Bitcoin Retests Low And Bounces At Key 78.6% Fibonacci

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) has slowed down in the past 2 weeks. Price action is moving sideways and failing to break below the bottom or above the top.

Based on the Elliott Wave patterns and Fibonacci levels, we do expect a bullish bounce to occur sometime soon. Price has in fact already made such a bounce at the 78.6% Fibonacci level as mentioned in our previous analysis.

Price Charts and Technical Analysis

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BTC/USD is retesting the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement support level. Yesterday’s daily candle saw a bullish wick emerge after hitting that Fibonacci level again. Here is the context and what we expect next:

  • A deep ABC (orange) correction is probably part of a larger ABC (grey) pattern in wave 4 (pink).
  • The recent low and bounce at the 61.8% Fib probably indicates the end of the wave A (grey) and start of the wave B (grey).
  • The bearish move to test the bottom does not change anything to this outlook. Only a break below the bottom places it on hold (orange circle) whereas a deep retracement invalidates it (red circle).
  • A breakout (green arrows) above the resistance zone (red box) and 21 EMAs should confirm a push up to test the previous top. 
  • Eventually an uptrend (blue arrow) is expected to take price for a higher high and confirm the 345 waves (pink).

On the 4 hour chart, price action is probably building an ABC (green) or 123 pattern:

  • The ABC or 123 remains valid as long as price stays above the 100% Fib and bottom.
  • A break below the bottom invalidates it (red circle).
  • A break above (green arrows) the resistance trend line (orange) and 21 ema zone could indicate a higher low and soon even a higher high. 
  • The 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level (blue box) is a key support zone.

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