Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Bull Flag, Ethereum (ETH/USD) Bumps Back Above 2k

Bitcoin continues to coil under the 60k psychological level after last week’s failed breakout. And that wasn’t the first failure at 60k, as there’ve been at least two other separate tests since price action pulled back below that line in the sand in mid-March.

As looked at on Tuesday, this keeps the door open for bullish breakout potential. Eventually, with bulls remaining persistent, that 60k level could be taken out as the cryptocurrency challenges the all-time-high set less than a month ago. But, for now, price action is coiling with the big figure looming ominously above.

But, also looked at on Tuesday was Bitcoin beginning to build-in similar to an inverse head and shoulders pattern. As I had opined, the shoulders were lacking, but given the quick return to 60k combined with the recurrent test, a similar type of theme was beginning to show.

Since that last article on Bitcoin, BTC/USD has continued to pull back; but now there’s possibly another bullish quality as that pullback has shown in a rather orderly fashion, creating a bearish trend channel. And when that bearish channel is combined with the recent bullish trend, sparking from the support test two weeks ago, this could be looked at as a bull flag formation.

BITCOIN FOUR-HOUR PRICE CHART

Bitcoin BTC/USD Four Hour Price Chart

Chart prepared by James StanleyBitcoin on Tradingview

CONTINGENCY PLANS

Should prices continue to coil and pullback, we may end up with a cleaner inverse head and shoulders pattern, which would similarly be bullish. On that front, there’s another support zone of interest, spanning from around 54k-54,615. A pullback to and hold of support there may give us the right shoulder we need to confirm the inverse head and shoulders pattern.

BITCOIN EIGHT-HOUR PRICE CHART

Bitcoin BTCUSD Eight Hour Price Chart

Chart prepared by James StanleyBitcoin on Tradingview

ETHEREUM BACK ABOVE 2K, THREATENS FRESH HIGHS

At this point, Ethereum (ETH/USD) looks a touch more bullish to me. Similarly, prices pulled back in mid-March before developing into a range. That range breached to the downside, with prices finding support at a key trendline, highlighted below in green.

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