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Bitcoin (BTC) is in Bubble Territory – Crypto Analyst

Quick take:

  • Timothy Peterson has pointed out that Bitcoin is in ‘bubble territory’
  • He further warns of a possible 20% drop in the value of BTC
  • Bitcoin has failed to claim the $16k price area as support 
  • A rising wedge on the 6-hour chart could mark the beginning of a possible correction

Timothy Peterson of Cane Island Alternative Advisors has shared his most recent analysis of Bitcoin (BTC). According to Mr. Peterson, Bitcoin has entered ‘bubble territory’. He explained that this was due to Bitcoin’s 30-day return exceeding a set threshold of address growth as seen in his tweet below.

Average Drawdown of 20% in Such Bitcoin Bubbles

He also added that Bitcoin usually experiences a 20% drawdown once it entered bubble territory. This means that Bitcoin could very much drop to the $12,800 price area using an average value of BTC at $16,000. His analysis reinforces an earlier one in which he pointed out that Bitcoin could be overpriced by a factor of 20% to 50% and by using Metcalfe’s law. His analysis can be found below.

Bitcoin Fails to Turn the $16k Price Area into Support

In terms of price, Bitcoin is once again staring at another weekly close in a few hours. The daily BTC/USDT still points towards an overbought situation for Bitcoin after The King of Crypto posted a 2020 high of $16,485 yesterday, Friday, November 13th.

For crypto traders a bit superstitious, Bitcoin posting a peak value on Friday the Thirteenth, could foreshadow the beginning of a correction for BTC. Additionally, Bitcoin has formed what looks like a rising wedge pattern on the 6-hour timeframe as illustrated below.

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Also from the chart, the following can be observed.

  • Bitcoin’s current value at $15,900 is at the lower border of the rising wedge
  • A breakdown of this wedge could send the price of Bitcoin dropping to the $15,400 price area
  • Other areas of support for Bitcoin include levels found at $15k, $14,800 and $14,300
  • The 6-hour MACD, MFI and RSI all point towards an ongoing correction for Bitcoin

Conclusion

Summing it up, Bitcoin has had an impressive run for close to 6 weeks from the $11k price level to yesterday’s high of $16,485. Timothy Peterson, of Cane Island Alternative Advisors, has thus warned that Bitcoin has entered ‘bubble territory’ and could be destined for a 20% pullback.

A quick look at the 6-hour Bitcoin chart reveals that there is a rising wedge that could very well collapse and mark the beginning of the aforementioned correction.

As with all analyses of Bitcoin, trader and investors are advised to use adequate stop losses and low leverage when trading BTC on the various derivatives platforms.