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BCH breaks above the short-term resistance at $233 — is $250 next?

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Instead of trading the chop in the middle of the range, a more consistent trade would be to look to short the range highs at the psychological $250 resistance

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Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.

  • The volume indicators showed there was some demand to drive prices higher.
  • The $250-$260 was a significant resistance zone in the past month and might not be breached quickly.

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] posted enormous gains in June. It surged from $104 to $329 but has retraced half those gains since then. The higher timeframe charts showed a clear bullish bias. Yet, in the lower timeframes, a good portion of the bullish sentiment has evaporated.

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It is common for an asset to see a period of retracement and accumulation after a wild rally. Bitcoin Cash could be seeing one at the time of writing. It formed a short-term range- and traders can profit from this range.

BCH was at the mid-range mark, giving traders the opportunity to plan for both directions

Bitcoin Cash [BCH]

Source: BCH/USDT on TradingView

In August, Bitcoin Cash traded between $250 and $217. These levels were confirmed as the range extremities on 7 and 8 August, when the price touched the low and then the high within 48 hours.

At the time of writing the price was at the mid-range mark. However, the volume indicators showed the buyers have an advantage. The Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) was at +0.17 to signal significant capital inflow to the BCH market. The On-Balance Volume (OBV) also appeared to form a higher low and climb over the past two days.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) jumped above neutral 50 to show bullish momentum. The market structure on the four-hour chart was also bullish after the recent lower high from 12 August at $231 was beaten on 13 August.

A steady rise in spot CVD signaled a rally toward $250 was inbound

Bitcoin Cash [BCH]

Source: Coinalyze

Since 12 August, the spot CVD has slowly trended higher. This indicated increased buying volume. In recent hours, BCH threatened to break the mid-range mark. This bounce was accompanied by rising Open Interest. Hence, speculator sentiment was bullish. Yet, the funding rate was bearish, which suggested the opposite.

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It was possible that further gains would see bulls flock to the market in the short-term and shift the funding rate positive, but as things stood a reversal from the mid-range was what traders seemed to expect.

Instead of trading the chop in the middle of the range, a more consistent trade would be to look to short the range highs at the psychological $250 resistance. Longing at the range lows was also viable.


Akashnath Sumukar works as a Senior Journalist at AMBCrypto. Based in Chennai, India, he has been an avid follower of the cryptocurrency market since Bitcoin’s boom and bust cycle of 2017. A graduate in Chemical Engineering, he is an expert in technical analysis. In fact, Akashnath has a particular interest in reading price charts and predicting how an asset will move over the short and long term. A self-taught trader and as someone who holds cryptos himself, he is always on the lookout for the next opportunity he can possibly capitalize on, while also educating his audience.
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