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The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers – 01/02/20

Bob Mason

Bitcoin fell by 1.53% on Friday. Partially reversing a 2.23% gain from Thursday, Bitcoin ended the month up 29.95% to $9,367.4.

A bearish start to the day saw Bitcoin slide from an early morning intraday high $9,519.9 to an early afternoon intraday low $9,220.3.

Steering clear of the major resistance levels, Bitcoin fell through the 38.2% FIB of $9,260 and the first major support level at $9,240.33.

Finding support in the 2nd half of the day, Bitcoin broke back through the first major support level and 38.2% FIB to wrap up January at $9,300 levels.

The near-term bearish trend, formed at late June’s swing hi $13,764.0, remained firmly intact, however, in spite of the January rally.

For the bulls, Bitcoin would need to break out from $11,000 levels to form a near-term bullish trend.

The Rest of the Pack

Across the rest of the top 10 cryptos, it was a mixed day for the crypto majors.

Bitcoin Cash SV led the way down, sliding by 8.26%.

Bitcoin Cash ABC (-4.78%), Cardano’s ADA (-4.08%), EOS (-3.77%), Monero’s XMR (-3.88%), and Tron’s TRX (-4.06%) also saw heavy losses.

Binance Coin (-1.78%), Ethereum (-2.59%), Ripple’s XRP (-1.45%), and Stellar’s Lumen (-3.11%) saw relatively modest losses.

Litecoin bucked the trend on the day, eking out a 0.18% gain.

For the month, however, it was a particularly bullish start to the year…

Bitcoin Cash SV led the way, surging by 183%.

Bitcoin Cash ABC (+83.7%), Cardano’s ADA (+64.8%), EOS (+60.5%), Litecoin (+65.4%) also made solid gains.

Binance Coin (+33.6%), Ethereum (+39.8%), Ripple’s XRP (+39.8%), Stellar’s Lumen (+35.1%), and Tron’s TRX (+39.8%) trailed the front runners.

Through the current week, the crypto total market cap rose from a Monday low $237.76bn to a late Thursday high $263.46bn. At the time of writing, the total market cap stood at $257.42bn.

Bitcoin’s dominance returned to 66% levels on Friday, with heavier losses seen across the broader market.

Trading volumes also picked up, rising from sub-$80bn levels on Sunday to $127bn levels on Friday before easing back. At the time of writing, 24-hr volumes stood at $114.11bn.

This Morning

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up by 0.19% to $9,385.1. A mixed start to the day saw Bitcoin fall to an early morning low $9,357.6 before striking a high $9,385.5.

Bitcoin left the major support and resistance levels untested early on.

Elsewhere, it was a mixed start to the day for the cryptos.

EOS led the way early, rising by 0.98%.

Bitcoin Cash SV (+0.06%), Cardano’s ADA (+0.23%), Ethereum (+0.17%), and Litecoin (+0.12%) also joined Bitcoin in the green.

It was a bearish start for the rest, however, with Monero’s XMR falling by 0.58% to lead the way down.

For the Bitcoin Day Ahead

Bitcoin would need to move back through to $9,400 levels to support a run at the first major resistance level at $9,518.10.

Support from the broader market would be needed, however, for Bitcoin to break through to $9,500 levels.

Barring another broad-based crypto rally, the first major resistance level and Friday’s high $9,519.9 would likely cap any upside.

In the event of another breakout, the second major resistance level at $9,668.8 will likely come into play.

Failure to move back through to $9,400 levels could see Bitcoin fall back into the red.

A fall through the morning low $9,381.0 to sub-$9,370 levels would bring the first major support level at $9,218.5 into play.

Barring a crypto meltdown, however, the 38.2% FIB of $9,260 and first major support level should limit any downside on the day.

This article was originally posted on FX Empire

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