Bitcoin (BTC/USD) remained pressured early in the Asian session as the pair continued to orbit the 48745.19 level but continued to drift lower below the psychologically-important 50000 figure, testing the 47200 level. This interday low also represented a test of the 46936 level, representing a test of the 38.2% retracement of the appreciating range from 42333 to 49762.44. Traders drove BTC/USD as high as the 49488.88 level during the European session, representing a test of the 50% retracement of the depreciating range from 57670.68 to 41053.06. Negative market sentiment pushed BTC/USD as low as the 42333 level late last week, representing the pair’s weakest print since early October. Selling pressure commenced around the 59114.84 level late last week and many Stops were elected below downside price objectives during the selling pressure, including the 56533, 56080, 55735, 54295, 54114, 53748, 53600, 53046, 52351, 51322, 51171, 50185, 49361, 47400, 47426, 44974, and 44667 levels.

Traders are paying close attention to these areas as BTC/USD continues to recover higher, as they may become technical resistance. If BTC/USD extends its recent weakness lower, additional downside price objectives include the 44974, 44667, 42333, 41252, 41053, and 35734 levels. Following the pair’s recent volatility, upside retracement levels and areas of potential technical resistance include the 50725.92, 52706.65, 55157.38, and 55526.67 areas. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 54103.36 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 48857.82.

Technical Support is expected around 42151.91/ 38670.39/ 35734.12 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 50725.92/ 52706.65/ 55157.38 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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