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Bitcoin (BTC) barely held $27,000 on April 22 as another round of losses left bulls with little firepower.
BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
Giant RSI support retest greets Bitcoin bulls
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD just preserving the $27,000 mark on the day after the Wall Street trading week ended on a sour note.
In contrast to United States equities, which managed to seal modest gains on the day, Bitcoin continued to suffer as analysts warned of a return to nearer $25,000.
With that, BTC/USD was down 10% for the week and 4% in April overall, according to data from monitoring resource Coinglass, amid a dramatic turnaround in fortunes versus much of Q1.
Bitcoin monthly returns chart (screenshot). Source: Coinglass
For popular trader Credible Crypto, however, there was still every reason to hope that the long-term uptrend remained intact.
“If your macro thesis on Bitcoin has changed because of a $2,000 pullback after a $10,000 vertical rally from 19k to 30k you’re doing it wrong,” he insisted in part of his latest Twitter commentary.
An additional post argued that such price action was “common” in crypto markets.
“The last major retest we had was at 19k before our rally to 30k . A retest of 25k here would be logical and healthy,” it stated.
BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Credible Crypto/Twitter
Financial information resource Stockmoney Lizards agreed, telling Twitter followers that the road higher may be slow and steady.
“After these huge green candles, we usually find some cooldown,” it wrote about the 3-month BTC/USD chart.
“Short-/mid-term still bullish (3 months), but don’t expect it to go too fast.”
Crypto analyst CryptoCon delivered similar conclusions on the basis of the latest movements in Bitcoin’s relative strength index (RSI).
Used to determine overbought and oversold conditions at given price points, RSI can help offer insights into forthcoming price trends.
Short term Bitcoin price action seems grim, but behind the scenes, the Weekly RSI has broken out of a 6-year downtrend and is now attempting to make support, it revealed, comparing the latest action to prior halving cycles.
Bitcoin is now at decision point. Continue 2019 parabolic price action, or take the healthier, steady 2015 approach?
BTC/USD annotated chart with RSI. Source: CryptoCon/ Twitter
BTC price analyst expects stronger buy interest near $25,000
Trader Skew meanwhile delved into the potential near-term price targets for BTC/USD, focusing on moving averages (MAs).
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The zone north of $25,000 remained the principal point of interest, with the 200-week MA residing at $25,850.
Failed breakout above 1D resistance $30K
Will be interesting if price retests $25K & 1W Trend MAs
I’d expect a stronger buy interest around there as it’s closest to invalidation there before HTF demand around $19K pic.twitter.com/D5eP9ujyHh
— Skew Δ (@52kskew) April 22, 2023
Market composition remained apt to liquidate traders, with Coinglass data showing April 22 costing crypto longs another $173 million.
As Cointelegraph reported, April 19 had seen the largest amount of long liquidations of 2023 so far.
Crypto liquidations chart. Source: Coinglass
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