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Bitcoin (BTC) Again to sub-$38,000 as Focus Shifts to the Federal Reserve


Key Insights:

  • Bitcoin (BTC) sees the bullish begin to May reversed with a 2.05% fall to sub-$38,000 on Tuesday.
  • Market angst over Fed financial coverage left the broader crypto market in unfavorable territory.
  • Bitcoin’s technical indicators proceed to flash pink, with Bitcoin sitting nicely under the 50-day EMA.

The Federal Reserve has the crypto market on tenterhooks this week. On Tuesday, Bitcoin (BTC) fell by 2.05%. Reversing a 0.09% acquire from Monday, BTC ended the day at $37,725.

BTC had a bullish begin to the month, after April’s 15.2% slide, with a go to to $39,000 ranges earlier than hitting reverse.

Market sentiment towards Federal Reserve financial coverage contributed to the retrace. Tuesday’s loss got here regardless of the NASDAQ 100 gaining 0.22%.

Bitcoin Fear & Greed Index Hits Reverse

This morning, the Fear & Greed Index fell from 27/100 to 21/100. The decline noticed the Index return to the “Extreme Fear” zone after briefly visiting the “Fear” zone on Monday.

Last month, the Index hit a month excessive of 53/100 on April 05, which coincided with Bitcoin revisiting $47,000 ranges.

The “Fear” and “Extreme Fear” zones replicate investor expectations of additional value deterioration.

For the Bitcoin bulls, the Index might want to transfer again via to 46/100 to carry April’s excessive of $47,433 into play.

Bitcoin Correlation with the NASDAQ 100 Decouples

The correlation between Bitcoin and the NASDAQ 100 strengthened in April. In early May, nevertheless, the correlation weakened following Tuesday’s divergence.

An extra decoupling could also be unlikely near-term, with the NASDAQ and BTC prone to be delicate to the Federal Reserve financial coverage resolution later immediately.

In 2022, there was little proof of traders utilizing BTC as an inflation hedge or as a protected haven.

Year up to now, BTC was down 21.0% to Tuesday’s shut, with the NASDAQ down 20.7%.

BTC decouples from the NASDAQ on Tuesday.

Bitcoin Price Action

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up by 0.01% to $37,730.

BTC provides up early features to return to sub-$38,000 with Federal Reserve financial coverage in focus.

Technical Indicators

Bitcoin might want to transfer via the day’s $37,959 pivot to focus on the First Major Resistance Level at $38,405. Bitcoin would wish broader market help to return to $38,000.

In the occasion of an prolonged rally, Bitcoin might check the Second Major Resistance Level at $39,079. The Third Major Resistance Level sits at $40,206.

Failure to maneuver via the pivot would carry the First Major Support Level at $37,280 into play. Barring one other prolonged sell-off, Bitcoin ought to keep away from sub-$36,000. The Second Major Support Level at $36,831 ought to restrict the draw back.

Failure to maneuver via the pivot would depart BTC underneath strain.

Looking on the EMAs and the 4-hourly candlestick chart (under), it’s a bearish sign. Bitcoin sits under the 50-day EMA, presently at $38,793. This morning, we noticed the 50-day EMA pull again from the 100-day EMA, delivering draw back strain. The 100-day EMA additionally pulled again from the 200-day EMA, BTC unfavorable.

A transfer via the 50-day EMA would help a take a look at $39,000.

A transfer via the 50-day EMA would help a return to $39,000.


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