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Bitcoin bounces at $41K as optimism increases over stocks correlation


Abstract:BTC price action resists a fresh dip amid hopes that Bitcoin will tick higher on daily timeframes.

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

  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD adding $1,000 after dipping to near the $41,000 mark for the first time since Jan. 11.

  In what could be a temporary reprieve, Bitcoin nonetheless stayed rangebound, with no noticeable attacks on resistance — behavior all too familiar for spot traders in recent days.

  “Good bounce from Bitcoin, but I'd be happier if we reclaim $42.4K region,” Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe summarized in his latest Twitter update.

  In a previous post on the day, Van de Poppe highlighted $38,000 as an “ultimate” line in the sand that needs to hold should a fresh breakdown occur.

  “The ultimate test for Bitcoin is the area between $38-40K. Holding there would confirm buyers stepping in + bullish divergence for a reversal,” he added.

  Others were confident in the market's current strength, given a similiar bounce on U.S. stocks prior to the Wall Street open.

  I don't trust this #BTC dump nWe're still at the golden pocket, got some bull div & SPX just pumped 40 handles off the lownThink we pump from here pic.twitter.com/O81srkoXWR

  — CRG (@MacroCRG) January 19, 2022

  Earlier, Cointelegraph reported on forecasts for Bitcoin relative to stock market performance, with well-known analyst Mike McGlone of Bloomberg Intelligence predicting that the broader correlation between crypto and equities would continue through this year.

  Nonetheless, another topic of interest this week focuses on a divergence in performance between Bitcoin and the Nasdaq, with proponents hoping that BTC would definitively “decouple” from the index's downward trend.

  Ethereum follows Bitcoin closer to major support

  On altcoins, only Terra's LUNA token was able to stand out from sideways action on the day, up 7% and above $80.

  Related: Heres why Binance Coin is 33% down from its all-time high

  Ether (ETH), the largest altcoin by market cap, shed 1.2% in the 24 hours to the time of writing, slowly drifting back towards $3,000.

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