On September 27, bitcoin (BTC) saw some long-awaited volatility as a rally took it above $20,000.
BTC price hits 9-day high
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked the BTC/USD pair’s rise of more than 7%, after the September 26 close.
Bitstamp saw local highs of $20,344, before the pair started consolidating around $20,200.
The move has naturally not gone unnoticed in trading circles, but there are differing opinions on the outcome of the operation, with warnings that the whole episode could involve over-optimistic traders taking long late positions in the end.
“Still [rejet], but soon. I’m expecting an increase right now. “, yes abstract the famous Twitter account Il Capo de Crypto, adhering to a theory that claimed that new lows would be lower than the levels below $ 19,000 seen last week.
Research firm Santiment, meanwhile, noted massive profit-taking, which began when bitcoin broke back through the $20,000 mark for the first time in over a week.
“It seems many traders were waiting for the $20,000 threshold to start selling their assets. “, is reveal next to a graph of a transaction made at a profit or loss for its owner.
“When bitcoin rose above this psychological level, a huge profit occurred. Now we find out if people who are eager to sell will regret it. »
Can the bulls beat the September bear market?
To illustrate how even moderate price movements can affect market sentiment, at the same time, the move back to $20,000 set the BTC/USD pair up until the end of September higher than at the start.
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As noted by Content Indicators, an on-chain analysis platform, everything now depends on the ability of the bulls to defend the price of BTC during the monthly close.
“BTC is now in a position to do a monthly green close…if it can wait until Friday. We will take profits along the way. “, is confirmed in a tweet.
Although small, bitcoin’s September gains were 0.7% at the time of writing, with the BTC/USD pair at $20,200. If the month ends in the “green”, it would be the first September without a loss since 2016, according to data from Coinglass.
Just a day ago, bitcoin was seeing monthly losses of 6% or more.
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