Bitcoin Stabilizes; Faces Resistance at $48K-$50K

Upside appears limited as bitcoin consolidates near support.

AccessTimeIconSep 14, 2021 at 11:04 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:33 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to consolidate above the $42,000 support level as short-term momentum improves. The cryptocurrency was trading around $45,900 at press time, which is near the 200-day moving average, and is up about 2% over the past 24 hours.

Buyers are returning, although upside appears to be limited towards $48,000 to $50,000 resistance over the short-term.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is rising from oversold levels last week and is not yet overbought. This could encourage a brief price bounce.
  • Bitcoin remains below the 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart, which was rejected during the sell-off last week.
  • BTC will likely consolidate around the current support zone, albeit vulnerable to higher volatility.


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