Bitcoin is trading lower at $48,727 level at the time of writing and it seems determined to approach and reach new lows after activating a larger corrective phase. Technically, BTC/USD has escaped from a reversal pattern, so the decline is natural.

The price has moved sideways in the short term, that's why we needed confirmation before going short on Bitcoin. As long as BTC/USD drops, the altcoins are expected to drop as well.

Bitcoin plunged by 12.77% since yesterday's low and it looks like that the sell-off is far from being over.

BTC/USD Accelerates Its Drop!


As you already know from my analysis, Bitcoin was expected to decline after breaking down from the Major Rising Wedge pattern. I've told you in my previous analyses that BTC/USD will develop a larger decline only after the rate closes below $51,300 low.

BTC/USD registered a new lower low in the early morning activating a larger decline in the short term. Now, it's traded below $50,305 static support and under the S1 ($50,069.49). Technically, the next downside target is seen at the descending pitchfork's lower median line (lml). The area between $43,016 and $41,986 is seen as a major support area that could stop Bitcoin's decline.

Bitcoin Outlook!

Selling now is risky as the BTC/USD could increase a little to test and retest the broken levels before resuming its decline. Stabilizing below the weekly S1 ($50,069) could bring us a new bearish signal.

A temporary distribution below the S1 and several false breakouts above it could really signal that Bitcoin may extend its decline.

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