Bitcoin Rangebound With Support Near $57,900

BTC continues to consolidate, although selling pressure remains limited to rising support levels on intraday charts.

AccessTimeIconApr 6, 2021 at 11:26 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 6, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) traded lower during Asia hours as buyers took profit near the $59,000 resistance zone. But selling pressure was limited near $57,900 support. Momentum signals are neutral over the short-term as BTC continues to consolidate.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) on the hourly chart signaled overbought conditions yesterday. This preceded a near 3% sell-off during Asia hours.
  • Buyers continue to defend rising support levels from the April 3 price low around $56,500.
  • For now, BTC continues to trade above its 50-period volume weighted moving average on the hourly chart, which helps to define support and resistance levels during intraday price swings.
  • BTC has retraced roughly half of its near 6% sell-off from April 1, although price action has been rangebound over the past month.
  • “A consolidation phase is underway as overbought conditions are absorbed,” wrote Katie Stockton, managing partner of Fairlead Strategies. “A breach of the 50-day moving average near $54,000 would be a reason to manage risk of a pullback given the first major support is uncomfortably far below near $42,000.”


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