Analysts are divided about the next directional move for Bitcoin. While some believe a bottom has been made, others anticipate another leg down. For analyst Bob Loukas, the price action in the summer could remain uninteresting and he expects the new cycle to begin late in the year.
Could bulls sustain higher levels or will bears sell aggressively and pull the price down? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
After two small range days on June 4 and 5, the range expanded on June 6 and Bitcoin soared above the 20-day exponential moving average (E($30,510). The bulls are attempting to push the price to the overhead resistance at $32,659.
The price action of the past few days has formed an ascending triangle pattern, which will complete on a break and close above $32,659. If that happens, the BTC/USDT pair could start a new up-move. The pattern target of the breakout from the triangle is $38,618.
The 20-day EMA has flattened out and the relative strength index (RSI) is near the midpoint, suggesting that the selling pressure is reducing.
This positive view could invalidate if the price turns down sharply and plunges below the trendline of the triangle. The pair could then drop to the strong support at $28,630 where the bulls may try to arrest the decline. A break and close below this support could tilt the advantage in favor of the bears.
Ethereum Price Analysis
Ether (ETH) bounced off $1,737 on June 3, indicating that bulls are attempting to defend the crucial support of $1,700. The buyers are attempting to push the price above the overhead resistance at the 20-day EMA ($1,930) on June 6.
If they succeed, the ETH/USDT pair could pick up momentum and rally to $2,016. Above this level, the pair could reach the stiff overhead resistance at $2,159. The bears are likely to defend this level aggressively. If the price turns down from this resistance, the pair could consolidate between $2,159 and $1,700 for a few more days.
The long wick on the June 6 candlestick suggests that bears continue to defend the 20-day EMA. This indicates that the sentiment remains negative and traders are selling on rallies. The bears will now try to pull the pair below $1,700 and resume the downtrend.
Ripple Price Analysis
Ripple (XRP) has been trading inside a bearish descending triangle pattern. The bulls are attempting to push the price above the downtrend line but the bears are posing a strong challenge as seen from the long wick on the day’s candlestick.
If bulls propel the price above the downtrend line, it will negate the bearish pattern. That could cause a short squeeze, pushing the XRP/USDT pair to $0.46 and later to the psychological level at $0.50.
Conversely, if the price turns down from the downtrend line, the pair could drop to the $0.38 support. If bears pull the price below $0.38, the descending triangle pattern will complete. The pair could then decline to the important support at $0.33. A break and close below this support could resume the downtrend.
Cardano Price Analysis
Cardano (ADA) had been sustaining above the 20-day EMA ($0.56) for the past few days suggesting accumulation by the bulls. Buying picked up on June 6 and the bulls are trying to push the price above the 50-day SMA ($0.66).
If they succeed, the ADA/USDT pair could rally to the breakdown level of $0.74. This level may again act as a major hurdle but if the bulls overcome it, the recovery could pick up momentum. The pair could then rally to $0.90.
The 20-day EMA has flattened out and the RSI is just above the midpoint, suggesting a slight edge to buyers.
This bullish view could invalidate in the short term if the price turns down and breaks below the 20-day EMA. If that happens, the pair could gradually slide toward the strong support at $0.44.
Solana Price Analysis
Solana (SOL) plunged below the critical support of $37 on June 4 but a minor positive is that the bulls purchased at lower levels. This may have caught the aggressive bears off-guard, which resulted in a strong recovery as seen from the long tail on the day’s candlestick.
The RSI has formed a positive divergence, indicating that the bearish momentum may be reducing. The bulls are attempting to push the price above the 20-day EMA ($46). If they succeed, the SOL/USDT pair could rally to $55 and thereafter to $60.
On the contrary, if the price turns down from the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that the trend remains negative and bears are selling on rallies. The bears will then make one more attempt to resume the downtrend by pulling the pair below $35.
Dogecoin Price Analysis
Dogecoin (DOGE) is stuck between the 20-day EMA ($0.08) and $0.08 for the past few days but this tight range trading is unlikely to continue for long.
If buyers push the price above the 20-day EMA, the DOGE/USDT pair could rally toward the psychological resistance at $0.10. This level may again act as a hurdle but if bulls overcome it, the pair could rally to $0.12.
Contrary to this assumption, if the price turns down from the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that bears continue to sell on minor rallies. If bears sink the price below $0.08, the pair could drop to $0.07. A break and close below this support will suggest the resumption of the downtrend.