A market correction was on the cards ever since bitcoin went past its previous all-time-highs, but the tremendous buying spree of new institutional giants such as Grayscale, MicroStrategy, and Square Inc, kept bitcoin’s bullish momentum strong. Tom DeMark, a crypto analyst by profession has predicted that the bulls would exhaust by the weekend based on his time model. He explained,
“Although it appears treacherous to take such a stance, here is what our combined timing models are suggesting about Bitcoin at this time, that the top cryptocurrency would see a pending upside trend exhaustion,”
“The prior instances in which this long term model has spoken include the precise December 18, 2017 high, the precise low day December 14, 2018, and then the precise June 26, 2019, high day,”
Stock Markets & Crypto Market Bleed Alike Despite Stimulus Deal Finalization
The US Congress finally came to an agreement over the long-pending stimulus package approving a $900 billion stimulus which would also provide for $600 stimulus checks to citizens. The long-awaited stimulus deal was believed to be the reason behind the recent price rally in the stock markets seeing new record highs. However, the market reaction in the wake of the stimulus deal finalization tells a whole different story.
The crypto market was no different as along with bitcoin, most of the altcoins were also in red seeing a sharp retrace against the gains made over the past week. The top cryptocurrency is currently holding $22.5 K which is a key support level and considered to be a whale cluster support area. Holding the ground would be vital for the top cryptocurrency as per popular crypto analyst Joseph Young.
Bitcoin recovers at around $22,500, which the newsletter identified as a whale cluster support area a few days ago.
Still shaky, but technically, holding $22.5k is key.
Be safe out there! pic.twitter.com/NOUjsP4Re2
— Joseph Young (@iamjosephyoung) December 21, 2020
$474 Million Bitcoin Longs Liquidated in Just 4 Hrs
Clearly, the streets are red in crypto today and as per the latest data nearly $474 Million Bitcoin long positions were liquidated in just a span of 4 hours. Many analysts were predicting the over-leveraged Bitcoin positions above $23,000 and it seems they just fell like a domino with no major support so far.
The RSI on the weekly chart is still above 80 and shows the correction might not be just over. Though the long term technicals still look good for Bitcoin but in short term a very high volatility and downward movement is expected.
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