Bitcoin (BTC/USD) continued to orbit the 11000 figure early in today’s Asian session as the pair retraced after trading as high as the 11099.95 area earlier this week. Stops were elected below the 10760.37 area during yesterday’s North American session, just below the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciation from 10211 to 11099.95. The next downside retracement levels in this range include the 10655.48, 10550.58, and 10420.79 areas. Additional Stops were elected below the 10797.84 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the recent broader appreciation from 9819.83 to 11099.95. The next downside retracement levels in this range include the 10610.94, 10459.89, and 10308.84 areas. Traders are closely observing how price activity reacts around the 10685.51 area, representing the 38.2% retracement of the recent depreciation from 12086 to 9819.83. Traders are also paying attention to the 10952.92 area, as this level represents the 50% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 12086 to 9819.83. The next upside retracement levels in this depreciating range include the 11220.32 and 11551.18 areas, and Stops are likely in place above these areas. Traders also observed some Stops being triggered above the 11026.96 area, representing the 61.8% retracement of the depreciating range from 13868.44 to 6430.00. Also, the 10449.19 area represents the 23.6% retracement of the depreciating range from 12486.61 to 9819.83. Some Stops were also recently elected 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 10599.32 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 10876.07.
Technical Support is expected around 9816.32/ 9681.42/ 9465.77 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 11190.92/ 11496.70/ 11551.18 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.