Bitcoin Price Drifting Sideways

In the ongoing correction below significant chart resistance near $243 (Bitfinex) and 1507 CNY (BTC-China), the Bitcoin price chart is unfolding a complex corrective price pattern. Today's summary article outlines the market condition, with more extensive analysis to follow on Monday.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis


Time of analysis: 13h26 UTC

Bitfinex 15-Minute Chart

Bitfinex 15-Minute Chart

Why The Preference For BTC-China Charts In Analysis?

From the analysis pages of xbt.social, earlier today:

A wave count showing the progress of the correction. The labeling does not show it, but price may push higher from label "d" to extend the current price wave, before declining in a more complex wave "C". The labels "d" and "e" assume a simpler correction that completes at support anywhere between $232 and $237 (Bitfinex).

A move above the resistance ceiling at $243 (Bitfinex) and 1506 CNY (BTC-China) should see acceleration to the upside, to initial targets at $250 and potentially $270.

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Summary

Price action has slowed down and there is little movement other than maintaining the corrective middle-ground near $240 and 1490 CNY. The market is consolidating and traders are best advised to wait for the next move down to complete so price may show if the market wants to rally or continue crawling east. A breach of the resistance ceiling at $243 (Bitfinex) and 1506 CNY (BTC-China) means advance is underway.

Bitfinex orderbook depth shows large orders tightly packed around the area of price action:

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