Bitcoin Price Slump Flashes ‘Buy’ Signal in Sub-$10,000 Crash

Journalist:
Ben Brown
July 17, 2019

Bitcoin price continued its plunge below $10,000 on Wednesday, touching $9,274 on Coinbase. The fall marks a 32 percent pullback from the year’s high.

For many analysts, the move below $10k is a bearish sign with further drops on the horizon. But could this pullback be a buying opportunity?

Bitcoin price correction

Bitcoin enjoyed a parabolic rise to almost $14,000 in July. The market is now cooling off, shedding almost a third of its value. This isn’t unusual for BTC which witnessed at least nine 30-40% pullbacks in the 2016-17 bull run.

Trader Josh Rager thinks bitcoin’s latest correction could run as low as $8,000 before buyers rush in again.

“My current Bitcoin view for max correction is near $8k (give or take 5%) which would be a near 40%+ pullback.”

A buying opportunity?

Despite the bearish sentiment, Rager remains bullish long-term. He said the four-digit bitcoin price is a gift – the perfect buying opportunity.

“Everyone should be liking this price action as you get another opportunity to buy under $10k+”

As CCN has reported, numerous analysts believe this is the last chance to buy bitcoin in the four-figure range before it recovers to all-time highs.

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Last modified (UTC): July 17, 2019 07:55

Tags: Bitcoin
Ben Brown

Ben is a journalist with a decade of experience covering financial markets. Based in London, UK, his writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and he was Chief Editor at Block Explorer, the world's longest-running source of Blockchain data. Reach him at benjamin-brown.uk or on Twitter at _Ben_Brown. Email ben @ benjamin-brown.uk.