Bullish and Bearish Bitcoin Price Scenarios Outlined by Trader

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12 December 2019, 20:05 GMT+0000
Updated by Max Moeller
12 December 2019, 20:05 GMT+0000
The Bitcoin price has found support above $7100 and might initiate an upward move towards the range high. The long-term outlook, however, remains bearish.
The Bitcoin price has been gradually decreasing since reaching a high of $7750 on December 9. This has occurred despite a string of positive news. Firstly, BitMEX, the largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, announced it is providing support for withdrawals that are made to Bitcoin Bech32 (SegWit) addresses. This will help users save on transaction fees and maintain the health of the Bitcoin blockchain. Also, in an event that is possibly directly related to the price, $8 million new USD coin has just been minted — possibly indicating that the Bitcoin price will rebound. In light of these developments, full-time trader @cryptoMichNL stated that there are two possible scenarios for the Bitcoin price:
  1. The current support area at $7100 will hold the price and we will begin moving upward towards the range high at $7600.
  2. The support will not hold and we will decrease towards $6900 and, possibly, head lower towards the low $6000s.
Which one is more likely to occur? Continue reading below if you are interested in finding out.

Bitcoin’s Trading Range

The Bitcoin price is trading inside a range between $6900-$7600 — with an upper limit of $7900 that was reached but could not be sustained. Currently, the price is trading inside the minor range between $7150-$7350, marked with (4) and (3). In the first scenario, the Bitcoin price will break out above (3) and head towards (2) at $7600. Depending on the strength of the breakout, the price an also reach (1) at $7900. All this movement can still be considered a retracement in response to the prior downward move. A breakout above $7900 would constitute a movement outside of the trading range and the possible beginning of the new upward move. In the second scenario, (4) fails to hold and we head towards (5) and $6900 and possibly lower. Bitcoin Trading Range If we continue lower, the weekly chart gives us our possible targets. The first support is found at $6600 at the wick low of November 25. Afterward, the price is likely to find support at $6000, at a confluence of the descending support line of the channel and previous support area. However, this movement would have massive bearish implications. It would validate the resistance area at $7600, in which the price has not been able to reach a weekly close above, and cause the price to move below the 50- and 100-week moving averages (MA) — which have just made a bullish cross. Bitcoin Weekly Movement


The short-term movement suggests the first scenario is more likely, even if the Bitcoin price might not get all the way to $7600. The Bitcoin price has created a descending wedge, out of which it is currently trying to break out. Additionally, there is a strong bullish divergence developing — suggesting that the breakout will occur. If so, the price should reach $7350 and possibly move higher. Bitcoin Descending Wedge To conclude, the Bitcoin price is resting at a strong support of $7100. In the short-term, we are expecting it to move towards the resistance areas at $7350 and, possibly, $7600. However, a drop below $7000 should eventually occur.


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