The Bitcoin bears hit the pause button
The crypto market is trading in familiar ranges with bearish bias after a sharp sell-off earlier this week. Bitcoin and all major Altcoins lost from 1$ to 4% on a daily basis, with NEO a notable exception. The coin managed to beat the market gained over 5% in the last 24 hours.
Yet, after the bearish start of the week, major cryptocurrencies found early support on Wednesday. A Bitcoin breakthrough above $ 8,200 should provide additional support. And in the case of a broad-based crypto rebound, the first resistance level is Tuesday’s high at $ 8,242. The upward momentum is likely to be limited there.
Total cryptocurrency market capitalization remained at $ 223 billion, almost unchanged from this time on Tuesday. The average daily trading volume was $ 77 billion. Bitcoin’s market share was settled at 66.1%.
NEO/USD has recovered from the last bottom but is still under $ 12
NEO is one of the best performing cryptocurrencies today, increasing by 5.85% when major coins fall. The formation of a short-term downward wedge model has been fruitful for NEO. The break above the resistance line of the technical pattern opened the door for the bulls to receive returns over $ 13.00. Subsequently, however, NEO erased profits from yesterday’s high, but support at $ 11.00 ignited the current reversal.
The RSI indicator enters the overbought zone (region over 70) on an hourly chart. The continued movement of the RSI to the North will cement the position of the bulls in the market. But it can also mean that potential downside movement may be on the cards.
Intraday forecast for NEO/USD
On the upside, the NEO/USD recovery may initially face resistance at 12.00. A clear break above it could send the price for testing the upper line of the daily Bollinger Bands – $ 12.90, which is closely followed by the psychological level of $ 13.00. This barrier can attract new short-term sellers and bring the price back down. However, a strong move above it will likely push the bulls to their next target near the recent $ 13.40 high.
In the long-term, this week’s low of $ 11.03 serves as strong support, reinforced by the SMA 200 on the daily chart. With a clear breakthrough there, the sale could continue to the psychological level of $ 10, where the bottom line of the daily Bollinger Bands is located. The next support area is created by the merger of SMA 50 and SMA 100 at $ 9.30.
Author: Silviya Velcheva
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