Bitcoin (BTC) hovered near $59,000 as Nov. 21 came to a close after avoiding a retest of its recent lows.
BTC challenges $60,000
The pair had hit lows of $55,650 during the week, these marking its lowest point in over a month, but further retests failed to materialize as sentiment improved.
Adopting a calmer perspective into the weekly close, analysts thus looked to the long term to understand the overall health of the market.
“Since breaking its black 200-day EMA, BTC rallied to new All Time Highs. Still over +50% above the 200 EMA, despite the recent retrace from ATHs,” Rekt Capital summarized on the day.
“Long-term investor sentiment is still bullish towards Bitcoin.”
On-chain metrics supported the reasoned view, with the Crypto Fear & Greed Index in neutral territory at just below $60,000.
Network fundamentals were similarly unfazed by the week’s events with the hash rate staying near all-time highs and difficulty still on track to rise modestly at the next readjustment due Nov. 27.
Fellow trader Pentoshi, meanwhile, identified the area between $59,000 and $61,000 as the point at which it would be prudent to reenter with spot longs should that area be successfully reclaimed.
“Overall, super cycle and lengthening cycle for Bitcoin is still the case,” Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe added.
Ethereum, Avalanche lead a slow altcoin market
On the topic of altcoins, Ether (ETH) constituted one of the most solid performers out of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization Sunday amid broadly flat action.
Despite Saturday’s abrupt upturn, BTC/USD was still around 1.8% higher.