This morning, the crypto market was a red sea for major digital assets. Bitcoin and all major Altcoins are moving outside the latest ranges amid rising bearish sentiment. EOS led down by 3.49%. Ripple’s XRP and Stellar’s Lumen did not lag far behind with losses of 3.04% and 3.01% respectively. Binance Coin (-1.43%), Bitcoin Cash ABC (-2.79%), Ethereum (-2.05%) and Litecoin (-1.63%) also struggled.
The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies dropped to $ 194 billion, while the average daily trading volume remained unchanged at $ 55 billion. Bitcoin’s market share rose to 66.7%.
For now, the bears are in control of Bitcoin, but a rebound is not excluded
Over the last two days, the price of BTC/USD has been consolidating in a very narrow range between $ 7,200 and $ 7,523. Earlier this morning, however, the price of the main digital asset fell below the lower border of the range and declined by 2.12% over the last 24 hours.
Bollinger Bands shows an extension of the one-hour chart, which usually means there is a break on the way.
And as the breakthrough was a downside, the bearish trend, which formed at the end of June from a high of $ 13,764, remained completely intact in the short-term, supported by the decline for the current week.
For the bulls, Bitcoin should make a sustainable move above $ 11,000 to form a short-term uptrend.
Bitcoin should stay above $ 7,100 to prevent possible dips below 7,000
The nearest support is located at the bottom line of the one-hour Bollinger Bands at $ 7,129. There is located also a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the last rally from $ 6,618 to $ 7,933.4.
Once this area is broken, the bearish pressure is likely to continue with a further focus on the psychological $ 7,000 level. And in the case of longer extended sales, Bitcoin could target a 78.6% Fibo level at 6,890. A clear breakthrough there will drive the price for testing of psychological $ 6,500 level.
On the upside, a strong resistance zone we have between $ 7,253 and $ 7,415. That region hosts several indicators, including BB’s middle line on H1 chart, SMA 50 (7,323) and SMA 100 (7,414) also on the hourly chart.
However, Bitcoin will need support from the broader crypto market in order to further rebound above this area. An additional correction to $ 8,000 should meet resistance at $ 7,523, $ 7,623 (23.6% Fib level) and $ 7,933 (November’s end high).
Author: Silviya Velcheva
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