Bitcoin Approaching Resistance Near $52K, Support Between $48K-$50K

Pullbacks appear to be limited given a series of breakouts over the past week.

Oct 6, 2021 at 11:22 a.m. UTC
Updated Oct 6, 2021 at 2:50 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) has entered an initial resistance zone near $52,000 and could face a short-term pullback toward $48,000-$52,000 support. The cryptocurrency appears overbought on intraday charts after a nearly 20% increase over the past week.

  • The last time BTC approached the $52,000 level was on Sept. 6, which preceded a sharp sell-off.
  • This time, however, pullbacks appear to be limited given a series of breakouts over the past week.
  • Buyers will need to defend lower support above the 200-day moving average, currently near $45,000, in order to resume the price recovery since July.


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