Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Crude Oil Price Trend Forecast - Saudi's Want $100 for ARAMCO Stock IPO - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Gold Price Focusing on May Cycle Bottom - Jim_Curry
3.Silver, silver, and silver! There’s More Than Silver, People! - P_Radomski_CFA
4.Is the Malaysian Economy a Potemkin Village - Sam_Chee_Kong
5.Stock Market Study Shows Why You Shouldn’t “Sell in May and Go Away” - Troy_Bombardia
6.A Big Stock Market Shock is About to Start - Martin C
7.A Long Term Gold Very Unpopular View - Rambus_Chartology
8.Stock Market “Sell in May and go away” Study When Stocks Are Down YTD - Troy_Bombardia
9.Global Currency RESET Challenge: Ultimate Twist - Jim_Willie_CB
10.The Coming Silver Supply Crunch Is Worse Than You Know - Jeff Clark
Last 7 days
Blackstone, BlackRock or a Public Bank for California’s Money? - 27th May 18
Stock Market Study: How Long After a 10%+ “Small Correction” to Make New Highs? - 27th May 18
Gold, US Stocks and Bonds - 26th May 18
Climate Change Canaries and Our Changing Climate - 26th May 18
Gold Junior Stocks GDXJ ETF Fundamentals - 26th May 18
What to Expect at a Critical Stock Market Point: End of a Wave 2 Rally - 25th May 18
Merlin Passes Top Tips for Buying and Using Premium vs Standard, Theme Parks UK - 25th May 18
Trump “Victories” on Trade are Anything But - 25th May 18
Crude Oil: It’s Here! - 25th May 18
Stock Market Distribution Pattern Revealed - 25th May 18
Stock Market Topping - Everything Looks Rosy at the End of a Trend! - 25th May 18
Trump Puts North Korea Nuclear WAR Back on Track as Plans for Nobel Peace Prize Evaporate - 25th May 18
Insane EU GDPR SCAM Triggers Mass Email Spam Attacks! - 24th May 18
Stock Market Higher Again, but Still No Breakout - 24th May 18
Study: Slowing Global Economic Growth IS NOT Bearish for U.S. Stocks - 24th May 18
What if This Week’s Rally in Gold is Already Over? - 24th May 18
EUR/USD – Reward for Bears - 24th May 18
5 Terrible Trading Mistakes That Rookie Investors Keep Making - 24th May 18
More Clarity for the Short Term for Bitcoin Price - 22nd May 18
Study: A Rising and Strong U.S. Dollar Isn’t Consistently Bearish for the Stock Market - 22nd May 18
Gold, Silver & US Dollar Updates with Review of Latest COTS - 22nd May 18
Upside DOW Stock Market Breakout May Be Just the Beginning - 22nd May 18
5 Reasons Why Forex Trading Is Becoming Such A Big Deal In SA - 22nd May 18
Fibonacci And Elliot Wave Predict Stock Market Breakout Highs - 21st May 18
Stock Market Ideal Cycle Low Near - 21st May 18
5 Effects Of Currency Fluctuations On The Economy - 21st May 18
Financial Conditions are Still too Easy for the Stocks Bull Market to End - 21st May 18
US Stock Market Elliott Wave Predictions for 2018 and Beyond - 20th May 18
Are You Still Fearful of Cryptos? - 20th May 18
US Stocks - Why I am Short-term Bearish, Medium-term Bullish - 20th May 18
Looking for a Turn in Gold Price - 20th May 18
GDX Gold Mining Stock Fundamentals 2018 - 19th May 18
Semiconductor Stock Market Canaries: Chirp, Warble… Soon a Croak and Silence? - 19th May 18
Three Drivers of Gold Price - 18th May 18
Gold Market in First Tertile of 2018 - 18th May 18

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Trading Lessons

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Currencies / Bitcoin Sep 12, 2017 - 12:31 PM GMT

By: MarketsToday

Currencies

If Bitcoin breaks below most recent low a deeper correction becomes likely

Summary

Bitcoin forms potential Head and Shoulders Top at resistance of Fibonacci confluence

Breakdown likely leads to a -29% or greater correction


Bitcoin (BTC/USD) topped out at $4,979.90 last week before moving into a retracement that has so far seen a decline of as much as -19.6%, as of last week’s $4,001.93 low. That percentage decline approximately matches the previous two retracements, which were -19.6% and -18.3% respectively. This likely means that if Bitcoin falls below $4,001.93 support with conviction it is heading lower.

Prior Retracements

We can see on the enclosed chart that each of the four corrections occurring from January to mid-July were approximately -29% to -38%. Therefore, if last week’s low is exceeded to the downside a minimum decline of -29% can be anticipated and up to at least -38%. That would put the targets for Bitcoin, following a breakdown at approximately $3,535 to $3,080. The lower price target completes a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the uptrend begun from the July swing low.

Is there any supporting evidence to suggest that the $4,979.90 peak may stop the ascent for now? It turns out there is some evidence. Last week’s high is in a resistance zone of three Fibonacci price resistance levels. These can be seen on the weekly chart below and include a 461.8% retracement, a 141.4% projection, and a 261.8% retracement.

Head & Shoulders Top

Further compounding the short-term bearish case is the potential head and shoulders top now present on the daily chart. A breakdown trigger occurs on a move below $4,001.93 with the minimum target approximately $3,024, based on the measurement of the pattern. That target is also very close to the 61.8% retracement thereby increasing the significance of the $3,080 to $3,024 target zone.

Bruce Powers, CMT
Chief Technical Analyst
http://www.marketstoday.net/

© 2017 Copyright Bruce Powers- All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


© 2005-2018 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules