Bitcoin (BTC/USD) was confined to a very tight range early in the Asian session as the pair appreciated to the 42791.24 level after trading as low as the 41675 area during the European session, with the interday low representing a test of the 61.8% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 40683.29 to 43242.90. The pair peaked around the 42998.76 level during the North American session, just above the 78.6% retracement of the recent depreciating range from 43242.90 to 41675. Stops were recently elected below the 43878, 43060, 42400, 41739, 40921, and 40798 levels, retracement levels related to the recent appreciating range from 39600 to 45200, along with Stops below the 40992 and 49548 levels.
After selling pressure that intensified around the 47788 and 45832 levels earlier this week, the 42668 area emerged as an important downside price objective, and buying pressure temporarily emerged just below this area to drive BTC/USD higher to the 44250.35 level before selling pressure resumed. Following the recent selling pressure, upside retracement levels and areas of potential technical resistance include 43994, 44889, 45997, and 46164 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 200-bar MA (hourly) and above the 100-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 44622.94 and the 100-bar MA (Hourly) at 42996.48.
Technical Support is expected around 39600/ 37401.27/ 34881.40 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 53025.00/ 54088.38/ 55841.04 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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