$6,550: Bitcoin Charts Suggest New Target for Price Rally

The corrective rally in bitcoin (BTC) could gather momentum if key resistance above $6,500 is crossed on the back of high volumes, according to technical charts.

The leading cryptocurrency witnessed a symmetrical triangle breakout last week, opening doors for a stronger corrective rally towards $6,800–$7,000.

However, despite the bullish setup, BTC was rejected near $6,600 on Friday and spent the weekend trading in a sideways manner in the range of $6,350–$6,550. As a result, the immediate bullish outlook has been neutralized.

Further, trading volumes fell to a two-month low of $3.22 billion on Saturday, putting a question mark on the sustainability of the recovery from the recent lows near $6,100.

That said, the corrective move could resume if the cryptocurrency sees a high volume bullish break from the three-day long narrowing price range.

At press time, BTC is changing hands at $6,490 on Bitfinex – down 0.10 percent on a 24-hour basis.

4-hour chart

As can be seen, BTC has charted a narrowing price range over the weekend. A break above $6,540 (triangle resistance) would signal a continuation of the rally from the Sept. 8 low of $6,119.

More importantly, it would strengthen the bullish case put forward by last week’s bullish relative strength index (RSI) divergence and symmetrical triangle breakout…

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