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Analyst Believes That Bitcoin Is Expected To Bottom Out In Q2 Of 2019

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Willy Woo is one of the most popular Bitcoin analysts out there. In a market that seems very negative, Woo was asked a lot of questions about the potential of Bitcoin in the future. His answers easily went in the daily news section of our DC Forecasts Bitcoin news site. We are listing them below.

When asked about the potential indicators of the future, Woo who is the founder of Woobull.com, said that there is a bearish short-term trend that is present for Bitcoin and the entire crypto space in general which typically indicates a sell signal.

As he said while explaining the signals for a bearish trend:

“This last reading of our blockchain and macro market indicators is still in play. What has changed is that NVTS has now broken its support, typically a sell signal. All our blockchain indicators remain bearish. NVT, NVTS, MVRV, BNM, NVM. They are experimental but have served to make very correct calls to date, even when traditional on-exchange indicators were reading to the contrary.”

According to Woo, Bitcoin may enter an accumulation phase which is what could give it a push for a new upward trend.

“Putting together the blockchain view, I suspect the timing for a bottom may be around Q2 2019. After that we start the true accumulation band, only after that, do we start a long grind upwards,” Woo was confident.

He also explained that if Bitcoin bounces in the short-term (which is a possibility) and surpasses the $7,000 mark, a bull run before the Q2 of 2019 can happen.

“If price (in the short term) bounces upwards here, which is certainly possible, I think the 200 day moving average is the upper band of the move. This is around $7,000 right now. Remember if price goes above the 200 DMA, in the history of BTCUSD’s 8 year trade history, it’s been a reliable indicator of bear to bull transitions. It’s too early to transition out of the bear,” he concluded.

Still, Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to break out of the $6,800 resistance level and is keeping at the same situation for the past three months. A breakout above $7,000 is even more difficult with the current market conditions.

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