Bitcoin Drifts Lower, Stuck Between $40K Support and $45K Resistance

BTC appears oversold into the Asian trading day, but upside remains limited.

Jan 18, 2022 at 7:53 p.m. UTC
Updated Jan 18, 2022 at 8:07 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) has traded in a sideways range over the past week, although buyers continued to hold support at around $40,000. The next level of resistance is between $43,000 and $45,000, which could limit short-term price gains.

BTC is roughly flat over the past 24 hours, as most technical indicators remain neutral heading into the Asian trading day.

The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is the most oversold since Jan. 7, which preceded a 10% price bounce. In a downtrend, however, price reaction to oversold readings could be delayed by a few days.

For now, sellers remain in control as long-term momentum signals weaken.

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