Bitcoin correction looms as 4-hour death cross beckons

Bitcoin is approaching a critical four-hour death cross as momentum significantly subsides following the Coinbase direct listing on Nasdaq this time last week

Bitcoin is on the brink of a macro reversal in terms of price action having slumped dramatically from its all-time high of $65,000 just one week after the Coinbase’s share went live on Nasdaq.

The world’s largest cryptocurrency is currently consolidating in the $55,000 region following a sharp rejection from the $57.2k level of resistance on Tuesday evening.

Whilst several analysts are predicting that this is the final pullback before another charge to a new all-time high, the four-hour exponential moving average formation demonstrates a severe lack of momentum.

The four-hour 50 EMA crossed the 200 EMA to the upside on October 9 when Bitcoin was worth $11,150 in what is called a “golden cross”. Since then, Bitcoin has embarked on a quite incredible bull market with a 480% rally to the upside.

During which the 50 EMA has failed to cross back below the 200 EMA as the uptrend continued to form new highs at $40,000, $58,500, $61,800 and more recently $65,000.

BTCUSD chart by TradingView

However, the 50 EMA is now aggressively angled to the downside, with it being just $600 away from the 200 EMA at $57,550. A cross will likely take place today unless Bitcoin can surge to above $57,500 before the next two candle closures.

Previous four-hour death crosses have led to a series of major corrections in the price of Bitcoin, with a cross in November 2019 preceding a 25% pullback while the subsequent cross in February 2020 came before a 63% correction.

It’s worth noting that the death cross is not confirmed until the 50 EMA has closed a four-hour candle below the 200 EMA, with a potential move expected to happen over the coming weeks.

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author should not be considered as financial advice. We do not give advice on financial products.

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