting that the cryptocurrency’s cloud formation is also beginning to post what is referred to as a “death cross.” This could mean downside is inbound.
Bitcoin Tries to Reclaim $18,000 as Bulls Show Signs of Life
Ever since Bitcoin first broke below $19,000, it has been slowly inching lower as buyers struggle to take control of its price action.
At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency is trading down just under 2% at its current price of $17,980. This is around the price it has been trading throughout the past 12 hours.
Whether it can gain a firm and lasting foothold above $18,000 should provide some serious insights into where it will trend next.
BTC’s Cloud Formation is Beginning to Form a “Death Cross”
One sign of turbulence in the near-term is a forming death cross on the cryptocurrency’s cloud formation.
This has led one analyst to claim that some immense volatility could be imminent in the days and weeks ahead.
“Expecting a little bit of turbulence. The cloud is slowly starting a death cross, something that we didn’t see since 10,000$ area. My plan is to: – Not short ( can’t be asked to monitor ) – Slowly add on supports,” he said.
Image Courtesy of Teddy. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.
The coming days should provide some insight into this technical pattern’s implications for where Bitcoin trends heading into the end of the year.
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