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Brandt Affirms Bitcoin’s Health Amid Correction, Eyes $69k for Bull Trend Continuation

Bitcoin has seen a significant price correction this week, with an over 8.6% decline, causing ripples across the trading charts. The digital currency’s value plummeted to $61,500, marking the lowest point in the last fortnight and painting a stark ‘fat red candle’ on the charts.

Amidst this downturn, veteran trader Peter Brandt has offered his insights, suggesting that Bitcoin may have formed a “head and shoulders” (H&S) pattern, a common technical indicator that could signal a reversal of the recent bullish trend. Brandt’s analysis, shared via Twitter, points out that the H&S pattern is visible on the Factor Real Range Chart, which omits the wicks for a cleaner view—a method he prefers for its clarity.

Bitcoin $BTC completes H&S top on Factor Real Range Chart. This chart eliminates wicks, which I think cause more confusion than clarity (though I respect those who think the opposite). Remember, some H&S overshoot targets, many, if not most, fail to generate suggested price behavior and fail or morph. BTW, a correction to mid/upper $50s would retest upper boundary of the advancing channel from which price thrust from on Feb 26/27. This is NOT a prediction. Your trades are at your own risk. This correction is healthy. BTC is in a major bull trend. The H&S is negated if $69k is reclaimed (not $59 – fat fingers). The fundamental driver of Bitcoin is eventual destruction of fiat. Interest rates might correlate from time to time, but eventually not matter.

Brandt emphasizes the unpredictability of technical patterns, noting that while some H&S formations may exceed their projected targets, others may not fulfill the anticipated price movements or may evolve into different patterns altogether. He also hints at a potential correction to the mid-to-upper $50,000s, which would align with a retest of the upper boundary of the advancing channel that Bitcoin broke through in late February.

However, Brandt is cautious to clarify that his observations are not to be taken as financial advice or predictions. He reminds traders that all investments carry risk and that market behavior can deviate from textbook patterns.

In a broader context, Brandt touches upon the fundamental factors influencing Bitcoin’s value, asserting that the “eventual destruction of fiat” currencies is the primary driver behind Bitcoin’s long-term bull trend. He suggests that while interest rates may show correlation with Bitcoin’s price movements in the short term, they will ultimately become irrelevant as the cryptocurrency continues to challenge traditional monetary systems.

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