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Bearish Divergence Flash Warning for Bitcoin as Price Nears $60,000

A widely traced technical indicator in the Bitcoin market is signaling bullish exhaustion as the cryptocurrency flirts with $60,000.
The 14-day Relative Strength Indicator (RSI), which alters traders about Bitcoin’s oversold and overbought conditions, has formed lower highs so far in 2021, decoupling from the cryptocurrency’s relentless uptrend, which is forming higher highs as the quarterly session matures.
The divergence between Bitcoin’s price and its momentum indicator indicates fatigue among bulls. It has created opportunities for bears to take over, thus raising the prospects of the cryptocurrency’s direction change from an uptrend to a downtrend.
Bitcoin price and RSI move in opposite directions. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
Supportive Bitcoin Fractals
Historical fractals support a bearish theory.
For instance, a bearish divergence between Bitcoin’s price and RSI lead to a downside correction in February 2017 and August 2017. In 2019 also, the cryptocurrency peaked near $13,868 while its momentum oscillator declined on the weekly chart. The price fell to below $4,000 by December the same year.
Bitcoin Bearish Divergence in recent history. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
Bitcoin showed signs of peaking out above $61,000. The cryptocurrency underwent a modest correction this week, forming a weekly low just shy of $53,000. Nevertheless, the upside momentum stayed higher after the Federal Reserve announced that it would keep its benchmark lending rates near zero until 2023.
The cryptocurrency performs well in ultra-low rate environments. It surged by more than 1,500 percent from its mid-March nadir of $3,858 after the US central bank launched its ultra-loose monetary policy. Investors treated …
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