Bitcoin Wicks to $17,100 Amid 14% Pre-Thanksgiving Crash

Bitcoin wicked as low as $17,100 minutes ago as buying pressure finally abated after weeks upon weeks of upward price action. The coin corrected from the $19,600 region yesterday to these lows for a drop of approximately 14%.

Analysts are currently divided over what comes next for the leading cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin was starting to roll over after it topped at $19,600 yesterday. Simultaneously, analysts noted that the cryptocurrency had begun to print bearish technical signals near the highs that suggested it was overbought.

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Bitcoin Extremely Overbought

Mohit Sorout, a founding partner at Bitazu Capital, shared the chart seen below on the day that Bitcoin moved past $19,000.

The chart shows BTC’s price action relative to a Pi Cycle Top Indicator on the site Look Into Bitcoin. The indicator is a formula that has accurately predicted medium-term BTC highs in the past, including the mid-2019 high, along with a series of intra-trend highs in 2016 and 2017.

Should history repeat, there’s a good chance that Bitcoin will correct back toward the lower bound of the indicator, then will return higher to break above the upper bound of the indicator.


Alex Fiskum, an associate at Alice Capital, shared a similarly bearish chart. The chart shows that Bitcoin’s current market sentiment and positioning looks extremely similar to the 2019 highs and the all-time highs that were seen in 2017.


Chart of BTC's price action over the past three years with analysis by Alice Capital's Alex Fiskum
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Bitcoin Wicks to $17,100 Amid Pre-Thanksgiving Sell-Off