Bitcoin (BTC/USD) worked to retain some of its recent gains as the pair appreciated to the 51610.40 level after trading as low as the 50615.69 area, with the intraday low representing a test of the 23.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 47200 to 51591.76. Additional downside price retracements in this appreciating range include the 49914, 49395, 48877, 48236, and 48139 levels. 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 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 53487.26 and the 100-bar MA (Hourly) at 50191.97.

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

Technical Resistance is expected around 52706.65/ 55157.38/ 55526.67 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 Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

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