Bitcoin (BTC), which hit new multi-month lows Jan. 24, was a classic example of price behavior.
BTC/USD 1-minute candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView
“Rangeplay” for BTC after CME gap fill
Data from TradingView and Cointelegraph Markets Pro showed that BTC/USD dropped to $32,967 on Bitstamp just before the Wall Street opened Monday.
This level was the beginning of a CME futures gaps left over from July 2021. Bitcoin filled it almost to the dollar, before reversed upwards to add more than $1,000 in just minutes.
Expectations were high for the opening of trading on the United States equity markets, with volatility evident.
Weekends are a scam. (Low volume markets
Adam Back (@adam3us), January 23, 2022
“Now, Bitcoin will fight for $34.1-34.4K. “If that reclaims it, potential test at $38K is possible,” Michael van de Poppe, a Cointelegraph contributor, stated to his Twitter followers. He also noted the closure of the CME gap.
“Rangeplay at that point.”
BTC/USD was trading at just under $34,000 as of the writing. There were approximately an hour and half until the U.S. Open.
Zooming out, investors’ behavior appeared to counter concerns about short-term sellers. Alistair Milne, an entrepreneur and investor, noted that the Bitcoin supply has been stationary for at least a year. This is a level not seen since previous capitulation events.
Just 60% of #Bitcoin’s unmoved percentage for 12 months or more has been recorded. This is higher than the level at which it was at the close of the 2015/16 bear markets and higher than the levels at which it was at the close of the 2018/19 bear markets /end transmission.
January 24, 2022 by Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne).
Even though Bitcoin was at its lowest point in 2018, when it reached $3,100, a drawdown that exceeded 80%, the current resolve of long-term investors was evident.
HODL Waves data provided by Glassnode, an on-chain analytics firm, confirmed active hodlers.
Bitcoin HODL Waves chart (screenshot). Source: Unchained Capital
Ether attracted $1,800 bid target
Major altcoins were facing worsening conditions on this day. Ether (ETH), which lost almost 11%, fell to $2,000.
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The market capitalization of the largest altcoin was not the only reason for its rapid fall. Solana (SOL) was also a major contributor to the decline, leading 10 top-ranked altcoins down nearly 18% as of the writing.
Popular trader and analyst Pentoshi says that the current bid levels to be watched are below $2,000 support, more than 60% lower than recent highs
He said that $1800 is a great price for $ETHto me and that he still believes in time we get there.
BITSTAMP: ETH/USD 1-hour candle charts Source: TradingView.
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