Bitcoin’s short-term price prospects slightly improved, but most traders are far from optimistic

A mild sense of hope emerged among Bitcoin (BTC) investors after the June 18 drop to $17,600 becomes more distant and an early ascending pattern points toward $21,000 in the short-term. Bitcoin 12-hour USD price at FTX. Source: TradingView Recent negative remarks from lawmakers continued to curb investor optimism. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Swiss … Read more

Here’s how pro traders could use Bitcoin options to buy the $20K BTC dip

Bitcoin hit a 2022 low at $17,580 on June 18 and many traders are hopeful that this was the bottom, but (BTC) has been unable to produce a daily close above $21,000 for the past six days. For this reason, traders are uncomfortable with the current price action and the threat of many CeFi and … Read more

Ethereum risks ‘bull trap’ after 25% ETH price rebound

Ethereum’s token Ether (ETH) could be entering a “bull trap” zone after rebounding back above the $1,000 mark from 18-month lows of $885.  Ether price paints a “rising wedge” The first among these indicators is a “rising wedge,” a classic bearish reversal setup that forms after the price trends upward inside a range defined by … Read more

Friday’s $2.25B Bitcoin options expiry might prove that $17.6K wasn’t BTC’s bottom

Bitcoin (BTC) has been trying to break out of a descending trend for the past week and the first attempt on June 16 failed to break the $22,600 resistance. The second attempt to $21,400 on June 21 was followed by an 8% price correction. After two failed breakouts, the price currently trades below $20,000 and … Read more

Bitcoin futures enter backwardation for the first time in a year

Bitcoin’s (BTC) month-to-date chart is very bearish and the sub-$18,000 level seen over the weekend was the lowest price seen since December 2020. Bull’s current hope depends on turning $20,000 to support, but derivatives metrics tell a completely different story because professional traders are still extremely skeptical. BTC-USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingView It’s … Read more

Ethereum price risks a drop below $1K if these key price metrics turn bearish

Ether (ETH) price is down 37.5% in the last 7 days and recent news reported that developers decided to postpone the network’s migration to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus. This upgrade is expected to end the dependency on proof-of-work (PoW) mining and the Merge scalability solution that has been pursued for the past 6 years. Competing … Read more

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Is it time to be greedy? Experienced market makers and arbitrage desks have turned strongly risk-averse as BTC price dropped to $22,600. Bitcoin (BTC) lost the $28,000 support on June 12 following worsening macroeconomic conditions. The United States Treasury 2-year note yield closed on June 10 at 3.10%, its highest level since December 2007. This … Read more

This key Ethereum price metric shows ETH traders aren’t as bearish as they appear

Ether (ETH) is down 25% in just a month and even the recent upgrade to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus on the Ropsten testnet failed to move the altcoin’s price.  The merge is meant to address energy-use issues and open a path for higher transaction output, but the actual full transition for the Ethereum network is … Read more

Bitcoin derivatives data forecasts sub-$30K BTC price heading into Friday’s $800M options expiry

Bitcoin (BTC) briefly broke above $32,000 on May 31, but the excitement lasted less than fo hours after the resistance level proved to be tougher than expected. The $32,300 level represented a 20% increase from the May 12 swing low at $27,000 and it provided the necessary hope for bulls to buy some $34,000 and … Read more

Bitcoin bears have plenty of reasons to hold BTC price below $32,000

Since May 10, the Bitcoin (BTC) chart shows a relatively tight range of price movement and the cryptocurrency has failed to break the $32,000 resistance on multiple occasions. BTC-USD 12-hour price at Coinbase. Source: TradingView The choppy trading partially reflects the uncertainty of the stock market as the S&P 500 Index ranged from 3,900 to … Read more