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Bitcoin price drops to $43.7K after Fed minutes re-confirm plans to hike rates

WikiBit 2022-01-05 21:47

Abstract:Bitcoin price slipped below $44,000 shortly after notes from the Federal Reserve’s December FOMC session re-confirmed plans to get the balance sheet under control.

  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after oscillating around support at $46,000 for the past couple of days, Bitcoin was hit with a wave of selling that pulled the price to an intraday low of $43,717.

  Based off the current situation, it is widely expected that the Fed will begin raising its benchmark interest rate in March, “which would mean that balance sheet reduction could start before summer.”

  Heres a look at what crypto analysts are saying about the latest Bitcoin price drop in BTC and what could be in store in the weeks ahead as the easy money policies of the Fede come to an end and interest rates start to rise.

Capitulation looms below $44,000

  A foreshadowing of Wednesday‘s pullback was offered by crypto analyst and pseudonymous Twitter user ’Rekt Capital, who posted the following chart highlighting the “many similarities between this BTC range and May 2021.”

  Rekt Capital said,

“Both saw BTC consolidate inside two Bull Market EMAs (i.e green 21-week & blue 50-week EMA). If BTC is to repeat history, a capitulation event could take place where BTC briefly deviates below the blue 50 EMA.”BTC needs to reclaim $46,000

  A more in-depth look at the price action from May was offered by analyst and Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, who posted the following chart detailing how BTC performed during the last sharp market pullback.

  van de Poppe said,

“And the scenario of the drop beneath $46K is taking place on Bitcoin here. The question becomes; will we be hanging here taking the liquidity & breaking back above $46K? In that case, the bottom is in.”

  Should the price not break back above $46,000, the market could be in for an extended bear period that has the potential to see BTC retrace to the low $30,000 range.

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  The scenario currently facing the market was succinctly addressed in the following chart posted by options trader and pseudonymous Twitter user ‘Nunya Bizniz.’

  Nunya Bizniz said,

“BTC monthly: Drops below the current RSI level have been ugly. This time?”

  The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.123 trillion and Bitcoins dominance rate is 39.4%.

  The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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