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Technical Analysis

Bitcoin Spike Causes 11% Increase in a Single Day

2 mins
Updated by Kyle Baird

In Brief

  • -Bitcoin has broken out from a descending resistance line that has been in place since December 2017.
  • -There is short-term weakness in the trend.
  • -The price has possibly finished wave 3 of a five-wave Elliott formation.
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On July 27, the Bitcoin price began a massive rally, reaching a daily close 11% higher than the opening price.
This move also caused a breakout above a resistance line that had been in place for nearly three years.

Bitcoin’s Massive Breakout

The Bitcoin price had been following a descending resistance line since it reached an all-time high in December 2017. Yesterday’s pump finally caused a breakout above this descending resistance line. The price has yet to validate this line as support. The closest resistance area is found near $12,000, created by the highs of June 2019.
Bitcoin Weekly Resistance
BTC Chart by Tradingview

Health Of The Trend

The daily chart shows that yesterday created a massive bullish engulfing candlestick transpiring with very significant volume. This shows us that the breakout was legitimate. While the RSI is overbought, there is no bearish divergence and the MACD is still going upwards, creating its strongest momentum to date yesterday. In other words, while the trend is overbought, it has not shown any signs of weakness yet, at least not in the daily time-frame.
Bitcoin Daily Time-frame
BTC Chart by Tradingview
However, the hourly chart shows numerous signs of trouble brewing. First, there is the long upper-wick that reached a high of $11,394, creating what resembles a shooting star candlestick. There was also decreasing volume during the recent highs, the RSI has generated a bearish divergence, and the MACD momentum has turned bearish. Furthermore, since the upward move began on June 25, there has not been any overlap between retracements and previous highs. This changed with yesterday’s lower-wick that reached a low of $10,680, breaking back under the previous high of $10,853.
Bitcoin Hourly Overlap
BTC Chart by Tradingview

Wave Count

Beginning on July 6, BTC has likely begun a five-wave Elliott Formation. Currently, it seems to be near the top of the third wave. The wave has been extremely extended, going slightly higher than the 3.618 Fib level of the entire wave-2. We can also outline the sub-wave count for wave 3 (in green below). There is a similar extension for sub-wave five, which is three times bigger than waves 1-3. The price is nearing the limit of textbook extensions, which would suggest a maximum high of around $11,500. But, combining the movement with short-term weakness and overlap, it is possible that BTC has reached the top of wave 3. If so, the 0.5 Fib extensions would be found at $10,189. Bitcoin Wave Count The shorter-term wave count for sub-wave 5 shows both an extended wave 3 and 5, suggesting that indeed we are nearing the end of the upward move, and a correction could soon ensue. The A-B-C pattern outlined in the chart below would complete the longer-term A-wave (black) from the previous image. Bitcoin Short-Term Wave Count To conclude, while BTC is clearly in a bullish trend, it is nearing the end of the current upward move based on numerous Fib extension levels. If a correction occurs, BTC could fall back towards $10,200. For our previous analysis, click here.


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