Bitcoin could surge by up to 1,000% and reach $170,000 if it closes November’s monthly candle at or above $13,880, based on historic performance.
A popular Bitcoin analyst and trader pointed out that Bitcoin has historically headed towards massive price surges once it closed higher than the previous monthly high. As a result, BTC could face up to a 1,000% price pump soon if it closes November at or above its current price.
BTC To Pump By 1,000% Soon?
Bitcoin has been surging in value in the past month. The impressive performance led to several consecutive yearly records and reaching $16,000 last Friday – the highest BTC price displayed since early January 2018.
Although the cryptocurrency has retraced since its peak and currently trades at about $15,400, the analyst Josh Rager suggested that the asset could soon skyrocket even further. Rager noted that “every time Bitcoin has closed above the previous monthly all-time high – a 700% to 1,000% uptrend has followed.”
The first similar scenario highlighted in his graph occurred in 2013. BTC’s January monthly close was around $20, which coincided with the previous monthly high. Shortly after, the primary cryptocurrency spiked to about $150 – or a near 700% increase.
Somewhat identical events transpired on two more occasions in 2014 and during the parabolic price increase of 2017. The latter is also the current benchmark as BTC closed in December at about $13,880.
With Bitcoin’s price hovering above that level now, Rager believes that “November could be the first monthly close that we see breaking the previous high.”
Should his prediction materialize, Bitcoin will find itself in a six-digit price territory. The “modest” 700% increase will take BTC to $120,000, while the 1,000% surge will result in $170,000 per coin.
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