A sea of red at weekly opening?

  • The recent downside bias remains intact across the crypto market.
  • Top 3 widely traded coins to shed about 15% each on the week.

The world’s no. 1 digital coin, Bitcoin, is seen resuming its recent bearish momentum, as we head towards the weekly closing. However, the second most traded cryptocurrency, Ethereum, remains the less hated amongst the top three most favorite digital asset, as it loses nearly 1.5% so far this Sunday. Meanwhile, the first coin now eyes the half-yearly lows once again, enjoying a market capitalization of $ 131.30 billion. The total market capitalization of the top 20 cryptocurrencies now stands at $199.10 billion, as cited by CoinMarketCap.

The top three coins are seen extending the downward spiral in the week ahead, with the key supports and resistances noted below, as indicated by the Confluence Detector.

BTC/USD: $ 6,787 – back on sight

Bitcoin is trying hard to defend the $ 7,100 mark, as it continues to meet heavy selling pressure, with the half-yearly lows of 6,787 now seen as the next downside target amid a lack of substantial supports to restrict the sellers.

Meanwhile, any recovery attempt is likely to get sold off into the initial resistance near 7,220/50, the confluence of the 23.6% Fibonacci Retracement (Fib) level of the weekly price action (1W), 10 and 50-hourly Simple Moving Averages (HMA).

Should the bulls manage to surpass the last, the critical resistances around 7,300 and 7,350 are unlikely to allow the recovery momentum to extend. That area is the intersection of the 38.2% Fib of the daily price action (1D), Bollinger band 1H Middle and the previous high on the hourly sticks (1H).

 ETH/USD: Path of least resistance is to the downside

Ethereum has come under fresh selling pressure, as it continues to run into a pack of resistances on its every attempt above the 150 handle. The resistances are located between 151.50-152.00, where the Fib 38.2% and 23.6% Fib 1D, 10 and 5-4H SMA…

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