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Bitcoin fills $42K December price wick as analyst says ‘celebration just getting began’

Bitcoin (BTC) delivered recent volatility on Jan. 6 as rangebound habits noticed its first shake-up in weeks.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Open curiosity stays excessive

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD dropping in a single day to hit $42,000 for the primary time since December.

Although not the upside breakout that many had needed, the transfer was nonetheless predicted, Bitcoin basically “filling” the area left after it briefly depraved to $41,800 early final month.

Those lows had been the results of a liquidation cascade, and whereas lengthy positions additionally felt ache this time round, scepticism remained as as to if the revisiting of $42,000 had been sufficient to place in a price ground.

“Honestly surprised we didn’t see more of a flush today if this was aggressive longs built up. Could still resolve to the upside,” analyst William Clemente wrote in a collection of tweets in regards to the motion.

“All I know for sure is that this party is just getting started.”

Clemente was amongst these already calling for extra risky circumstances this month and famous that almost all of Bitcoin futures open curiosity (OI) remained. As Cointelegraph reported, OI had hit all-time highs in BTC phrases through the week.

As ever, these zooming out discovered consolation and familiarity in Bitcoin price motion versus historic habits.

Fibonacci ranges analyzed by fellow analyst TechDev confirmed that Bitcoin was nonetheless not less than making an attempt to repeat patterns constructed up from earlier halving cycles.

“Comparisons to past cycles aside, price/indicator action and volume behavior suggest to me that 2021 was effectively a year of consolidation (similar to 2019-Q3 2020) and that is likely to lead to another market impulse before the next major correction,” he added in his personal set of posts as the market started to dip.

Market most fearful since July 2021

For the common retail investor, nonetheless, it seemed as if there was little hope left — not less than on the day.

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The Crypto Fear & Greed Index halved through the dip to fifteen/100 — deep throughout the Index’s “extreme fear” zone and its lowest degree since final July.

At that point, BTC/USD traded at a most of $33,000.

Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me

As Cointelegraph reported, jitters in sentiment had been already palpable as 2022 started.