Here’s what to expect now that Bitcoin [BTC] is back near its range lows.

At press time, Bitcoin was perched precariously atop the $19k support zone. It was supported by the lower extremes of a four-month range. It appeared that a visit to this area would result in a bounce. Nonetheless, such a drop would indicate that sellers had the upper hand.

If Bitcoin can hold the $19k level and break through the $20.4k short-term resistance, a rally to $21.5k appears possible. Friday’s

bloodbath for the S&P 500 means that Monday’s performance could set the tone for the coming week for both itself and Bitcoin.

The last stand at $18.6k, but buyers show weakness already

Bitcoin nears range lows yet again after a quiet weekend

Source: BTC/USDT on TradingView

Highlighted in yellow was a range that Bitcoin has traded within since mid-June. The sharp fall in June was halted at the $18.6k support zone, a region that has since been established as the current range’s low. The range high was at $24.5k, with the mid-point at $21.5k. In recent months, all three of these levels have been massively important.

The more times a support is tested, the weaker it gets. This could soon see BTC break beneath the $18.6k-mark. On lower timeframes, the $19k zone is a support to watch out for as well. A daily session close below $18.6k or an hourly session close below $19k could be the beginning of a strong move south for BTC.

The indicators revealed a bearish bias as well. The RSI managed to break past neutral 50 but was unable to hold on to it as support. At press time, it pointed to neutral or slightly bearish momentum on the daily timeframe. The OBV lacked a strong trend as well over the past month. The OBV’s downtrend was arrested in August, so the balance between buying and selling volume could be suggestion of an accumulation phase.

The CMF would agree with this conclusion as it spent the past month above +0.05 to show heavy capital flows into the market, highlighting buying pressure.

Accumulation acceleration in October

The supply outside of exchanges metric has been slowly rising for years now. It has been interrupted by swift, but relatively shallow pullbacks such as the one in May and another in July. It was flat in mid to late September, and saw a sharp spike in October. This suggested that the visit to $18.6k was bought up and moved into cold storage.

The supply on exchanges also saw an abrupt fall towards the end of September. Together, they suggested a possible lack of strong selling pressure over the last two weeks.

The price action for Bitcoin revealed a risky buying opportunity near $19k and $18.6k. To the north, $20.8k and $21.5k are stiff resistance zones that BTC bulls might not crack in a single attempt. A slide below $18.6k could see BTC fall to $17.8k in a hurry.

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