Bitcoin Price Analysis: How This Falling Wedge Pattern Is BTC/USD Only Power Boost To $10k

  • Bitcoin price hits a thick resistance all at $9,500 but bulls are intentional on containing the price above $9,400.
  • The falling wedge pattern remains the key to $10,000 as long as the breakout is accorded proper volume support.

Bitcoin price is struggling with the amount of selling pressure at $9,500. All attempts to break above this level have been thwarted by acute selling pressure. For instance, On Tuesday, Bitcoin bulls pushed the price far above $9,500 but they hit a thick wall at $9,600. A reversal ensued, sending Bitcoin back to $9,250 support. At the time of writing, BTC/USD has recovered slightly above $9,400 but the selling pressure in the market is has gone nowhere.

Marginally above the market value ($9,400), Bitcoin is facing a hurdle at the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) on the 4-hour chart. Before the price wriggles further north, the bullish momentum is challenged by another seller congestion brought about a prominent descending trendline. The trendline forms part of a falling wedge pattern (discussed below).

BTC/USD 4-hour chart

BTC/USD price chart by Tradingview

From a technical perspective, Bitcoin is generally dealing with a bearish biased trend. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is changing direction downwards, suggesting that declines are likely to continue towards $9,250 (recent support). On the other hand, the MACD shows that buying pressure is not absent per se. For this reason, Bitcoin has a fighting chance to contain losses above $9,400.

Glancing up, the formation of a falling wedge pattern presents a glimmer of hope to the investors that recovery will come eventually. If a break above the wedge comes into the picture and Bitcoin is treated to proper volume, we could see a smooth ride above $9,600 as well as the levels heading to $10,000. In the meantime, sustaining the price above $9,400 is the bulls’ priority.

Bitcoin Intraday Levels

Spot rate: $9,400

Relative change: -57

Percentage change: -0.61

Trend: Bearish

Volatility: High

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