18.05.2021

Bull Flag Breakout Brings Bitcoin Price to $9,200

The breakout brought the price to $9,200 and at the time of writing Bitcoin price has pulled back to the $9,100 level where traders are attempting to establish support. 

Bitcoin price has risen over the $9K mark for the second time in 24-hours. On Saturday the day bulls managed to push the price of the top listed crypto-asset on CoinMarketCap to $9,010 but the price quickly rejected at the top of the bull pennant and pulled back to the $8,800 support before making a successful second attempt at breaking out.

On the shorter timeframe traders will note that the breakout occurred on a slight spike in volume but purchasing volume has now returned to the levels seen earlier in the day.

BTC USDT 4-hour chart
BTC USDT 4-hour chart.

A few possibilities could play out over the next few hours: Bitcoin price could consolidate between $9,200 and the bull pennant trendline which is also aligned with a high volume node on the VPVR at $8,900.

Another more bullish outcome would entail Bitcoin price pushing through the resistance at $9,200 to exploit a small gap on the VPVR from $9,176-$9,486.

A short-term bearish scenario would occur is the price pulled below the 20-MA and $8,685 as the price could then drop to $8,400.

At the time of writing, a bullish outcome seem more likely as the MACD and RSI remain bullish on the 1 and 4-hour timeframe.

Risk averse traders are likely to wait for a retest of the $8,800 support whereas more aggressive traders could consider buying a breakout above $9,200 and profit taking at $9,400 and $9,700.

Bitcoin daily price chart
Bitcoin daily price chart.

A handful of altcoins also rallied higher as Bitcoin rallied above $9,000. Ether (ETH) gained 2.34%, Litecoin (LTC) added 3.24%, Ethereum Classic (ETC) moved up by an impressive 11.59%.

According to CoinMarketCap, the overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $254.9 billion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 65.7%.

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