• Bitcoin price is in consolidation mode after rising 5% on January 17.
  • The bulls could rally towards the $26,500 liquidity zone.
  • Invalidation of the bullish thesis is a breach below the crossing indicators at $22,985.

Bitcoin price displays technicals that reinforce the newly established bullish narrative. Traders should keep a close eye on Bitcoin as an uptick and volatility will likely occur.

Bitcoin price might rally again

Bitcoin price is trading range-bound after a 5% gain on January 17. According to the Binance exchange API, the 5% uptick witnessed the largest amount of transactions for Bitcoin this year, as $495,000 transactions occurred during the upswing. The spike came one day after the bears forged a 3% decline which also was the largest volume day at the time, with approximately $450,000 in transactions. It is worth noting that the bearish candle was nearly entirely reversed as the bulls closed above the previous day's opening price at $24,569 on January 17.

Bitcoin price is currently trading at $24,646. The 8-day exponential moving average (EMA) is approaching a bullish cross above the 21-day simple moving average (SMA), which could potentially lead to a spike toward higher price levels. The colliding indicators suggest that in the short term, the trend is moving towards a bullish bias, likely to attract more buyers to the market.

Given the potential cross of the 8-day EMA above the 21-day SMA, there is a chance that Bitcoin's price could experience a hurdle of the $25,000 and continue on with the winter Rally. A conservative target would be the $26,500 level, an untagged liquidity level from 2022’s liquidation event. A breach of the $26,500 region would result in a 7.4% increase in market value.

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BTC/USDT 1-Day Chart

Invalidation of the bullish thesis would occur if Bitcoin's price were to breach below the crossing indicators at $22,985.If the breach occurs, Bitcoin could potentially retest the support level at $21,000, which translates into a 15% decline from Bitcoin’s price today.

 


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