Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC bull-bear tug-of-war to extend circa $9100 – Confluence Detector

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After Wednesday’s sharp dive, Bitcoin (BTC/USD) consolidated the minor recovery around $9100 mark on Friday amid sluggish trading conditions across the crypto space. The most favorite digital coin is likely to extend its range play amid a long weekend holiday break in the US.

At the press time, it enjoys a market capitalization of $167.23 billion and trades around $9090, modestly flat on the day.

The Technical Confluences Indicator shows that the bulls and bears continue to fight for control, as the No. 1 crypto coin remains trapped between two key barriers so far this Saturday.

A break above the $9115 level is critical to re-ignite the recovery momentum from Thursday’s slump below the $9000 threshold.  That resistance is the confluence of the Bollinger Band one-hour Middle, Fibonacci 61.8% one-day and 10 SMA on four-hour.

Up next, a minor resistance around $9140, where SMA 200 one-hour and SMA 50 four-hour intersect, could slow down the upside break.

Should the bulls clear the aforesaid barrier, another healthy barrier will come into play at $9200, the convergence of the Fibonacci 23.16% one-month and pivot point one-day R3.

On the other side, the $9080 level is testing the bears’ commitment once again. The support area is critical, as it is the confluence of Fibonacci 61.8% one-week, Fibonacci 38.2% one-day and SMA 5, 10 on one-hour.

A failure to resist above the latter could open floors towards $8945, the intersection of the previous week low, pivot point one-day S3 and Bollinger Band one-day Lower.  

Here is how it looks on the tool

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