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Bitcoin Technical Analysis: BTC Holds Steady After Binance Settlement and Fed Minutes

source-logo  news.bitcoin.com 22 November 2023 13:30, UTC

The price of bitcoin is coasting along under the $37K range following the recent settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Binance. At the same time, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s minutes were released on Tuesday showing no signs of any possible rate cuts or monetary easing. Fed officials stressed at their most recent meeting that monetary policy will be kept “sufficiently restrictive.”


As of November 22, 2023, bitcoin (BTC) exhibits a mixed sentiment in the market, with its price hovering at $36,447. The 24-hour price range shows a fluctuation between $36,410 and $37,409, reflecting notable fluctuations over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin’s overall market capitalization is $714 billion on Wednesday and 24-hour trade volume is coasting along at $27.39 billion,

Recent oscillators like the relative strength index (RSI) at 57 and Stochastic at 54 signal a neutral cautious stance, suggesting a balance in buying and selling pressures. However, the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) level at 1047 leans toward a bearish sentiment. Moving averages paint a varied picture; shorter-term averages (10-day EMA and SMA) indicate bearish signals, while longer-term averages (from 30-day to 200-day) tilt towards continued bullish sentiment.

Bitcoin chart by TradingView

The 4-hour chart observations show a significant downtrend followed by a potential reversal indicated by a long bullish candlestick. This suggests a rapid recovery from the previous day’s sharp decline, signaling increased market activity. Traders are advised to adopt a moderate confidence level due to the prevailing volatility.

A conservative trading strategy would involve waiting for a confirmed breakout above the recent high of around $37,975, which would suggest a reversal of the downtrend. For those looking to enter the market, setting an initial target around the recent high of $37,975 and a protective stop below the recent low of approximately $35,000 is recommended to balance potential gains with risk management.

Bull Verdict:

The current technical indicators, while mixed, lean toward a bullish future for bitcoin. The underlying sentiment, marked by gradual recovery from recent lows and the resilience shown against market fluctuations, supports an optimistic outlook.

Bear Verdict:

Despite some positive signals, the bearish elements in the market cannot be ignored. The inconsistency in price movements and the looming uncertainty suggest that bitcoin might face further downtrends.