Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) struggling against determined sellers
At a time when Facebook, Samsung, and leading Wall Street tech leaders are foraying into blockchain and crypto, Apple is joining the crypto bandwagon. In a measured announcement during the Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, Apple shall unveil a CryptoKit accompanying the release of their latest operating system, the iOS 13.
The “cryptographic” developer tool will replace the CommonCrypto, which is Apple’s previous framework. With this, developers will now execute hashing operations, generate keys, and altogether manage their crypto processes in a “secure enclave achieving a similar level of security to hardware wallets.”
Bitcoin (BTC) is under pressure. After two months of higher highs, prices are cooling off, allowing for a bear assault. At press time, BTC is down 11.5 percent week-to-date and stalling at $7,800. From the daily chart, buyers are in control.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.
The projected upper bound is: 8,636.96.
The projected lower bound is: 6,899.50.
The projected closing price is: 7,768.23.
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 32 white candles and 18 black candles for a net of 14 white candles.
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 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 21.0091. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 0 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 49.50. 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 8 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 -100. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 0 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 8 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
FOREX BTC= closed up 37.750 at 7,720.000. Volume was 94% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 1% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 8,212.99 6,891.20 4,665.04
Volatility: 67 75 73
Volume: 80,206 81,937 79,175
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 65.5% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward 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 bearish on BTC= and have had this outlook for the last 0 periods.
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