Bitcoin bull flag joins MACD to tease new BTC price all-time high next


Bitcoin (BTC) could be preparing to repeat its ascent to all-time highs from March, on-chain analysis shows.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on June 2, popular trader and commentator Alan Tardigrade drew a key comparison to BTC price action now and in mid-February.

Bitcoin on-chain metric echoes run-up to all-time high

Bitcoin needed less than a month to hit new all-time highs earlier this year when a classic on-chain indicator flashed green.

Now, the same setup is in the process of executing — with clear implications for BTC price strength.

“Coincidence or Price action??” Tardigrade queried while presenting the phenomenon.

“Bull Flag and MACD Bullish Cross at the same time. After a breakout to the Bull Flag, $BTC will surge higher.”

BTC/USD 3-day chart with MACD data. Source: Alan Tardigrade/X

The metric in question is moving average convergence divergence (MACD). On three-day timeframes, MACD, which measures trend strength, is busy building positive bars after a “red” period, which began in early April.

At the same time, BTC/USD Is consolidating within a bull flag — and last time it exited to the upside along with green MACD, new all-time highs required a matter of weeks.

Three-day MACD has long been on the radar for market observers tracking the current Bitcoin bull market.

In late December, data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirms, a trip back into “red” territory preceded the turbulence around the debut of the United States’ spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds, or ETFs.

BTC/USD 3-day chart with MACD data. Source: TradingView

Never mind the BTC price consolidation

Tardigrade adds to the varied opinions over the current sideways BTC price landscape.

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Now consolidating below the March highs for nearly three months, Bitcoin, some warn, will continue to stay rangebound for weeks or more.

That has not stopped sky-high BTC price predictions from making a return, among them a $150,000 target for 2024 by research firm Fundstrat Global Advisors.

June, meanwhile, has traders eyeing $85,000 or more.

Source: Mikybull Crypto

Consensus nonetheless agrees that the most “parabolic” stage of the bull run has not yet entered.

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