Bitcoin Stabilizes After Pullback; Faces Resistance at $58K

Bitcoin stabilized after a near 5% drop during Asia hours. Momentum is slowing, which could limit rallies.

May 4, 2021 at 11:21 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:50 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) declined about 5% during Asia hours as buyers took profit near the $58,000 resistance level. The cryptocurrency was trading around $56,200 at the time of writing. Price recoveries remain limited around $58,000 and $60,000 as long-term momentum slows.    

  • BTC held support around the 50-period volume weighted moving average on the four-hour chart, similar to April 29, which preceded a near 10% price rally.
  • However, a pattern of lower highs on the four-hour relative strength index (RSI) suggests continued selling on rallies.  
  • Bitcoin returned below the 50-day moving average and has traded within a tight range since the April 17 sell-off. Lower support is seen around $52,000 which could settle additional profit taking.

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