Bitcoin has been on a remarkable run recently, with its value surging to new highs in the past few weeks. However, the recent lawsuit on Binance by the CFTC and several macro conditions may create a slowdown in BTC’s ongoing trend. The question on everyone’s mind now is whether this rally is sustainable or if a correction is imminent next week.
Bitcoin Leads The Upward Way In Q1According to IntotheBlock’s recent newsletter, cryptocurrencies outperformed other asset classes in the first quarter, with digital assets recording gains not witnessed in two years after selling pressure subsided following the FTX collapse. Bitcoin experienced its highest quarterly price gains since Q1 2021.
In March 2023, Bitcoin’s market capitalization rose by 20%, contributing to a favorable shift of 70% in the first quarter. Bitcoin’s exceptional performance may indicate its increasing attractiveness as a digital asset for value storage, as its correlation with gold prices increased from -0.3 at the start of the year to 0.9 by the end of the quarter.
The market has experienced a significant increase in spot prices, accompanied by heightened trading activity and a remarkable interest in options trading for BTC. According to the CME Group’s data, Bitcoin’s option contracts have reached an unprecedented milestone.
In addition, despite the collapse of Bittrex U.S. crypto exchange, the BTC market appeared steady, with the world’s most extensive digital asset recording positive indicators and trading above the recently reclaimed $28K price mark.
What Lies Ahead For BTC Price Next Week?The bulls are attempting to drive Bitcoin beyond the $29,000 mark, but the extended wick on the candlestick indicates that the bears have not surrendered and are selling during rallies. If a level is challenging to surpass, it’s typical for the price to retreat before making another attempt. If the BTC price fails to break through the $29,000 mark again, it may retrace to the 20-day exponential moving average ($26,879).
A robust rebound from this point would indicate positive market sentiment, with traders buying on dips. This, in turn, would enhance the likelihood of surpassing the $29,000 resistance level next week.
As of writing, BTC trades at $28.3K, with a minor downtrend. Analyzing the 4-hour price chart, Bitcoin is preparing for a sharp decline next week. Bitcoin may drop to the EMA-20 trend line at $27K and take support near $26.5K. However, a bullish reversal is expected from that support level, and a smooth rally to $30K is anticipated.
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