As Bitcoin Continues Its Climb, Top Altcoins Also Tease Breakout

View Bitcoin’s price hit fresh six-month high earlier today, further strengthening the case for a rally to $6,500 (100-week moving average). BTC may witness a pullback to levels near $6,100 before rising toward that level, though, according to the hourly chart. A bull flag breakout on the total market capitalization chart for all other cryptos, if confirmed, could be considered a sign the much-anticipated altcoin rally has begun. Among those, litecoin could shine bright as both fundamentals and technicals have aligned in favor of the bulls. Bitcoin’s (BTC) ascent continues…

Sudden Bitcoin Price Breakout Sets New Bull Target at Over $5K

View With bitcoin’s move today to 4.5-month highs near $5,080, the transition from bear to bull market appears done and dusted. The trend change would gain credence, though, if and when BTC finds acceptance above the former support-turned-resistance of the 21-month exponential moving average (EMA), currently at $5,200. The cryptocurrency is looking overbought as per the 14-day relative strength index, so prices may have a tough time breaking above $5,200 in the near-term. Bitcoin could see a pullback to $4,400 if signs of bullish exhaustion increase in the next few…

Strong Bitcoin Volumes Bode Well for Price Breakout

View Bitcoin’s daily trading volume remains elevated at highs above $10 billion, going against the technical theory that investor interest tends to drop during periods of consolidation. Therefore, the ongoing sideways trading near $3,900 may end with a bull breakout toward the recent high of $4,207. The recovery rally from the lows near $3,400 seen in early February was also backed by strong volumes. So, the odds of BTC reversing the corrective bounce in the near-term are quite low. Prices could first see a drop below $3,865 (March 12 low)…

Bitcoin Trades Flat While Altcoins Tease Bull Breakout

View Bitcoin is lacking clear directional bias for a ninth straight day, neutralizing the bullish view put forward by a long-tailed doji candle created on Feb. 27. As a result, a return to levels below $3,700 cannot be ruled out. A UTC close above the March 9 high of $3,950 would revive the short-term bullish outlook and possibly yield a rally toward the recent high of $4,190. While a few alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) have recently witnessed a longer-term bull reversal, the altcoin market as a whole is yet to exit…

Bitcoin Eyes $3.8K After High-Volume Price Breakout

View Bitcoin gained 7.8 percent on Friday, confirming a falling wedge breakout on the daily chart. The bearish-to-bullish trend change was backed by a jump in trading volumes to levels last seen in mid-November. Prices could soon cross the 50-day moving average resistance at $3,642 and test resistance levels lined up at $3,800 and $4,000 in the next few days. A break below the Jan. 29 low of $3,322 would invalidate the bullish setup. That looks unlikely, though, as the high-volume wedge breakout has confirmed bearish exhaustion signaled by falling…

Bitcoin Awaits Triangle Breakout as Price Squeeze Continues

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is largely unchanged on the day and maybe building for a strong exit from the weeks-long consolidation. The leading cryptocurrency hit highs above $4,100 on Jan. 8 before moving lower to around $3,500, where it’s become trapped in a tightening trading range. The bears have persistently failed to keep prices below $3,500, weakening the bearish case put forward by the 9 percent drop seen on Jan. 10. That strong support level has seen the formation of a descending triangle pattern over the last 2.5 weeks, with an…

Bitcoin Price Between Holding Gains and Losing Gains as Breakout Waits

The bitcoin price held onto its gains this Monday as the trading session across the Asian and European markets expressed its calm. The bitcoin-to-dollar pair is trading at $4,009, down 1.93 percent from Monday’s high. The correction appears natural to an overperforming asset, and its significance should be weighed in when it extends as far as 10 percent from the recent peak. As bitcoin heads into an interim sideways trend, the asset has attempted to pierce below $4,000 on five separate occasions today. It seems that there is a decent…

Breakout Ahead? Bitcoin Closes on Key Price Hurdle

Bitcoin’s (BTC) bears would be put on the back foot if prices climb past key resistance lined up at $4,140. The leading cryptocurrency jumped to a two-week high of $4,090 earlier today, as expected, ending a weeklong period of low volume consolidation near $3,800. Notably, the break above $4,000 has added further credence to the short-term bearish-to-bullish trend change signaled by the three-day chart on Dec. 20. The job, however, is only half done for bulls, as prices are yet to take out the resistance at $4,140 – the neckline…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Signaling Breakout Above $4,500

Key Points Bitcoin price traded higher and broke the $4,150 and $4,200 resistance levels against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $4,040 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently trading with a bullish bias and it could extend gains above $4,400 and $4,500. Bitcoin price climbed above the $4,150 barrier against the US Dollar. BTC looks set to trade further higher above the $4,400-4,500 resistance area in the near term. Bitcoin…

Bitcoin Price Reverses as [Another] Breakout Attempt Fizzles Out

The bitcoin price failed to extend its bounce once again, weighed down by weak bulls. The BTC/USD rate on Thursday dropped as low as 5.38 percent from its intraday high at 3488-fiat. The pair at press time is forming lower lows towards 3300-fiat on a strong volume jump on Coinbase. It expects to extend its downside momentum even further, with the near-term momentum readings clearly entering inside the oversold area. A weak support wall is lingering at 3295-fiat which, if broken, would confirm a drop towards the 3210-3250-fiat area. BTC/USD…