Bitcoin (BTC) sellers returned during Asia hours given strong resistance near the $40,000 level. The cryptocurrency was trading around $38,000 at press time and is down 5% over the past week. Initial support is seen around $34,000 and $36,000, which could stabilize the pullback.
Bitcoin four-hour price chart shows short-term support and resistance levels with RSI.
The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart made a series of lower highs as upside momentum slowed. Short-term buyers responded to oversold conditions on Wednesday but failed to push past $40,000 resistance.
Initial support is seen at $36,000, which is near the 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart. Buyers will likely defend support above $30,000 as bitcoin (BTC, -3.31%) remains in a consolidation phase.
Bitcoin’s intermediate-term downtrend remains in effect despite the near 30% short-squeeze rally over the past two weeks.
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