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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) - Bearish Pressure Building Against the $6000 Support

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) continues to consolidate above the $5800-$6000 support area. However the bounces off of support have been clearly weakening since the first bounce in February. 

BTC/USD Daily Chart

Descending Triangle:

  • The lower highs and common support describes a descending triangle, which carries some bearish bias. 
  • Furthermore, we an see that price has been held below the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) since March. The latest rejection by it reflects maintenance of this bearish bias. 
  • I think there is a good chance that price will indeed break below $the $5800-$6000 support. 
  • With a break, I think there is a chance price will drop sharply towards the $3000 mark.
  • Yes, another 50% drop should not be considered rare for bitcoin. 
  • A bullish outlook for me would be support above $5000, where the 200-week SMA resides (around $5255).
  • If price can hold above the 200-week SMA, given some elbow space, the overall market can still be assessed as bullish. This would give the market more confidence and start a feedback loop that can help bitcoin hold above $5000 and consolidate sideways for a bit instead of falling further. 
  • The weekly RSI holding above 40 would also help with the bullish scenario. 
  • But if $5000 fails to hold as support, then $3000 can be expected and the weekly RSI might fall towards 30 instead of holding above 40. 
  • The RSI fell below 30 in 2014/2015, when Bitcoin was in a 2-year long consolidation. This is the time-frame we should anticipate, which means we might only be half way through the consolidation period. 

Buy on Dip?

  • For bitcoin bulls, this is an opportunity to buy-on-the-dip, given they have dry powder. 
  • Because of the volatility, I would consider averaging in instead of picking just one entry level. 
  • I think even a very small position at the current support around $6000 is not a bad idea, but I would just make sure I have dry powder for lower.

BTC/USD Weekly Chart

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