As Bitcoin attempts a breakout move above $11,000, an analyst sees the cryptocurrency moving in the opposite direction.
TradingView contributor Vince Prince placed the latest BTC/USD moves inside a descending channel. The chartist wrote in his Thursday analysis that the pair is heading into a so-called distribution zone inside the Channel. The area earlier clipped Bitcoin’s upside attempts twice.
That led Mr. Prince to expect a third climb rejection.
The chart above illustrated the bearish outlook. It showed that BTC/USD could extend its upside retracement to as far as circa $11,500. But then, the pair could undergo a sharp bearish correction towards the first downside target near $10,200, followed by an additional plunge towards $9,000.
The level serves as the bottom of the so-called Accumulation Channel, an area that, according to Mr. Prince, could renew Bitcoin’s bullish bias.
Mr. Prince’s statements followed a retracement rally in the Bitcoin market.
The cryptocurrency broke out of a tiring $10,000-10,400 range ahead of the Federal Reserve’s September meeting on Wednesday. It formed a cyclical top near $11,099 right after the US central bank’s chairman, Jerome Powell, committed to keeping inflation rates near-zero until 2023, as well as targetting inflation above 2 percent.
Market observers noted that Powell’s dovish approach could have Bitcoin aim for higher price levels. Jim Cramer, the founder of the Street, indicated that the central bank’s policy to aid the US economy by printing money makes Bitcoin an attractive hedge against fiat-led inflation.
Morgan Stanley’s Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist Ruchir Sharma also pitched Bitcoin as an alternative to stocks amid central banks’ quantitative easing policies.
Against Mr. Prince’s $9K target, other analysts expected Bitcoin to drop further but while eyeing a pullback from $10,500.
Meanwhile, another analyst extended his downside target towards $10,000-$10,200 should Bitcoin fails to hold $10,500 as support.
Originally from Bitcoinist.com https://ift.tt/3mtbI5N
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