Bitcoin (BTC) briefly rallied back to $30,000 ahead of Wall Street’s May 25 open as range buy-in persisted.
Trader: BTC set to challenge 2-week highs
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed that BTC/USD managed to hit $30,189 on Bitstamp before consolidating below $30,000.
While looking uninspiring at first glance, Bitcoin on short timeframes sparked new interest for Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, who predicted a run near $33,000 next.
“Bitcoin broke through $29.4,000 and raced towards the next resistance zone,” he said. Told Twitter followers.
“If we hold $29.4,000, we’ll be good towards $32.8,000. To finish.”
If realized, $32,800 would represent Bitcoin’s highest level since May 9 – just before Terra’s implosion triggered its cascade to its lowest level in ten months.
Fellow trader Nebraskan Gooner, meanwhile, saw a series of higher lows on the four-hour chart, highlighting $30,400 as “the line to beat.”
$30.4k a line to beat now. pic.twitter.com/8T7Iw1b62q
— Nebraskangooner (@Nebraskangooner) May 24, 2022
BTC Price Metric Indices Are “Overvalued”
Beyond the intraday price action, however, cold feet among many analysts remained.
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For the CryptoQuant on-chain analytics platform, regarding the signs of the Network Transaction Value (NVT) Golden Cross metric suggested a retracement was coming.
Designed to catch local highs and lows, a spike from the NVT Golden Cross, as it happened that day, reinforced the idea that volume was not enough to maintain an upward trajectory.
“We have a significant shift in the NVT Golden Cross indicator where it reached its most overvalued position since April of last year ahead of the plunge to June lows,” CryptoQuant contributing analyst Kripto Mevsimi told Reuters. Cointelegraph.
As Cointelegraph reported, predictions for a generational low in BTC/USD included as low as $15,500 this week.
A new all-time high, meanwhile, may have to wait until 2024 when Bitcoin’s next halving cycle begins.
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