Why Is the Crypto Market Down Today?

The Bitcoin (BTC) price and the Crypto Market Cap (TOTALCAP) fell sharply today after eight successive bullish weeks. Fantom (FTM) broke out from a descending resistance trend line.

In the news today:

Crypto Market Gets Rejected at Resistance

TOTALCAP has increased rapidly since October, creating eight successive bullish weekly candlesticks. The upward movement culminated with a new yearly high of $1.63 trillion last week.

The high was made very close to the $1.60 trillion confluence of resistance levels. The resistance is created by a horizontal resistance area and the 0.382 Fib retracement resistance level.

After the area rejected it (red icon), TOTALCAP is in the process of creating a bearish weekly candlestick for the first time since October.

TOTALCAP Weekly Chart. Source: TradingView

Whether TOTALCAP closes above the $1.60 trillion resistance or resumes its descent will determine the future trend. A successful breakout can lead to a 20% increase to the next resistance at $1.87 trillion, while a 20% drop to the $1.25 support can occur if the downward movement continues.

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Bitcoin Price Fails to Sustain Breakout

Similarly to TOTALCAP, the BTC price created eight successive bullish weekly candlesticks starting in October. The upward movement culminated with a new yearly high of $44,729.

The high was made slightly above the confluence of resistance levels at $42,450, created by the 0.5 Fib retracement resistance level and a horizontal resistance area. Despite the increase, BTC failed to sustain the upward movement this week and fell inside the area.

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Movement
BTC/USD Weekly Chart. Source: TradingView

Whether BTC closes above or below this area can determine the future trend. If it closes above, a 15% increase to the next resistance at $48,800 will be the most likely scenario.

On the other hand, a close below the $42,450 level can trigger a 15% drop to the closest support at $36,000.

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Fantom (FTM) Price Breaks Out From Trend Line

The Fantom price had fallen under a descending resistance trend line since the start of the year. The decrease culminated with a low of $0.17 in October.

The price began to move upward afterward, breaking out from the trend line last week.

Despite the increase, the FTM price did not close above the $0.37 horizontal resistance area. Whether it does or gets rejected can determine the future trend’s direction.

A successful breakout could lead to a 55% increase to the next resistance at $0.57.

Fantom (FTM) Weekly Price
FTM/USDT Weekly Chart. Source: TradingView

On the other hand, failure to do so can lead to a retest of the trend line at $0.31. This would be a decrease of 15%.

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