Bitcoin Eyes $3.8K After High-Volume Price Breakout


  • Bitcoin gained 7.8 percent on Friday, confirming a descending crowd dermatitis on the daily chart. The bearish-to-bullish trend change was corroborated by a burst in trade volumes to levels last seen in mid-November.
  • Prices could shortly cranky the 50-day relocating normal insurgency at $3,642 and exam insurgency levels lined up at $3,800 and $4,000 in the subsequent few days.
  • A mangle next the Jan. 29 low of $3,322 would nullify the bullish setup. That looks unlikely, though, as the high-volume crowd dermatitis has reliable bearish depletion signaled by descending volumes on the weekly chart.

Bitcoin (BTC) saw a high-volume bullish pierce Friday that might have non-stop the doors for a convene above $3,800.

The heading cryptocurrency by marketplace capitalization jumped to $3,711 on Feb. 8 – the top turn since Jan. 19 – and finished the day with a 7.8 percent gain, according to Bitstamp data. That’s the biggest single-day arise since Dec. 28

The convene to three-week highs reliable an upside mangle of the descending crowd – a bullish annulment settlement carved out in the last 5 weeks.

Notably, trade volumes jumped 54.6 percent to $7.73 billion on Friday, according to CoinMarketCap data. The arise represents the first time volume has upheld $7 billion since Dec. 24 and the top reading in scarcely 3 months. Further, the three-day normal of 24-hour trade volumes has jumped well above $6 billion for the first time since Dec. 25.

The bullish breakout, therefore, looks to have legs and prices could shortly moment the 50-day relocating normal (MA), which has has been portion as a clever insurgency since Friday.

As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $3,595 on Bitstamp, representing an 8.2 percent benefit on the Jan low of $3,322. The 50-day MA is now located at $3,642.

Daily chart

BTC’s burst to highs above $3,700 reliable a descending crowd breakout, but unsuccessful to tighten above the 50-day MA, as per the daily chart.

While that normal hurdle, now at $3,642, has capped upside in the last 48 hours, the clever volumes advise it could be upheld soon.

Further, the 5- and 10-day MAs are trending north, carrying constructed a bullish crossover over the weekend and the 14-day relations strength index (RSI) is also stating bullish conditions with an above-50 reading.

As a result, BTC could shortly arise toward $3,800 (Jan. 19 high) and presumably to the psychological insurgency of $4,000.

6-hour chart

A convincing mangle above the 50-candle MA on the 6-hour draft also supports the bullish annulment seen on the daily chart. Acting as resistance, the MA had blocked several attempted visual rallies over the last 3 weeks.

Weekly chart

BTC rose by 6.9 percent last week – the biggest weekly arise since mid-December – amid bearish depletion signaled by the slip in volumes in the last 10 weeks.

The cryptocurrency sealed last week above the 10-week MA, neutralizing the evident bearish view. Further, the 5- and 10-week MAs have strew bearish disposition (are flatlined).

Disclosure: The author binds no cryptocurrency at the time of writing.

Bitcoin image via CoinDesk archives; charts by Trading View

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