Bitcoin Stalls At $9000
Shain Vernier • 1 min read
January has been a big month for Bitcoin (BTC), as well as the entire cryptocurrency asset class. Over the past three weeks, bidders have dominated the BTC market. Values are up almost $1300 thus far in 2020, a torrid bullish pace. Given the aggregate positivity toward the capital markets in general, one has to wonder if $10,000 BTC is on deck for early February.
Bitcoin, Cryptos Spike To Open 2020
2019 ended for cryptos much like 2018 did; poorly. However, investors appear giddy over the prospects of 2020. Here is a quick look at the monthly action across the leading coins:
Coin %Gain Key Number
Bitcoin BTC +16.87% $9000
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) +75.91% $330
Ethereum ETH +27.39% $165
Litecoin LTC +36.71% $55
So, is the crypto winter finally drawing to a close? I’m not sure that we are there yet, but things are looking good across the entirety of the asset class.
January Bitcoin Futures (BTC) On The Bull To Open 2020
As of this writing, $9000 is the key level for January Bitcoin futures. It has withstood several concerted tests and remains valid topside resistance.
Here are a few levels worth watching for BTC as the week unfolds:
- Resistance(1): Psyche Level, $9000
- Support(1): Bollinger MP, $8080
Bottom Line: For the past five sessions, BTC has entered a consolidation phase. However, the bullish trend remains intact and a long-side bias is warranted. If we see a pullback from $9000, a buying opportunity will come into play from just above $8000.
Until we see a hard test of $10,000, I will have buy orders in the Bitcoin queue from $8125. With an initial stop at $7845, this trade produces $250 profit using a slightly sub-1:1 risk vs reward management plan.