Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Price Sheds $500 Over Day, Drops Below $8,000
Bitcoin bears continue to be firmly in control as the first cryptocurrency’s price tumbled below $8,000 per coin for the second time this week.
Beginning at 15:50 UTC, the Bitcoin Price Index capitulated at $8,095, shedding near $200 within a few minutes.
Support at $7,900 lasted about one-half-hour before another downward price action sent the BPI around $7,800 as of 16:40 UTC.
Bitcoin began the day trading hands at just under $8,390.
Other notable alternative cryptocurrencies ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), and XRP followed bitcoin’s lead as well, dropping between 5 and 9 percent according to data provider Messari.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 9,758.68.
The projected upper bound is: 8,840.29.
The projected lower bound is: 6,997.48.
The projected closing price is: 7,918.88.
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 23 white candles and 27 black candles for a net of 4 black candles.
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 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.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 17.1630. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a buy 16 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 20.89. This is where it usually bottoms. The RSI usually forms tops and bottoms before the underlying security. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 92 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 -148.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a buy 7 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 7 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
FOREX BTC= closed down -96.130 at 7,992.200. Volume was 58% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 22% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 9,353.72 10,161.78 8,337.87
Volatility: 74 59 80
Volume: 68,706 79,857 83,448
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.
FOREX BTC= is currently 4.1% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume out of BTC= (mildly bearish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on BTC= and have had this outlook for the last 3 periods. Our momentum oscillator is currently indicating that BTC= is currently in an oversold condition.