Bitcoin ‘full breakout’ not here yet as BTC price spends month at $30K

Bitcoin (BTC) refused to give up $30,000 at the July 17 Wall Street open as observers placed bets on a step lower next.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin traders line up downside targets

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed what one analyst called “boring” BTC price action into the new trading week.

After an equally quiet weekend, BTC/USD showed no signs of volatility amid a lack of catalysts for change across risk assets.

Twenty-six days within this range for #Bitcoin.


— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) July 17, 2023

“The market is in flux, and both camps are fighting for dominance,” on-chain monitoring resource Material Indicators wrote in part of its latest analysis, referring to a battle between Bitcoin bulls and bears.

“Everytime bears start to get some momentum, bulls replenish support at $30k. IMO, still too soon to declare a confirmed bull breakout, quite simply, because we haven’t even had a legit test of resistance. Time for patience and discipline.”BTC/USD 1-week chart with 200-week moving average. Source: TradingView

Material Indicators co-founder, Keith Alan, suggested that should $30,000 be lost, Bitcoin could find support at key trend lines such as the 200-week moving average at $27,000. This chimed with existing predictions from popular traders Cointelegraph reported on earlier.

Traders Skew and Daan Crypto Trades meanwhile noted a “heavy divergence” between spot and derivatives markets, with sellers apt to get the upper hand short term.

#Bitcoin Pretty heavy divergence between perps and spot here.

Perps pushing up while spot seems to be selling off.

— Daan Crypto Trades (@DaanCrypto) July 17, 2023

shorts pushing here, this is where sellers should gain control on market direction

contrarian view is shorts get trapped at lows (buyers step in = absorbing sell pressure) $BTC

— Skew Δ (@52kskew) July 17, 2023

“Clear bias for me here,” trader CJ continued alongside a chart with a short-term relief target between $30,000 and $31,000.

“Spike into inefficiency and reject – will…..


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