Bitcoin may not be able to build on the relief rally as it heads into the year-end, a key technical indicator thatâ€™s flipped bearish amid heightened macro risks indicates.
- â€œThe weekly MACD is on a â€˜sellâ€™ signal for the first time since April, increasing risk into year end,â€ Katie Stockton, founder and managing partner of Fairlead Strategies, said in a weekly research note shared with CoinDesk on Monday. There is room for a further sell-off to a point where the asset starts looking oversold in the intermediate-term, she wrote.
- The MACD histogram is a technical indicator used to identify trend reversals and trend strength.
- The indicatorâ€™s dip into negative territory implies a bullish-to-bearish trend change. Deeper bars below the zero line indicate strengthening of bearish momentum.
- The previous bearish crossover confirmed in late April was followed by consecutive weekly losses of more than 10% that saw prices drop to $30,000 from $58,000.
- While bitcoin has bounced almost 20% from Saturdayâ€™s low of under $43,000, the cryptocurrency has yet to retake the bullish trendline from July lows breached last week.
- According to Stockton, the bounce could be fleeting with upside likely to be capped around resistance at $55,000. Lingering Fed jitters, Omicron fears and China property market concerns indicate limited upside in the short-term.