Bitcoin Selling Intensifies; Support at $30K Could Stabilize Correction

There are initial signs of downside exhaustion, although upside appears limited.

Feb 24, 2022 at 4:27 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 24, 2022 at 7:24 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) extended losses during the Asia trading day and broke below intraday support at $36,500. The cryptocurrency appears to be stabilizing, although stronger support is seen at $30,000.

BTC was trading around $36,000 at press time and is down 6% over the past 24 hours. For now, upside remains limited beyond the $38,000-$40,000 resistance zone.

On the daily chart, downside exhaustion signals are starting to appear, similar to what occurred on Jan. 24, which preceded a 30% price jump. This time, however, the relative strength index (RSI) is not deeply oversold, which could delay a potential upswing in price.

Momentum signals remain negative on weekly and monthly charts. That means BTC is vulnerable to further declines. The next two weeks will be critical to determine if buyers have enough conviction to defend the $28,000-$30,000 support zone.

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