Bitcoin’s Latest Plunge Brings Key Technical Levels Into Play

(Bloomberg) — Bitcoin’s downturn following El Salvador’s struggling rollout of the biggest cryptocurrency as legal tender has actually put numerous crucial technical levels into focus that might indicate higher losses ahead.

The virtual coin was trading at about $44,900 since 9:15 a.m. in London, having moved as much as 17% a day previously prior to paring a few of the losses while El Salvador was resolving some first-day technical problems.

Even with today’s healing Bitcoin is looking more susceptible to more drawdowns.

According to a so-called point and figure analysis — which highlights the instructions of costs without a time measurement — Bitcoin handled an everyday close above the crucial $50,940 level recently prior to encountering fresh resistance from another 45-degree trend-line simply above the very first. A failure to breach this line could strengthen the bearish case once again.

Yesterday’s selloff is now also testing support from the so-called daily trender. The indicator turned bullish in July. Any daily close that ends below the value of the most recent bullish trender line — that currently lies at $46,650 — will flip this indicator back to bearish.

Bitcoin’s recent price swings reinforce the importance of the $41,000 to $43,000 zone. This range has served as resistance several times since the start of the year, and even acted as support in February prior to Bitcoin hit a record of almost $65,000.

The latest price swings in Bitcoin underscore the difficulty for investors to get a read on the cryptocurrency’s true worth amid the noise and volatility.

Analysts with Standard Chartered have attempted to determine such a fundamental rate variety for Bitcoin, based on metrics including as a medium of exchange, store of worth and optimized portfolio positioning. The group ended up with a wide value variety for Bitcoin of $50,000 to $175,000.

“We believe Bitcoin shares characteristics with currencies, commodities and equities,” analysts consisting of Geoff Kendrick stated in the report.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.