The technical setups posted below use simple trend detection, support and resistance, channels, pattern and candlestick analysis. We aim for high-probability trade setups on BTCUSD and use very few indicators. All charts use BNC?s Bitcoin Liquid Index for maximum accuracy. The timeframe for trades is 1 to 7 days, so we?ll use 4h candlesticks. Bitcoin is best traded as a purely speculative commodity on 4h+ timeframes.
Market Sentiment And Macro Key Points
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Long Term Technical Analysis
The larger bitcoin trend remains bullish week, having touched $750 before closing at $745. The spot price is well within the uptrend channel, the MACD momentum oscillator has printed a bullish divergence pattern, and a cup and handle pattern appears to be forming.
Long Term Trade Idea
There are two likely scenarios that could play out in the long and medium term. First, we see a push beyond $850.00, should the cup and handle formation complete. The second scenario is a pullback to $650.00, before a push higher. A retest of support at $725 may provide an opportune dip for long entries.
Short Term Trade Idea
Zooming in to the 4hr chart gives us a better idea of what to expect. We can see that Bitcoin has consolidated above $725.00, which now acts as support. We can also see that it recently broke through the .618 Fibonacci level, a bullish indicator. $740 may be a alternative entry for traders working with shorter time frames.
We are still currently trending up with no indications of stopping at this point. Historically this type of uptrend will have an exponential rise before we see a trend reversal.
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