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Trading Legend Peter Brandt Expects BTC Price to Be at $5,500 After Bitcoin Halvening

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  • Trading vet Peter Brandt doesn't think that the upcoming Bitcoin halving will be immediately bullish for Bitcoin

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Commodity trading vet Peter Brandt, who can boast more than 40 years of experience in the industry, recently opined that Bitcoin could be trading at $5,500 in July 2020. This price point would mark the bottom of the long-lasting downtrend. 

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More pain before gains 

Recently, Brandt outlined the rationale behind the aforementioned figure. In his "$100,000 ahead... but when and how?" video, he opined that BTC could bottom around $5,300 in July if the top coin fails to stage an upside break from the five-month descending channel.

On Sept. 30, after Bitcoin's dramatic 20 percent drop, Brandt predicted that the top coin could find a new bottom in February before a moonshot to $50,000, but it seems like the trading legend had to shift his target. Less than a month earlier, he suggested that the BTC price could have entered its fourth parabolic phase.  

However, if Bitcoin breaks below the December 2018 low of $3,200, this could mean the end of its story, according to Brandt.

"It's at that point that I would capitulate. Should we violate this level decisively, I would come to the conclusion that Bitcoin story is over and it's done with."  

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Miners will keep operating 

The most interesting part about Brandt's recent price call is that he predicts that Bitcoin may find a new bottom after the upcoming reward halvening in May 2020. This flies in the face of many bulls who expect the crypto king to rally due to such a highly anticipated event. 

2019 was the least profitable for Bitcoin miners ever, and the main bullish argument for Bitcoin in 2020 seems to be that a plethora of miners would stop operating at a loss. Brandt explains that the miners of metals and farmers tend to remain in business despite facing losses.   

The same is likely to be true for Bitcoin once the block reward gets cut from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC.  

 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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  • Bitcoin (BTC) bulls have high hopes for Q2 after the coronavirus-induced crisis tanked the price of the leading cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization, is set to finish its tumultuous first quarter of 2020 in the red with a 10.65 percent drop, according to crypto data provided by Skew.    

As reported by U.Today, it suffered a price crash of enormous magnitude due to the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the global economic shock. 

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The stellar quarter that wasn't 

In early 2020, Bitcoin was on track to have its best Q1 since 2013. In fact, it gained more than 50 percent after reaching its current yearly high of $10,508 on Feb. 13. However, this rally hit a snag and BTC printed its first negative February close in six years

All bull dreams have been brutally shattered after the 'Black Thursday' of May 12. On top of halving its price in less than one day, BTC was actually in great danger of hitting zero because of a string of liquidations on BitMEX. 

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The odds are in the bulls' favor  

That said, there is still a good chance that the bulls can stage an impressive comeback in Q2, which is historically the most successful quarter for the leading cryptocurrency.

Last year, BTC kicked off its impressive rally on Apr. 2 with a sudden 20 percent price pump.   

At press time, BTC is sitting at $6,480, continuing its streak of range-bound price action.  

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