- Bitcoin price soared to a five-day high following the recovery staged over the weekend.
- The confluence detector places the first resistance at $10,439.
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Bitcoin immediately retreats from a five-day high
Bitcoin price soared to a five-day high following the recovery staged over the weekend. A brief surge graced the crypto market with gains from $9,906 to intraday high at $10,676. The move saw drastic that it carried the entire market with it. Ethereum zoomed to highs marginally below $195 while Ripple above the stubborn resistance at $0.28.
Bitcoin confluence levels
After conquering the barrier at $10,223 (currently a support area), Bitcoin scaled the levels almost completing the leg to $10,700. However, the momentum ran out of gas marginally below $10,700. For now, the price is still bullish in spite of the correction from the highs achieved on Monday. The confluence detector places the first resistance at $10,439. The various indicators converging here are the Bollinger Band 15-mins upper, previous high 15-mins, previous high 1-hour and the previous high 4-hour.
Trading above $10,439 hurdle is key for the next leg towards $11,000. However, several mild resistance zones must be cleared including $10,655, $10,871.
On the downside, we can expect declines to find support at $10,223: SMA 100 15-mins, SMA 5 4-hour, and BB 1-hour Middle. In case of a stronger reversal, traders must stay alert for these minor support levels: $10,115, $10,007, $9,899 and $9,467.
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