Bitcoin (BTC/USD) sought additional technical guidance early in the Asian session as the pair continued to eye some upside technical targets and areas of potential selling pressure, including the 17791 and 18495 levels, related to selling pressure that commenced around the 21478.80 area.
Traders have recently sought to sustain a break above the 17136.49 area, representing the 50% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 15512 to 18140.62. BTC/USD recently depreciated to the 15512 area, a two-year low that represented an exact bearish price objective based on selling pressure that strengthened around the 21478.80 and 18495.50 areas. Technical confirmation and validation occurred when Stops were elected below corresponding downside price objectives at the 17573.96 and 16651.45 areas. Associated downside price objectives below current price activity include the 13369, 8837, and 7538 levels.
The recent depreciation intensified after Stops were elected below the 16990, 16966, and 16503 levels, areas associated with historical appreciating ranges that commenced around the 3858 and 9819 levels. Technicians continue to eye the 14500.15 and 10432.73 areas as major downside targets. Additional downside price objectives include the 14613, 10727, and 9682 levels, areas that are related to selling pressure that intensified around the 20894.96 and 18495.50 areas. Following the recent move lower to two-year lows, areas of potential technical resistance include the 17791, 18495, 19199, 20070, and 20201 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 200-bar MA (4-hourly) at 16803.17 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 16882.47.
Technical Support is expected around 15512/ 13369.11/ 10727.75 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 18495.40/ 19199.48/ 20070.64 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.