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Bitcoin Magazine 2019-01-11 23:21:58

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Impulse Tests Macro Support Levels

Finally, after about a week or so of a tight, range-bound market, bitcoin poked right through support. This swift move dropped the price nearly 10% in the span of just a few short hours:Figure 1: BTC-USD, Hourly Candles, 11% DropNot only did this move occur on high spread, it occured on high volume. This level of supply and overall lack of demand is nothing something you would want to see if you are feeling bullish regarding bitcoin’s market structure. Currently, we are sitting right on top of daily support levels and have yet to close a new low:Figure 2: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Current Support LevelWhile the volume and spread were pretty intimidating, it should be noted that the most immediate support level (shown above in blue) is currently holding. However, should this support level break, we should fully expect to revisit the support levels toward the bottom of the range in the low $3,000s. Until we see a daily close below the current support level, the trend model remains somewhat neutral. Although the market is swinging 10% in a day, the overall structure is neither bullish nor bearish.It should be noted, however, that expansion of volume and price spread leading into support tests is often a sign of market distribution. A potentially bearish slant to the current downward impulse is present in the Bollinger Bands (BBands):Figure 3: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Bollinger Band Squeeze and ExpansionThe BB...