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Bitcoin gives back FOMC gains
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Support and resistance levels and our daily, weekly and monthly bias on BTC, GC, CL, ES, and NQ as well as our favorite altcoins
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The fed hiked 25 bps and nothing really happened to Bitcoin. Minute by minute there was some volatility but backing up and looking at the recent daily swings, yesterday was a none event.
The important level we continue to watch is the 50 day moving average (in blue). This is a moving average that is well respected in bullish upside moves. Notice how the price met resistance at the 50 day moving average during the 2022 bear market. Since January 2023 Bitcoin has been bouncing off the 50 day moving average as support.
One point I wanted to address was the SVB failure bounce that Bitcoin had. My personal opinion is that the SVB failure had a more direct impact on the backings of stablecoins. This created a short term scenario where many were rushing for an exit and chose BTC and ETH for the door. The recent bank failures have had little impact on stablecoin backing and there has not been the short term rush for a door.
Balaji also bailed on his $1million Bitcoin bet to preserve his reputation.
The next obvious technical move is for Bitcoin to retest the 2023 high, or move down to the 200 day moving average. There are no obvious outside catalysts pushing the price in either direction so more consolidation could be possible.
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Possible Course of Action
Short if 50 day MA fails to act as support
Get long here (50 day MA currently holding as support, could use tight stop loss)
Do nothing and wait for a breakout of the 2023 to get long
The Bulls’ Defense:
Price above the 200 day MA
Price currently holding 50 day MA as support
The Bears’ Prosecution:
$30k (big round number) new resistance
Potential Head and Shoulders forming
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 continues to follow the most popular meme coin trading on Twitter and checks in on ETH’s relative performance to BTC.
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