BTC/USD Finds Technical Bids in Retreat: Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis – 13 December 2022
Bitcoin (BTC/USD) was increasingly volatile early in the Asian session as the pair orbited the 17000 figure after trading as low as the 16875.83 level, a move that represented a test of the 23.6% retracement of the depreciating range from 21478.80 to 15460. Selling pressure intensified around the 17271.92 area during the sharp downturn, a level that represented a test of the 78.6% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 17424.59 to 16679.52. Stops were recently elected below the 17193.77 and 17095.50 areas during the recent pullback, representing the 23.6% and 38.2% retracements of the recent appreciating range from 16679.52 and 17352.62. If BTC/USD resumes its recent upward trajectory, upside areas of potential technical resistance and selling pressure include the 17791, 18495, 19199, 20070, and 20201 levels.
Below current price activity, BTC/USD bears are eyeing a possible test of recent two-year lows around the 15460 area, established after Stops were elected below the 15512 area. Notably, the 15512 level represented an exact bearish price objective based on selling pressure that strengthened around the 21478.80 and 18495.50 areas. Associated downside price objectives below current price activity include the 13369, 8837, and 7538 levels. Technicians continue to eye the 14500.15 and 10432.73 areas as major downside targets, and additional downside price objectives include the 14613, 10727, and 9682 levels, areas that are related to selling pressure that intensified around the 20894.96 and 18495.50 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 1200-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 200-bar MA (4-hourly) at 17042.37 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 17046.57.
Technical Support is expected around 14500.15/ 13369.11/ 10727.75 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 18495.40/ 19199.48/ 20070.64 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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