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Bitcoin Continues Consolidation Inside Triangle

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • Bitcoin is trading inside a symmetrical triangle.
  • Short and medium-term technical indicators are undecided.
  • There is minor resistance and support at $10,670 and $10,540.
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The Bitcoin (BTC) price is consolidating inside a symmetrical triangle and has not given a clear indication for the direction of the next move.
Since reaching a local low of $9,825 on Sept 8, the BTC price has been trading inside a symmetrical triangle and is quickly approaching the point of convergence between resistance and support.

Bitcoin Continues Inside Symmetrical Triangle

Besides the fact that the triangle is normally considered a neutral pattern, technical indicators are also neutral. This is illustrated by the RSI movement above and below 50 and the MACD movement above and below 0. This is customary during consolidations prior to a big move in one or the other direction.
Bitcoin Triangle
BTC Chart By TradingView
The shorter-term 30-minute chart is more bearish as it shows a rejection from both a descending resistance line and a minor resistance area found at $10,670. Since there is no clear support structure, it would make sense for BTC to decrease towards the closest support area at $10,540.
Bitcoin Short-Term Movement
BTC Chart By TradingView

Wave Count

In BeInCrypto’s Oct 6 Bitcoin analysis, it was stated that:
“BTC likely began a bullish impulse on Sept 9 and now looks to currently be in wave 3.”
If the count is correct, BTC would currently be in sub-wave 3 (blue), which is likely to become extended and end between $11,932-$12,256. A decrease below the $10,380 low on Oct 2 would invalidate this particular count.
BTC Wave Count
BTC Chart By TradingView
If the count is invalidated, the most likely possibility would be a bearish triangle. The movement inside the triangle would suggest that an entire A-B-C-D-E formation (in red) is complete, and the price will soon break down from the symmetrical triangle to head towards new lows. An increase above the wave E high at $10,800 (red line) would invalidate this wave count.
Bitcoin Triangle
BTC Chart By TradingView
To conclude, the direction of the future movement cannot be accurately determined until BTC moves out from its current pattern. Whether the price breaks over $10,800 or dips below $10,380 first will be crucial in determining the trend. For BeInCrypto’s previous Bitcoin analysis, click here! Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency trading carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. The views expressed in this article do not reflect those of BeInCrypto.
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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)
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