Bitcoin Strengthens Above $43K; Resistance at $46K-$51K

Momentum signals are on the verge of turning positive for the first time since August 2021.

AccessTimeIconMar 24, 2022 at 5:57 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:55 p.m. UTC
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Bitcoin (BTC) continues to gather upside momentum after breaking above minor resistance at $43,500. The cryptocurrency could see further upside toward $46,700, a price level where prior rallies have stalled.

BTC was trading around $44,000 at press time and is up 4% over the past 24 hours.

The relative strength index (RSI) on the daily chart is not yet overbought, which means buyers could remain active into the Asia trading day. On the weekly chart, the RSI is neutral, which typically supports an upswing in price, albeit within a year-long trading range between $30,000 and $68,000.

Further, momentum signals are a few days away from turning positive on the weekly chart for the first time since August 2021. That could encourage short-term price strength, consistent with relief rallies in equities.

Still, upside could be limited around the $51,000 resistance level, especially given negative momentum signals on the monthly chart.



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Damanick Dantes

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