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Bitcoin Returns Near $40K Resistance; Support at $36K

Lower support near $36K could stabilize a pullback.

Jul 28, 2021 at 11:17 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:32 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) buyers defended support during Asia hours as the short-term uptrend persists. The cryptocurrency is near $40,000 resistance at press time and is up about 6% over the past 24 hours.

The previous attempt at $40,000 on Monday triggered overbought readings, which preceded a near 10% pullback. However, buyers have been active at lower support around $34,000-$36,000.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) is overbought on the four-hour chart, which could trigger some profit taking.
  • Bitcoin is roughly 20% above the 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart. The most recent above average extension was seen in mid-June as buyers failed to break above $40,000 resistance.
  • Downside momentum has slowed considerably over the past month as bitcoin continued to hold $30,000 support. The current rally could encourage further buying once oversold signals appear on the weekly chart.

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