Bitcoin price prediction: will BTC breakout toward $22,500?

Bitcoin is currently stuck between $10,800 and $10,400 awaiting for the next trigger. The following technical analysis is based on the Elliott wave theory.

September 5, 2019 | AtoZ Markets – Bitcoin was approaching $11,000 on Thursday before dropping to $10,400. The flagship cryptocurrency will most likely touch $11,000 in the coming hours or days. After a bearish run from late June to the end of August, BTC has started a bullish run in September. It peaked at $10,800 on Wednesday before dropping slightly to $10,550 where it’s currently priced.  Today’s market activities have been quiet and range-bound. Meanwhile, the entire crypto market has added about $30 billion in September so far.

Bitcoin analysis: important price levels

Bitcoin dominance keeps on increasing with some investors now considering it as a safe-haven asset. Despite a wild bearish run in most of the Altcoins, BTC maintains a steady and shallow decline from the 2019 peak of $13,900. Overall, Bitcoin has returned 160% in 2019 and 225% since December 2018 low. With its growing influence, it now makes up 71% of the entire crypto market value.

It remains to be seen whether 2019 bullish trend will continue toward the $19,800 all-time high before the year runs out. Below $19,800, there are resistance levels at $11,000-11,100, $12,300, $13,200 and $13,900. With the current price action, further dip will be expected to be limited above $9,100. If at any time, the bearish correction continues below $9,100, we might see $8,500 and $7,200 providing supports.

Bitcoin analysis: next bullish targets

After the rally to $13,900 in June, BTC completed a big bearish hammer candle pattern. It was expected to be the start of a bearish correction or bearish sideways move. Price seems to have chosen the latter and went sideways spending most of its time between $12,500 and $9,100. A breach of the $13,900 to the upside is expected to see the bullish trend off to $22,500 and $35,000 Fibonacci levels as the chart above shows. What sideways pattern is emerging?

Bitcoin price prediction: Elliott wave analysis

In the last update, we identified the sideways move which has lasted for over 9 weeks, as a triangle pattern. The chart below was used.

Wave (d) is not yet complete. BTC price is expected to hit $11,000-11,100 as the next target. If the price is resisted at the diagonal line, we might see a decline toward $9,600 before the breakout happens as the new chart below shows.

The depth of the wave (e) cannot be ascertained until a breakout away from the wave (b)-(d) line happens. It could be as shallow as $10,500 or as deep as $9,600. Next target will be $22,600. What if a bearish breakout below wave (a)-(c) happens instead, the dip that follows will be expected to be limited at $7,200 before the bullish trend resumes.


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