Bitcoin Price Key Highlights
- Bitcoin price has been stuck in consolidation for the most part of this week, as traders had been waiting for the top-tier catalysts to pan out first.
- Both the RBNZ and ECB eased monetary policy but it was the latter that eventually triggered an upside breakout.
- Price is now nearing the top of the descending channel pattern visible on the 1-hour chart.
Bitcoin price broke higher from consolidation but might be set to encounter strong resistance at the top of the descending channel and 61.8% Fib.
Nearby Resistance Zone
Although upside breakouts from tight consolidation are usually indicative of prolonged rallies, bitcoin price could encounter a roadblock on its climb at the confluence of levels around $420. This lines up with the descending channel resistance, former support and area of interest, and the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level based on the latest swing high and low.
In addition, oscillators are hinting at a return in bearish momentum. Stochastic is already in the overbought level but hasn’t turned lower yet, indicating that buying pressure is exhausted and that sellers might jump in sooner or later. Meanwhile, RSI is still on the move up so buyers might still be in control but is nearing the overbought zone.