How Bitcoin’s Current Upward Move Compares to Previous Bull Traps

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In Brief
  • The Bitcoin price has been increasing at a steep slope since March 13.

  • It has moved above the upper Bollinger Band and has almost reached its 200-day moving average (MA).

  • Previous instances when the same happened were followed by rapid decreases.

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The Bitcoin price has been increasing rapidly since reaching a low on March 13. At the time of writing, BTC is trading a full 94% above the aforementioned low of $3,760.

Despite the massive increase, not everyone is convinced that BTC has already reached a bottom, One such individual is cryptocurrency trader @CryptoCapo_, who outlined a Bitcoin chart that shows the price movement since 2017.

In it, Capo has outlined eight separate time periods that show huge upward movements that were followed by a rapid decrease. in BTC history Therefore, he makes the suggestion that the current rally will end in a similar breakdown.

Bitcoin Bull Traps 2018

The first three upward moves outlined in the tweet transpired in February, April, and July of 2018.

There are several characteristics that were present in each of them:

  • The upward moves had a slope steeper than 50°.
  • The high prior to the breakdown was outside of the upper Bollinger Band (BB).
  • The moves retraced by 100% after breaking down.

Furthermore, in the moves that transpired in April and June, the high coincided with the 200-day moving average (MA) but was not the case with the movement that began in February.

Bitcoin Chart By Trading View

2018 to Present

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been four more similar patterns, transpiring in July and October of 2019 and January and March of 2020.

The movement in January is entirely dissimilar to the others. Its slope is considerably less than 50 and the price never moved above the upper BB. Therefore, we will discount it from the rest of the discussion.

However, the other three movements shared similar characteristics, most notably the extremely steep slopes and final highs that were reached above the upper BB.

If the current upward move continues for an increase of 5% more, the price would once again be positioned above the upper BB and validate the 200-day MA as resistance. As we saw in the previous section, this proved to be the high point in most of the previous moves.

Bitcoin Chart By Trading View

To conclude, the current upward move that began on March 13 shares several similarities to previous bull traps that ended with major decreases. The likeliest place for BTC to reach a top would be near $7,900, which would also be a validation of the 200-day MA as resistance.

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Valdrin is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and financial trader. After obtaining a masters degree in Financial Markets at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics he began working at the Ministry of Economic Development in his native country of Kosovo. In 2019, he decided to focus full-time on cryptocurrencies and trading.

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