Bitcoin started the week trading near a five-month high, as prices consolidated the weekend’s gains. Prices rose close to $24,000 on Sunday, following a breakout of a key resistance level. Ethereum fell back below $1,600 on Monday, after moving to a one-week high during yesterday’s session.
Bitcoin (BTC) remained near a five-month high on Monday, following a strong rally towards $24,000 over the weekend.
Following a high of $23,919.89 on Sunday, BTC/USD fell to a low of $23,166.83 to start the week.
Sunday’s surge saw BTC bulls push prices to their strongest point since August 26, however these same traders have already begun to retreat.
Looking at the chart, the decline commenced following a failed breakout of a ceiling at 85.00 on the 14-day relative strength index (RSI).
As of writing, the index is now tracking at 72.19, with a floor at 65.00 the only current visible target for bears.
Should this zone be hit, it is highly likely that BTC will be trading close to a support point at $22,500.
Ethereum (ETH) also edged lower to start the week, as sentiment shifted following a breakout of the $1,600 level
ETH/USD slipped to a bottom of $1,582.18 earlier in the day, as bulls were unable to sustain Sunday’s high at $1,653.73.
Yesterday’s peak saw the world’s second largest cryptocurrency climb to its strongest point in one week, however traders used this as an ideal moment to secure recent gains.
The move saw ethereum marginally break out above a ceiling at $1,650, however bearish sentiment around this mark has reigned supreme over the last three months.
A breakout below a floor of 60.00 on the RSI also contributed to the decline, with the index now tracking at 58.40.
In the event today’s decline continues in the coming days, it is possible that ETH could be heading towards a floor at $1,550.
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Eliman brings an eclectic point of view to market analysis. He was previously a brokerage director and online trading educator. Currently, he acts as a commentator across various asset classes, including Crypto, Stocks and FX, whilst also a startup founder.
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