Bitcoin started the week consolidating above the $28,000 level, as markets prepare for a big week of U.S. economic data. The headline will be this Friday’s nonfarm payrolls, which are expected to fall to 238,000 jobs. Ethereum remains above $1,800 as of writing.
Bitcoin (BTC) started the week consolidating around the $28,000 level, as volatility in crypto markets remained high.
Following a low of $27,607.67 earlier in today’s session, BTC/USD rose to a peak at $28,475.62 as the day progressed.
The move saw bitcoin move closer to a recent resistance level at $28,500, which was broken over the weekend.
Recent price consolidation comes as the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) failed to move beyond a ceiling at 65.00.
As of writing, the index is tracking at 62.00, which is also a key point of support for traders.
Overall, the world’s largest cryptocurrency is now trading 1.46% higher than at the same time last week.
Ethereum (ETH) continues to trade above the $1,800 level, with traders still targeting a breakout above a key resistance level.
ETH/USD rose to a high of $1,819.29 earlier in today’s session, which comes after an earlier bottom at $1,765.52.
As a result of today’s jump, ethereum bulls attempted to move towards a ceiling at $1,825, however momentum has since eased.
This comes as earlier bulls seemingly abandoned their positions as the RSI ran into a wall at the 60.00 level.
At the time of writing, price strength is now at the 57.77 mark, with the next visible ceiling around the 62.00 region.
In addition to this, the 10-day (red) moving average is now nearing a downward cross with its 25-day (blue) counterpart, which could signal upcoming price weakness.
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Eliman was previously a director of a London-based brokerage, whilst also an online trading educator. Currently, he commentates on various asset classes, including Crypto, Stocks and FX, whilst also a startup founder.
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