Starting from the first day of October and to the end of the week, the Bitcoin to USD exchange rate has been in a rollercoaster, with bullish and bearish price action and chart patterns to support the moves. Read on to get our overview of the pair, looking back into history and moving forward.
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BTCUSD: Monthly Chart
From the monthly chart of the Bitcoin to USD chart illustration above, we’ll come to notice that nothing much has changed as the pair still remains enclosed within the bearish triangle alongside the bearish accumulation pattern formed after the closing price of the month of September. The patterns formed above indicate huge bearish sentiment on the part of speculators and investors from this time horizon. On the other hand, a sudden price close above the bearish accumulation resistance level of 7337.50 signals a change in polarity and a switch from bearish to bullish sentiment.
BTCUSD: Weekly Chart
Price volatility and volume appear to be on the decline as the above weekly price chart shows small body candle bars. Not forgetting the fact that the pair has not yet broken out of a successive lower high in the bearish trend.
Another interesting one is the bearish hidden divergence pattern which we’ve been paying attention to since the previous weeks, as we patiently wait for a bearish dead cross of the MACD oscillator.
BTCUSD: Daily Chart
The daily price chart still remains in an oscillatory motion trading from a swing high to swing low and vice versa. It’s worth mentioning that the 19th of September was the CBOE XBT Expiration date. This fundamental event culminating with a double bullish accumulation patter lead to a bullish swing in the price of the BTCUSD as crypto brokers and traders are on the lookout for fundamental and technical pattern alignments such as these.
Moving forward to the 28th of September, no particular price action pattern was triggered. However on the 29th of September, as the month winds up to a halt, the pair triggered a bearish accumulation pattern which high lights the sentiment of traders, speculators and investors.
BTCUSD: 4-hour Chart
Still referencing the Cboe XBT Expiration date, from the 4-hourly chart, the pair triggered a huge bullish engulfing/mother bar on the 19th of September and later followed by a triple bullish accumulation pattern which confirms the bullish rally with another bullish engulfing bar and a bullish accumulation pattern.
From our last analysis of the 4-hourly chart, we observed bearish breakdowns of bullish accumulation patterns, bring us to a conclusion that a short-selling trade is worth placing at the level. Trading from these short-term time frames require deploying a trailing stop to lock in trade profits or bring a trade to break even, should there be a sudden upswing.
BTCUSD: 1-hour Chart
In order to get a clearer view of the bearish false break of the 4-hour chart, this time around, we decide to zoom in a little closer. A bullish regular divergence pattern is formed comparing the MACD oscillator to the price. As the trend intensifies, further bullish divergence patterns are triggered in the form of hidden and regular divergence patterns on 5th and 6th of October.
Conclusion and Projection
Approaching trading the BTCUSD pair from a lower time frame alone, one may be misled about the true structure of the time series chart, however, putting the higher time frames into perspective offers clear vision into the long-term bearish nature of the pair as we target the $4000.00 zone. This may take effect at the Cboe XBT Expiration date coming up on the 17th of October.