Price Analysis 10/07: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, TRX, ADA
Bitcoin is facing profit booking at higher levels. Is this a warning sign of an impending correction? Let’s study the charts.
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CEO of BitMEX Arthur Hayes believes that Facebook’s Libra could make central and commercial banks irrelevant. It will be interesting to note whether this will force the commercial banks to walk down the crypto path. Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs certainly seems to be taking the first step. It has advertised a position for Digital Asset Project Manager, which points to the bank’s intention to pursue digital asset development.
However, fund managers and investors view Bitcoin differently. Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of VC firm Social Capital believes that the leading digital currency is the best hedge against the traditional financial system. With risks of a recession rising, will Bitcoin continue its march northward? Let’s analyze the charts.
Bitcoin (BTC) easily broke out of the $12,000–$12,500 resistance zone earlier today but did not manage to sustain above it. This shows profit booking at higher levels. If bulls fail to return the price above the resistance zone, the cryptocurrency might enter into a range.
Both the moving averages are sloping up and the RSI is close to the overbought level, which suggests that bulls have the upper hand. If the BTC/USD pair slips below $12,000, the first support on the downside is at 20-day EMA. If the pair bounces off this support, the bulls will again attempt to rise above the recent highs of $13,973.50. Above this level, the target to watch is $16,249.42.
Contrary to our assumption, if the pair breaks down of the 20-day EMA, a drop to the recent low of $9,727.55 is possible. The trend will turn down on a break below this support.
Ether (ETH) faced resistance close to $320.840 before heading south. The failure to propel the price above the overhead resistance resulted in profit booking. The bears have broken down of 20-day EMA and the price is likely to drop to the support at 50-day SMA.
A breakdown of the 50-day SMA will signal weakness because the ETH/USD pair has not broken below this support since February 18. Below $270, the correction can extend to $226.538.
Both the moving averages are flattening out, which points to range-bound trading in the near term. If the pair bounces off the 50-day SMA, it can consolidate between $270 and $320.840. We withdraw our buy recommendation given in the previous analysis. We will wait for the price to sustain above $320.840 before suggesting a trade once again.
Ripple (XRP) turned down from the 20-day EMA on July 9 and has plummeted below the first support of $0.37835. The bulls are currently attempting to defend the support at $0.35660. A breakdown and close (UTC time frame) below this support will indicate weakness and can result in a fall to $0.27795, which is a negative sign. The 20-day EMA is sloping down and