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Latest Price News and Analysis

  • TA: Ethereum Resumes Decline, What Could Trigger Drop Below $2K
    by Aayush Jindal on June 21, 2021 at 5:48 am

    Ethereum remains in a bearish zone and it traded below $2,250 against the US Dollar. ETH price remains at a risk of more downsides below $2,000 in the near term. Ethereum extended its decline below the $2,250 and $2,150 levels. The price is now trading well below $2,250 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

  • TA: Bitcoin Turns Red, Here’s Why BTC Could Resume Its Decline
    by Aayush Jindal on June 21, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Bitcoin price started a fresh decline after it failed to clear $38,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is now struggling below $36,500 and it remains at a risk of more losses. Bitcoin started a fresh decline from well above the $38,000 support level. The price is now trading well below $37,000 and the 100 hourly

  • The Missing Ingredient From A Full On Bitcoin Reversal
    by Tony Spilotro on June 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Bitcoin price is back around $35,000 and has failed to retake $40,000 despite several low timeframe reversal signals building. When looking back at past breakdowns following significant rallies, there could be a missing ingredient needed for a full on reversal, and it could have to do with the Bollinger Bands. All About The Bollinger Bands

  • TA: How Ethereum Close Below $2.3K Could Spark Larger Degree Decline
    by Aayush Jindal on June 18, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Ethereum remains in a bearish zone and it traded below $2,350 against the US Dollar. ETH price could accelerate lower if there is a close below $2,300. Ethereum extended its decline below the $2,400 and $2,350 levels. The price is now trading well below $2,400 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a

  • TA: Bitcoin Trims Gains, What Could Trigger Fresh Drop To $35K
    by Aayush Jindal on June 18, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Bitcoin price started a fresh decline after it failed to stay above $40,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is moving lower and it could even decline towards $35,000 in the near term. Bitcoin started a fresh decline from well above the $40,000 pivot level. The price is now trading well below $39,000 and the 100

  • Ethereum to $20,000? Factors Behind The Bold Call
    by Best Owie on June 17, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Ethereum could reach $20,000 by 2025 according to a Finder’s panel. Ethereum has since been gaining momentum, starting out at $1,000 at the beginning of the year and reaching an all time high of $4,196.63, according to Coin Metrics. Before losing steam and dropping down to its current price at $2,400. Clocking an average growth

  • Could The Golden Ratio Provide Clues To The Bitcoin Bottom?
    by Tony Spilotro on June 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Bitcoin and other assets often develop support and resistance around Fibonacci levels, either through extensions or retracement. The ratios are based on the Fibonacci sequence, which has ties to the Golden Ratio. With the top cryptocurrency so tied to mathematics, the Golden Ratio could provide clues as to where Bitcoin is in its latest market

  • TA: Ethereum Plunges 5%, Can Buyers Save The Key $2.3K Support?
    by Aayush Jindal on June 17, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Ethereum extended its downside correction below $2,500 against the US Dollar. ETH price is recovering higher, but it is now trading below the 100 hourly SMA. Ethereum failed to stay above the $2,500 support zone and extended its decline. The price is now trading well below $2,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There

  • TA: Bitcoin Dips From $40K, Here’s Why Uptrend Is Still Intact In BTC
    by Aayush Jindal on June 17, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Bitcoin price started a downside correction from well above $40,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is now trading near a major support at $38,000, where the bulls are currently active. Bitcoin started a downside correction after it failed to stay above $40,000. The price is currently just below $39,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving

  • Bitcoin To Reclaim $50,000: Legendary Technical Analyst John Bolinger
    by Best Owie on June 16, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Technical analyst John Bolinger says that the price of Bitcoin is trying to move up. He pointed out that the first real target is the bottom side of the prior. This means the $48k to $50k range. This was in response to a tweet from BigCheds on Twitter which posted a candlestick chart showing Bitcoin’s

  • A new post
    by afbitcoins on February 12, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I just looked at my last blog post. It was written during the last bubble type spike up in progress (quite a while ago now, over a year?). With the price at about 7 or 8K I predicted at that time it might spike up to 13k (in US dollars). It was obvious to just

  • Bitcoin segwit
    by afbitcoins on November 3, 2017 at 1:20 am

    So bitcoin has broken $7000? Or has it? What is bitcoin? Is it the one with ticker symbol btc that everyone calls bitcoin? Do you remember when Satoshi Nakamoto published plans for the future scaling of bitcoin and said ” It would be goddamn brilliant to segregate the witness data the fuck out of the

  • Crypto roundup
    by afbitcoins on June 1, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Measured against USDT (which is a proxy for US$ on the Poloniex exchange), on a 1 day chart we can see the explosive rise of Dash, which particularly in March this year, outperformed almost every other crypto including bitcoin as it spiked above $100 for the first time. Since then Dash has climbed even higher

  • To the moooon
    by afbitcoins on May 24, 2017 at 10:07 am

    With no analysis just a look at bitcoin on linear price scale. All time high smashed On another positive note for bitcoin agreement seems to have been reached on how to scale bitcoin, (spoiler alert its segwit and a 2M block) http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-new-scaling-agreement-reaction/ This is despite bitcoin market dominance falling below 50%! Heres Dash versus the

  • Cryptomania
    by afbitcoins on May 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I think I’ve used this title for a blog post before, but meh, here it is again, with different content. This chart is the combined market cap of all the crypto currencies, ie Bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash and all the rest Since bitcoin is the biggest crypto it looks similar to a bitcoin chart

What is Technical Analysis?

Technical analysis (TA) is a methodology for forecasting future price movements by studying past market data for price and volume, and seeking patterns within that data.

A technical analyst will look for continuing patterns, or trends, which indicate the general direction of price movement. They will also look for repeating patterns, which are used to gauge whether a trend is likely to continue or reverse, and to indicate the point at which a reversal may take place. In addition to visually recognizable patterns, various mathematical models are used to indicate trend reversals or confirm continuing trends. These mathematical ‘indicators’ are often visually represented on charts using an ‘overlay’. Indicators can be used to select entry points for longer term positions determined via fundamental analysis, or for day trading strategies such as swing trading.

Many of these visual and mathematical patterns, which tend to repeat over and over again in various different financial markets, have been identified over the course of centuries. Analysts will seek to identify these patterns forming within current market data  in order to find indicators for forecasting, and multiple indicators will usually be combined together to provide buy or sell signals of varying strengths.

A typical chart has been embedded at the top of this page which includes two common indicators – Bollinger bands and moving average lines – and one more interesting and unusual indicator: the phases of the moon. You can modify the chart to look for other indicators by clicking the button which looks like a bar chart with a zig-zag arrow above it.

Does it Work for Bitcoin & Altcoins?

The patterns studied by TA are generally caused by the actions of market participants themselves, rather than any changes to the underlying value of what is being traded (although of course the underlying value changes are ‘priced in’ by the market participants). They represent common psychological traits, the actions of people making decisions based on knowledge which comes into their possession, and so on. As such, these techniques can be applied to most financial markets.

It is generally thought, however, that these techniques do tend to break down in smaller markets with low volume and liquidity.

So it is probably safe to say that if technical analysis works at all, then it should work for Bitcoin. But is also true to say that it will be unreliable for smaller altcoin markets. This is not a hard rule, but a general guide. The most popular altcoins, or coins going through periods of high volume, may prove to be valid exceptions. It is down to the individual trader to make a judgement as to what extent these tools can be trusted for any specific market.

Top Resources for Bitcoin Technical Analysis by Experts

If you are new to this topic then perhaps the best thing that you can do is follow the analysis provided by established experts, both for making more educated investment decisions and for learning how to become a better analyst yourself. You can view some great articles published on news websites in the left hand column of this page, but for more detailed and timely information here are some of the best sources for professional analysts’ opinions on the Bitcoin price:

  1. XBT Social: For a monthly membership fee this site give you access to a daily analysis by professional traders, email alerts for sudden price movements, exclusive news stories, and access to an ‘exclusive community’ of other traders.
  2. BullBearAnalytics: A team of professional analysts provide paying members of this site with complete, actionable trade signals for both BTC and altcoins, a daily market update, and a more in-depth weekly report.
  3. BraveNewCoin Reports: This is a well-known information site which publishes regular reports covering sentiment, fundamental and technical analysis extended across a wide range of altcoin markets as well as BTC.
  4. TradingView: In addition to providing a range of charting tools you may find useful, TradingView allows its users to share their analysis with others. This is the only source in this section where you an view content for free, but please beware that not all of the authors are professional traders.

Analyst Opinion Summary

The widget you can see below displays the latest opinion of analysts on Investing.com with simple signals of ‘Strong Buy’, ‘Buy’, ‘Neutral’, ‘Sell’ and ‘Strong Sell’. It is automatically set to a 1 minute time Frame which probably won’t be very useful for most traders, but you can change that to display a longer period without leaving the page:

Technical Summary Widget Powered by Investing.com

Bitcoin Technical Analysis Software: Charts and Tools

A handy charting tool created by TradingView is provided at the top of this page, and I wholeheartedly recommend you have a play with it if you haven’t already. But of course there are also many other useful charts and tools that you may like to use. Here are some of the best ones:

  • Cryptowatch – This site allows you to view price data chart from a range of different exchanges for BTC/USD, BTC/EUR and BTC/CNY. They offer a range of different chart types including Heikin-Ashi, bar, line, mountain or candlestick, and access to a wide range of customizable indicators and overlays. If you create an account you can also connect it to the Bitfinex exchange API and use it as a complete trading platform.
  • BTC-E – One of the most popular tools on the traditional financial markets is MetaTrader 4. This exchange allows you to use MT4 for Bitcoin trading.
  • Bitcoin Charts – This site has a clean design and is easy to use, and offers a wide range of charts including candlestick, OHLC, closing, median, or typical price, and weighted close. You can view data from pretty much every BTC/fiat exchange with up to four indicators at a time.
  • Quandl – If you want to go beyond price and volume data to look at things like the transaction and mining data then this is a great source of information with lots of different charts and the option to export data via API or download as CSV files.
  • TradingView – You can see and use the charting tool from TradingView at the top of this page.
  • BitcoinChain – An interesting combination of TA charting tools and block explorer for general network stats and transactions, which also pulls order books and latest trades from several top exchanges.

Best Free Sites to Start Learning Technical Analysis

There are loads of great resources available on the internet that you can access for free, to start your journey and learn all about TA. Here is a small selection of the best ones:

  • Investopedia: The Basic of Technical Analysis – If you are a complete beginner then this is a great place to start. It will introduce you to the basic principles and terminology that you need to know, as well as some of the most popular chart types and indicators.
  • Chart School – This free resource provided by the StockCharts.com website includes a huge amount of information on every aspect of TA.
  • InvestTools – There are some really excellent paid courses here, but there are also several free classes which are well worth it for beginners.
  • ProBitcoinTrading – Although not specifically related to just TA, this site offers some excellent general trading tips, including a free ebook as well as premium ebooks and consultancy services.