Bitcoin's (BTC) close today will likely decide the short-term trend in prices.
The leading cryptocurrency snapped a three-day losing streak on Thursday as the 26 percent sell-off witnessed in the last three weeks was looking overstretched.
What's more important is that BTC traded yesterday within the high and low range of the previous day, indicating the bears have likely run out of steam and the bulls are still reluctant to enter the market at these levels.
So, it is safe to say that the bitcoin market has turned indecisive in the last 24 hours and a stronger corrective rally could be seen over the weekend if prices find acceptance above the previous day's high of $6,628.
However, it is going to be a tough task as the cryptocurrency is currently trading at $6,350 on Bitfinex – down 4 percent from the highs seen yesterday. A close (as per UTC) above $6,628 (previous day's high) would confirm a short-term bear-to-bull trend change.
On the other hand, if prices close today below $6,183 (Thursday's low), then BTC could resume the sell-off toward the June low of $5,755. As of now, this scenario appears more likely as 5-day and 10-day moving averages (MA) are trending south and their steep slope is indicating that BTC is under strong bearish pressure.
Further, the short-duration charts are biased toward the bears. A bear flag breakdown, if confirmed, would open the doors to $5,240 (target as per the measured height method), although the target looks far-fetched as of now. That said, it could easily yield a drop to the June low of $5,755.
The relative strength index (RSI) has breached the rising trendline in favor of the bears. Hence, the probability of BTC witnessing a bear flag breakdown in the next few hours is high.
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