The wind has dropped, BTC volatility and volume have diminished to almost nothing. most of the other coins are drifting trendlessly sideways awaiting a resolution. This is the eye of the storm, and augurs a pick-up in excitement starting sometime in the next days. Whether you are long or short, this is a great chance to get into position.

Bitcoin

BTCUSD daily chart

Chart 1: Bitcoin daily

We are pushing ever further into the apex of the large bullish pennant (purple) – the drop in volume and volatility and the flattening of MACD and RSI show this is a market whose existing trend (the bear market since Feb) is petering out, and is ready to start a new trend.

BTCUSD 4-hour chart

Chart 2: Bitcoin 4-hour

BTC is pushing into the apex of two nested triangles at once – the major purple pennant and this smaller green one which has held us in stasis for the last couple of weeks. The latter has transformed overnight from a symmetrical triangle (neutral) to an ascending triangle (bullish bias). Volume is diminishing relative to both timescales. Bulls continue to have the upper hand on impulse moves within this smaller triangle and the outcome currently looks to favour them.

Ethereum

ETHUSD 4-hour chart

Chart 3: Ethereum 4-hour

Similar picture for ETH which is treading water to the right of its former downtrend. The apex here looks to be earlier than BTC’s ascending triangle, around Wednesday, so it’s possible we’ll see ETH lead BTC out of the doldrums. Last night saw a good volume break out of this north, we’re currently backtesting on low volume. A confirmation of this break north, via a move up past $239 would give us a target of $293 (green, above).

Ripple

XRPUSD 4-hour chart

Chart 4: Ripple 4-hour

Ripple is seeing support from prior resistance $0.476. Target 1 remains $0.67, although the double top (blue arrows) will be new resistance at $0.60-$0.62. The lack of bearish volume since that top looks good for bulls.

Litecoin

LTCUSD 4-hour chart

Chart 5: Litecoin 4-hour

LTC has just popped above its downtrend on good volume. It’s above major resistance so in a good position; if it holds above the downtrend, target 1 is $74 above (red dashed).

Bitcoin Cash

BCHUSD 4-hour chart

Chart 6: Bitcoin Cash 4-hour

A similar story for BCH. Small break out of the downtrend last night. No volume yet, but a move higher would take us to the $551-$555 gap, and beyond that T1 is at $602 just above.

EOS

EOSUSD 4-hour chart

Chart 7: EOS 4-hour

I’m including an EOS 4 hr chart today as that mirrors the ascending triangle on BTC. The ascending triangle out of the downtrend makes this a very bullish setup. Target 1 is $7.

BTCUSD shorts 4-hour chart

Chart 8: BTCUSD shorts 4-hour

Meanwhile BTC shorts just don’t learn it seems – they’re still in an uptrend (green)

I’d expect a break of that trend to coincide with a bullish breakout of the market, and suspect that’s a matter of when not if.

The storm-wall is approaching fast.

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Jon is BCB’s head strategist, with an emphasis on market intelligence. An expert in behavioural science and highly experienced chartist, Jon has been providing BCB’s clients with crypto and macro technical analysis since 2017, and has quickly gained a reputation for accuracy after correctly calling the December 2017 top and August 2018 bottom.

Jon is also MD of British music production company Poseidon. He began studying technical analysis in 2000 due to its overlap with behavioural economics – much used in Poseidon’s international marketing work, which has seen the company achieve three iTunes US number one albums among other notable successes.