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Bitcoin price hits multi-day low as data warns of ‘overbought’ stocks

Bitcoin (BTC) sank to intraday support on Aug. 16 as concerns emerged over the fate of United States stock markets.

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

U.S. stocks face stiff resistance

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting $23,685 on Bitstamp, nearing lows from Aug. 12.

After an eerily calm 24 hours, downside set in at the day’s Wall Street open as previous highs in excess of $25,000 looked increasingly like a double top.

#BTC is dipping right now as part of a potential technical retest of previous resistance$BTC #Crypto #Bitcoin https://t.co/quL4gaM2nG pic.twitter.com/zrqzIbCvp2

— Rekt Capital (@rektcapital) August 16, 2022

Analyzing the potential outcomes, a typically conservative Il Capo of Crypto warned that upside was now highly unlikely given Bitcoin’s inability to break out.

“Two options, both bearish,” he began a fresh Twitter update on the day by saying.

“1) Up to 25400–25500 and then reversal of this medium tf bullish trend, straight to new lows. 2) Straight to new lows from here. Bearish confirmations: below 23500 and below 22500. Bullish continuation: consolidation above 26k.”

The argument that BTC/USD would ultimately fail to crack resistance was strengthened by the view that U.S. equities were coming up against long-term ceilings of their own.

SPX hitting a long-term level here

Could be some profit taking which is naturally going to impact $BTC and $ETH price with potential pullback pic.twitter.com/kLUgbtfz7d

— Rager (@Rager) August 16, 2022

In his own analysis, Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro at asset manager Fidelity Investments, additionally flagged a large proportion of S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day moving averages.

“The percentage of stocks in the S&P 500 trading above their 50-day moving average—88%—is stunning,” he commented.

“Does this signal enough positive momentum to indicate that a new cyclical bull market is underway, or is this merely a bear market rally that is now at an overbought extreme?”

A subsequent post added that many stocks had a relative…

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