BTC price dips below $40K as Wall Street open spells pain for Bitcoin bulls

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Bitcoin (BTC) fell by way of $40,000 as Wall Avenue opened on Feb. 18 with analysts watching decrease ranges.

BTC price dips below $40K as Wall Street open spells pain for Bitcoin bulls
BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Bitcoin falls to two-week lows

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD teasing a $40,000 breakdown all through Feb. 18, with a number of makes an attempt seeing bounces increased earlier than the extent lastly gave means.

On the time of writing, the scenario was nonetheless unclear, with 24-hour losses for the pair approaching 5% and volatility heightened.

The final time that Bitcoin traded under $40,000 was on Feb. 4, making present ranges a two-week low.

Correlation to shares, themselves, rattled by the Federal Reserve and geopolitical tensions, remained in focus.

Well-liked dealer and analyst Rekt Capital in the meantime famous that February’s power had nonetheless didn’t see BTC/USD reclaim two key exponential transferring averages he had beforehand argued to be important for an attack on all-time highs in the future.

“Bitcoin wasn’t in a position to reclaim the 2 Bull Market EMAs, due to this fact failing to interrupt into the higher half of the macro vary,” he tweeted

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“$BTC will proceed to occupy the decrease half of the macro vary till additional discover.” 

BTC price dips below $40K as Wall Street open spells pain for Bitcoin bulls
BTC/USD annotated chart. Supply: Rekt Capital/ Twitter

That macro vary features a ground value of just below $30,000 — the yearly open from 2021, since which era Bitcoin has successfully acted in a spread between there and $69,000.

Altcoins share the ache as BTC falls

Losses had been equally mounting amongst altcoins on the Wall Avenue open, with a few of the high ten cryptocurrencies by market cap shedding 8% or extra.

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Ether (ETH) was again under $3,000, whereas all however one of many high 50 altcoins had been within the crimson on the time of writing, the exception being Klaytn (KLAY), which was up 2%.

BTC price dips below $40K as Wall Street open spells pain for Bitcoin bulls
ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView