Bitcoin (BTC) suffered a near-10% drop over the past 24-hours, fueled by talks of tighter U.S. monetary policy and China’s ongoing pressure on crypto miners. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value is still up about 11% year to date, although the uptrend has significantly weakened over the past few months.  

Resistance is strong around the $40,000 price level, which could keep sellers active towards lower support at $30,000. The next level of support is at $27,000 which could stabilize the current sell-off.

BTC was trading around $32,800 at the time of publication.

  • Bitcoin registered a series of lower price highs since April and is now oversold based on the daily relative strength index (RSI).
  • However, in a corrective phase, oversold conditions can remain in place for a while before a price recovery materializes.
  • Bitcoin will need to remain above $30,000 to avoid entering bear market territory, which is defined by extended period of drawdowns (percentage decline from peak to trough) greater than 30%.
  • The downward sloping 100-day moving average indicates trend weakness over the near-term. This means that price rises should remain limited until oversold signals appear on the weekly chart, which could occur later this month.
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Chart shows BTC drawdown (percentage decline from peak to trough) currently around 40%, similar to the past bear market.

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