Bitcoin (BTC/USD) sought additional technical direction early in today’s Asian session as the pair continued to trade below the psychologically-important 40000 figure following its recent depreciation from the 40440.95 level. Stops were recently elected below the 35501.71 and 33823.58 levels during the sharp descent to multi-day lows, representing the 38.2% and 23.6% retracements of the depreciating range from 42605 to 31111. Buying pressure recently emerged around the 31004.95 area, an indication the market may not yet be prepared to test the psychologically-important 30000 figure. Stops were also recently elected below some key downside price objectives including the 40418.15 and 32856 areas, levels related to selling pressure that emerged around the 64899 area. Additional Stops were elected below the 31112.66 area during the recent crash to 30000, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 21913.84 to 64899.
Many technical support levels related to broader historic ranges also gave way during the recent acute move lower including the 51375, 51245, 50527, 48478, 47698, 47136, 41581, 40303, and 39604 areas. Upside retracement levels and areas of potential technical resistance include 44796.10, 48287.98, 52608.44, and 53259.47. The recent lifetime high of 64899 represented a test of the 64835.59 area, an upside price objective that is technically significant based on buying pressure that emerged around the 16200 area. Potential areas of technical support include the 29156, 28747.28, 28387, 27706.27, 27317.26, 27175.66, 26621.59, and 26249 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 36166.13 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 36129.43.
Technical Support is expected around 29156/ 28747.28/ 27706.27 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 46000/ 51569.56/ 64899 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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