bitcoin (BTC) surged above $23,000 at Wall Street’s open on Jan. 31 as markets braced for a macro recalculation.
Trader: $25,000 “best case” for BTC/USD
With hours until the monthly close, the pair remained around $800 below its weekend highswhich at $23,950 marked Bitcoin’s strongest performance since mid-2022.
Inspecting the status quo, however, traders were unconvinced that the biggest cryptocurrency would produce further gains in February.
January had produced a rise of more than 40%, making it the best first month of the year for Bitcoin since 2013.
“Another high to $25,000 is the absolute best case for me on Bitcoin,” popular Crypto trader Tony Told Daily Twitter followers.
He added that he expects a “bearish February” with price targets of $21,400 and even $19,000.
Crypto Tony also referenced the US Dollar, which hit two-week highs on the day to continue a four-day uptrend. The US Dollar Index (DXY) is traditionally inversely correlated to crypto markets.
On that note, fellow trader and analyst Scott Melker, known as “The Wolf of All Streets,” focused on the weekly close at the S&P 500 candle after the index closed above its 50-week moving average for the first time since April last year. .
“SPY closed a weekly candle above the 50 MA for the first time since April. Currently testing it for support, with the FOMC coming tomorrow and a volatile week likely. Watch the close on Friday,” he said. tweeted day.
Bitcoin Talks Race to All-Time Highs
Formal analysis by on-chain analytics firm Glassnode nonetheless dodged forecasts for next month.
In the latest edition of its weekly newsletter, “The chain week“, analysts focused on the importance of January as the month when Bitcoin came back to life.
“As we approach the end of January, Bitcoin markets recorded the strongest monthly price performance since October 2021, fueled by both historical spot demand and a sequence of short squeezes,” he said. it sums.
“This rally brought much of the market back to profitability and allowed the futures markets to trade at a healthy contango. calmed down to neutral and is now balanced by newly motivated entries.”
Like Cointelegraph reported earlier, various sources believe that Bitcoin’s rally is already coming to an end.
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