BTCUSD pushes through key resistance level
Bitcoin/US Dollar Index (BTCUSD) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 15, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 6th day in a row, BTCUSD finished Sunday at 8350.34 gaining $360.19 (4.51%). Today's closing price of 8350.34 marks the highest close since March 25th. The bulls were in full control today, moving the market higher throughout the whole session. Closing above Saturday's high at 8195.34, Bitcoin confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded $241.69 above it intraday.
Daily Candlestick Chart (BTCUSD as at Apr 15, 2018):
Sunday's trading range was $415.99 (5.19%), that's slightly below last trading month's daily average range of $553.34. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly above the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
Breaking through the key resistance level at 8237.16 today, it is now likely to act as support going forward.
Although BTC is experiencing a short-term up trend, this might just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory.
With five out of the other six Major Cryptocurrencies closing higher today, the ones that stand out on the positive side are XRPUSD gaining 7.65% and ETHUSD closing 5.43% higher. On the flipside the worst performer has been EOSUSD closing -2.07% lower. Looking at the Minor Cryptocurrencies, the winners of the day have been BCNUSD surging 35.85% and XEMUSD closing 17.1% higher. The worst performers of the day have been EOSBTC tanking -6.6% and BATBTC closing -0.68% lower. Read more