Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Breaks Below $8,000 Amidst Bearish Bout of Trading

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Breaks Below $8,000 Amidst Bearish Bout of Trading

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Breaks Below $8,000 Amidst Bearish Bout of Trading

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down nearly 4% at its current price of just over $8,000, and it has recovered from its lows of $7,900 that were set in the past few hours.

Bitcoin’s slow grind lower over the past several days and weeks has been a bearish sign, and the inability for buyers to sustain any upwards rally in the time since it found major support around $7,800 points to an underlying weakness.

In the near-term, how Bitcoin reacts to its long-established support level at $7,800 will likely elucidate what the crypto’s short-term trend will be.

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.

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

The projected upper bound is: 8,711.12.

The projected lower bound is: 7,162.80.

The projected closing price is: 7,936.96.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 2 white candles and 8 black candles for a net of 6 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 19 white candles and 31 black candles for a net of 12 black candles.

A long lower shadow occurred. This is typically a bullish signal (particularly when it occurs near a low price level, at a support level, or when the security is oversold).

A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.

Three black candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward pattern is bearish.

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 23.6267. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 6 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 35.11. 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 buy 10 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 -114.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a sell 5 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 buy 12 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FOREX BTC= closed down -19.180 at 7,971.100. Volume was 67% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 70% narrower than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
7,986.0008,027.9007,836.0407,971.100 27,763
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 8,274.60 9,240.43 8,759.94
Volatility: 41 54 80
Volume: 79,286 80,939 85,941

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 9.0% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is extremely low when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that there will be an increase in volatility along with sharp price fluctuations in the near future. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of BTC= at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on BTC= and have had this outlook for the last 23 periods.

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