Crypto Market Watch: Why is Bitcoin Price Down Today?

Author: Sohrab Khawas

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    Bitcoin price has edged 2 percent lower today to trade around $23.4k on Friday. After retesting $24k twice on the four-hour time frame, the RSI indicator has formed a falling divergence that most often leads to a price dump. Bitcoin bulls should be extremely careful with the death cross, which entails the 50 and 200 WMAs, not to happen for the first time since its inception.

    Furthermore, the 50 and 200 WMAs have acted as a support line for the past ten-plus years and would turn to a resistance line if the death cross occurs.

    Nevertheless, popular crypto analyst Rekt Capital thinks Bitcoin will break the macro downtrend next month or in April. Moreover, on-chain data shows Bitcoin miners have reduced their sell pressure after taking profits in the past few weeks. Additionally, whales continue to accumulate more Sats irrespective of the price volatility.

    Bitcoin Market Under Macroeconomic Influence

    By now, it is safe to say that Bitcoin price has a significant correlation with global market indexes due to high institutional adoption and crypto regulations. During the last few days, Bitcoin price has reacted to the high-impact news from the Fed statement regarding interest rates. As the United States dollar exhibited more weakness, Bitcoin price edged higher to $24k.

    “I do expect it’s likely DXY will retest what was support and now overhead resistance. This would align with my inverse expectation on BTC and Crypto moving down a touch before a final ‘blowoff’ high (not much higher imo),” Mathew Dixon, CEO Evai, noted.

    With more high-impact news expected from the United States later today on the unemployment rate, more volatility is expected in the crypto market during the weekend.

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