September 28, 2022

Bitcoin (BTC) was rejected by a long-term resistance line final week and created a bearish engulfing candlestick. The worth is prone to breaking down from a long-term horizontal assist space.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet on Sept. 20 and 21 so as to focus on easy methods to deal with the inflation challenge. To date, the FOMC has raised federal fund charges by 25 foundation factors (bps) in March 2022, by 50 bps in Could, and at last by 75 bps in June. At the moment, there may be an 82% chance of a 75-basis factors bps price hike and an 18% probability of a 100-bps price hike. These would enhance the goal price to 300-325 or 325-350, respectively.

Benjamin J. Cohen, a well known political economist, said that: “If you happen to have a look at prior durations of excessive inflation and FED price climbing cycles, there may be really loads of proof that the underside is not going to be in till the FED will get near the top of their subsequent spherical of price cuts, moderately than price hikes. Nonetheless, there are some situations in historical past, when the SPX bottomed close to when price hikes ended”

This may be clearly seen in each 2009 (black) and 2020 (white). Rates of interest (purple) had been falling for near a yr earlier than the S&P500 lastly reached a backside. So, because the Fed remains to be elevating its rates of interest, this is able to recommend that the present S&P 500 backside remains to be not in. 

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With that in thoughts, it’s intriguing to have a look at the worth motion of BTC to estimate the place a backside will probably be reached on this present cycle.

BTC motion

BTC has been falling since reaching an all-time excessive worth of $69,000 in November 2021. The downward motion has to date led to a neighborhood low of $17,622 in June 2022. 

Whereas Bitcoin started an upward transfer shortly after, it was rejected by the descending resistance line final week (purple icon) and promptly created a bearish engulfing candlestick (highlighted) within the weekly chart. This can be a bearish candlestick sample by which the whole earlier week’s enhance is negated the next week.

On the bullish facet, the weekly RSI appears to have developed a bullish divergence (inexperienced line). Nonetheless, the divergence will not be but confirmed and may very well be invalidated with a continued drop in worth. 

Moreover, BTC is prone to breaking down beneath the $19,000 horizontal assist space. Because the space coincides with the yearly lows, a breakdown beneath it may trigger a swift drop to new lows.

A weekly shut beneath this space would affirm a bearish outlook whereas a breakout above the resistance line would invalidate it.

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