Bitcoin Rangebound Near Support; Resistance at $40K-$43K

Sideways trading between $35K-$40K could persist this week as long-term momentum fades.

Feb 1, 2022 at 8:07 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 1, 2022 at 8:25 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) is holding support above $37,000, albeit within a narrow trading range.

The cryptocurrency is roughly flat over the past 24 hours, changing hands at press time around $38,500, up 3% over the past week.

Buyers will need to make a decisive move above the $40,000 resistance level in order to pause the intermediate-term downtrend from November.

For now, the relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is approaching overbought territory, which typically precedes a brief pullback in price. Additionally, the downward sloping 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart could limit price gains over the short term.

On the daily chart, however, the RSI continues to rise from oversold levels, which means buyers could remain active above the $35,000-$37,000 support zone. The wide range of support suggests sideways trading could persist this week, especially given weak momentum on longer-term charts.

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