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Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) reached its highest level since early November


Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) reached its highest level since early November

On Jan. 18, Bitcoin (BTC) price finally made a strong push through the resistance level at $9,000 and rallied to $9,194 before pulling back slightly. BTC price has reached its highest level since early November, hitting $9K for the first time in 2020. 

The upside move brought the price above the main trendline of the ascending triangle in the $9.1 to $9.2K zone (highlighted pink) to set a daily higher high and open the door for further gains to $9,600.

Bitcoin’s previous price action from Oct. 26 to Nov. 8, 2019, suggests that bulls will need to flip $9.1K from resistance to support in order to see a continuation to $9.2 to $9.5K. 

In the daily timeframe, Bitcoin price action remains bullish with the relative strength index (RSI) and moving average convergence divergence (MACD) both still in bullish zones. 

Technical Indicators

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 8,110.45.

The projected upper bound is: 9,235.69.

The projected lower bound is: 8,132.65.

The projected closing price is: 8,684.17.


A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 8 white candles and 2 black candles for a net of 6 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 29 white candles and 21 black candles for a net of 8 white 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.

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 57.2707. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 1 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 65.11. 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 sell 1 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 45. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 1 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 buy 32 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FOREX BTC= closed down -59.350 at 8,658.440. Volume was 47% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 53% wider than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
8,648.2508,760.1408,369.7608,658.440 46,673
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 8,571.42 7,566.86 9,018.56
Volatility: 46 47 63
Volume: 111,511 96,097 86,833

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 4.0% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into BTC= (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on BTC= and have had this outlook for the last 15 periods.

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