Bitcoin Short Squeeze Is Building Up, BTC Inches Back Above $48,500

By Bhushan Akolkar
December 21, 2021 Updated December 21, 2021
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Bitcoin, Litecoin And Ethereum Slide Off The Charts

The world’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been showing volatile price swings in recent times. After falling under $46,000 on Monday, December 20, the BTC price has bounced back moving past $48,500 levels once again.

As of press time, Bitcoin is trading 3.66% up at a price of $48,610 and a market cap of $918 billion. Popular market analyst Will Clemente notes that a Bitcoin short squeeze is building up slowly similar to the one we saw in mid-July. However, for a clear indication of the next upward momentum, Will is still awaiting the high-time frame (HTF) trigger at $53,000 levels on a closing basis.

A short squeeze is a condition when there are an unusual number of short-seller holding positions and usually results in rapidly rising prices of a tradable asset, in our case it’s Bitcoin. However, for clear signs of a Bitcoin short squeeze, the funding rates need to turn negative and we are yet not there still.

It is too early to say anything at this point whether today’s price surge represents a trend reversal from the downfall.

Bitcoin Price Surges Back Above $48,500 Levels

The Bitcoin price volatility has kept traders on the hook who are watching technicals with a hawks-eye. As per the recent price action, BTC has given an upward breakout on the descending pattern, however, it remains to be seen how long it can sustain it.

In one of his latest YouTube videos, Benjamin further explains that if Bitcoin RSI levels too manage to break the descending pattern, we can probably see Bitcoin breaking its downtrend and heading northwards.

The recent Bitcoin price volatility has confused retail investors about when could be the right time to enter the space. For the month of December 2021, Bitcoin is already down by around 20% as investors await the Santa rally. Some analysts also believe that the Bitcoin bull run will extend further into Q1-Q2 2022.

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.
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