Bitcoin (BTC) Continues Sideways Trend, Closes Another Week With Long Wick

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In Brief
  • Bitcoin was rejected by the $43,000 resistance area.

  • BTC is moving above an ascending support line.

  • Technical indicators are mixed.

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Bitcoin (BTC) created a slightly bearish candlestick in the weekly time frame and the majority of other technical readings remain neutral.

During the week of March 7-14, Bitcoin decreased slightly, closing at roughly $700 below its opening price. More importantly, it created a second successive long upper wick (red icon).

Such wicks are considered signs of selling pressure and served to validate the $43,000 area as resistance. Conversely, the closest support area is found at $35,200, created by the long lower wicks seen in January and February (green icons).

Technical indicators in the weekly time frame are mixed. While both the RSI and MACD are falling, they have also generated very significant hidden bullish divergences. Such divergences are often considered signs of trend continuation.

BTC follows ascending support line

The daily chart shows that BTC has been following an ascending support line since Jan. 22. The line has been validated numerous times thus far. 

BTC fell below the support on Jan. 13 but is currently in the process of creating a bullish engulfing candlestick and reclaiming the line. Besides being a bullish candlestick pattern, reclaiming the line after deviating below it would be a strong bullish sign if it occurs.

However, similar to the weekly time frame, technical indicators are mixed. Both the RSI and MACD have a neutral slope. In addition to this, the RSI is at 50 while the MACD is close to the 0-line. Both of these readings are considered neutral.

Short-term movement

Finally, the two-hour chart shows that BTC has bounced at the $37,750 minor support area (green icons) for the third time. 

Currently, it’s in the process of breaking out from a short-term descending resistance line (dashed). If successful, this would likely lead to an increase towards the longer-term descending resistance line near $41,000. 

The longer-term trend still remains unclear.

Due to the decrease since March 11 being a three-wave movement (highlighted), it’s possible that the entire move is part of an A-B-C corrective structure.

Therefore, a spike toward the wave one high at $40,237 (red line) or just above its seems to be likely.

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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