- The next week will be critical for BTC, crypto analyst Michael van de Poppe says.
- Bitcoin price could see a new uptrend if BTC can break out after a successful retest of the 200-day moving average.
- However, if BTC fails to break above this level, it could fall to past recent lows, with the key target at $25k or lower.
Bitcoin’s price has struggled to reclaim support above $28,000 and is currently facing fresh downside pressure just above the $27k level.
While the price is looking for a successful retest and bounce from a key technical level, bulls could be left battling a deeper correction if prices break lower from this level, which one analyst has highlighted as a likely make or break scenario for BTC this coming week.
Bitcoin price: analyst says next week could be crucial
Market events next week could have an impact on Bitcoin price, with crucial economic data and events to watch out for including US GDP revisions, minutes of the last FOMC meeting and the core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) deflator – the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation.
A decision or vote on the debt-ceiling talks is also expected to highlight critical market-moving events this coming week. According to Michael van de Poppe, the Bitcoin price outlook for next week is likely to trend alongside a broader market reaction to the busy week.
He says BTC’s retest of the 200-day moving average has historically signaled an opportunity to accumulate. If BTC can break above this level, it could signal the end of the current correction and the start of a new bull market.
The analyst sees the next few days as important for bulls, suggesting that it could be a “make-or-break” situation.
“If you go back in history, the 200-MA retest is a great period to accumulate. In the past 6 months, #Bitcoin has been swimming beneath for a long period, making it the most undervalued since existence. Next week is make-or-break. Fast breakout upwards -> end of correction,” van de Poppe tweeted.
If you go back in history, the 200-MA retest is a great period to accumulate.
In the past 6 months, #Bitcoin has been swimming beneath for a long period, making it the most undervalued since existence.
Next week is make-or-break. Fast breakout upwards -> end of correction. pic.twitter.com/LCVyLiBm8i
— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) May 20, 2023
The 200-day moving average is a long-term moving average that traders often look to for support or resistance levels. A BTC breakout from the 200-day moving average has often seen bulls take control.
If BTC can break above the 200-day moving average, it could reach $35,000 by the end of the week. However, if bulls fail to fend off the marauding bears, it’s possible for a revisit of the $25k region.
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