Bitcoin (BTC) returned to a key focal point on June 1 as the monthly close delivered disappointment.
BTC price “fills” latest CME futures gap
The pair erased its entire uptick seen over the weekend, coming full circle to act in a familiar range on the day.
This centered on the area immediately below $27,000, with Bitcoin frequently visiting it since the middle of April.
In doing so this time around, however, BTC/USD “filled” a gap in CME futures outstanding since the weekend trip higher.
“When these gaps fill, the bottom is usually near,” popular trader Jelle wrote in part of the day’s social media commentary.
An additional post argued that BTC price action would soon break out to $30,000, completing a “falling wedge” construction with waning volatility.
— Jelle (@CryptoJelleNL) June 1, 2023
Despite the gap fill, fellow trader Daan Crypto Trades remained risk-off until a clearer direction became apparent.
“Confluence at the $26750 region with the CME gap as well as the Golden Pocket on the Fibonacci retracement. Will see how price reacts when/if it gets there,” he commented alongside a one-hour chart.
“Currently not in a place for me to consider any trades.”
Trader Skew likewise got few positive cues from order book composition and trader activity.
“Gap filled now, weak market though,” he summarized on the day.
Bitcoin “straddling” key liquidity gap
Bitcoin’s price finished May down 7%, data from monitoring resource CoinGlass shows — something of an average performance for a highly varied month.
The largest cryptocurrency is 5.5% lower in Q2, contrasting Q1 gains of over 70%.
Analyzing multiple timeframes, the trading suite DecenTrader saw little reason to expect an abrupt trend change yet.
Warning of “moderately bearish” or “declining” signals on its proprietary trading instruments, it flagged downside support levels tied to key moving averages (MAs).
These are $26,250, $26,000 and $23,035 for the 200-week, 20-week and 200-day MAs, respectively.
“Liquidity wise, Bitcoin is still straddling. Downside is currently protected by the 200WMA. Upside, all meaningful liquidity is above $30k,” it added in part of a Twitter thread, reiterating findings from co-founder Philip Swift the day prior.
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