BTC/USD Tests 16880 Resistance: Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis – 5 January 2023
gave back some recent gains early in the Asian session as the pair retreated to the 16799.44 area after trading as high as the 16916.87 level, representing a test of the 61.8% retracement of the appreciating range from 15992.64 to 18385.36. The ongoing move higher also represented a test of the 23.6% retracement of the broad depreciating range from 21478.80 to 15460. Traders recently drove BTC/USD as low as the 16326.16 area after Stops were elected below the 16375.18 area, a downside retracement level related to selling pressure around the 18385.36 and 17525 levels. Additional related downside price objectives related to these areas of selling pressure include the 15900, 15313, and 14364 levels. If BTC/USD reclaims some upside momentum, additional technically significant upside retracement levels include the 18495, 19199, 20070, and 20201 levels.
BTC/USD depreciated approximately 64% in 2022, and it was off more than 3% in December. 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. Below these areas, technically significant levels include the 14613, 14500.15, 13369, 10432.73, 10727, 9682, 8837, and 7538 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and below 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 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 16715.49 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 16726.21.
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 Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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Sally Ho trades cryptocurrency markets in size for large Asian institutional funds and provides technical analysis of popular trading pairs. Sally was a Macro trader with large Asian, European, and North American banks in Hong Kong and Singapore for several years, focusing on the FX, Metals, Energy, and Derivatives markets. Sally resides in Asia, London, and Switzerland.