Despite briefly dropping below $7,000 earlier this week after incurring a sudden influx of selling pressure, Bitcoin has been able to hold steady above $7,000 and has since tepidly advanced higher.
Although many analysts and traders alike believe that the upwards momentum Bitcoin has incurred over the past several weeks was put into jeopardy by the recent drawback, one prominent analyst believes that Bitcoin is still bullish, so long as it holds above $6,400.
Bitcoin (BTC) Climbs Back Towards $7,400
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up 3% at its current price of $7,380, up slightly from its daily lows of roughly $7,000.
Over a one week period, Bitcoin is down from highs of nearly $8,400 which were set this past Wednesday. Although this price was a fresh year-to-date high for the cryptocurrency, its bulls were not able to extend the cryptocurrency’s upwards momentum, which has since slowed significantly.
Despite this, the recent pullback may actually be bullish for BTC, as it may allow the crypto to garner greater levels of buying pressure that could ultimately allow it to continue surging higher as it continues recovering from its 2018 lows of $3,200.
Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at Forex.com, recently spoke to MarketWatch about Bitcoin’s recent price action, noting that the latest pullback actually constitutes “healthy” price action.
“In fact, bitcoin is looking extremely ‘overbought’ in the short-term. So, for the sake of healthy price action, bitcoin will either need to correct itself or, ideally for the bulls, consolidate for a while before it makes further gains,” he said just prior to the recent drop.
Analyst: BTC Still Bullish as Long as It Holds Above $6,400
The recent drop has led many analysts to have conflicting opinions as to whether or not the latest rally is emblematic of the early stages of a long-term bull run, or if it is simply a fleeting bull trap.
Don Alt, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, shared his thoughts on BTC in a recent tweet, noting that he will be bullish on the crypto as long as it holds above $6,400.
“$BTC weekly update: Resistance rejects, support supports. And people say TA doesn’t work. As long as 6400 holds I’ll be a better perm-bull than Parabolic Trav ever was. This still looks gorgeous to me and I won’t touch the red button for quite a while,” he noted.
$BTC weekly update:
Resistance rejects, support supports.
And people say TA doesn’t work.
As long as 6400 holds I’ll be a better perm-bull than Parabolic Trav ever was.
This still looks gorgeous to me and I won’t touch the red button for quite a while.
— DonAlt May 18, 2019
As the weekend continues on and Bitcoin’s price action continues to unfold, analysts will likely garner greater insight into how significant this recent price surge will be in the long-term.
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Author: Cole Petersen