Bitcoin (BTC) bulls tried to retake $17,000 into the Dec. 4 weekly shut as volatility regarded set to return to the market.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Bollinger Bands demand BTC pricevolatility

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD crisscrossing the $17,000 mark — a focus all through the weekend.


With macro cues nonetheless to return, Bitcoin regarded for catalysts as indicators of volatility crept into low timeframes.

Amongst these eyeing a possible break of the established order was in style dealer Cheds, who noted that the Bollinger Bands volatility indicator was flashing on the 4-hour chart.

Bollinger Bands constricting alerts that volatility is due quickly, and on the day, 4-hour chart bands have been at their narrowest since Nov. 27 — simply earlier than BTC/USD gained $1,000.

BTC/USD 4-hour candle chart (Bitstamp) with Bollinger Bands. Supply: TradingView

Fellow dealer Crypto Tony in the meantime stayed placed on his short-term BTC price theory.

“Merely no change over the previous few days,” he told Twitter followers.

“We’re grinding extra into the EQ / mid vary, however i would not be shocked to see a wick as much as kind an SFP and again down.”

BTC/USD annotated chart. Supply: Crypto Tony/ Twitter

Beforehand, Crypto Tony flagged $21,500 as a goal to goal for if bulls have been to take management and alter the pattern.

U.S. greenback index reverses aid bounce

The approaching week in the meantime regarded more and more vital for the U.S. greenback and, by extension, danger asset efficiency.

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Already at its lowest levels in five months, the U.S. greenback index (DXY) regarded decidedly bleak on the finish of the prior week’s buying and selling.

A bounce to 105.6 on Dec. 2 reversed nearly fully via the day, DXY ending on 104.5.

For technical analyst Gert van Lagen, it was all a part of the plan, with bearish DXY alerts obvious even in November.

“Swift bearish continuation can be regular right here,” he wrote in evaluation on Nov. 23 to which he returned over the weekend.

U.S. greenback index (DXY) 1-hour candle chart. Supply: TradingView

“Correction ongoing,” buying and selling useful resource Stockmoney Lizards added about DXY efficiency.

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