Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Falls Below $24,000 Ahead of FOMC Minutes  – Market Updates Bitcoin News

Bitcoin extended recent declines on Feb. 22, as markets prepared for the release of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes. Following a recent move to a multi-month high, prices have slipped, with traders instead protecting profits. Ethereum has also declined, however remains above the $1,600 mark.


Bitcoin (BTC) extended recent declines on Wednesday, as markets began to anticipate the upcoming FOMC minutes report.

Today’s report will shed light on the Federal Reserve’s current view of the U.S. economy, in light of last month’s 25-basis-point hike.

As a result, BTC/USD fell to an intraday low of $23,902.54 on hump-day, less than 24 hours after hitting a high of $24,824.10.

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Falls Below $24,000 Ahead of FOMC Minutes
BTC/USD – Daily Chart

The decline comes following two breakouts, first the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) moving below a support point at 61.00, plus prices falling under $24,200.

Currently, the index is tracking at a reading of 59.24, which is its weakest point since February 14.

A floor at 58.00 awaits remaining bulls, which could potentially help ease the current bleeding in prices.


In addition to BTC, ethereum (ETH) was in the red for a second consecutive session, breaking out of a key support point in the process.

Following a high of $1,682.78 on Tuesday, ETH/USD slipped to a bottom of $1,628.69 earlier in the day.

Today’s drop came as ethereum moved further below a long-term support zone at the $1,675 mark, with $1,625 acting as an interim floor.

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Falls Below $24,000 Ahead of FOMC Minutes
ETH/USD – Daily Chart

Since hitting this low, bulls have somewhat reentered the market, with ethereum now trading at $1,643.32.

Price strength has also plunged, with a floor of 57.00 giving way earlier in the session, with the RSI now tracking at 53.76.

Overall, ethereum is still trading nearly 6% higher from the same time last week.

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Eliman Dambell

Eliman brings an eclectic point of view to market analysis. He was previously a brokerage director and online trading educator. Currently, he acts as a commentator across various asset classes, including Crypto, Stocks and FX, whilst also a startup founder.

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