BTCUSD Hinting Another Bear Flagpole

The short-term gains can never compensate for the long-term losses. So it seems from the latest Bitcoin price action which, during the weekend, jumped more than 7.5% and promised an extended breakout, but fell short of delivering it. This Monday started with minor pullbacks from the early 6550-fiat level during the Asian trading session. However, the growing selling sentiment around the psychological resistance area eventually erased the gains, bringing us back towards 6012-6138 area. BTCUSD Technical Analysis Technically, we are looking at BTC/USD forming a flagpole in pursuance of a…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Undergoes Bullish Correction

The bitcoin price in the past 24 hours has undergone a much-needed bullish correction, rising about $500 since establishing an intraday low around $6,009. In our previous BTC/USD analysis, we were waiting for a bounce back from 6009-fiat to apply our intrarange strategy. As it did, our long position towards 6192-fiat made us a nominal profit. A near-term breakout followed later, upon which we placed another long position towards 6290-fiat and made another nominal return. Unfortunately, due to human constraints, we were unable to watch the rally towards 6494-fiat. Today,…

Every Portfolio Should Have Crypto, Method Used by Billionaire Investors

Yale economist Aleh Tsyvinski, who has taught economics at the prestigious Yale university for many years, has said that every investor who believes bitcoin can perform as well as it did in 2017 should invest at least six percent of their holdings in crypto. “If you as an investor believe that bitcoin will perform as well as it has historically, then you should hold 6% of your portfolio in bitcoin. If you believe that it will do half as well, you should hold 4%. In all other circumstances, if you…

‘Game Over’ for Bitcoin, Claims Bearish Technical Analyst

If the bitcoin price falls below the important year-to-date support level, the dominant cryptocurrency will suffer irreparable damage in the marketplace. This is the opinion of Renaissance Macro Research, quoted by CNBC on Thursday Aug. 9. Bitcoin May Be ‘Permanently Impaired’ According to the financial analysis firm, what bitcoin is facing right now could be much more significant than just a brief bear run or a retracement. The cryptocurrency could in fact be facing an existential crisis, with its key year-to-date support level being the buffer between it and more…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Bull Pennant Formation

The Bitcoin price regained some of its lost value on Thursday following a small but noteworthy correction. The BTC/USD pair yesterday established a new intraday low at 6131-fiat, a level that attracted buyers waiting to buy the dip, and has gained as much as 7% value ever since. The early Asian trading hours today witnessed a weak upside momentum, due to which price dropped towards 6181-fiat. However, in the mid-European session, the BTC/USD formed a bull flag following a sudden influx of buying orders. The pair gained 6 percent during…

If You’re Selling Bitcoin Because of ETF Delay, You’re Doing it Wrong

CNBC Fast Money contributor and BKCM CEO Brian Kelly has firmly emphasized that while bitcoin has seen a massive decline in price over the last 24 hours, investors selling the dominant cryptocurrency based on the delay of SEC in approving the first bitcoin ETF are doing it wrong. Bitcoin Drops 12% While EOS, Bitcoin Cash and Other Tank 20%+ Over the last 48 hours, the crypto market lost $29 billion, as major cryptocurrencies dropped by 10 to 25 percent in value. While the vast majority of analysts have pointed towards…

Another Major Investment Firm Says Bitcoin ETF Not Likely in 2018

Canaccord, the biggest investment firm in Canada, has said that the approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is highly unlikely in 2018. In an official report entitled “Blockchain and Digital Assets: US Equity Research” Canaccord researchers Michael Graham and Scott Suh wrote: “And although the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust, seen by many as the most formidable candidate for a potential approval, is due for a potential decision as early as this month, it is largely believed that the SEC will extend its deadline, in which case a decision may…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Expecting Fresh Lows

Before we begin our analysis, it is important to discuss what had prompted a sudden $500-drop in the Bitcoin market. OKEx, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, recently issued a statement that mentioned one of their customers as the main perpetrator of the latest Bitcoin bear-trap. The OKEx client initiated a relatively large long position which, despite being reviewed and frozen by the exchange, caused havoc at the Bitcoin market. So, we can assume that someone executed the bear-job single-handedly, and a panic-sell ensued. The past 24 hours in the BTC/USD…

Cryptocurrency Market Drops to $250 Billion, Volume Declines Substantially

The valuation of the crypto market has dropped by $50 billion within a week, from $300 billion to $250 billion, led by the fall of Bitcoin. In the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin price fell from $7,250 to $6,950, extending its loss on August 4 and recording another 4 percent loss on the day. Volume is Tanking Last week, the volume of Bitcoin hovered around at $5.5 billion while the volume of the entire crypto market exceeded $18 billion. As of August 5, the volume of Bitcoin remains below $4.1…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Beating Continues

It was consolidating sheepishly until a big red candle just appeared out of nowhere. The bitcoin price, at the time of this writing, has dropped to around $7,000 in what seems like a carefully orchestrated dump. We cannot tell what has caused a $500 drop in the past four hours, but people are already blaming BitMEX for the FUD. The digital currency exchange today tweeted that its internal system went offline. As a result, people’s stops were not triggered during a major market move; indeed, the BitMEX customers lost big…