BTCUSD Perspective And Levels: The 5330 Target?

BITFINEX:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar
BTCUSD Update: Price retraced off the 6020 high establishing the lower high formation which is a sign of weakness especially since the .618 resistance area held. Now that the 5690 minor support is taken out, this market is most likely in the C Wave of 4 which can take price to the 5323 level.

Like I wrote about in my previous BTC report, lower highs often lead to lower lows. In terms of simple resistance levels, 6020 followed by 5870 are lower highs.The consolidation between 5690 and the 5870 level (which happens to be the lower boundary of the .618 resistance zone of the initial bearish structure) was the confirmation point for continued bearish momentum. A break below this zone further confirms the C Wave of 4 is in play.

In terms of Elliott Wave , I wrote about how the market needs to choose between the two scenarios. The first is the bearish C Wave, and the second is the bullish higher low between 5600 and 5500 which would then be a Wave 2 low. At the moment I am leaning more on the bearish C Wave because of the lower highs that are in place. Until bullish price action returns and proves itself (as in forming a higher low in the 5500 area), I will just listen to what the market is saying now.

If this is truly the C Wave, then within the wave, the break of the 5690 support is be the beginning of Wave 3 which can complete around the 5530 area (1.0 extension of initial wave) before there is a bounce attempt. After a minor retrace, the Wave 5 of this formation can take prices as low as the 5330 area ( 1.618 extension of initial wave).

For people who wonder why I do not short even though I am writing about bearish scenarios. The answer is I only play one side of these markets and do not use margin. Shorting these coins, especially this one, requires a ton of attention, because things change so fast. If I want to get involved in swing trade shorts, I would rather do it in the forex markets.

In summary, this market appears to be following the path of the C Wave of 4 that I wrote about previously. If it continues without any curve ball surprises, then the 5330 level is a likely target. There is plenty of opportunity to short this market on the smaller time frames if that is within your trading plan. My plan is to wait for this Wave 4 correction to complete and get long in anticipation of Wave 5. Either way, as you know, anything can happen in this market and being flexible will serve you well. Price action often signals changes before anything else.

Comments and questions welcome.

Marc Principato, CMT |Author: Analyze Any Financial Market Like The Pros Using Price Action| | Cofounder (S.C.)

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thks u
@doli, you're welcome. Glad you find my analysis helpful.
Great post Marc!
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@goldbug1, thanks!
thank you for the analysis!
@miziweu, you're welcome, glad you find it helpful.
your analyzis is v.good... where did you learn it from may I ask MarcPMarkets?
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@nayaruz, over 18 years of being an active market participant. I got a great foundation from the Market Technicians Association also.
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