Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Bulls Defending Correction Level

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price is still in correction mode but appears to be finding support at the nearest Fib.
  • A bounce from current levels could take it back up to the swing high and beyond.
  • A move lower, on the other hand, could indicate that a deeper pullback from the uptrend is in order.

Bitcoin price has pulled back from its rally and could be due to resume the uptrend if the 38.2% Fib holds as support.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is still above the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the upside. This means that the uptrend is more likely to resume than to reverse. However, the 100 SMA appears to be turning from its climb and is narrowing the gap between the 200 SMA. This could be indicative of slowing bullish momentum.

For now, bitcoin price appears to be finding support at the 38.2% Fib but has yet to show more bullish traction on the bounce. A larger pullback may be in order, possibly until the rising trend line connecting the latest lows and the 200 SMA dynamic inflection point. This is also around an area of interest or former resistance at $6,800 to $7,000.

RSI is already indicating oversold conditions, though, or that sellers are tired and ready to let buyers take control. Stochastic is also pulling up from the oversold region to signal a return in bullish pressure.

BTCUSD Chart from TradingView

Bitcoin price was weighed down by a number of factors earlier in the week, namely news of stricter regulation in South Korea, the outage on HitBTC, and Paul Krugman’s negative remarks on cryptocurrencies.

However, this might not be enough to derail the positive sentiment among most investors as it has been previously reported that institutional interest is picking up. Besides, the dollar could also be under pressure due to worsening trade tensions between the U.S. and China, so alternative assets like bitcoin could be poised to take advantage.

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