Yesterday we could see LTC' and ETH' getting very weak, breaking low time frame support. It also looked like Bitcoins 3800 would break, there were a few attempts even at the low, but they all failed. Since then, LTC' moved up quite strong again and ETH' a little bit. The whole crypto market (without Bitcoin ), the chart on the left, has moved up quite well since yesterday's low. After the break of that , the drop and now the retest, it is starting to look like the market maybe doesn't want to drop. It is still below that red resistance, which is THE level to break, but if bears were in full control, we usually see it drop faster than this. Not sure yet, but maybe the bulls are up to something. I am thinking this, because the Open Intrest on Bitmex went up a lot the past days. Almost at 500 mil now. I find it a bit remarkable, to see so many buyers (compared to the past 3/4 months) while the market is at a dangerous price and at a weak spot as well. Could be meaningless and just a lot of big crazy buyers trying something, but i give benefit of the doubt to the bulls now. Also because that 3800 simply did not break yesterday, even thought was decent at that moment.
Anyway, chances are very high to see a big move soon, up or down. The 3800ish seems to be a very clear level now, so if that one breaks, we could see a big drop towards the 3500 even. Past weekend i thought a correction to 3700ish would still be a normal/healthy one, but with the OI this high, i don't think the drop will stop there if the 3800 breaks. On the upside, same story. Since OI is this high now, it means a lot of shorts are in play now with probably a lot of stops starting above 3940. So i think if that level breaks and seeing it getting above 4000 (with normal buying and not a short squeeze) while increases on the way up (most important factor), we could see a big rally happen. Maybe even above the 4200.
So there are some uncertainties, but one thing i am sure of, if we see a touch of 4200 again, even if it gets rejected at first, if will break eventually. Low time frame, i would keep a close eye on ETH'. If that one breaks up on the lower time frame, could be a big sign. Broke that blue curved line, but not yet a real break out. To be clear, the is still in full play here, Bitcoin' has a similar one which is even weaker. So between 3800/3950, anything can happen. Break of 3800 is probably a big sell signal. If we do move up, keep an eye on , if that doesn't increase on the way up, it can still be a fake move. Really need to see a fight on the way up, i am saying this, because those were the only real rallies we have seen the past months.
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ETH dropped a bit more, but also higher low (unconfirmed). Seems that channel is legit as well. A break of today's low would be a very bad sign. Ideally it stays above that channel.
Volume has dropped a lot today, which is usually in favor of the bears. But in this tight range of 3875/3830, it's not really meaningful. There is quite the sell wall at Bitmex up to the 3900+. So if the bulls want to do something, they need to step up and buy away those walls. There was a small volume increase just now, but it stops after 10/15 points. So also not really meaningful.
ETH broke that channel as well again, but no volume, also not meaningful.
So for Bitcoin, think the levels to watch on the low side is 3830ish with 3800ish being the important one. For the bulls, 3875ish, but with this low volume, i don't think a break will mean that much.
So think it's safe to say, this is still a sideways shitshow :). Where i am still giving the bulls a chance, but objectively, because of the very low volume, the bears are in favor.
''Pffffffff, what a market. First thought is, they pushed up to get in breakout traders, then pushed down to trigger stops so their longs get filled at the lows. So I would say, they will move it up. But it's just gambling in this market. Just the fault of the low volume, that is the whole reason why moves like this can happen''
So far this thought seems to be the right one. Volume has increased a bit as well, which is good for this move up. But of course nowhere near break out volume. But that is, because we are still below the 3900/3950. If we do move up more, we should see volume increase as well, this really has to happen!!
Now, bad luck is, it's Friday already so weekend is close again. Usually nothing real happens during the weekend. So my best guess is, seeing a slow drop again and then moving slowly up again. Hopefully we see a real movement on Friday, without any squeeze up or down, but normal movement.
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