Bitcoin Briefly Moves Above $10,000 – What’s Next?

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8 May 2020, 09:20 GMT+0000
Updated by Valdrin Tahiri
8 May 2020, 09:38 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • The Bitcoin price has moved above a long-term descending resistance line.
  • There is resistance between $10,300-$10,400 and at $12,000.
  • The price is following an ascending support line that previously acted as resistance.
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On May 7, the Bitcoin price created a bullish engulfing candlestick, increasing by more than $1,000 throughout the day. This caused the price to move above a descending resistance line that had been in place since December 2017.
The breakout occurred with significant volume, but not particularly extraordinary. The price is approaching the next resistance area, found between $10,300-$10,400. This zone served as a top for two upward moves in October 2019 and March 2020.
Bitcoin Price Movement
Bitcoin Chart By Trading View

Bitcoin Support Line

When looking at the six-hour time-frame, we can see that the BTC price is following an ascending support line, having validated it twice. This same line acted as resistance before April 28, but after breaking out, it has been validated as support. As long as it is staying above this line, it’s outlook can be considered bullish. However, the RSI has generated very significant bearish divergence when looking at highs reached on April 30 and yesterday. This suggests that the price is likely to decrease, at least to validate this ascending support line once more.
Bitcoin Ascending Support
Bitcoin Chart By Trading View
The price is also following a shorter-term ascending support line (dashed). While the divergence is very likely to cause a decrease to the ascending support line, a breakdown below it would take the price towards $9,000, at the longer-term trend line from the previous chart. Bitcoin Short-Term Ascending Support Line

Long-Term Movement

The weekly chart better reveals the resistance line the price just broke out from. The most likely move from here would be a touch of the $10,300 resistance area, followed by a decrease to validate this line and another upward movement towards $12,000.  BeInCrypto has previously outlined a wave count that fits with this possible scenario. However, the bearish possibility that the price will create a very long upper wick similar to what was seen in July 2019 and will decrease below the resistance line. A weekly close above this line would mostly invalidate this possibility.
Bitcoin Resistance Line
Bitcoin Chart By Trading View
To conclude, the Bitcoin price has moved above a long-term descending resistance line, possibly indicating that the long-term downward trend has ended. The closest resistance areas are found at $10,300 and $12,000. For those interested in BeInCrypto’s previous Bitcoin analysis, click here.


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