It seems like, hell broke lose today (Thurs 22/12/2016) on the international exchange when Bitcoin (BTC) surged pass $800 and climbed up more than $50 towards $850 and above. As of publishing this post, I’m looking at my screen with aw! Bitcoin broke pass another strong resistance of $865 and is hovering in the $866 area.
When it comes to understanding a particluar commodity’s price movement, I like to weigh in fundamentals and technicals together. Aayush Jindal broke down the technical understanding beautifully.
“Bitcoin price posted heavy gains against the US Dollar, and it looks like the current trend for the BTC/USD pair is super bullish.
Bitcoin price uptrend
Recently, we saw how there was a crucial break in Bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC buyers managed to overcome all odds and cleared a major barrier at $800. It was a super strong resistance, and acted as a resistance on many occasions. Once there was a break, it meant that the price may surge higher. The price did move higher and posted gains more than $50.
All current timeframe charts point a strong bullish trend for BTC. The price recently traded above $860. On other brokers it is above $840, and about to challenge $850. Currently, it looks like the price is trading in a range and consolidating. So, there is a chance of a minor correction in the short term. In that case, there is a connecting bullish trend line on the hourly chart of BTC/USD.
- Bitcoin price surged higher against the US Dollar to challenge the $850-60 area.
- Once there was a break above the $800 handle, the BTC buyers took control and took the price higher by $50.
- If the price corrects lower, then there is a bullish trend line on the hourly chart of BTC/USD waiting at $850 to act as a support.
The trend line support also aligns with the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last leg from the $841 low to $864 high. If you are looking to buy, then consider it on dips near the trend line support.
Looking at the technical indicators:
-> Hourly MACD – The MACD is super bullish, and suggesting more gains.
-> Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is well in the overbought levels, and may ignite a correction.
-> Major Support Level – $850
-> Major Resistance Level – $865
Looking at the fundamentals:
Here’s what some of the experts are saying:-
-> Yuan-to-Bitcoin correlation.
-> Exposure of bank corruption.
-> Increasing demonetization of cash.
-> Restriction on physical assets.
In an interview, Charles Hayter, chief executive and founder of digital currency comparison website CryptoCompare, stated:
“The rally is difficult to pin down as there are a number of contributing factors that include the global economic and political shifts underway with (President-elect Donald) Trump and the Eurozone with Bitcoin becoming a digital hedge and flight to safety.”
Other experts are hinting that the devaluation of the Chinese yuan and the local government’s increasing capital controls played a vital role in the rising price of Bitcoin.
My view: short term
From what I’m seeing, and based on the above findings, Bitcoin is poised to climb up further. There is going to be some outflow of cash from China, which will surge amid the upcoming new year, which will once again increase the demand for Bitcoin. So, is it possible for BTC to hit $1000 by end of 2016? I don’t know. Maybe! But sentiment is very bullish right now. Stay tuned for more tomorrow.
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