Bitcoin price: Why $14K looks eerily similar to $700 during the 2016 election


While most investors and traders anticipated massive volatility to occur through the election hours, little has happened. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is still relatively stable and hovering under the crucial resistance of $14,000.

At the same time, Bitcoin’s price has been moving in tandem with equity markets over the past 24 hours.

Bitcoin still can’t break the $14,000 resistance

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Source: TradingView

The weekly chart is showing a very healthy setup, as the price movements look natural and organic, testing all previous support and resistance levels before continuation occurs.

As the chart shows, this structure was established with the $10,000 level, after which the price of Bitcoin rallied toward the current price levels of $13,800.

In that regard, a correction toward the $11,500 region would be relatively healthy for the markets, which could see another support/resistance flip.

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Source: TradingView

These support/resistance flips are quite common, as they also occurred at the start of the previous cycle in 2016.

During this year, a significant number of range-bound constructions were seen. This occurs until the price of a certain asset enters price discovery, resulting in possible parabolic movements.

The 2016 election also didn’t see much BTC volatility

BTC/USD 4-hour chart 2016. Source: TradingView

An interesting perspective is that the current run-up of Bitcoin is similar to the one in 2016. In the weeks before the election of 2016, the U.S. Dollar Currency Index dropped substantially. This drop caused the price of Bitcoin to run…



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