Bitcoin price overview: BTC/USD draws a line at $5,000; the upside is still limited

  • Bitcoin is trading at $5,022.89 and is below the 50 SMA-hour 100 SMA 1-hour.
  • BTC/USD must correct above $5,200 breakout point for a continued uptrend towards $5,400.

Bitcoin is holding tight to $5,000 level following the overarching losses witnessed yesterday. The reversal took place as soon as BTC/USD stepped above $5,400. The decline was unstoppable at various support levels including the trendline and $5,200. There was a drop below $5,000, however, it was short-lived as the buyers fought to pull back.

At present, Bitcoin is trading at $5,022.89 and is below the 50 SMA-hour 100 SMA 1-hour. Consolidation above $5,000 level is expected to take center stage in the coming sessions. According to the Relative Strength Index (RSI) motionless at 44.44, bullish pressure is equal to bear pressure. This means that the market is indecision and can go either direction depending on the force that breaks out first.

However, it essential to note that the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is revamping the direction upwards to show that the trend is leaning more to the bullish side. BTC/USD must correct above $5,200 breakout point for a continued uptrend towards $5,400. Meanwhile, staying above $5,000 will prevent declines that are likely to test $4,800.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

Bitcoin price prediction: November fails to impress, what about an action-filled December 2019?

Bitcoin is staring into a bottomless pit mid though the month of November. The past two years have seen Bitcoin start to stir movement upwards in November.

More Bitcoin News

The cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin and major altcoins recover from early losses

The cryptocurrency market is navigating a sea of red on Friday. Bitcoin and all major altcoins are nursing losses both on a day-to-day basis and since the beginning of the day.

More Cryptocurrencies News

XRP/USD on the verge of a falling wedge pattern breakout

Ripple is trading below a key support week-long support at $0.27. The selling pressure on Thursday forced the price lower refreshing the levels towards $0.26. XRP commenced the trading on Friday at $0.2679 and touched a high of $0.2690.

More Ripple News

Litecoin price update: LTC/USD takes back $60 support, is $65 hurdle breakable?

Litecoin is in the middle of a recovery move following the recent slide below $60. The accrued gains chopping exercise that has been going on since the week started after another failed attempt to correct towards $65.

More Litecoin News


Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: In the middle of nowhere

Bitcoin has been drifting down since the beginning of the week, as the bulls have no luck with the recovery campaign launched during the previous weekend.

Read the weekly forecast