Bitcoin in Pullback Mode, Support at $40K-$42K

Initial support is seen at $40K-$42K, which could stabilize the pullback.

Sep 20, 2021 at 11:25 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 20, 2021 at 1:12 p.m. UTC

Damanick is a crypto market analyst at CoinDesk where he writes the daily Market Wrap and provides technical analysis. He is a Chartered Market Technician designation holder and member of the CMT Association. Damanick is also an equity/fixed income portfolio manager and does not invest in digital assets.

Bitcoin (BTC) sellers were active over the weekend as the cryptocurrency’s price dipped below the 200-day moving average at $45,000. Initial support is seen in the $40,000-$42,000 range where a breakout occurred on Aug. 6.

The $50,000 resistance level was tested several times over the past few weeks, although buyers ultimately took profits as overbought signals appeared on the charts. BTC was trading at around $44,200 at press time and is down 5% over the past 24 hours.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) on the daily chart dipped below the 50 neutral level and is not yet oversold. That suggests a period of consolidation could persist between $40,000 support and $50,000 resistance.
  • On the four-hour chart, the RSI is the most oversold since Sept. 8, which preceded a brief price bounce after a 19% sell-off.
  • Short-term buying could occur, although upside appears to be limited beyond $50,000 given strong overhead resistance.
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