Bitcoin fails to flip $40K with traders eyeing $36K or lower for support

Bitcoin (BTC) noticed robust resistance after nearing $41,000 on July 28 amid requires consolidation of latest good points.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

$40,000 but to stay as new assist

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Professional and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD pulling again under the $40,000 mark as Wednesday progressed. 

The pair had begun with a contemporary surge which took it in the direction of heavy vary resistance however finally lacked the momentum to alter its current paradigm.

On the time of writing, Bitcoin targeted on $39,500, having dipped to lows of $39,300.

For Cointelegraph contributor Michael van de Poppe, a retracement was not solely welcome however important for cementing new greater ranges – and the prospect of an additional breakout.

Bitcoin, he mentioned on Wednesday, wanted to shut out a better low.

“What you wish to see after such a transfer is the value goes to make a better low, and ideally you wish to see it occur within the vary round $34,500,” he defined, noting that this was beforehand an space of curiosity.  

Both aspect of that stage for greater low constructions had been $32,500 and $36,000, he added.

Adopting a cautiously bullish short-term view, crypto buying and selling firm QCP Capital in the meantime acknowledged that the vary ceiling ($42,000) can be unlikely to shift previous to Friday’s choices expiry occasion.

“Technical evaluation apart, our sense is that the market will hold trying to commerce inside this 30-40k vary within the near-term,” the agency advised Telegram channel subsrcibers.

“Into Friday’s month-end expiry, we count on 40-42k to carry because the OI peaks right here with 11k BTC notional (Chart 5). We count on this stage to behave as a magnet into Friday’s expiry with the lengthy gamma available in the market pinning it to this worth area.”

By no means thoughts the golden cross

An additional subject on merchants’ lips on Wednesday involved a longer-term phenomenon: the so-called “golden cross.”

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Fashioned by the rising 50-day shifting common crossing above the 200-day shifting common, a golden cross is the alternative of a demise cross, a characteristic which sparked appreciable debate when it entered the BTC/USD chart in mid-June.

Now, due to this week’s worth uptick, the potential for a golden cross and its related bullish implications had been “not insignificant,” Van de Poppe mentioned, whereas arguing that as a characteristic, it has little significance to the market general.

Fellow dealer and analyst Rekt Capital likewise entertained the golden cross narrative, forecasting its fulfilment as quickly as subsequent month.