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When Will Bitcoin Reach a New All-Time High? [Premium Analysis]

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The Bitcoin price has historically accelerated its rate of increase after breaking the previous all-time high. The long-term price movement suggests that a new all-time high will be reached in August 2020.
There are several different methods and tools used in order to do technical analysis. Cryptocurrency trader and investor @davthewave stated that, most often, the simplest TA is the most effective one for predicting an asset’s price. Using the long-term Bitcoin chart, he used simple resistance lines to show that, once the Bitcoin price breaches its all-time high, it should explode upwards.

Previous Bitcoin Cycles

The Bitcoin price initially reached an all-time high (ATH) in November 2011. After a long downtrend, the all-time high was broken after roughly 595 days. The second ATH took much longer to break — more specifically, 1197 days. Since reaching a high of nearly $20,000 in December 2017, the Bitcoin price has not approached those values since. If the price follows the ascending support line that has been in place since 2012, it will do so the latest after 1421 days, in November 2021. To clarify, this does not mean that the all-time high will not be broken earlier. However, due to the fact that the support line is ascending, it will be higher than the all-time high in November 2021 — making it the latest possible date in which we should reach a new ATH. Bitcoin Previous Highs

Movement Ratios

There are several things to consider when looking at the two movements. We will use the 50- and 100-week moving averages (MAs) to make a better comparison. In the correction beginning in 2013, it took the Bitcoin price 406 days to reach a low. A bearish cross followed shortly afterward. After 378 days, the same MAs did a bullish cross — indicating that the upward movement has begun. In the movement beginning in 2017, it took the Bitcoin price 364 days to reach a low. A bearish cross followed shortly afterward. After 287 days, the same MAs created a bullish cross. Dividing the numbers gives us a ratio of 1.2, meaning the movement after the 2013 high is 1.2 times slower than the one after the 2017 high. Bitcoin Moving Average Predictions Therefore, using this ratio allows us to make the prediction that a new ATH will be reached after 994 days in August 2020. This also fits with the halving angle (vertical lines). The Bitcoin price usually increases in anticipation of halving and the rate of increase accelerates afterward. Bitcoin Prediction To conclude, long-term Bitcoin MAs and their relationship to prior cycles suggest that the price will reach a new all-time high in August 2020.
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Valdrin Tahiri
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...