Bitcoin (BTC/USD) remained on the defensive early in the Asian session as the pair traded back below the 21000 figure after encountering selling pressure around the 21258.76 area. Additional selling pressure emerged around the 21193.76 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the depreciating range from 22271 to 20861. After recently peaking around the 24287.13 area, BTC/USD encountered selling pressure around the 23036.46 area, a level that represented a test of the 23.6% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 18892 to 24287.13. Trading activity was recently very technical with recent selling pressure emerging around the 24287.13 area, right around an upside price objective related to buying pressure that recently emerged around the 18892 area. Additional upside price objectives related to this appreciating range include the 25552, 27126, and 29669 levels. Other upside price objectives related to similar recent appreciating ranges include the 25825, 26323, 26411, 26901, 27455, and 28426 areas.
BTC/USD bulls were unable to keep the pair above the 21074.87 area, a previous upside price objective related to historical buying pressure that commenced around the 3858 and 9819.83 levels. The technical significance of these upside levels was confirmed when BTC/USD tested the 17787.51 area in mid-June, and additional related price objectives include the 25142.29 and 31717.02 areas. Possible technical support and areas of buying pressure include the 20446, 19852, and 19762 levels. Additional significant technical areas on the downside include the 16990.14, 14500.15, and 10432.73 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above 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 200-bar MA (4-hourly) at 20992.19 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 21772.72.
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 Bearishly below 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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