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BTC/USD Hurdle at 26798: Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis – 22 August 2023

BTC/USD Hurdle at 26798:  Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis – 22 August 2023

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) suffered from bearish momentum early in the Asian session as the pair softened multiple times when testing the 26330 area, a level that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 25234.76 to 27007.87.   After fading from the 26296 area, some buying pressure emerged around the 25874 area, representing a test of the 61.8% retracement of the appreciating range from 25610 to 26298.78.   BTC/USD recently depreciated to the 25234.76 area, its weakest print since mid-June.  This fresh multi-month low represented a test of a major downside price objective around the 25128.94 area that is associated with selling pressure that increased around the 31862.21 and 30421.29 levels in July.   Major Stops were elected below the 27620.46 area during the decline, another downside price objective linked to recent downward pressure around the 30222 and 29665.27 areas.  Major Stops were also elected below the 27991.29 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the broader appreciating range from 15460 to 31862.21.   

Areas of technical support and potential buying pressure in appreciating ranges from the 15460 and 19568.52 levels include the 23661, 22793, and 21725 levels.   Following recent selling pressure, areas of technical resistance and potential selling pressure include the 26798, 27139, 27728, 27766, 28316, 28548, 29154, 29330, and 30443 levels.  Above the market, upside price objectives include the 30526, 30611, 30762, and 31145 areas.  Upside price objectives related to other levels of buying pressure include the 32125 and 33569 areas, and Stops are cited above additional upside price objectives around the 32043, 34531, 34658, and 35912 areas.   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 27926.01 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 26054.81.

Technical Support is expected around 24440.41/ 23270.10/ 22769.39 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 31986.16/ 32989.19/ 34658.69 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 Bearishly below MACDAverage.


Disclaimer: Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis is provided by a third party, and for informational purposes only. It does not reflect the views of Crypto Daily, nor is it intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, or financial advice.


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