Bitcoin (BTC/USD) reacted to increasing downside risk early in the Asian session as the pair plumbed recent lows and continued to orbit the psychologically-important 20000 figure. Traders recently knocked BTC/USD as low as the 19823.43 area, its weakest print in about one week and a move that could open up tests of technically-significant areas including the 19639, 19150, 18843, 18545, and 18453 levels. The recent move lower to the 19751 area represented a test of the 38.2% retracement of the depreciating range from 22974.10 to 17567.45. Stops were also recently elected below the 20195.33 area during the recent depreciation, a downside price objective related to selling pressure that intensified around the 52100 area.
If BTC/USD extends its ongoing pullback, additional downside price objectives include the 16990, 15502, and 14500 areas. BTC/USD has now depreciated more than 34% from the beginning of the month through its month-to-date technical trough, and the pair has now slumped more than 55% year-to-date and more than 66% from its all-time high. Technical resistance levels and areas of potential selling pressure include the 22908, 24558, 26208, 28249, and 28557 areas. Stronger technical resistance is evident around the 27288 area, with Stops likely in place above this area. Traders 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 bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 20762.29 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 20389.28.
Technical Support is expected around 16990.14/ 14500.15/ 10432.73 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 24365.11/ 27455.20/ 32383.96 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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