Bitcoin (BTC/USD) attempted to break higher early in today’s Asian session as the pair sought to add to recent upward pressure above the psychologically-important 10000 figure. Buying pressure pushed the pair to the 10600 area during yesterday’s North American session, and traders continued to eye the 10685.51 level, representing the 38.2% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 12086 to 9819.83. BTC/USD bulls are looking to see if the pair can establish a base above the 10354.65 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of this depreciating range. The next upside retracement levels in this depreciating range include the 10952.92, 11220.32, and 11551.18 areas. Traders are observing that the 100-bar, 4-hourly simple moving average is currently indicating around the 10736 area, and may provide some technical resistance. Also, the 10449.19 area represents the 23.6% retracement of the depreciating range from 12486.61 to 9819.83. Technical resistance emerged after traders were unable to push the pair back above the 10826.66 area in a recent pullback higher, a level that represents the 61.8% retracement of the recent appreciation from 8940.14 to 13878.67.
Stops were recently elected below the 11120, 11004.10, 10961.41, 10647.72, 10546.15, and 10450.26 areas during the depreciation from recent multi-week highs. Traders note that the recent high of 12486.61 represented a test of the 12496.68 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged around the 8055.91 area earlier this year. Traders also remain focused on the 12023.45, 11964.56, 11880.38, 11803.31, 11737.30, 11642.95, 11560.28, and 11533.51 areas during pullbacks higher, representing the retracements of the recent appreciating ranges that commenced around the 9005.00, 8905.84, 8815.01, and 8632.93 areas. Other important technical levels include the 11510.44 area, representing the 50% retracement of a historical depreciation from 19891.99 to 3128.89, as well as the 10200.39, 10139.11, and 10082.97 areas. Chartists are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 10737.20 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 10395.33.
Technical Support is expected around 9816.32/ 9681.42/ 9465.77 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 10885.13/ 11190.92/ 11496.70 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 Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.