Bitcoin, Ethereum Aim to Rebound From Brutal Downturn

Bitcoin and Ethereum are holding on a pivotal point on their trends that could lead to rebound or capitulation.

Bitcoin, Ethereum Aim to Rebound From Brutal Downturn
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Key Takeaways

  • Bitcoin and Ethereum have lost more than 50% in market value since late November.
  • Multiple on-chain metrics show that both assets have reached a strong foothold.
  • Still, buy orders must increase rapidly to allow BTC and ETH to rebound.

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Bitcoin and Ethereum appear to have reached a critical support level following a major market correction. Although the downtrend may not be over, there are reasons to believe that a relief rally is underway.

Bitcoin Readies to Rebound

Bitcoin looks primed to bounce off support after incurring significant losses.

The flagship cryptocurrency has been in a downtrend for the last three months, shedding more than 35,000 points in market value. The sell-off has pushed prices below the psychological $40,000 barrier. The asset took a plunge along with the rest of the market from Thursday through Saturday, before dipping further to hit a six-month low of $32,850 today.

Although many demand walls have been broken on the way down, BTC appears to have found stable support.

Glassnode’s UTXO Realized Price Distribution (URPD) model shows that a large concentration of BTC tokens was last moved around $33,000. Such market behavior makes this price point one of the most significant support zones underneath the number one crypto.

If it continues to hold, Bitcoin could have a chance of rebounding.

Bitcoin UTXO Realized Price Distribution (URPD)
Source: Glassnode

The Tom DeMark (TD) Sequential indicator adds credence to the optimistic outlook. It currently presents a buy signal on Bitcoin’s daily chart. The bullish formation developed as a red nine candlestick, which is indicative of a one to four daily candlesticks upswing.

A spike in buying pressure could help push BTC toward $40,000 or even $43,000.

Bitcoin US dollar price chart
Source: TradingView

It is worth noting that the URPD model also shows little to no support below $33,000. Breaching the critical area of demand could create a capitulation event that results in further losses. Under such circumstances, Bitcoin could crash to $19,500—a key historical level not seen since December 2020.

Ethereum Finds Stable Support

Ethereum appears to be forming a local bottom while the Crypto Fear & Greed Index shows that market participants are displaying signs of fear.

More than $640 million worth of long ETH positions have been liquidated across the board over the past week. As ETH plummeted 32%, overleveraged traders were among the hardest hit. Now, ETH appears to have found a strong foothold.

IntoTheBlock’s In/Out of the Money Around Price (IOMAP) model shows that nearly 360,000 addresses have purchased 9.6 million ETH around $2,200. This has created a significant demand wall that could prevent prices from dipping further and serve as a rebound zone.

Ethereum Transaction History
Source: IntoTheBlock

The TD Sequential supports the bullish thesis as it currently presents a buy signal on Ethereum’s daily chart. The formation of a red nine candlestick is indicative of a one to four daily candlesticks upswing or the beginning of a new upwards countdown.

To validate the optimistic outlook, ETH would have to overcome the $2,500 resistance level to approach $3,000.

Ethereum US dollar price chart
Source: TradingView

The $2,200 support level is a major one for ETH. Any signs of weakness could discourage investors from re-entering the market. In turn, this could result in a downswing to the next key level at $1,700—a level that ETH last saw as a local bottom in July 2021.

Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this piece owned BTC and ETH.

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