December is proving to be another blockbuster month for Bitcoin as the flow of institutional investors injecting funds into Bitcoin continues to increase.
Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy announced that it had raised $650 million worth of convertible bonds at a rate of 0.75% due in 2025. The company now plans to invest the net proceeds in Bitcoin after identifying its “working capital needs and other general corporate purposes.”
When institutional investors show such a large appetite to buy Bitcoin (BTC) near the all-time high, it is no surprise that the corrections have been shallow.
Tyler Winklevoss said in a recent interview with CNBC that institutional investors are worried about the “oncoming inflation and the scourge of inflation with all the money printing and the stimulus from the COVID pandemic lockdowns.” Hence, they have been putting money into Bitcoin.
Today, Bitcoin price surged back above the $19,000 level and it may challenge the psychological $20,000 resistance. If this level is broken out with conviction, it may create FOMO among retail traders as many have not participated in the current rally.
If money from retail investors also starts gushing in, then Bitcoin could pick up momentum and start the next leg of the up-move.
Along with Bitcoin, there are a few altcoins that may participate in the up-move next week. Let’s study the charts of the top-5 cryptocurrencies in order to spot the critical support and resistance levels to watch out for.
Bitcoin closed below the 20-day exponential moving average ($18,435) on Dec. 10 and 11. However, the long tail on the Dec. 11 candlestick shows that the bulls purchased the dip instead of panicking and dumping their positions.
The price rose above the 20-day EMA on Dec. 12 and this could have trapped some aggressive bears who went short in the past few days expecting a sharp fall. This short…