Bitcoin (BTC/USD) and Alt-Coin Analysis and Charts:
- The daily Bitcoin chart is starting to look positive.
- ‘Wash Out’ zone needs to be overcome if the rally is to continue.
Bitcoin (BTC/USD) is leading the cryptocurrency higher again today as buyers tentatively return to the space after the recent heavy sell-off. Bitcoin’s market dominance is currently just under 44%, after trading sub-40% in mid-May, and this renewed interest and strength may well continue in the short term. The daily chart shows a bullish hammer formed on Tuesday this week, while BTC is also trading above the 20-day sma for the first time in a month. A close and open above this short-dated sma is needed to confirm positive sentiment in the market.
Tougher times lie ahead for the market peer with a zone between just under $42,000 and $43,580 likely to provide stiff resistance. The 200-sdma is currently just below $42,000, while the May 19 ‘wash out’ candle tops out at just over $43,500. Both the longer-dated sma and this zone/candle need to be broken conclusively to provide further positive sentiment.
Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Daily Price Chart
The alt-coin market remains under pressure and despite pushing higher on Wednesday, they remain sharply lower over the last 4-5 weeks. While the current rotation back into Bitcoin continues, it is unlikely that these recent alt-coin losses will be pared back significantly.
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