Correction in Crypto Markets: BTC/USD Rate Drops to $60,000

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On March 18, we wrote that bears became more active near the $70,000 level.

As the BTC/USD chart shows, today the price of Bitcoin is already close to the psychological level of USD 60k, while the price of Ethereum is close to USD 3,000.

According to MarketWatch, experts consider the decline to be a correction that is “long overdue” as part of an upward trend. According to Fundstrat, Monday saw net outflows from BTC ETFs for the first time since March 1, amounting to about $154.3 million.

What's next?

From a technical analysis point of view, the price of Bitcoin, given an increase of approximately 90% from point A (around USD 38.8k) to point B (around USD 73.4k), a normal correction of 50% indicates the prospect of a decline to the area of USD 56.1k.

Having constructed a channel (shown in blue), taking into account extrema A and B, as well as turning points (indicated by arrows), it is permissible to assume that the price of Bitcoin will drop to the lower boundary of the channel in the area of $57k, where it currently lies.

Thus, the USD 56-57k area can be seen as a target for the bears, who have seized the initiative after the upward momentum has exhausted itself (judging by the divergence on the RSI indicator).

In the event of a deeper correction, a test of the psychological mark of USD 50k per Bitcoin cannot be ruled out.

However, despite the significant decline (about 15% over the last 6 days), the Bitcoin market can be considered bullish:

→ the blue ascending channel has not yet been broken;

→ the approaching halving is seen as a growth driver;

→ according to the new Bitcoin price forecast from Standard Chartered, the target has been increased to USD 150k by the end of 2024 and USD 250k by the end of 2025.

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