Low liquidity and scarcity of coins on several exchanges has allowed BTC to reach very high levels and a correction is due to ensure proper stable growth. Although the BTC fork could serve as "bad news" and an attack on Bitcoin , a correction is due regardless to allow for the market and newcomers to readjust and furthermore provide the needed liquidity.
Disclaimer: I used analysis, stochastics learning via state function, div , div to produce the time dependent trends. They could be wrong cuz maths. Bitcoin could also go to 10k instead. Guess we'll find out.
Best of luck bud!