Over the past few days, Bitcoin has been subject to heavy volatility.
After surmounting $10,000 on the weekend, the cryptocurrency plunged by 4% earlier this week, falling from $10,200 to $9,700 in a matter of minutes. After settling around $9,750, the price of Bitcoin jumped by 4% today, rallying as Bitfinex began enacting a scheduled maintenance of their exchange.
While some have said that this price action is a precursor to a larger drawdown that will take prices to the low-$9,000s, maybe lower, a leading analyst is convinced BTC will trade as high as $11,500 in the coming weeks.
Bitcoin Still on Track to Hit $11,000s, Top Analyst Says
In the middle of 2019, when investors were calling for Bitcoin to slingshot to $20,000, trader Dave the Wave was calling for rationality in the crypto markets. Case in point: he said the price of BTC would retrace to the mid-$6,000s, claiming the asset was then overextended on a long-term basis.
While many initially laughed off this comment, Dave was proven right when in December, Bitcoin reached the mid-$6,000s, finding a bottom in this region.
The analyst is now calling for Bitcoin to rally to $11,000 to $11,500 — 7.7% and 12.7% higher than the current price, respectively — citing the fact that the cryptocurrency is currently trading in a “mini-mini parabola” that is a “fractal of a fractal.” He expects the cryptocurrency to reach the aforementioned target before seeing a deeper pullback.
Reversal back up again. The big IF of the above chart didn’t eventuate. How high can it go? Looking at the second to last chart above – 11K range before the ‘50%’ consolidation [in real terms].
Minor view – break out here and now of the triangle formed, the dominant pattern. pic.twitter.com/28wSdV1NkL
— dave the wave (@davthewave) February 11, 2020
Not Alone in Crypto Optimism
Dave the Wave’s call for Bitcoin to enter the $11,000s has been echoed by a number of other prominent analysts.
The cup and handle is an often-bullish chart pattern that sees an asset form two rounded trends, forming the cup and its respective handle. This specific cup and handle has a targeted move of around $11,675.
“Overall, Bitcoin is exactly where [I] anticipated; slowly grinding up towards previous resistance… I’m very much of the opinion that Bitcoin will reach to at least $12,500 level before the halving.”
As to why $12,500 makes sense, he noted that that is the “top target” for a bullish inverse head and shoulders chart that is forming on a medium-term basis for Bitcoin.
Filb Filb has also claimed that Bitcoin is likely to “make its way to $11,500 quickly,” citing the asset’s recent close above $9,500.
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