Bitcoin continues to be the leader of the pack while Ethereum and altcoins can’t make a move. Just this morning we witnessed Bitcoin blast through the 7350 double top on the daily charts. That spot was just too tempting for Crypto Arthur Hayes to run Bitcoin higher and hit all the shorts stops on BitMex.
Bitcoin shorts keep coming
Over a two day span, the shorts built their positions from 22k from 34k. In all my time trading Bitcoin, I’ve never seen such a large buildup in short positions in such a short amount of time. The shorts have been rather relentless this year and must have been certain that Bitcoin was going lower after the 7350 resistance wall held firm.
It seems this year that many are still betting on the Bitcoin seeing $5000. I believe that the bears had their chance this year when Bitcoin tested $5700. That strong support held and now we are sitting at $7400. I have been saying that Bitcoin is to be bought below $6500. Now that we are above $7300, us HODLers have to let things play out. While the bears will not go down without a fight, the momentum is with us bulls.
Ethereum is depressing
The talk among the Crypto Twitter universe this weekend was the article titled “The Collapse of ETH is Inevitable” by Jeremy Rubin. While I am not technologically savvy enough to determine whether there’s merits or not, I instead focus on what others are saying. The most interesting in my opinion came from Paul Everton who had an interesting response to Vitalik Buterin’s own rebuttal.
Remarkable. Vitalik Buterin says that with the current system $ETH will go to zero. But he'll save it by changing everything about the protocol. Ethereum fans don't want an open financial system, they just want $ETH to go up. pic.twitter.com/nbLCkpjTB5
— Paul Everton (@realpauleverton) September 3, 2018
For me, I’m a trader and not a technologist, so I can only speak from a price perspective. Looking at the price of Ethereum and there is nothing to get excited about. While I am bullish Bitcoin, I believe Ethereum is heading lower. The Ethereum market is very weak and rallies are not sustainable. The ETH/BTC price keeps heading lower and I have no confidence that the market will turn. Here’s the daily chart for ETH/BTC.
I expect Bitcoin to continue strengthening and that will put further pressure on Ethereum. Bitcoin has in effect became the safe haven for crypto traders. Articles on the death of Ethereum are not helping improve investor sentiment at the moment and while ETH is not a falling knife, it is at least a constant paper cut for those trying to pick the bottom. Unfortunately, I am an ETH HODLer and just watching the slow bleed take hold.
The next levels I am watching for Bitcoin are 7440 and then 7500. If we break above 7500, look for the market to test 7800 then 8000. I don’t expect it to be violent as we are not seeing the huge candles like before. I think Crypto Hayes just keeps running stops and gives the shorts enough confidence to come in and short again, only to be squeezed further at a later date of Arthur’s choosing. Overall, it is fun watching and I expect higher prices this week.
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