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Bitcoin Nears Another Technical Support on Weekly Trading Chart: Here's What It Is

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 14:14
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Arman Shirinyan
Bitcoin reached previously tested support and might act as it did in July
Bitcoin Nears Another Technical Support on Weekly Trading Chart: Here's What It Is
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In the last few weeks, Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market in general have not shown the greatest financial results after going through a 30% recovery that was expected by numerous experts in the industry.

Bitcoin reaches a 50-week moving average

According to the most recently provided TradingView data, Bitcoin is currently inching closer to the traditionally strong technical support of the exponential 50-week moving average, which usually acts as a reversal point for assets moving in the uptrend.

Trading View Bitcoin Chart
Source: TradingView

Bitcoin is not unfamiliar with the mentioned support indicator and was already in the same zone back in September. But it has "successfully failed" to reach the line itself and recover back earlier than was previously expected.

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The last direct test of the indicator happened in July when the first cryptocurrency lost more than 45% of its previously gained value. After a short consolidation around the indicator, the asset has started recovering as fast as it retraced down and has reached $51,000 in less than two months.

What happens if the support fails?

Usually, whenever such strong support as the moving average around 50 fails, assets tend to keep their current trend and continue to move in the direction they were moving in before reaching the technical support.

TradingView Daily Chart
Source: TradingView

The same thing happened back in May 2018 when BTC dropped below $6,500, which was the exact value in which the 50-week moving average was moving. After that, the first cryptocurrency dropped even further, reaching its lowest point since September.

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About the author

Arman Shirinyan is a trader, crypto enthusiast and SMM expert with more than four years of experience.

Arman strongly believes that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain will be of constant use in the future. Currently, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of crypto projects and technical analysis of cryptocurrency trading pairs.