Bitcoin Price Drops Back Below $4K But Bull Outlook Still Intact

View Bitcoin failed to capitalize on a bull breakout above $4,040 yesterday, but the short-term outlook remains bullish as the higher-lows pattern is still intact. A convincing break above the three-day chart resistance of $4,040 still looks likely and could be followed by a rally toward the recent high of $4,190. The immediate outlook would turn bearish if prices find acceptance below $3,920 (previous day’s low). A bearish close, if confirmed, could yield a drop to $3,700–$3,658 (Feb. 27 low). Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped back from levels over $4,000, but…

Bitcoin Price Charts Echo Pattern Seen Before 2015 Bull Market

View Bitcoin’s drop from a record high of $20,000 clocked in December 2017 has ended up creating a falling channel similar to the one created in the 18 months leading up to the long-term bullish reversal seen in October 2015. If the same sequence of events unfolds, BTC could see a channel breakout later this year. An early move out of the falling channel cannot be ruled out, but may not yield stronger rally while the crucial 21-week moving average is trending south. The short-term bullish view put forward by…

Bitcoin Struggles to Pass Key Price Resistance Over $4K

View Bitcoin could rise to recent highs near $4,200 in the short-term if prices validate the bullish outside reversal or “engulfing” candle created in the three days to March 16 with a convincing break above $4,040 (high of the engulfing candle). Any spike to $4,200, however, would likely be short-lived as long as the 21-week simple moving average (currently located at $4,073) is sloping downwards. A break below $3,927 (triangle low on the 4-hour chart) could yield a pullback to support lined up at $3,850. Bitcoin’s (BTC) bulls need to…

Bitcoin’s Share of Total Crypto Market Slips Back Toward 50%

Bitcoin’s dominance rate, or its share of the total cryptocurrency market, is on the verge of falling below 50 percent for the first time in over seven months. At press time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency accounts for 50.9 percent of the total capitalization of the entire market and fell as low as 50.54 on March 17, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Before 2017, bitcoin’s dominance rate was perpetually in excess of 70 percent, but it began to deflate as new cryptocurrencies were created and sold to investors in initial coin…

Bitcoin Faces Minor Price Retreat Amid Increasing Bull Exhaustion

View Bitcoin created a doji candle yesterday, signaling buyer exhaustion near the crucial 21-week moving average (MA) resistance at $4,073. As a result, a price pullback could be in the offing in the next 24 hours. A break below $3,930 (flag support on 4-hour chart) would further strengthen the case for a pullback and expose support levels lined up at $3,890 and $3,755. The doji candle would be invalidated if prices find acceptance above $4,000 in the next few hours, confirming a bull flag breakout on the 4-hour chart. That…

An Old Resistance Hurdle Is Back and Could Stall Bitcoin’s Price Rally

View Bitcoin clocked highs above $4,000 over the weekend and closed last week on a positive note, strengthening the short-term bullish outlook. The ongoing recovery rally, however, could pause around $4,000 or fall back to key support levels lined up at $3,775 and $3,658, as the bearish (downward sloping) 21-week simple moving average (SMA) is currently lined up at $4,073. That SMA served as a stiff resistance last year. Bitcoin’s outlook as per the daily chart would turn bearish if prices see a UTC close below the Feb. 27 low of…

Bitcoin’s Price and Network Activity: One is Outpacing the Other

Bitcoin’s user growth, as represented by active addresses, has spiked in the last eight weeks leaving the price far behind, a move that contradicts the popular belief the two tend to move in tandem. The 30 day average of active addresses on bitcoin’s blockchain, or the number of accounts that made cryptocurrency transactions at any point during the last 24 hours, total 664,064 as of March 16– up 17 percent from 569,812 seen on Jan. 20. Bitcoin’s 30 day average price, however, has increased just 1 percent during the same time…

Bitcoin Trading Volume Tops $11 Billion For First Time In Nearly a Year

Daily trading volume for the world’s largest cryptocurrency bitcoin exceeded $11 billion Friday, the most observed in a 24-hour period since April 25 of last year. At that time, the average price of bitcoin was $8,845, while today the crypto asset is listed for less than half the price, currently trading at $3,951 as per CoinMarketCap. However, the return in volume is potentially a sign investors aren’t losing interest in bitcoin despite the less than favorable market conditions. Interestingly, the amount of bitcoin trade volume had closely aligned with it’s…

Strong Bitcoin Volumes Bode Well for Price Breakout

View Bitcoin’s daily trading volume remains elevated at highs above $10 billion, going against the technical theory that investor interest tends to drop during periods of consolidation. Therefore, the ongoing sideways trading near $3,900 may end with a bull breakout toward the recent high of $4,207. Trading volumes have been strong since the corrective rally kicked off in early February, so a range breakdown looks unlikely. Prices could first see a drop below $3,865 (March 12 low) due to the extended consolidation. That said, the short-term outlook would turn bearish…

Bitcoin Trades Flat While Altcoins Tease Bull Breakout

View Bitcoin is lacking clear directional bias for a ninth straight day, neutralizing the bullish view put forward by a long-tailed doji candle created on Feb. 27. As a result, a return to levels below $3,700 cannot be ruled out. A UTC close above the March 9 high of $3,950 would revive the short-term bullish outlook and possibly yield a rally toward the recent high of $4,190. While a few alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) have recently witnessed a longer-term bull reversal, the altcoin market as a whole is yet to exit…