Bitcoin Holding Support Above $42K; Resistance at $45K-$47K

Support remains intact, which could keep buyers active over the short term.

Jan 14, 2022 at 7:54 p.m. UTC
Updated Jan 14, 2022 at 9:55 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin (BTC) buyers are attempting to reverse a two month-long downtrend. The cryptocurrency declined by roughly 30% from an all-time high near $69,000 in November, and now technical indicators suggest the sell-off is starting to stabilize.

BTC was trading around $43,000 at the time of writing, and is up about 3% over the past week.

Support is seen around the $40,000 price level, which could limit pullbacks over the short term. Still, upside could be limited toward the $45,000-$47,000 resistance zone over the weekend.

The relative strength index (RSI) on the daily chart is rising from oversold levels, similar to what occurred in late-September, which preceded a price rally. This time, however, upside momentum is starting to wane on weekly and monthly charts, which lowers the chance of signifiant buying.




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