Bitcoin Continues Clawing Its Way Toward $40,000

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Bitcoin (BTC) continued its ascent on Jan. 6 and 7, this time reaching yet another all-time high at $37,800.

Despite a lack of weakness from technical indicators, the wave count suggests that Bitcoin is nearing the top of its move, with a possible target near $39,100.

 

Bitcoin Reaches Another All-Time High

BTC created yet another bullish candlestick on Jan. 6, reaching the highest daily close ever at $36,849. It continued its ascent the next day, to hit a high of $37,800.

Despite being overbought, technical indicators do not yet show any weakness.

BTC All-Time High
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Future Movement

The six-hour chart shows the first signs of weakness in the form of a bearish divergence in both the RSI and MACD. However, the divergence is only visible in time-frames of six hours and lower.

Furthermore, there is a support area found at $34,500, which BTC has validated. As long as it is trading above this area, BTC is expected to continue moving upwards.

BTC Short-Term
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BTC Wave Count

The wave count suggests that BTC is likely nearing the top of its upward movement. It’s possibly in sub-wave 5 of a longer-term wave 5, as outlined in yesterday’s article.

A likely target for the top of sub-wave 5 (shown in orange below) is located between $39,130-$39,170. The target is found by projecting the length of sub-waves 1-3 (black fib) and an external retracement on sub-wave 4.

BTC Sub-Wave Count
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An even closer look at the movement shows that BTC is likely in minor sub-wave 5 (shown in black below) of sub-wave 5.

Therefore, a decrease below the minor sub-wave 4 low at $34,330 (red line) would likely mean that the upward movement is over and BTC is correcting.

BTC Small Count
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Conclusion

While Bitcoin is expected to continue increasing, the $39,100 area could possibly act as the top of the upward movement.

For BeInCrypto’s latest 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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