Bitcoin price analysis: 10,140 is the level to beat for bulls after symmetrical triangle breakdown

  • Bitcoin struggles to extend recovery above 10k following a bearish start.  
  • Technical set up continues to favor bears, 9,800 still on sight.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD), the most favorite cryptocurrency, resumes its recent bearish momentum following Thursday’s dead cat bounce, having breached the 10k mark earlier on Saturday to hit two-day lows of 9,960. There was no fundamental reason behind the sudden drop, as it was a technically driven move, with fresh stop triggered below a break above of the key 10,000 figure.

Meanwhile, quiet trading prevails across the crypto space so far this Saturday, with the No. 1 coin still vulnerable to bearish sentiments, despite the quick pullback above the 10k handle. At the press time, the rates are seen consolidating the V-shaped reversal to 10,100 levels, down over 1% during the last 24 hours, and with a market capitalization of $ 181.22 billion.

Technically, the first coin displayed a symmetrical breakdown on the hourly chart early-Saturday that triggered a sharp drop. Although the rates staged a quick comeback, helped by the hourly Relative Strength Index lying heavily in the oversold territory. Over the last hours, the bulls are struggling to extend the recovery momentum, as the set up still suggests that the further downside remains in play.

Therefore, a test of 9,800 levels (pattern target) remains inevitable, so long as the recovery attempts get sold-off into the key resistances aligned near 10,100 region – the confluence of the now support-turned-ascending trendline resistance and 50-Hour Simple Moving Average (HMA). Should the recovery gain traction above the last, the buyers could enter in and aim for a retest of the 10,140 level, where the descending trendline of the triangle, 21 and 100-HMA coincide. A sustained break above the last would confront the horizontal 200-HMA barrier, now at 10,220.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart

BTC/USD Levels to watch


Today last price 10079.04
Today Daily Change -90.87
Today Daily Change % -0.89
Today daily open 10169.91
Daily SMA20 10310.49
Daily SMA50 10508.58
Daily SMA100 10510.71
Daily SMA200 8148.73
Previous Daily High 10309.19
Previous Daily Low 10062.61
Previous Weekly High 10381.06
Previous Weekly Low 9606.36
Previous Monthly High 12325.08
Previous Monthly Low 9321.06
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 10156.8
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 10214.99
Daily Pivot Point S1 10051.95
Daily Pivot Point S2 9933.99
Daily Pivot Point S3 9805.37
Daily Pivot Point R1 10298.53
Daily Pivot Point R2 10427.14
Daily Pivot Point R3 10545.1


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