Is Bitcoin doomed? Not really, but things have changed

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February 04, 2018 at 7:05 pm by simon

Bitcoin is going down and we can hear opinions – it was a bubble, it will be 20$ again and so on. How does it look from the technical point of view?

Pivot Points on Bitcoin

We can check monthly and yearly Pivot Points. Why Pivot Points? They are calculated based on price (calculated on monthly chart then we have monthly pivots, on weekly then weekly pivots and so on). As a result, we have important support and resistance lines. Of course, we have to remember that we are talking about possible support/resistance areas. If the price will get near them there are good chances that they will work.

Monthly Pivot Points

For February there are two important supports – monthly S1 at 7182$ and monthly S2 at 4457$:

2018-02-03_monthly--pivot-bitcoin

Yearly Pivot Points

Last year was a time of a strong move up on Bitcoin. Now based on that data we have pivot lines for the year 2018. We can see right away that pivot line at 11505$ was a resistance and price moved down to the M2 line:

2018-02-03_yearly-pivot

Yearly S1 is at 3663$ and it is an important support.

For me, that yearly lines looks interesting because pivot and M2 line worked already. If Bitcoin will go lower then we should remember about that level.

Fibonacci and Bitcoin

We can also draw Fibonacci with ABC pattern. C point was at 61.8 retracement. Now Bitcoin is at 138.2 extension line. Next important extension is 161.8 around 5650$:

2018-02-03_bitcoin-daily

Other examples from history

The situation on Bitcoin is nothing new. People call it bubble etc.Yes, that move up was very strong so we have a strong correction. There were similar cases before, but the pump was not so big.

We can check the Gold chart to see that there was a strong move towards 2000$ and nearly 50% selloff.

2018-02-03_gold

 

Oil was once at 150$. Then after selloff, it went down to the 40$. Was it over for oil? No, but it was not moving so strong.

2018-02-03_oil-montly

Or we can take a random penny stock chart. Traders who trade penny stocks hunt for pumps. When they can, they also go short to hunt a dump. Just look at this:

 

pennystock-pump

That is why I do not think that Bitcoin is finished, but it is possible that we will see Bitcoin to act more like any normal instrument.

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