Bitcoin broke out of the bullish ascending triangle formation and tapped $16,500, falling short of the $17,000-plus target so far.
When one zooms out on the lower time-frames, it’s not hard to see why bitcoin is struggling in this $16,000-$16,500 trouble area. Bitcoin has gone parabolic since it broke out of the $10,500 level and hasn’t looked back since.
The quicker the climb, the harder the fall, and parabolas obey this rule to the letter. At any point along the parabola, bitcoin could experience a harsh rejection that would signal the end of the short term parabolic trend while opening the doors to lower levels.
However, if bitcoin maintains this extremely bullish trajectory until the end of November, momentum could take the coin towards an all-time-highs before a significant pull back takes place.
Bear in mind that various models and analyses, most notably PlanB’s stock-to-flow model, shows bitcoin at a $100,000 valuation.
While bitcoin has yet to reach this target, the author has frequently mentioned that this model is a guide and not an all-knowing oracle. It is a simplification of various processes, knowns, and unknowns, which have been relatively accurate so far.
Being a buzz-kill is not great, especially when you consider yourself as the number one buzz bringer. But it’s vital to be prepared for a pull-back scenario which will invariably take place. Nothing goes up in a straight line forever and it doesn’t take a genius to notice this.
Considering the 2019 high, the $13,800 level is significant and has yet to be confirmed as support. Assuming bitcoin will eventually retest this breakout level, we can deduce where bitcoin might ‘top out’ in the event that it remains within this parabola for the next two weeks.
If this level is to act as a pivotal point, then we can assume that it will be the 61.8% fib retracement level (measured from the breakout) just after bitcoin enters the cool-off period.
With one exception (in 2013), bitcoin has never spent more than 8 weeks in the green. Should the parabola continue, bitcoin could top out at $20,300 (possibly higher) before correcting to the 20-weekly EMA, per the above projection.
Confluence is everything when it comes to technical analysis, and while it’s possible to cheat your way into your own bias, having a system reduces the risk of confirmation bias.
This scenario assumes that bitcoin will not violate its parabolic curve until the end of the month.
Needless to say, bitcoin could break down right now (and there are a plethora of reasons for that to happen), but until then one can speculate on the next local top based on historical precedent.
In any case, the bull market’s true glory will come into its own next year, when politics is no longer interesting and corona hysteria takes a back-seat (where it belongs).
This is not financial advice. Take care of your money fellow bitcoin Spartans.
Catch you next time.