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Bitcoin (BTC) Monthly MACD Could Soon Give Bullish Signal That Preceded Previous Uptrends

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In Brief

  • BTC is facing resistance at $22,670.
  • The monthly MACD is close to giving a bullish signal.
  • The wave count is unclear.
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Bitcoin (BTC) has resumed the ascent which began on Sept 7 and created a large bullish candlestick on Sept 12, reaching an important resistance area in the process.

BTC has been increasing since reaching a low of $18,519 on Sept 7. The bounce and ongoing upward movement served to validate the $19,000 area as support. So far, Bitcoin has reached a high of $22,627. 

Throughout this upward movement, the daily RSI has also moved above 50 (green icon). This is a sign associated with bullish trends.

Currently, it is facing resistance from the 0.618 Fib retracement resistance level at $22,670. Despite the struggle to move above this level, Bitcoin has reclaimed the support line of the previous ascending parallel channel. This is a bullish sign that suggests that the previous breakdown has likely come to an end.

BTC upward movement
BTC/USDT Chart By TradingView

Long-term bullishness

Well-known cryptocurrency trader @davthewave tweeted a chart of BTC which shows that the price is hovering inside a long-term buy area. Moreover, the monthly histogram is close to generating a bullish contraction, even though there is still time until the monthly close.

BTC monthly movement
Source: Twitter

The monthly MACD histogram will close on Sept 30. Even though there are 17 days left until the close, it is very likely that the histogram will contract. 

After significant periods of descent, this has only occurred thrice before (green icons): 

  • Jan 2015
  • Feb 2019
  • April 2020

In each of these times, a very significant upward movement followed, which either led to a new all-time high (2015 and 2020) or a five-fold increase in the price (2019).

BTC wave count analysis

There are three main possibilities from the long-term wave count, which is found when measuring the downward movement since the all-time high. 

The first one suggests that Bitcoin has completed a five-wave downward movement (white), in which wave five was truncated.

If correct, it would mean that the price has now begun an A-B-C corrective structure that is likely to take it above $30,000.

However, another downward movement towards new lows would follow afterward. The upward movement would be confirmed with an increase above $25,200 (red line), the highs of Aug 15. 

Bullish BTC count
BTC/USD Chart By TradingView

The second count is similar but implies that BTC has completed an A-B-C corrective structure instead (white), in which sub-wave five (black) was truncated.

While the ensuing movement would be similar to the previous count, the price would have begun a new bullish reversal in this case, meaning that it would take it towards new highs.

Similarly, the upward movement would be confirmed by an increase above $25,200. 

BTC bullish count
BTC/USD Chart By TradingView

Finally, the third potential count is bearish. It is similar to the first one, but suggests that Bitcoin is still in wave five (white). However, the count is looking less likely due to the shape of the ongoing increase, which has been rapid.

An increase above $25,200 (red line) would invalidate this count while a decrease below $18,500 (green line) would confirm it.

Bearish count
BTC/USD Chart By TradingView

For Be[in]Crypto’s previous Bitcoin (BTC) analysis, click here

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Valdrin Tahiri
Valdrin discovered cryptocurrencies while he was getting his MSc in Financial Markets from the Barcelona School of Economics. Shortly after graduating, he began writing for several different cryptocurrency related websites as a freelancer before eventually taking on the role of BeInCrypto's Senior Analyst. (I do not have a discord and will not contact you first there. Beware of scammers)