Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC Fails To Push To $48,000

Daily Bitcoin BTC Technical Analysis

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Last Updated January 3rd 2022
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  • The Bitcoin price has registered a marginal drop during the ongoing session, down by just over 1%. 
  • BTC had registered a significant increase on Saturday, rising by over 3%. 

The Bitcoin price has dropped during the ongoing session, as sellers look to push BTC to $47,000 again. BTC had registered a marginal drop on Wednesday before recovering, registering a marginal increase on Thursday. On Friday, the price fell back in the red, dropping by over 2% and settling at $46,228. However, Saturday saw BTC back in the green, as it rose by over 3% and moved to $47,829 before dropping during the ongoing session. 

Bitcoin Price Chart Indicates BTC Could Drop To $47,000

The Bitcoin price did not show much movement during the previous weekend, registering a marginal drop on Friday. The price dropped on Saturday before another marginal increase on Sunday saw the price settle at $50,858. A marginal increase on Monday saw BTC push above $51,000. However, BTC registered a sharp fall on Tuesday, dropping by nearly 7%, slipping below the 20 and 200-day SMAs and settling at $47,646. Wednesday saw BTC continue to drop, falling by 0.77% and settling at $47,280.

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After dropping to $47,280 on Wednesday, the Bitcoin price recovered on Thursday, registering a marginal increase. However, the price was back in the red on Friday, dropping by over 2% and settling at $46,228. The price was back in the green on Saturday, rising by over 3% and settling at $47,829, but with the 200-day SMA acting as resistance, fell back during the ongoing session.

We can see that the Parabolic SAR is currently bearish, indicating that BTC could drop further.

Looking at IntoTheBlock’s IOMAP for the Bitcoin price, we can see that BTC faces strong resistance at around $49,288. At this price level, over 1.8 million addresses have sold more than 1 million BTC. BTC also has strong support at around $46,776. At this price level, over 1.7 million addresses have bought over 985,000 BTC.

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The 4-hour Bitcoin price chart shows us that BTC had dropped below the 50-bar SMA, dropping to $47,743 on the 28th. BTC continued to drop from this level, falling to $46,777 on the 30th. The price recovered from this level, rising to $47,576; BTC was able to stay at this level for the next few sessions before pushing above the 20-bar SMA on the 31st, rising to $48,008. However, BTC could not stay at this level and slipped back below the 20-bar SMA, falling to $45,735. The price recovered from this level, rising to $47,245 on the 1st and then pushing above the 20-bar SMA and moving to $47,795 before dropping to its current level of $47,328.

We can see that the MACD is currently bullish, indicating that BTC could rise higher. However, if the price drops, we could see it flip to bearish.

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Bitcoin Is Up Almost 50% Since January 1, 2021

As a result of Bitcoin’s decline from its all-time high of around $69,000 in November 2021, many investors are unsure about which route the flagship digital currency will go next, leading to a mixed mood in the market. 

According to data compiled by Finbold, the price of Bitcoin was up 46.44% year over year (YoY) on January 1, 2022, when compared to the price on the same day a year ago, as per CoinMarketCap statistics.

The chart shows the price of Bitcoin on January 1 of every year from 2016 to 2022. It is interesting to see that the price of Bitcoin had increased on January 1 of every year since 2019. 

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Although Bitcoin is failing to trade above the critical $50,000 level as we start the new year, the cryptocurrency community thinks that the asset will be worth more than its current price.  

With over 110,000 votes, the cryptocurrency community at CoinMarketCap.com, which has a historical accuracy percentage of 90.75% in forecasting Bitcoin’s price, has predicted that the flagship digital currency will trade at about $52,600 by the end of January 2022.

Despite Bitcoin’s rocky finish to the year, investors anticipate that prices will rebound and finally hit new highs shortly. The recent oscillations in the market, on the other hand, signal that the price may go either way.

Bitcoin Price Is Expected To Reach These Levels

Looking at the Bitcoin price chart, we can see that BTC has dropped during the ongoing session. If sellers can retain the current session, we could see BTC drop to $47,000. However, if the price recovers, we could see BTC push to $48,000.