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BTC / USD Price Analysis: Bitcoin On The Run

Bitcoin's indicators show it's strongly overbought, though the medium-term remains bullish.

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  • Bitcoin has a bullish short-term outlook, with the BTC / USD pair now trading at its highest level since September 2018
  • The BTC / USD pair has found strong technical resistance from the $7,300 level
  • A large inverted head and shoulders pattern has now formed on the daily time frame

Bitcoin / USD Short-term price analysis

BTC has a bullish short-term trading outlook, with the BTC / USD pair moving to its highest trading level since September 2018.

The four-hour time frame is showing that the BTC / USD pair is attempting to move lower after finding strong resistance from the $7,300 level. The $6,330 and $5,600 levels currently offer the strongest forms of technical support if a deeper downside correction occurs.

Technical indicators on four-hour time frame appear overstretched and are attempting to turn lower.

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BTC H4 Chart May 13, powered by Trading ViewBTC / USD H4 Chart by TradingView

Pattern Watch

Sellers will need further technical confirmation that a short-term price high is now in place across the four-hour time frame.

Relative Strength Index

The Relative Strength Index on the four-hour time frame is correcting lower from extreme overbought conditions.

MACD Indicator

The MACD indicator on the four-hour time frame is attempting to turn lower and appears overstretched.


Bitcoin / USD Medium-term price analysis

BTC has a strong bullish bias over the medium-term, with the BTC / USD pair advancing sharply higher after breaking above the $6,500 resistance level.

The daily time frame is now showing that a large inverted head and shoulders pattern has formed, with the BTC / USD pair turning lower from the neckline of the bullish pattern.

Technical indicators on the daily time frame are bullish, although they are extremely overbought.

 

BTC / USD H4 Chart May 9, powered by TradingViewBTC / USD Daily Chart by TradingView

                                                                                

Pattern Watch

Traders should note that the bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame has an upside projection of over $4,000.

Relative Strength Index

The Relative Strength Index is bullish, although it is also extremely overbought.

MACD Indicator

The MACD indicator on the daily time frame remains bullish, although it is now extremely overbought.


Bitcoin / USD Medium-term price analysis

BTC has a strong bullish bias over the medium-term, with the BTC / USD pair now trading at its highest level since November 19th, 2018.

The daily time frame is showing that the BTC / USD pair is now approaching major technical resistance from the $6,400 and the $6,900 levels.

Technical indicators on the daily time frame are bullish, although they are starting to approach overbought territory.

 

BTC Daily Chart May 13, powered by Trading ViewBTC / USD Daily Chart by TradingView

 

Pattern Watch

Traders should note that a potential inverted head and shoulders pattern is starting to take shape on the daily time frame.

Relative Strength Index

The Relative Strength Index is bullish and has now moved into overbought territory.

MACD Indicator

The MACD indicator on the daily time frame is bullish, although it is starting to appear overstretched.


Conclusion

BTC has surged sharply higher after breaking through the $6,500 resistance level and eroding all its heavy losses from November 2018.

Overstretched technical indicators on both time frames suggest that the BTC / USD pair could soon start to correct lower, although the formation of the inverted head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame suggests that the cryptocurrency is likely to trade much higher over the medium-term.

 

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DISCLOSURE

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