Bitcoin (BTC) reached a high of $45,488 over the past 24 hours, near a key resistance zone that preceded the current pullback. The cryptocurrency could find lower support at $40,000 into the Asia trading day.
The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is declining from overbought territory, similar to what occurred in late December amid a short-term downtrend. This time, however, bitcoin has broken above previous resistance levels, which means the current pullback could stabilize soon.
One concern is the low conviction among buyers, evidenced by low trading volume during the recent price rally. Low volume rallies typically result in pullbacks or range-bound trading before a more definitive price bottom is confirmed.
Bitcoin was trading around $43,000 at press time and is down 2% over the past 24 hours.
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