Bitcoin, BTC to USD, slid by 6.81% on Tuesday. Reversing a 0.96% gain from Monday, Bitcoin ended the day at $53,251.0.
It was a particularly bearish day. Bitcoin slid from an early morning intraday high $57,166.0 to a final hour intraday low $53,067.0.
The extended sell-off saw Bitcoin fall through the first major support level at $56,124 and the second major support level at $55,100.
The near-term bullish trend remained intact in spite of the slide back to $53,000 levels. For the bears, Bitcoin would need to slide through the 62% FIB of $27,237 to form a near-term bearish trend.
The Rest of the Pack
Across the rest of the majors, it was a mixed day on Monday.
Early in the week, the crypto total market rose to a Monday high $2,331bn before falling to a Tuesday low $2,064bn. At the time of writing, the total market cap stood at $2,216bn.
Bitcoin’s dominance rose to a Monday high 49.39% before falling to a Tuesday low 46.04%. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance stood at 46.62%.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up by 3.85% to $55,300.0. A mixed start to the day saw Bitcoin fall to an early morning low $52,960.0 before rising to a high $55,425.0.
Bitcoin left the major support and resistance levels untested early on.
Elsewhere, it was a bullish start to the day.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash SV was up by 10.60% to lead the way.
For the Bitcoin Day Ahead
Bitcoin would need to avoid a fall back through the pivot level at $54,495 to support a run at the first major resistance level at $55,922.
Support from the broader market would be needed for Bitcoin to breakout from this morning’s high $55,425.0.
Barring an extended crypto rally, the first major resistance level and resistance at $56,000 would likely cap any upside.
In the event of an extended crypto rally, Bitcoin could test resistance at $60,000 before any pullback. The second major resistance level sits at $58,594.
Failure to avoid a fall back through the pivot at $54,495 would bring the first major support level at $51,823 into play.
Barring another extended sell-off on the day, Bitcoin should steer clear of sub-$50,000 levels. The 23.6% FIB of $50,473 and the second major support level at $50,396 should limit the downside.