As bitcoin price continues to buck the traditional January blues and inch ever upwards, increasingly bullish sentiment is returning. Popular analyst, Josh Rager, tweeted that “price should stay above $10,100 on its way to new ATH.”
That may seem a little premature, as we are still just a shade under $9k at the time of press. But according to Rager, it is all about the importance of the Point of Control (POC).
Point of Control Acts As Bitcoin Price Support
The Point of Control (POC) is quite simply defined as the bitcoin price level with the highest traded volume for a certain time period.
Consider the period from November 2017 to November 2018, which covered bitcoin’s current all-time high (ATH) price, along with the majority of the rally which took it there, and the breakdown which followed.
The POC for this period was $6,400.
Fixed range Volume Profile shows the importance of Point of Control (POC) for a major range to act as support
2018 POC held as support at $6,400s
IMO, we should see the 2019 POC act as support at $10,100
= Price should stay above $10,100 on its way to new ATH pic.twitter.com/VkpUYqTYrO
— Josh Rager 📈 (@Josh_Rager) January 17, 2020
As Rager points out, this $6,400 POC held as support during the breakdown following bitcoin’s mid-2019 price rally.
As Before, So It Shall Be
Rager then looks at the period from June through September 2019, covering that mid-2019 rally. The POC for this period was $10,100.
Rager suggests that, in his opinion, once this level is broken, it should then act as support in the same way that the 2018 POC did.
Which means that it isn’t important that we haven’t quite broken through $9k yet. Once we do, and then subsequently break through $10,100, we shouldn’t look back.
And with any luck, next time we do break into five figures, it should be on the way to a new ATH.
Not There Yet
Before we start rolling out the bunting though, we must first get back to five figures.
As Bitcoinist reported, Rager himself has said that the $9,400 bitcoin price level, which held as support for that June-September 2019 rally, will be a significant area to break.
If bitcoin price gains continue at the current rate, we may find ourselves there within the next week. Perhaps then we will see if we can shake the January blues for the entire month.
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