Bitcoin Rangebound Ahead of $48K-$50K Resistance

Oversold signals on intraday charts could support brief buying.

AccessTimeIconSep 9, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:35 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) is stuck in a tight range as sellers take a breather from this week’s sell-off. The cryptocurrency is oversold on intraday charts, which could encourage buyers to step in, albeit limited towards the $50,000 resistance level.

BTC was trading around $46,200 at press time and is down 6% over the past week.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) is oversold on the four-hour chart, which typically precedes a price bounce.
  • However, the RSI is neutral on the daily and weekly chart, suggesting a period of consolidation between $42,000 support and $50,000 resistance could persist.
  • Upside momentum has slowed over the past month, although buyers are defending support around the 200-day moving average at $46,000.


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Damanick Dantes

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