Bitcoin Price Movement Lacks Direction


Bitcoin price has fallen back to consolidating above the 4-hour 200-period moving average. The market direction from the current position of price action is not well indicated in the chart, and analysis looks for some clues.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis

Time of analysis: 13h22 UTC

Bitfinex 4-Hour Chart

Bitfinex 4-Hour Chart

From the analysis pages of xbt.social, earlier today:

The 4-hour Bitfinex chart shows price consolidating on top of the red 200MA that has offered support since Monday.

The present chart configuration has price and the green 20-period moving average in proximity to the 200MA and, as highlighted in the left of the chart, should both break below the 200MA we can expect further decline to support.

Major existing horizontal support is annotated in grey the two closest levels below price are near $265 and $250.

Should the 200MA support hold then price has range to move to resistance just below $300. Monday’s analysis warned that a push to $300 from the current wave position may not signify advance but may be a corrective wave to the upside that could return to the current consolidation level. Confirmation that an upside push is indeed an advancing wave will be gotten once price pushes above $300, so patience and restraint is advised.

Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there. – Miles Davis

Summary

Price action seems to have fallen back for a pause to the strained upside made during the past few days. Technical indications warn that a drop to lower in the chart is possible and the signal of such decline is discussed above. To the upside, there is resistance at the previous reversal level just below $300 – a move above which will signal that advance is underway. Best to wait for either signal before initiating a trade.

Bitfinex orderbook depth and Buy/Sell Volume:

 Bitfinex depth buysell volume 20h02 050815

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