The Bitcoin price has been able to hold its ground over the weekend, and it’s hinting at a potential bullish week for the nascent asset class. The cryptocurrency has been stuck in a tight range for the past month, unable to reclaim and flip the area north of $20,000 back to support.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) trades at $19,400 with a 2% profit in the last 24 hours and a 3% profit over the past week. In the crypto top 10, most cryptocurrencies are trading sideways or with small profits in the last hour, as this trading session prompted low timeframe bullish momentum across the board.
BTC’s price moving sideways on the daily chart. Source: BTCUSDT Tradingview
Bitcoin Gearing Up For The Upside, $20,500 Holds The Key
Today’s bullish trading session has been supported by a rebound in traditional finance markets. Major U.S. indexes were able to rebound from last week’s downside move and have been recovering allowing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to display some strength on lower timeframes.
The upside move might come as a surprise to many market participants expecting more losses over the rumors of insolvency surrounding financial institution Credit Suisse. Top representatives from the bank have denied the rumors, and the markets seem to be pricing them to the upside, so far.
Analyst and trader Adam Mancini celebrated the recent bullish price action for the stock market and hinted at the potential continuation of the bullish momentum. As Bitcoin and crypto continued to move in tandem with equities, the rally might be translated into further gains for the nascent asset class.
Mancini wrote the following about the current price action for the S&P 500, and the longer implication:
Excellent follow through in #ES_F: 3635, 3670 were my targets today & 3670 just hit. Key to note-by reclaiming 3635, this makes Fridays drop a big, failed breakdown & bottoming signal. Bulls must follow through though. 3705 next up, 3635-45 now must hold support.
Stars Align For A Bitcoin And Crypto Rally?
In support of the bullish thesis for Bitcoin, data from Material Indicators show a spike in buying pressure from all investors, retail, and whales. If these investors continue to bid on the price action, BTC’s price might extend its bullish momentum.
However, as the chart below shows, there is considerable ask (sell) liquidity for Bitcoin above its current levels. This selling order might cap any short time rally, and prevent the cryptocurrency from reclaiming higher levels.
BTC’s price (blue line on the chart) with $20 million in sell orders above its current levels. Source: Material Indicators
Additional data provided by analyst Justin Bennett indicates that the U.S. Dollar continues to see weakness over today’s trading session. As NewsBTC has been reporting, the DXY Index (U.S. Dollar) bullish price action has taken its toll on risk-on assets, such as Bitcoin and equities.
As the currency prepares for further losses, the nascent asset class might be able to bounce further and reach the top of a channel presented by Bennett. The analyst claims that as long as Bitcoin stays above $18,700, the cryptocurrency has a chance of climbing all the way up to $26,000 in the coming weeks.
No change to this. https://t.co/ICHbqXGbQr
— Justin Bennett (@JustinBennettFX) October 3, 2022