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78% Fibonacci Retracement Stands Tall For Bitcoin (BTC)

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

Earlier this week, I broke down a key technical support level facing Bitcoin (BTC) futures. The $6200 to $6000 range stood tall, setting up a two-day rally in the cryptocurrency. Today’s action has been moderately bearish. Is BTC set to rally on the cash markets this weekend? Let’s dig into the daily technicals and find out.

September Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

The last six sessions have featured muted trade in Bitcoin (BTC) futures. Since the directional move south of September 5 and 6, this market has traded sideways setting up an “L” formation. For the time being, it appears that the 78% retracement level at $6205 is valid support.

September Bitcoin Futures (BTC), Daily Chart
September Bitcoin Futures (BTC), Daily Chart

Here are the key numbers facing BTC for the remainder of the session:

  • Resistance(1): 38% Current Wave Retracement, $6610 (Not pictured)
  • Resistance(2): Bollinger MP, 6652
  • Resistance(3): Daily SMA, 6740

Bottom Line: At press time, BTC futures are trading near the $6450 handle. In the event we see a bullish bump later today or early Monday, a shorting opportunity from resistance will come into play.

Through Monday, I will have sell orders queued up beneath the current 38% retracement at $6600. Using an initial stop at $6745, this trade produces 29 ticks using a 1:1 risk vs reward management plan.

When trading BTC, it is important to remember that cash exchanges remain open throughout the weekend. Directional moves in pricing are possible while the futures market is closed. This must be considered when determining position size and assuming risk into the weekly break.

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About the author

Shain Vernier is our US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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