Bitcoin (BTC) buyers held support at $37K and broke above $40K over the past 24 hours. The rally appears to be exhausted on intraday charts, which could precede a brief pullback into the Asia trading day.Read MoreFeedzy
Bitcoin (BTC) rallied as much as 10% over the past 24 hours as buyers reacted to short-term oversold readings.
Resistance, or the pointwhere an uptrend is expected to pause temporarily due to a concentration of supply, at around the $40,000-$45,000 price zone could stall the current upswing, similar to what occurred last week.
The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is oversold, which typically precedes a brief pullback in price. On the daily chart, however, the RSI is neutral, suggesting that lower support around $37,000-$40,000 could stabilize pullbacks into the Asia trading day.
For now, bitcoin remains in a tight trading range, although downside momentum has slowed over the past two months. That means bulls could remain active at short-term support levels.
BTC was trading near $42,000 at press time and is down 3% over the past week.
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