Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Advances Past $5,200

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Advances Past $5,200

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Advances Past $5,200

At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading up 2.4% at its current price of $5,220, up from its 24-hour lows of $5,030.

Early yesterday, Bitcoin incurred relatively large selling pressure that pushed its price from nearly $5,200 to nearly $5,000, which appeared to put Bitcoin’s position within the $5,000 region in jeopardy as the cryptocurrency’s bears garnered growing strength.

Despite this, BTC has held firmly above $5,000 – which has since turned into a level of support – and now appears to be forming a fresh trading range between $5,000 and $5,400.

Because the recent slowdown of the crypto market’s upwards surge has left many investors and analysts keen on discovering where the markets are heading next, many analysts are advocating for investors to slow down and wait for a further pullback before entering fresh long positions.

Luke Martin, another popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, explained in a recent tweet that he sees the $4,600 to $4,800 region as an “attractive” level to enter fresh positions, but also noted that Bitcoin may be able to surge past $6,000 if it can move into the mid-$5,000 region in the near-future.

“After an exciting start to April for $BTC, price has stalled right around 5k. If price can close above 5600 I would expect 6k to be reached quickly. I believe the pullback area of 4600-4800 is a more attractive buy than the current level. Move slow. Wait for your play,” he explained.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 4,365.13.

The projected upper bound is: 5,758.19.

The projected lower bound is: 4,808.50.

The projected closing price is: 5,283.34.

Candlesticks

A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 31 white candles and 19 black candles for a net of 12 white candles.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 62.7870. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 13 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 66.19. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 6 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 97. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 10 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 4 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FOREX BTC= closed up 69.090 at 5,254.000. Volume was 56% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 136% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
5,185.0005,287.9005,166.9105,254.000 30,983

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 5,152.86 4,322.19 4,523.44
Volatility: 41 67 69
Volume: 78,393 69,069 73,587

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

FOREX BTC= is currently 16.2% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of BTC= at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on BTC= and have had this outlook for the last 18 periods.

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