Bitcoin levels to watch as BTC price eyes highest weekly close in 9 months

Bitcoin (BTC) came close to a key weekly close on March 19 as traders were concerned about retesting lower levels.

Hourly candlestick chart BTC/USD (Bitstamp). Source: Trading View

Bitcoin Bulls Should ‘Intervene’ to Protect $26,000

Data from Cryptooshala Markets Pro and trade view showed BTC/USD hovering around $27,000 on Bitstamp.

After a brief rise of $28,000 over the weekend, a slow decline due to after-hours trading prevented the bulls from moving higher. This has left market participants weighing the likelihood of Bitcoin returning to test support.

“Hold my long position as long as we are above $25,500, but we ended up losing $27,000 support so we will probably go down and test around $26,100,” popular Crypto trader Tony. said Followers on Twitter.

“The key is for the bulls to fully intervene at this point.”

Annotated BTC/USD chart. Source: Crypto Tony\/Twitter

Cryptooshala contributor Mikael van de Poppe, founder and CEO of trading firm Eight, was optimistic about the short-term outlook even as BTC/USD dropped over the weekend.

“Are we staying above $26,800? The answer is clear; Yes. This means that the trend will continue until $26,800 is lost. Final jump to $28,300-$28,900 expected and then reversal,” part of analysis March 18. declared.

Annotated BTC/USD chart. Source: Michael van de Poppe/Twitter.

However, a follow-up message on the same day highlighted the importance of immediate support just $300 below the current spot price.

“$26,800 is critical to Bitcoin,” Van de Poppe. summarize.

“Now there were two tests. If we run another test, it will likely break and trigger a deeper and sharper correction. Hold higher -> $28,500 next.”

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On the weekly timeframes, BTC/USD was still poised for an impressive candle close, last active around $27,000 in June 2022.

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Trader and analyst Rekt Capital has further reason to be optimistic that Bitcoin is now potentially leaving the interim downtrend behind for good.

“When the old multi-month downtrend of BTC breaks… a new multi-month uptrend of $BTC appears,” one Twitter post over the weekend. read.

Rekt Capital highlighted the continued value of the 200-period moving average (MA) on the weekly time frames, which currently sits at $25,350 and is aiming for a resistance/support reversal.

Weekly candlestick chart of BTC/USD (Bitstamp) with 200MA. Source: Trading View

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