Bitcoin (BTC) approached a key weekly shut on March 19 with merchants involved a few retest of decrease ranges.

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

Bitcoin bulls should “step in” to guard $26,000

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Professional and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD circling $27,000 on Bitstamp.

After briefly tapping $28,000 into the weekend, a sluggish comedown by way of out-of-hours buying and selling denied bulls a squeeze increased. This led market members to weigh the probability of Bitcoin returning to check assist.

“Holding my lengthy place whereas we’re above $25,500, however in the end we misplaced $27,000 assist so we’re prone to come down and check round $26,100,” standard dealer Crypto Tony advised Twitter followers.

“The bottom line is for the bulls to utterly step in at that second.”

BTC/USD annotated chart. Supply: Crypto Tony/Twitter

Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of buying and selling agency Eight, was optimistic on the short-term outlook, whilst BTC/USD drifted decrease over the weekend.

“Are we staying above $26,800? Reply is evident; sure. This implies, pattern will proceed to final till $26,800 is misplaced. In search of a ultimate sweep into $28,300-28,900 after which reversal,” a part of evaluation on March 18 acknowledged.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Supply: Michaël van de Poppe/Twitter

A subsequent submit on the day nonetheless underscored the significance of close by assist simply $300 under present spot value.

“$26,800 is essential for Bitcoin,” Van de Poppe summarized.

“Had two assessments now. If we get yet another check, it should most likely break and trigger a deeper and harsh correction. Holding above -> $28,500 subsequent.”

Divorcing the downtrend

On weekly timeframes, BTC/USD was nonetheless in line for a formidable candle shut, having final acted round $27,000 in June 2022.

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For dealer and analyst Rekt Capital, there was further trigger for optimism because of Bitcoin probably now leaving the intervening downtrend behind for good.

“When an outdated multi-month BTC downtrend will get damaged… A brand new $BTC multi-month uptrend emerges,” considered one of numerous weekend Twitter posts learn

Rekt Capital highlighted the continued significance of the 200-period transferring common (MA) on weekly timeframes, this presently sitting at $25,350 and primed for a resistance/assist flip.

BTC/USD 1-week candle chart (Bitstamp) with 200MA. Supply: TradingView

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