Bitcoin (BTC) buyers defended the $40,000-$42,000 support range over the weekend as selling pressure slowed. The cryptocurrency was trading at about $43,800 at press time and is up about 1.8% over the past 24 hours. The next level of resistance is at around $46,000-$48,000, which could limit further upside over the short term.
The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is not yet overbought, suggesting buyers could remain active toward resistance levels.
BTC registered a series of lower price highs over the past two weeks as sellers returned at around the $50,000 resistance level.
A break above the 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart could yield further upside toward $48,000. For now, indicators show pullbacks should remain limited at around the $40,000 support level.
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