Each break above this price level has resulted in it seeing strong selling pressure, which could indicate that it will continue struggling to gain momentum as it consolidates below this key level.
The benchmark cryptocurrency’s strength heading into the presidential elections this week has been quite surprising, as it had created significant turbulence within the stock market that had led many investors to expect Bitcoin to see some weakness.
That being said, one analyst is now noting that he expects Bitcoin to put in a temporary top around this price level and potentially begin drifting lower.
He notes that this should provide altcoins with some much-needed momentum that allows them to gain some ground against the benchmark crypto.
Bitcoin Faces Mounting Resistance as Altcoins Continue Drifting Lower
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down marginally at its current price of $13,800. This is around the price at which it has been trading throughout the past few days.
Earlier this week, it was able to rally as high as $14,100, which marked a multi-year high. The move to this level was fleeting, as the selling pressure here was intense and rapidly pushed its price back below $13,800.
BTC was able to close the week above this level, which allowed it to post the highest monthly candle close ever.
Analyst: Altcoins Could Benefit from a BTC Pullback
“I think bitcoin is putting in a temporary top. Price action to the upside when futures are closed gives me further indication that we’ll see a continued pullback into the election. Hopefully after we’ll see capital go into alts,” he said.
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