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Why Analysts are Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Close Beneath Key $11,700 Level

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Aug 03, 2020 | 18:00

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Why Analysts are Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Close Beneath Key $11,700 Level

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Aug 03, 2020 | 18:00


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  • Bitcoin has been flashing some mixed signs to investors as of late
  • Despite seeing intense bullishness throughout the past week as it rallied from the lower-$10,000 region to highs of $12,000, analysts still remain cautious regarding where it may trend next
  • Their present lack of bullishness is rooted in the cryptocurrency’s inability to close its weekly candle above $11,700
  • This is a historically important level that analysts were closely watching over the past couple of days
  • That being said, it has still maintained above its crucial macro support of $10,600 – leading one top trader to remain optimistic

Bitcoin and the aggregated cryptocurrency market are currently in a relatively good position despite the strong selloff seen just two days ago.

BTC has now entered what could ultimately be a consolidation phase within the lower-$11,000 region.

Buyers have been able to lace this region with strong support, as even the heavy selling pressure that came about as a result of the $12,000 rejection wasn’t enough to send it below $11,000.

One analyst is now noting that he believes the crypto remains strong as long as it continues holding above the mid-$10,000 region.

Bitcoin Consolidates Within Lower-$11,000 Region Following Rejection at $12,000 

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up just over 1% at its current price of $11,225. This marks a slight climb from daily lows of $11,000 that were set yesterday as bears attempted to spark a short-term selloff.

The ardent defense of this support from bulls is a positive sign, as it shows that they still have the upper hand over bears.

One analyst explained that the rejection at $12,000 did strike a blow to the benchmark cryptocurrency’s technical structure, however, as it failed to close its weekly candle above the historically important $11,700 level.

The analyst offered the below chart showing the rejection that occurred just above this level.

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Image Courtesy of Teddy. Chart via TradingView.

As seen above, previous rejections at this level – like those seen last summer – had grave implications for the cryptocurrency.

Why Analysts Remain Optimistic that Further Upside is Imminent 

Despite the potential weakness caused by the break below $11,700, another analyst recently explained that high time frame closes above Bitcoin’s weekly support at $10,600 and monthly support between $10,000 and $10,700 place it in a strong position.

“Monthly & weekly closed above resistance. Weekly support $10600, monthly support $10700-$10000. As long as we don’t get HTF closes below looking for buys around those supports & targeting higher is sane.”

If $12,000 does end up marking a local high that is followed by a short-term downtrend, Bitcoin’s reaction to these levels will be imperative for understanding its mid-term outlook.

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Charts from TradingView.

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