Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 15/12/2015 – Approaching Long-Term Hurdle

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price has been trending higher on the short-term time frames, but it looks like the cryptocurrency is hitting a ceiling at an area of interest.
  • Price is nearing a support turned resistance level, where several take-profit levels are probably located.

Bitcoin price could turn upon hitting the $500 level, as this lines up with the yearly highs and a long-term area of interest.

Pause in Bull Run?

As seen on the daily time frame of bitcoin price, the pair is stalling around the $450 level but might still have enough energy for a spike higher to $500. The 100 SMA just crossed above the longer-term 200 SMA, indicating that further gains are possible.

If bullish pressure is strong enough, bitcoin price might even be able to break above the area of interest, taking it up to the next resistance around $600. However, RSI is already moving down from the overbought zone, which suggests that bulls might need to take a break and let sellers take over.

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Similarly, stochastic is also on the move down and bitcoin price might follow suit. If so, bitcoin could drop back to the next floor around $300, which is also an area of interest.

The $300 area also coincides with the moving averages, which have held as dynamic inflection points in the past. Should the 100 SMA move further away from the 200 SMA, bullish momentum could build up and provide bulls with enough energy to take bitcoin price much higher.

Of course ranging market conditions could also come to play especially since the end of the year is approaching. Upcoming catalysts include the FOMC statement on December 16, as the Fed is expected to hike interest rates and drive dollar demand. If risk appetite stays in play, bitcoin could hold on to the upper hand.

Intraday support level – $450

Intraday resistance level – $500

Charts from Bitstamp, courtesy of TradingView



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