Bitcoin, a name synonymous with volatility and fervor in the financial markets, has again caught the attention of investors worldwide. From a deep trough of $16,800 in November 2022, it has scaled up by an impressive 70%, now valued at $26,774.
This climb comes against the backdrop of looming rate hikes and an undeniable air of optimism for future exchange-traded fund approvals. However, the overarching question that remains is - will Bitcoin's current upward trend persist or succumb to yet another dramatic price dip?
Bulls Struggle at the $30,000 Threshold
Bitcoin's performance, especially in recent months, has left the trading community in a state of flux.
After reaching its newfound peak, the famed cryptocurrency struggled to maintain its price above the $30,000 mark. And with the much-anticipated "bullish" halving still more than 200 days away, speculations are rife about the potential for another crash in the coming months.
As Q3 nears its end, a sense of déjà vu looms, drawing parallels to the 2018 market scenario.
Technical Indicators and Market Analysis
One of the primary tools employed by cryptocurrency analysts is the Fibonacci retracement graph.
Currently, Bitcoin's price seems to have found a resting point around the 0.236 Fib line. This line is derived from its swing high of $69,000 to a low of $15,900. Interestingly, a similar trend was observed in 2018 when Bitcoin lingered around its then 0.236 Fib line of approximately $6,790, only to plummet to $3,000 by December.
Should history repeat itself, a break from the current Fib level could send Bitcoin spiraling down to $21,500, marking a decline of 17.75% from its current status. The analysis, however, isn't universally agreed upon. Skew, a popular trader, paints an optimistic picture suggesting Bitcoin might reach $30,000 by October.
Their reasoning stems from the 'thin ask liquidity' near the $27,000 mark, which might trigger a breakout. On the contrary, analyst Rekt Capital alludes to a potential price drop towards $18,000, referencing a pre-halving fractal.
Rekt Capital insightfully pointed out, “History suggests that the next 140 days will be crucial for dollar-cost-averaging in preparation for the Post-Halving parabolic rally”. Furthermore, he highlighted the possible retracement from current price levels within this 140-day timeframe.
History suggests that the next 140 days will be crucial for dollar-cost-averaging in preparation for the Post-Halving parabolic rally
If Bitcoin is going to retrace from here, it will most likely be during this current 140 day period$BTC #Crypto #bitcoin pic.twitter.com/VbAOKBpcsD — Rekt Capital (@rektcapital) September 27, 2023