Exclusive Bitcoin (BTC) Rejected Just Short of $56,000 Level

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In Brief
  • BTC has short-term support and resistance at $51,350 and $58,850 respectively.

  • Short-term indicators are showing weakness.

  • BTCD is following a descending resistance line.

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The Bitcoin (BTC) price saw a strong recovery after bouncing from support on April 26.

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However, BTC was rejected by a short-term resistance level just shy of $56,000. 

BTC resumes bounce

BTC has resumed the bounce from April 26. The bounce began at a confluence of Fib support levels between $46,900-$47,725. The area is created by the 0.5 long-term Fib (orange) and 0.786 short-term Fib (black). 

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So far, it has reached a local high of $55,738. 

An interesting development is the bullish reversal signal in the MACD. 

Despite this, the RSI and Stochastic oscillator are still bearish.

 
BTC Chart By TradingView

Short-term BTC rejection

The shorter-term chart is showing weakness. 

Firstly, the price was rejected as soon as it reached the 0.5 Fib retracement resistance at $55,565 (black). 

Furthermore, both the RSI and MACD have generated considerable bearish divergences. 

If the price corrects, the three closest support levels are found at $52,381, $51,349, and $50,317. These are created by the 0.382, 0.5, and 0.618 Fib support levels. The 0.5 Fib is also a horizontal support area, making it very likely to act as the bottom.

BTC Chart By TradingView

BTCD Pump

The Bitcoin Dominance Rate (BTCD) is also showing signs of a reversal. Both the MACD and RSI are moving upwards, and the latter has generated a bullish divergence.

A breakout above the current descending resistance line could cause a significant upward movement.

BTCD Chart By TradingView

A look at the relationship between BTCD (green) and BTC (orange) does not show a clear relationship. However, sharp BTC price movements have caused a movement in the opposite direction for BTCD (highlighted in red). 

This is also evident by the correlation coefficient, which is now negative (red). 

Therefore, a retracement could cause the aforementioned increase in BTCD.

BTCD Chart By TradingView

Conclusion

BTC is expected to continue retracing towards one of the Fib retracement support levels. This could cause an uptick in the BTCD.

For BeInCrypto’s previous bitcoin (BTC) analysis, click here.

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Valdrin discovered cryptocurrencies while he was getting his MSc in Financial Markets from the Barcelona graduate 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.

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