Bitcoin Price Cautious Into Fed Announcement

Venzen Khaosan @venzen
September 20, 2016

Bitcoin price, like most markets, is crawling into Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee rates announcement.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis

Time of analysis: 14h00 UTC Tuesday

Bitstamp 1-Hour Candle Chart

From the analysis pages of, earlier today:

The slow rate of progress in the 1hr and 4hr charts is likely to change in the coming 24 hours as a Fed rates announcement looms at 19h00 UTC tomorrow, Wednesday 21 September. Wider market consensus appears to be that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is unlikely to raise its funds rate tomorrow, and that the Committee will defer a rates hike to December.

The announcement should prompt the market to continue advancing toward $680 (Bitstamp) and for price to gain upward momentum into, or after, the event.

The support and resistance that should constrain price in the coming 24 hours are annotated with orange and green zones in the chart.


Bitcoin price meanders, yet, despite sluggish price action the 1day and 1week charts bias outlook to bullish. Wednesday’s Fed rates announcement (scheduled for 19h00 UTC) should see the market gain volatility and eventual progress toward $680.

Bitstamp Depth Chart and Buy/Sell Volume

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Venzen Khaosan @venzen

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