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Breaking down Resistance at $48,500 Remains Key for the Bitcoin (BTC) Bulls

This is the tech analysis for Bitcoin (BTC). We will be looking at movements from the day prior and today’s support, resistance, pivot levels, and Fibonacci’s. Additionally, we will look at the broader market moves on the day prior and any key market drivers. Please see the end of the article for a full video tech analysis including a look at the EMAs.

Bitcoin’s Day Prior Moves

Bitcoin, BTC to USD, fell by 0.35% on Sunday. Partially reversing a 1.54% gain from Saturday, Bitcoin ended the week down by 6.81% to $46,704.

A bearish start to the day saw Bitcoin fall to an early morning intraday low $46,458. Steering clear of the first major support level at $45,770 Bitcoin rallied to an early afternoon intraday high $48,364. Bitcoin broke through the first major resistance level at $47,730 before sliding back to sub-$47,000 levels and into the red.


The near-term bullish trend remained intact, in spite of the most recent pullback to $41,000 levels. For the bears, Bitcoin would need a sustained fall through the 62% FIB of $28,814 to form a near-term bearish trend.

The Rest of the Pack

Across the rest of the majors, it was a mixed session.

Litecoin rose by 3.07% to lead the way, with Cardano’s ADA (+0.08%) and Ripple’s XRP (+0.72%) also bucking the trend on the day.

It was a bearish end to the week for the rest of the majors, however.

Chainlink slid by 3.52% to lead the way down, with Bitcoin Cash SV (-2.85%), Coin (-1.75%), and Polkadot (-2.44%) also struggling.

Binance Coin (-0.82%) and Ethereum (-0.91%) saw relatively modest losses, however.

In week, the crypto total market fell to a Monday low $2,054bn before rising to a Thursday high $2,303bn. At the time of writing, the total market cap stood at $2,179bn.

Bitcoin’s dominance rose to a Tuesday high 42.25% before falling to a Saturday low 40.21%. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance stood at 40.39%.

This Morning

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was down by 0.22% to $46,599. A mixed start to the day saw Bitcoin rise to an early morning high $46,791 before falling to a low $46,245.

Bitcoin left the major support and resistance levels untested early on.

Elsewhere, it was a mixed start to the day.

Bitcoin Cash SV was up by 0.22% to avoid the red early on.

It was a bearish start for the rest of the majors, however.

At the time of writing, Coin was down by 1.99% to lead the way down.

For the Bitcoin Day Ahead

Bitcoin would need to move through the $47,175 pivot to bring the first major resistance level at $47,893 into play. Support from the broader market would be needed, however, for Bitcoin to break out from $47,500 levels.

Barring an extended crypto rally, the first major resistance level and resistance at $48,500 would likely cap the upside. In the event of an extended rally, Bitcoin could test resistance at $50,000 levels before any pullback. The second major resistance level sits at $49,081. Bitcoin would need plenty of support, however, to breakout from Sunday’s high $48,364 and $48,500 levels.

Failure to move through the $47,175 pivot would bring the first major support level at $45,987 into play. Barring an extended sell-off on the day, however, Bitcoin should steer clear of sub-$45,000 levels. The second major support level at $45,269 should limit the downside.

Daily Video Tech Analysis of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple’s XRP

This article was originally posted on FX Empire