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Bitcoin Trend Analysis 2018

Currencies / Bitcoin Oct 19, 2018 - 05:46 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Currencies

Here's my latest update on the prospects for the Bitcoin price for the remainder of 2018 and beyond.

But firstly a recap of my forecast for 2018 which I published when the crypto was trading at USD 14,000, warning that the Bitcoin price was likely to continue crashing lower towards $5,000, a forecast that at the time was met with much denial from the bitcoin community that appeared to have pinned their hopes on the crypto revisiting $20k.


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As for what bitcoin could do during 2018, well the price may have recovered by some 30% from the recent $10k low but I doubt that the decline is over, so it looks like bitcoin holders are currently in the calm before the next Bitcoin storm, another down leg to well below $10k, probably a spike down to $5k! Following which I would expect Bitcoin to be pretty much dead for the rest of the year, i.e. don't expect a return to $20k anytime soon! So Bitcoin gamblers beware!

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And my update of 5th Feb at BTC $8k reaffirmed expectations for downwards price spiral towards $4k

05 Feb 2018 - Bitcoin Crypto Currencies Crash 2018, Are We Near the Bottom?

So what does the chart say for the prospects for Bitcoin, well the declines momentum has fallen slightly which suggests that the rate of decent should gradually become milder.

However, the downwards trend / collapse remains in progress so there has been little deviation against my forecast to date which means Bitcoin remains heading for a spike down to $5,000 this year.

Whilst my last look at Bitcoin on 19th March, warned against getting sucked into the suckers rally at the time which had seen BTC rally from a low $7,200 to $8,600. Where instead I warned that the Bitcoin price rather than recovering could even trade down to as low as $2,000.

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So here we now stand in mid October 2018 with the Bitcoin price currently trading at $6,600.

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Nadeem Walayat has over 30 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of five ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series that can be downloaded for Free.

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