Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin Price Recovery Could be Short-Lived

Bitcoin (BTC) is looking to regain poise after its drop to two-month lows on Sunday, but the recovery will likely be short-lived, the technical charts indicate.

At press time, BTC is changing hands at $6,825 on Bitfinex – up 3 percent from the two-month low of $6,619.

The recovery could be associated with extreme oversold conditions highlighted by the relative strength index (RSI) yesterday and could be extended further in the next 24 hours.

However, crossing $7,000 in a convincing manner will be easier said than done, as the area around the psychological hurdle is packed with key technical resistance lines. Further, the long duration charts have turned bearish, so holding on to gains above $7,000 will be a challenge for BTC’s bulls.

Hence, the recovery could turn out to be a dead cat bounce – a temporary recovery in a bear market that is followed by a resumption of the downtrend.

Daily chart

On the way higher, BTC could face stiff resistance at May 29 low of 7,040 (former support turned resistance). Interestingly, the pennant floor (former support) is also lined up at $7,040.

Further, a key Fibonacci retracement level is located around $7,000, as seen in the chart below.

Hourly chart

The 38.2 percent Fibonacci retracement of the latest leg down in prices is $7,008.

What’s more, the cryptocurrency is struggling to find acceptance above $6,859 (23.6 percent Fibonacci retracement). The failure to beat a less important Fibonacci hurdle only indicates how tough it could be for bitcoin to scale $7,008 (38.2 percent Fibonacci hurdle)…

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