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Bitcoin Price Forecast: BTC, ETH Held Back by Technical Resistance

Bitcoin Price Forecast: BTC, ETH Held Back by Technical Resistance

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Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) Outlook:

  • Bitcoin (BTC) eases as bulls strive to breach $25,000.
  • Ethereum (ETH) steps back to prior support after failing to hold above $1,700
  • Risk assets await FOMC minutes and other key economic data
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Bitcoin prices have surged over 50% since the start of the year and approximately 6.5% this month. With a 39.93% rally in January allowing BTC to breach $20,000, the speculative asset has continued to climb, rising to another big level of psychological resistance at $25,000.

As the largest cryptocurrency (in terms of market cap) strives to hold onto its gains, Ethereum (ETH) prices have lagged, appreciating around 38% in the past two months.

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While the Federal Reserve and other central banks aim to balance recession fears with economic growth, both technical and fundamental factors are weighing on price action.

Although the Fed and ECB have committed to raising interest rates until inflation shows positive signs of returning to the target of 2%, expectations of a potential slowdown in the pace of rate hikes has assisted risk assets.

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Analysis

With Bitcoin currently lingering between $24k - $25 250, the August 2022 high has formed an additional layer of resistance at $25 212.

Although price action has slowed over the past few weeks, a hold above $23 000 could continue to support the bullish narrative.

However, if prices dip back below the September high, the risk of prices experiencing an increase in bearish momentum remains firm, opening the door for the September high of $22 781.

Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD Daily) Chart

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Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa using TradingView

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Key Levels

23,954 (Jan high)25,000 (Psychological level)
22,781 (September 2022 High)25,212 (August 2022 high)
21,376 (13 Feb open)25,401 (May 2022 low)

Ethereum (ETH) Price Forecast

Meanwhile, Ethereum prices are ranging between the 61.8% Fibonacci of the 2022 move ($1,664.82) & the $1,700. With the November 2022 high forming another barrier of resistance at $1,678.8, bulls may continue to face technical hurdles before obtaining a clear directional bias.

Ethereum Price (ETH/USD Daily) Chart

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Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa using TradingView

Ethereum (ETH/USD) Key Levels

1,664 (Fib support)1,678 (November High)
1,600 (Psych level)1,700 (Psychological level)
1,517 (Fib level)1,742 (Feb ‘23 High)

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--- Written by Tammy Da Costa, Analyst for

Contact and follow Tammy on Twitter: @Tams707

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.