Looking at the daily bitcoin chart you can see that bitcoin dropped below 8000 but couldn't close below it. It looks like the price of bitcoin stopped dropping and has found some ground to stand on.
Why at this level you might ask? Because of multiple reasons.
1. Look at the black that has functioned as resistance before the big run up.
Bitcoin tried to break that resistance numerous times (blue points) but failed. When it did crush that black resistance line it went for a home run and reached an all time high of approximately 20k.
Support becomes resistance when broken and resistance becomes support when broken and that's what's happening here. That same black line that used to be resistance is now acting as a .
]If you want to know more about you can read this article.
(This only works because people believe it works. Technical analyses is nothing more but a self fulfilling prophecy).
2. The areas full with color are called the levels.
When an asset makes a new high it often experiences a pullback to one of these levels before it continues any higher.
So these levels act like support levels and as you can see the btc price dropped to the 61.8 fibonacci level but didn't dropped any further. Again this level provided support!
Does this mean this is a guarantee that the btc price won't drop any further? Ofcourse not. areas are just areas with a lot of buyers or sellers which cause the momentum to (temporarily) stop.
If there are not enough buyers (on support levels) or sellers (on resistance levels) the previous trend will continue after that brief stop.
If you want to know more about levels i suggest you read this article.
3. The 200 line
When you look at the chart you'll see a red line which is called the 200 . This line, as well as the 100 and 150 exponential moving averages often act as support levels.
The reason for this is because traders use those lines as entry targets because they offer a good risk/reward ratio.
To keep it simple; a 200 line on the shows the average price of the asset during the last 200 days. If the actual price of the asset keeps above this you could say it's still compared to the average price of the last 200 days.
If the actual price of the asset drops below that 200 day average it means that the price is compared to the last 200 days. This often indicates a reversal to the downside.
So you could say that those lines act as ''ground zero'' for a and that's the reason why traders love to step in at these area's. If they are wrong and the price drops below that line, they'll soon find out and their loss will be minimal.
If they aren't wrong, they bought in at ground zero and maximize their potential profit.
So that's the reason why you see a lot of buying power at this level. The only question is; Is there enough buying power to not only stop the price of btc from falling any further but also to ignite a new rally?
Obviously technical analyses can be very useful but it's insufficient (in my opinion) when analyzing btc . We also need to look at Market Sentiment and 2 factors that are a risk to this market.
Look at part two for the second part of this idea.