Bitcoin (BTC) Price Nears Bear Trend Breakout
Bitcoin News and Talking Points
- Bitcoin back above $7,000 on a lack of any negative news flow.
- A break and close above the December down channel may support the coin in the short-term.
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Bitcoin Pushing Back Above $7,000
A lack of negatives has given Bitcoin a positive push, with BTC trading 7%-8% higher than its low print late Friday. No real good or bad news out over the weekend has allowed buyers to get the upper hand in early European trade with the down channel from the December 17 high print the first target. Investors were buoyed late Friday by reports that billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros is planning to invest in cryptocurrencies. In January Soros called cryptos a ‘bubble’ but it seems that his stance has changed with news that the manager of his New York based fund management company received internal approval to trade cryptos in the last few months.
The latest Bitcoin chart currently shows 4 lower highs in a row - a mildly bullish set-up – while the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level at $6,933 provided little resistance over the weekend. The token is now trading on the down channel from the December 17 peak around $7,100, a trend line that has capped any recent bullish momentum, while the stochastic indicator is also pointing higher.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Chart in US Dollars (August 6, 2017 – April 9, 2018)
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--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.