• Bitcoin has further extended its long-held bout of sideways trading as it hovers within the lower-$9,000 region
  • It is continuing to flash some signs of weakness, however, as its price has been unable to garner any upwards momentum
  • This weakness has caused the one indicator to suggest that the crypto could be positioned to see a swift movement to lows of $7,100 if it is unable to garner any heavy buying pressure
  • This comes as the crypto’s sellers begin flipping a previous support level into resistance, signaling that further short-term weakness is imminent

Bitcoin’s lackluster price action isn’t letting up, as the cryptocurrency is currently caught within a bout of trading between $9,000 and $10,000.

This range has been established over the past couple of months, and each break above or below it has been fleeting.

It is a strong possibility that this consolidation phase is BTC’s way of “coiling up” before it makes a massive movement.

One technical indicator seems to suggest that this next movement could heavily favor bears, as the Ichimoku Cloud shows that a breakdown could lead the crypto to $7,100.

That being said, the same indicator also suggests that a breakout could catalyze some significant momentum that sends it to $13,000.

Bitcoin Flashes Signs of Short-Term Weakness as Previous Support Becomes Resistance 

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down just over 1% at its current price of $9,080. This is around where it has been trading over the past couple of days.

Last week, BTC incurred some turbulence when its price ran to highs of $9,800 before facing a rejection that sent it down to lows of $8,900.

Although this jeopardized the crypto’s consolidation phase, buyers had enough strength to send it back above the lower boundary of its established range.

One factor to be aware of is a recent support-resistance flip of $9,225 that could fuel further downside.

An analyst spoke about this level in a recent tweet, explaining that “bulls want to be above it.”

“Daily price action. Previous support now resistance; bulls want to be above it…” he explained.


Image Courtesy of Teddy. Chart via TradingView

BTC’s Ichimoku Cloud Shows Price Could Soon Reel To $7,100

Bitcoin’s Ichimoku Cloud is showing that the next movement will likely be massive, with an upside target sitting around $13,000 and a downside target at $7,100.

It is important to note that the consecutive rejections at $10,000, frequent lower highs, and recent support-resistance flip all seem to suggest that this next movement will be downwards.

“1D BTC Cloud still shows weakening bullish momentum…” one popular analyst said while pointing to a chart showing the cloud.

Image Courtesy of Josh Olszewicz. Chart via TradingView

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