Coingape - 12/10/2019 4:42:24 AM - GMT (+0 )
Bitcoin [BTC] price dipped about $200 on Monday after reaching a high at $7666.
The price of Bitcoin [BTC] at 4: 15 hours UTC on 10th December 2019 is $7365. It is trading 1.6% lower on a daily scale.BTC/USD 4-hour Chart on Bitstamp (TradingView) BitFinex Long-Short Difference
BitFinex longs increased by over 50% from 25,600 BTC to about 38,280 BTC. It broke above the yearly high of the number of contracts just north of 38,200.
The shorts, on the other hand, are near all-time lows at around 6000 bitcoins.Bitcoin Long – Short Orders on BitFinex (TradingView)
There are multiple ways in which the above scenario can be judged. The increasing long interest signifies a strong bullish momentum. However, it also increases the susceptibility to a short squeeze. Nevertheless, an expert trader, UglyOldGoat, suggests that these indicators can be slightly misleading as the long and short orders are always balanced in any market.
Furthermore, crypto trader, XC, also notes that the comparison is on a Bitcoin scale, in terms of USD, the break of the ATH of Long – Short orders is still pending.Bitcoin Long – Short (USD) at Bitfinex (Source: Twitter)
On BitMEX, the long orders saw 5 times more liquidation than the short orders. Nevertheless, it also suggests that they looked to book their profits from the shorts.Long and Short Order Liquidations at BitMEX (Source)
The chopping action is looking for support above $7350, the cross-section point of the 100 and 50-period moving average on the weekly scale.BTC/USD Weekly Chart on Bitstamp (TradingView)
According to leading derivatives and crypto trader, Tone Vays, the market is split between the bulls and the bears. Nevertheless, he says,
I give it approximately a 60% chance that we go below $6500 before we go above $10,000.
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