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Can Bitcoin price conquer $16,000 as ‘extreme greed’ grips market?

Bitcoin (BTC) is still showing strength with multiple attempts to break through $16,000 on Nov. 12. A new yearly high was established throughout the day with BTC price peaking at $16,150. This yearly high is more than 300% higher than the yearly low in March at $3,800. This is impressive momentum, particularly as the life is being drained from altcoins.

Even Stan Druckenmiller acknowledged this week that he bought Bitcoin, expecting BTC to continue to outperform gold. This is yet another big-name institutional investor jumping on the “digital gold” bandwagon. However, is a further continuation upwards warranted considering such euphoria? The Fear & Greed Index is at record highs, making a correction almost inevitable in the short term.

The weekly chart for Bitcoin shows an apparent resistance zone in the $16,000 region. It’s the first time in nearly three years that this level was reached. Back then, Bitcoin’s price was rejected at around $16,000. Furthermore, the sixth green weekly candle is currently being printed, which is certainly a bullish sign.

However, many levels beneath the current price are untested on the weekly timeframe. A healthy way to build up a new cycle is backtesting of previous resistance levels as new areas of support. This retest didn’t occur at the $12,000 area, for example. Hence, this is a level that traders should be watching since this may become a critical pivot area.

The daily timeframe shows a potential breakout above $15,600. Such a breakout is likely going to occur with a large volume, which would indicate major strength.

The current breakout lacks volume, however, setting up a potential bearish divergence and a top construction at this level.

In that regard, if Bitcoin’s price breaks south and loses the $15,600 level, a further correction seems inevitable.

If a further correction occurs, the levels to watch on the daily timeframe are $14,100, $13,100, and the zone around $11,600-12,000. The latter is also a potential support area on the weekly chart.

Can Bitcoin price conquer $16,000 as ‘extreme greed’ grips market?, CoinTelegraph, Nov 12

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