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Bitcoin Price Prediction – Bulls Target a Return to $49,000. A Move Back to $48,500 Remains Key

After a bearish start to the week for Bitcoin and the broader market, it’s been a bullish morning for Bitcoin and the broader crypto market.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin, BTC to USD, was up by 1.94% to $47,919.0.

A mixed morning saw Bitcoin fall to an early morning intraday low $46,725.0 before making a move.

Steering clear of the first major support level at $46,297, Bitcoin rose to a late morning intraday high $48,098.0.

Falling short of the first major resistance level at $48,319, Bitcoin eased back to sub-$48,000 levels.

BTCUSD 310821 Hourly Chart

The Rest of the Pack

It has been a bullish morning for the broader crypto market.

At the time of writing, Polkadot was up by 7.63% to lead the way, with Chainlink and Ethereum up by 6.70 and by 6.04% respectively.

Cardano’s ADA (+4.50%), Litecoin (+4.12%), and Ripple’s XRP (+3.33%) also found strong support.

Binance Coin (+2.19%), Bitcoin Cash SV (+2.12%), and Crypto.com Coin (+0.57%) trailed the front runners, however.

Through the early hours, the crypto total market fell to an early morning low $2,021bn before rising to a high $2,112bn. At the time of writing, the total market cap stood at $2,105bn.

Bitcoin’s dominance rose to an early morning high 43.47% before falling to a late morning low 42.79%. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance stood at 42.80%.

For the Afternoon Ahead

Bitcoin would need to avoid a fall back through the $47,611 pivot to bring the first major resistance level at $48,319 into play.

Support from the broader market would be needed, however, for Bitcoin to break back through to $48,000 levels.

Barring an extended crypto rally through the afternoon, the first major resistance level and Monday’s high $48,925 would likely cap any upside.

In the event of an extended rally, however, Bitcoin could target the 23.6% FIB of $50,473 before any pullback. The second major resistance level sits at $49,633.

A fall back through the $47,611 pivot would bring the first major support level at $46,297 back into play.

Barring an extended sell-off on the day, Bitcoin should steer clear of sub-$46,000 levels. The second major support level sits at $45,589.

Looking beyond the support and resistance levels, we saw a bearish cross in the early hours. The 50 EMA crossed through the 200 EMA, with the 100 EMA also narrowing on the 200 EMA. Also bearish was a marked pullback of the 50 EMA from the 100 and 200 EMAs following the bearish cross.

Late in the morning, the 50 narrowed on the 100 and 200, providing support. Key, however, was the 100 EMA avoiding a bearish cross through the 200 EMA.

A bearish cross of the 100 EMA through the 200 and further pullback of the 50 from the 200 EMA would bring sub-$46,000 levels into play.

The bulls will be looking for a move back through to $48,500 levels in the 2nd half of the day.

A fall back to sub-$47,000, however, would give the bears the upper hand.