Bitcoin Hovers Near 200-Hour MA and Close to Its Support

The cryptocurrency is down for a second straight day.

Oct 13, 2021 at 11:10 a.m. UTC
Updated Oct 13, 2021 at 2:12 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin pulled back again early Wednesday on the heels of a recent bull run.

  • The cryptocurrency was trading near its 200-hour moving average (MA) and close to its support at $54,500 earlier today, representing a 2.6% drop on the day. That follows a 2.58% decline on Tuesday.
  • The average acted as strong support during the U.S. trading hours on Tuesday.

  • The relative strength index (RSI) on the hourly and four-hour charts remains in bearish territory below 50, and so a continued decline cannot be ruled out.
  • Acceptance under the 200-hour MA would expose support at $50,000.
  • Bulls will need to clear the lower high at $56,612 created during Asian trading hours to take greater control and attack resistance at $60,000.


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Omkar Godbole is the senior reporter on CoinDesk's Markets team.