Bitcoin (BTC) closed below $26,000 for the week ended Sept. 3, with analysis dispelling traders’ undue pessimism.
BTC Price Closes Weekly at $25,900
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed bitcoin prices avoided volatility over the weekend, trading within a tight $200 range.
The lack of direction created a strong sense of déjà vu among market participants, with similar behavior seen at the monthly close in August.
With all traces of last week’s two volatile events — involving crypto asset manager Grayscale and U.S. regulators — off the charts, traders weighed the impact of various potential weekly closes.
“As far as market structure is concerned, have yet to see a candle body close below June HL or $25,900,” popular trader Skew wrote Part of the X (formerly known as Twitter) thread.
Skew mentioned a higher low (HL) below $25,000, with $25,900 being the key line for recovering lost ground this week.
“This is important because if the 1W closes below and the price trades this area as resistance early next week, it will imply lower prices towards the previous 1W resistance ~$24.3K,” he added.
Looking ahead, a “bearish scenario” could bring sub-$20,000 levels back into play. Skew predicts that a bullish recovery, including a reclaim of $26,000 and a continuation of higher lows in the fourth quarter, is “unlikely.”
Bitcoin ‘bearadise’ threat remains
Keith Alan, co-founder of monitoring resource Material Indicators, summed up the events of last week, sounding the alarm about clear statements about how bullish or bearish Bitcoin really is.
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The rise and fall in volatility, respectively, came as Grayscale gained a legal victory over the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which subsequently delayed a decision on the first U.S. bitcoin spot price exchange-traded fund (ETF).
However, Allen believes that behind the scenes, the Bitcoin market structure has not undergone any fundamental reforms.
“Volatility continues on the first day of the September monthly candle, traders seem to have forgotten ‘trend is your friend’, clinging to opium and arguing for BS narratives that fit their biases,” He wrote in part of X. postal September 2.
“The reality is that nothing has changed because neither the breakthrough nor the collapse has been technically proven or invalidated.”
Reiterating existing theories, Allen continues to see $24,750 as a support area to watch, one that Bitcoin risks entering if it fails.
The accompanying chart shows BTC/USD order books on Binance, with buy liquidity immediately increasing to spot prices below the $24,750 area of interest.
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