Bitcoin (BTC/USD) remained on the defensive early in the Asian session as the pair continued to plumb lows below the psychologically-important 50000 figure after brief buying activity up to the 50148.49 level late last week, representing a test of the 38.2% retracement of the appreciating range from 47200 to 51995. Traders knocked BTC/USD as low as the 46786.78 area in recent trading sessions, below recent downside price objectives around the 47426 level. Negative market sentiment recently pushed BTC/USD as low as the 42333 level, representing the pair’s weakest print since early October. Selling pressure commenced around the 59114.84 level in recent weeks and many Stops were elected below downside price objectives during the selling pressure, including the 56533, 56080, 55735, 54295, 54114, 53748, 53600, 53046, 52351, 51322, 51171, 50185, 49361, 47400, 47426, 44974, and 44667 levels.
If BTC/USD extends its recent weakness lower, additional downside price objectives include the 44974, 44667, 42333, 41252, 41053, and 35734 levels. Following the pair’s recent volatility, upside retracement levels and areas of potential technical resistance include the 52706.65, 55157.38, and 55526.67 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 49979.55 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 48436.41.
Technical Support is expected around 42151.91/ 38670.39/ 35734.12 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 52706.65/ 55157.38/ 55526.67 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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