Bitcoin (BTC) teased more rangebound moves on July 7 as traders recovered from a day of volatility.
BTC price gets a bid after volatile 24 hours
Bitcoin bulls had hoped that new yearly highs the day prior would allow BTC/USD to exit its months-long trading range for good, but ended up disappointed.
The largest cryptocurrency saw rejection at $31,500, falling below the $30,000 mark just hours later to challenge the lower part of the range.
Looking ahead, traders thus reverted to risk-off mode in the short term.
$BTC / $USD - Update— Crypto Tony (@CryptoTony__) July 7, 2023
$30,000 acting as good support for now, but now follow through form the bears. Another day of ranging i imagine we shall see, which should mean pumpy pumpy on our #Altcoins pic.twitter.com/W69Ay0DOIq
Popular trader Jelle noted that relative strength index (RSI) values had come full circle on four-hour timeframes, effectively canceling out the previous hype.
“Bitcoin - 4h RSI almost fully reset, as price made its way towards the local range lows. I'm not expecting much volatility over the weekend, likely just more rangebound PA,” he told Twitter followers.
Fellow trader Skew nonetheless noted what appeared to be solid buyer interest at the overnight lows near $29,700.
He added that BTC price trajectory had suffered at the hands of “aggressive” short selling after $31,500 had been hit.
Bitcoin “undoubtedly bullish”
Longer-term perspectives likewise continued the overall bullish narrative, with short-term retracements and sideways movement below resistance a necessary hurdle to overcome.
Among them was TraderKoz, who, like various other market participants, dispelled fears over a deeper comedown challenging Bitcoin’s uptrend.
“With a lot of people talking about shorter-term pullbacks, it’s important to keep the bigger picture in mind and not lose focus,” he argued on July 6.
“Whether we pullback to 28k, 29k, or wherever else, this weekly chart is undoubtedly bullish (in my opinion). And I will be looking to bid dips.“
Prior analysis acknowledged that such a pullback zone might be too “ideal,” implying that those waiting for it may thus get left behind.
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