Bitcoin (BTC) is regaining ground after briefly passing the $40,000 support level on January 10 for the first time since September 2021, reaching lows of $39,650.
For the third day in a row, the price may continue to rise, erasing losses. As a result, the outlook appears to have shifted to neutral, as seen by the moving average (MA 50) poised to cross below the moving average (MA 200), forming a “death cross.” A sustained breach below $40,000, however, would be required to establish the downtrend’s persistence.
On the up side, the $45,000 level could be the first hurdle for bulls. If they are able to overcome it, the next objective will most likely be the $48,000 zone, where a positive break might lead to a test of the psychological zone at $50,000.
Accounting Death Cross history
Bitcoin is likely to record its ninth death cross in its brief history, according to crypto analyst Lark Davis. The “death cross” is a bearish signal that occurs when the daily moving average (MA) 50 goes below the daily moving average (MA) 200.
According to the expert, there have been eight death crosses in BTC’s history, four of which indicated the bottom and four of which foreshadowed sell-offs ranging from 30% to 65%.
#bitcoin is about to hit the much feared "death cross"… but does it matter?
Well, there have been 8 death crosses in BTC's history. 4 marked the bottom (approximately), and 4 came before sell offs of 30, 60, 61, and 65%.
What will death cross number 9 have in store for us? pic.twitter.com/RHmE3ulEMp— Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark) January 13, 2022
However, the technical indicator’s track record of predicting bear markets is mixed, with a 50% success rate. Previous death crosses in 2014 and 2018 were followed by a sell-off in the days following the event.
Death crosses shown in June 2021, late March 2020, and October 2019 were bear traps or misleading indications signifying large market bottoms, on the other hand.
The death cross in October 2019 sparked a 42 percent pump the day before, while the consolidation after the death cross in June 2021 resulted in a new bull run.
Bitcoin’s next stop, according to analysts, might be a retest of $46K. According to Coingecko data, Bitcoin is currently trading at $43,018, down 1.9 percent in the previous 24 hours.