Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis (Dec. 16): Stuck within the Range

Analysis
Bitcoin Eye

When we look at the chart below, we can observe that Bitcoin(BTC)trade is trading at $7,120. It can also be seen that that price is stuck within the channel.

The upper limit is at $7,218, confirmed by the formation of an evening star pattern, and is also acting as resistance; and $7,053 is acting as support. The world’s largest cryptocurrency’s price is expected to trade inside the channel for some time.

Bitcoin Price Graph December 16

Dow Theory

The Bitcoin price is currently appearing in the accumulation phase. This is a period when informed and educated investors are actively buying the digital currency against the general opinion of the crypto market. During this phase, the BTC price does not change much because these investors are in the minority demanding virtual currency that the market at large is selling.

Bitcoin Dow Theory December 16

Bollinger Bands

Bitcoin’s price is moving between the channels with the middle average line acting as support and the upper limit acting as resistance. It can be seen that the channel is shrinking with a negative momentum, which indicates decreased volatility with a bearish sentiment.

Therefore some correction is expected, and taking long positions is not suggested. Also, it shows indecision so the Bitcoin price is expected to trade between the channels without much movement.

Bitcoin bollinger bands December 16

Moving Average

When taking 9 period moving averages (blue) with 21 period moving averages (red), a bullish crossover is formed but the cryptocurrency’s price is trading below the 9 period moving average.

These conflicting signs indicate indecision. It is suggested to wait until the digital currency’s price starts trading above the moving average before taking any long positions.

Bitcoin Moving Average December 16

Conclusion

The price of Bitcoin(BTC)trade is trading at $7,120. The resistance is at $7,218 with support at $7,053. It is suggested not to take long positions at this price as it is struck between the channels and is expected to touch the support.

Any long position can be taken around the support level with a target price around the resistance level. Only swing trading is suggested as there is not indication of a breakout. The above mentioned levels can be used for swing trading. A close below $7,053 can drag the price down to the $6,600 levels. A close above $7,300 can take the price all the way up to $7,500.

Pivot Points

Name S3 S2 S1 Pivot Points R1 R2 R3
Classic 7098.2 7124.4 7137.5 7163.7 7176.8 7203.0 7216.1
Fibonacci 7124.4 7139.4 7148.7 7163.7 7178.7 7188.0 7203.0
Camarilla 7139.8 7143.4 7147.0 7163.7 7154.2 7157.8 7161.4
Woodie’s 7091.6 7121.1 7130.9 7160.4 7170.2 7199.7 7209.5

Technical Indicators

Name Value Action
RSI(14) 49.734 Neutral
STOCH(9,6) 49.579 Neutral
STOCHRSI(14) 37.969 Sell
MACD(12,26) 5.800 Buy
ADX(14) 17.986 Neutral
Williams %R -59.184 Sell
CCI(14) 59.9468 Buy
ATR(14) 25.7396 High Volatility
Highs/Lows(14) 0.0000 Neutral
Ultimate Oscillator 46.871 Sell
ROC -0.014 Sell
Bull/Bear Power(13) 20.8103 Buy

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