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Bitcoin hugs $38K as RSI breakout difficulties ‘uninteresting’ weekend


Bitcoin (BTC) circled around the $38,000 mark into Jan. 30 as a “trappy” weekend still used the opportunity of a strong weekly close.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle light chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

“Choppy waters” for Bitcoin

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView revealed BTC/USD gaining back the $38,000 mark after seeing regional highs of $38,740 on Bitstamp the previous day.

Despite its strong “out of hours” efficiency, couple of experts thought in BTC as a company bullish play without conventional market assistance.

“Still choppy waters for Bitcoin,” Cointelegraph factor Michaël van de Poppe summarized in his newest Twitter upgrade.

“Looking at $37K to see whether that sustains. If not -> I’m assuming we’ll test lows for daily bullish divergence to create. If we hold, we might see a breaker above $38.5K happening. Weekend times -> boring/trappy.”

The highs nonetheless continued what looks like a slow return to form for BTC/USD on daily timeframes after its sub-$33,000 lows previously in the week. 

For trader, financier and business owner Bob Loukas, strength lay in the set’s several closes above the 10-day moving average (MA).

Hopes of a weekly close at $39,600 resistance, nevertheless, still looked not likely to be satisfied at the time of composing. 

“Crypto market is full of breakout traders. What is the easiest way to bait them on a weekend when morale is already low? Force a move,” the hesitant trader and expert referred to as Cantering Clark on Twitter added.

RSI provides bulls trigger for enjoyment

Shifting to on-chain information, on the other hand, popular expert Matthew Hyland revealed yet more bullish hints originating from BTC’s relative strength indication (RSI).

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Across several chart timeframes, RSI just recently struck its most “oversold” levels considering that the Coronavirus crash of March 2020.

The metric is utilized to identify how “overbought” or “oversold” BTC is at a specific cost, and hence how likely a specific pattern is to sustain.

Currently, thanks to the modest rebound off the lows, RSI seems in the procedure of challenging a multi-month drop in location considering that November.

“The two previous breakouts during the past year have lead to massive bullish moves,” Hyland included as part of Twitter remarks along with a chart revealing the action.

Bitcoin daily RSI vs. BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Matthew Hyland/ Twitter