Bitcoin Recovering, Faces Short-Term Resistance Near $46K

Upside appears to be limited as the largest cryptocurrency trades at $43,700.

Sep 23, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 23, 2021 at 8:02 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) is recovering above its $40,000-$42,000 support zone after oversold signals appeared on the charts. Initial resistance is seen at around $46,000, which could limit further upside short term.

BTC was trading at around $43,700 at press time and is up 4% over the past 24 hours.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is rising from oversold levels that appeared earlier this week. The RSI is not yet overbought, which could keep buyers active, albeit limited toward $46,000 resistance.
  • On the daily chart, however, the RSI is approaching neutral levels, which suggests further consolidation is needed to recapture upside momentum.
  • Resistance remains strong toward $50,000 as bitcoin registered a series of lower price highs over the past two weeks.
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