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Bitcoin retests a key support level, what next?
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Cheat Sheet -
Support and resistance levels and our daily, weekly and monthly bias on BTC, ETH, OIL, ES, and NQ as well as our favorite altcoins.
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Paxos peddles gold bullion token to banks in wake of stablecoin slapdown (DLNews)
Hindsight is 20/20 and our roadmap has lead us exactly here just above the FTX local top. Silvergate bank officially going under has sent waves of selling across crypto. BTC has actually held up well relative to altcoins, many of which are down 30%+ from their recent highs.
This morning BTC’s price came within a few dollars of the FTX local time. Ideally, from a technical perspective, one would like to see the top tested more thoroughly or have a stronger reaction back to the upside. In the coming days this level could be tested multiple times and even break ($21500). If the bulls are still around there could be a sharp move back up to the 50 day moving average around $23000.
BTC is likely to continue to ranging near the current price as the market anticipates february inflation data that becomes public next week. If inflation comes in hotter than expected there could be more selling and BTC could move all the way to the 200 day MA around $19500. Higher than expected inflation would suggest to the market that the fed could raise rates even faster than expected with a possible 50 bips hike.
Join us in discord where we will continue to monitor if BTC meets resistance near $25k.
Possible Course of Action
Do nothing and wait for BTC to hold FTX local high as support ($21.5k)
Do nothing and wait for BTC to rise above 50 day MA ($23k) and hold as support
Short if FTX local high fails as support ($21.5k) expected a retest of 200 day MA ($19.5k)
The Bulls’ Defense:
Trading above FTX local high
The Bears’ Prosecution:
$25k double top
Below 50 day MA
A Closer Look
This section will be focused on taking a closer look on what Hal thinks is important to watch in the coming week.
This morning Hal looks at ETH’s performance relative to BTC and stocks.