Bitcoin Price Rally Stalls Below Key Resistance at $6,800

BTC is showing signs of exhaustion near a key resistance zone, still, the short-term outlook remains bullish.

Jul 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 8:08 a.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) rally has stalled near a key resistance range and a minor pullback could recharge the engine for a much-awaited move toward the $7,000 mark.

At press time, the premiere cryptocurrency is flatlined at $6,710 on Bitfinex, having clocked an 18-day high of $6,839 over the weekend and is showing signs of bullish exhaustion near the resistance range of $6,750 to $7,910.

For instance, BTC has failed thrice in the last seven days to hold on to gains above $6,754, which is the 23.6 percent Fibonacci retracement of the sell-off from $9,990 to $5,755. Further, BTC has failed to close (as per UTC) above the stiff resistance at $6,800 in the last two days.

What's more, BTC will likely encounter resistance at $6,850 (multiple daily highs clocked in the third week of June).

And last but not the least, the 50-day moving average (MA) resistance is lined up at $6,907. Thus, the area between $6,750 to $6,910 is packed with key resistance levels and the signs of exhaustion near the resistance zone have left the doors open for a minor pullback in BTC prices.

That said, the pullback could help BTC build steam for a strong move to $7,000 as the technical studies are biased toward the bulls, as seen in the chart below.

Daily chart

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The bullish falling channel breakout and the bullish crossover between 5-day and 10-day MA indicate the tide has turned in favor of the bulls for short-term.

The relative strength index (RSI) has moved above 50.00, confirming a short-term bearish-to-bullish trend change.

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  • The short-term bullish outlook is still intact and BTC looks set to test $7,000.
  • A minor pullback to ascending (bullish 10-day MA) of $6,570, will likely help recharge the engine for a strong move towards $7,000 and above.  So, watch out for a rebound from the ascending 10-day MA.
  • Only a daily close (as per UTC) below the 10-day MA of $6,570 would abort the short-term bullish view.

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