Bitcoin bearish price action is still pressing against key support areas. For four straight days, the largest cryptocurrency has wallowed in red rough waters. The return below $10,000 seems to have squashed the buyers’ hope of touching $11,000 in the near-term. This demoralized feeling has seen the bears take the center stage and retest $9,600 for the second time in seven days.
The triangle breakout I explored yesterday gave way declines on Monday. Expected support levels at $9,900 and $9,800 failed to hold. BTC explored the downside to the extent of retesting $9,600 support.
For now, there has been a shallow correction above $9,700. However, movement north is still limited by the presence of selling pressure. The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is moving deeper below the 0.000 mean line. A visible negative divergence signals the gradually rising selling pressure. On the brighter side, the relative strength index (XMR) below 30 displays slightly oversold conditions. This means that a reversal could occur in the near-term towards $10,000.
BTC/USD 60’ chart
Meanwhile, the newly launched Bakkt exchange trading physically settled Bitcoin futures has reported impressive results on the first day. The exchange said that it recording a 72 BTC worth more than $600,000 which were entered into monthly contracts. The CEO of Arrows Capital, Su Zhu believes that the volume will grow over time.
Source: John Isige FXstreet