Bitcoin Stuck Below $40K Resistance; Support at $33K

Upside remains limited given the intermediate-term downtrend.

Jan 27, 2022 at 7:39 p.m. UTC
Updated Jan 27, 2022 at 8:08 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) failed to sustain a brief price rise from $32,900 to $39,000 over the past few days. The cryptocurrency is trading in a tight range on intraday charts, and technical indicators are mostly neutral over the short term.

BTC was trading around $36,000 at press time and is down 5% over the past 24 hours.

Price action has remained below a downward-sloping 100-day moving average on the four-hour chart over the past few weeks, which indicates strong selling pressure. So far, oversold signals have preceded brief price rises, suggesting limited upside ahead given the persistent downtrend since November 2021.

For now, buyers will need to hold support between $30,000 and $37,000 in order to stabilize the pullback.

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