Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC imminent drop to $24,000 could soon gain traction

By John Isige
June 1, 2021 Updated June 1, 2021
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Bitcoin recently tested support at $33,500 following another rejection from $40,000. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has lost more than half of its value from the all-time high of $65,000 in May. As the new month begins, investors hope that BTC will turn a new leaf and gain a significant amount of the lost ground.

However, recovery toward $40,000 appears to have stalled at $37,000. A couple of levels are challenging the bulls at this level; the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) and the triangle’s hypotenuse.

Bitcoin upside price action in danger

The descending triangle is a highly bearish pattern because it usually marks the beginning or continuation of a downtrend. Although, there are instances when the triangle results in a bullish impulse.

A comprehensive look at the four-hour chart shows failed attempts to break above the hypotenuse. Thus, selling pressure is bound to increase, especially if Bitcoin closes the day beneath the 50 SMA.

It is essential to realize that the descending triangle pattern gives a bearish signal. Therefore, if overhead pressure increases and the price slices through the x-axis support, the bellwether cryptocurrency could be in for another massive drop to $24,000.

BTC/USD four-hour chart

BTC/USD price chart
BTC/USD price chart by Tradingview

The short-term bearish outlook has been validated by the Relative Strength Index (RSI). This trend strength indicator shows that sellers gradually gain ground against the buyers. If the movement continues under the midline toward the oversold, Bitcoin’s downtrend would have increased momentum, risking the 29% drop.

On the other hand, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) has a bullish signal. Hence, holding above the 50 SMA or the hurdle at $37,000 could allow bulls to focus on gains above $40,000.

Bitcoin intraday levels

Spot rate: $36,612

Trend: Bearish

Volatility: Growing

Support: $36,000 and $33,500

Resistance: $37,000 and $40,000

John is a talented writer with over two years of experience actively contributing to the cryptocurrency industry by providing credible, interesting and easy to read the content. His main focus is on cryptocurrency price analysis and industry news coverage. Lets follow him on Twitter at @jjisige
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