BTC price taps $17K as analysis warns of inbound Bitcoin ‘risk events’


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Bitcoin (BTC) briefly returned to $17,000 into Nov. 30 as month-to-month shut volatility loomed.

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

Dealer: $17,500 month-to-month shut “most bullish consequence”

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD following merchants’ predictions to comb larger ranges earlier than consolidating.

Highs of $17,072 appeared on Bitstamp, with the pair nonetheless unable to flip the highs to assist. On the time of writing, Bitcoin hovered round $16,900.

$17,000 marks a key range for bulls to reclaim, Cointelegraph reported the day prior, and till this occurs, the established order stays.

“$BTC bulls need to maintain 16.8k as first counter pattern S/R flip. Again beneath would signify a minor upthrust,” widespread analyst Cheds summarized, revealing a brief on the highs.

Hours away from the month-to-month candle shut, markets anticipated volatility to kick in, with losses following the Nov. 27 weekly shut already erased.

“Searching for a month-to-month shut again above 17.5k (June lows) for essentially the most bullish attainable consequence right here,” fellow analyst Credible Crypto wrote in a part of a Twitter replace.

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

On the time of writing, BTC/USD was down round 17.5% for the month of November, according to knowledge from Coinglass.

BTC/USD month-to-month returns chart (screenshot). Supply: Coinglass

BTC value “danger occasions” stack up

The macro image remained secure on the day, with Asia shares seeing one other day of energy forward of the Nov. 30 Wall Avenue open.

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Hong Kong’s Grasp Seng was up 2.2% on the time of writing, with the Shanghai Composite Index managing to recoup preliminary losses.

Grasp Seng Index (HSI) 1-hour candle chart. Supply: TradingView

Analyzing the prospects for December, nonetheless, buying and selling agency QCP Capital outlined a number of “danger occasions” for Bitcoin hodlers to be aware of.

These got here within the type of United States Shopper Worth Index (CPI) knowledge on Dec. 13, this coinciding with United States lawmakers’ initial hearing on the FTX debacle.

The day after, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is because of define inflation expectations and coverage.

“Thus we consider that whereas extra one-off shocks may not be so forthcoming in a market full of concern, a continued deflation of the crypto market will proceed effectively into subsequent 12 months as many are compelled to repeatedly promote belongings to boost liquidity,” QCP commented in its newest Crypto Round e-newsletter:

“This may seemingly solely finish in late Q2-Q3 subsequent 12 months when the true financial system will get badly hit from the 4.75% in a single day fee and the Fed is then compelled to pivot – releasing a lot wanted liquidity which might then discover its means into crypto markets as soon as once more.”

An additional potential catalyst for BTC value volatility, it added, would come courtesy of reimbursements to creditors of defunct trade Mt. Gox slated for January.

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