Bitcoin Eases After Rejection at $58.5K, Support at $54K

A key technical indicator signals that upward momentum may be over.

Oct 14, 2021 at 10:49 a.m. UTC
Updated Oct 14, 2021 at 5:57 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin looks heavy on short-duration technical charts after it failed to keep gains above $58,000 early Thursday. The cryptocurrency was trading near $57,350 at press time.

  • On the chart above, the relative strength index (RSI) has decoupled from the rising price since Oct. 6. The indicator’s negative divergence suggests a loss of upward momentum and scope for a pullback.
  • The immediate support is seen at $54,000, a level where buyers have consistently stepped in over the past week. A drop below there would allow for a slide to $50,000.
  • Progress above daily highs near $58,500 is needed to negate RSI’s bearish divergence and open the doors for new record highs above $64,801.


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Omkar Godbole is the senior reporter on CoinDesk's Markets team.