Bitcoin Erases Weekly Loss, Eyes Resistance at $22.6K

Bitcoin has reached breakeven for the week, invalidating a major bearish technical setup.

AccessTimeIconJul 15, 2022 at 1:04 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:37 p.m. UTC
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Bitcoin (BTC) continues to gain ground, reaching a breakeven for the week. The move has put critical technical resistance in the cross hairs.

  • The leading cryptocurrency briefly topped the $21,000 mark, extending the recovery from the late Wednesday low of $18,892. At that price, the cryptocurrency was down nearly 9% on the week, according to chart provided by TradingView.
  • With the price bounce, the bear flag breakdown, a bearish continuation pattern confirmed on the daily chart earlier this week, has failed.
  • Failed bear flags or bearish patterns imply seller fatigue and often portend a bullish reversal. Several blockchain and technical indicators are signaling a bottom.
  • The relative strength index on the four-hour chart has crossed into bullish territory above 50 in support of a continued move higher.
  • The focus is now on the resistance level of $22,600, which is the moving average of 200 weekly charts. After that, the next major hurdle would be at $25,338, the low reached on Coinbase on May 12.
  • The outlook will flip bearish if Wednesday's low of $18,892 is breached.


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Omkar Godbole

Omkar Godbole is a Co-Managing Editor on CoinDesk's Markets team.

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