Sorry bulls, bears won’t give you any reprieve. On Tuesday, Bitcoin (BTC) continued to tank, perpetuating a downward trend established on Monday after the cryptocurrency fell from $7,150 to $6,800 in the span of a few minutes.
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As of the time of writing this, the cryptocurrency is trading at $6,600, just a percent or two above the local lows of $6,500. BTC is down 4.5% in the past 24 hours, actually outperforming a majority of altcoins due to the centralization of cryptocurrency market wealth in Bitcoin. The drop is a continuation of the drop yesterday.
Analysts say that this latest move lower brings Bitcoin into a key price region that may be a “make or break” level for bulls.
Bitcoin Nears Key Support Levels
As pointed out by prominent cryptocurrency trader (?) LoomDart, BTC has, with this latest move lower, reached a key downtrend, which acted as support in the drop to $7,300 seen in October and the $6,600 drop seen late last month. The trader suggests that BTC needs to bounce here, or “else it’s toast.”
— Crypto Loomdart (@loomdart) December 17, 2019
This has been echoed by an array of other analysts, who have shown through their analyses that Bitcoin is currently in the midst of interacting with key support levels that could act as a level for a price bounce.
Further to Fall?
While Bitcoin may be reaching a key support level, some believe that the cryptocurrency still has a large amount of downside potential.
According to a recent update from Jacob Canfield, a professional cryptocurrency trader, Bitcoin is not yet near a macro bottom in his eyes. He remarked that the cryptocurrency is likely to see a 15% drawdown from the current level of $6,600 to $5,500, for there is where the 0.786 Fibonacci Retracement of the rally from $3,100 to $14,000 lies.
What price do you guys have for the bottom on this #bitcoin downtrend?
I think we could see $5500 personally as it is the 78.6% from the swing low to swing high, but we may see a bounce or two in between here and there. pic.twitter.com/2TSK8XhecH
— Jacob Canfield (@JacobCanfield) December 17, 2019
Canfield’s analysis that a move to $5,500 could be had corroborates a similar thought from trader CryptoBirb, who noted that Bitcoin still is likely to see one final dump to $5,400-$5,600, which he also pointed out coincides with the 0.786 Fibonacci.
Birb added that this drawdown would validate a trend seen in previous market cycles, which saw BTC see a short-term bearish though macro bullish throwback to key support prior to a resumption of a parabolic uptrend.
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