This article will get a little technical and interesting for traders. The main topic addressed is Bitcoin price and its local top for the ongoing bull rally. The secondary topic will be an alt season and why Layer 2 tokens, especially, Optimism, will rally next.
Bitcoin price could form local top at $36,000
Michael Huddleston, a popular Forex and Stock market trader known commonly as InnerCircleTrader (ICT), posted his take on Bitcoin price on April 16.
The chart details two important formations on the weekly – a bearish breaker and FVG, both of which could limit the upside potential for Bitcoin. Hence, ICT is suggesting that there is a potential for BTC to form a local top anywhere from $34,243 to $41,330.
BTC/USDT 1-week chart
What is Bearish Breaker?
A bearish breaker is a setup that focuses on the down candlesticks between two higher highs. As seen in the chart below, the asset forms two higher highs and then proceeds to correct, producing a lower low. Come recovery time, the said asset typically faces heavy selling pressure as it tags the down candlesticks between the higher highs.
Fair Value Gap (FVG)
An FVG is an inefficiency formed when the asset moves quickly in a single direction without allowing the other camp to participate. As a result, gaps are formed on candlesticks where the wicks on either side of a candlestick do not fill it.
The image below shows FVGs formed after a sudden spike in buying pressure and a quick selloff, respectively.
Alt season and what to expect next?
While the local top is still far from being formed, investors need to focus on alt season and the coins that are likely going to pump next. With Arbitrum taking a massive leap over the last week and BTC looking comfortable at around $30,000, these profits are likely going to rotate into the next big thing – and it could be Optimism.
Before Arbitrum, Optimism got all the hype, so it is only natural to assume that these profits will find their way into OP or other Layer 2 solutions.
OP/USDT 1-day chart
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