BTCUSD Price Technical Analysis – Heads Up for a Breakout



A complex head and shoulders pattern has been completed, with a diagonal neckline right around the current price. A downside break below the neckline of the head and shoulders pattern could confirm a prolonged selloff for BTUCSD.

Depending on market catalysts, a downside break might be possible this week. A long red candle closing below the $350 area could be enough to confirm a long-term drop, which might take bitcoin price to the 200 SMA at $320 or the next major support area at $300.

The 100 SMA is still above the 200 SMA, which suggests that a bounce off the neckline might be possible. Aside from that, the short-term SMA is moving farther away from the longer-term moving average, showing that buying pressure is strengthening.

Also, stochastic is moving out of the oversold area, which means that buyers might be able to take bitcoin price higher from here. RSI is on middle ground but appears to be on the way up as well.

Most major central banks appear to be busy adjusting their policies and biases, which suggests that investors might be on the hunt for assets that are not subject to central bank action. This could prop up demand for bitcoin and other alternative currencies, which are more or less driven by market supply and demand.

Then again, depending on the changes in market sentiment, the dollar could still win out since it’s the preferred safe-haven of most economies and large institutions. This ups the odds of a downside break from the head and shoulders pattern in bitcoin price.

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