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Bitcoin forms first ever weekly Golden Cross; What it means for BTC price?

Bitcoin forms first ever weekly Golden Cross; What it means for BTC price

After a sudden dip that retraced the Bitcoin (BTC) price, this flagship crypto is slowly recuperating, and one pattern can be a sign of bullish things to come.

BTC has recently experienced a significant event in the trading realm known as the “Golden Cross.” This occurrence marks the first time this bullish pattern has manifested on the weekly chart, as per X post from analytics platform Barchart on January 8.

Bitcoin weekly Golden Cross. Source: Barchart
Bitcoin weekly Golden Cross. Source: Barchart

A golden cross is identified when an asset’s short-term moving average (MA) surpasses its long-term moving average, signaling positive market sentiment.

What can the Golden Cross mean for BTC?

The occurrence on this cryptocurrency’s weekly chart involves the 50-week moving average surpassing the 200-week MA. Traditionally, this pattern is interpreted as a positive signal, hinting at the potential for a sustained upward trend.

Nonetheless, it’s crucial to recognize that the Golden Cross can function as a lagging indicator. When this cross occurs, the market might have already incorporated the bullish sentiment, indicating that the pattern confirms an existing trend rather than forecasting a new one.

Bitcoin price analysis

However, despite the formation of Golden Cross, the BTC price has experienced a downturn, losing approximately -0.34% of its value in the previous 24 hours. 

Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: Finbold
Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: Finbold

On the weekly chart, things seem more optimistic due to the addition of 3.43% while still losing -0.62% during the last 30 days, as per the latest data obtained on January 8.

At the same time, the technical indicators indicate a prevailing sentiment labeled as ‘buy.’ 

An integrated evaluation of these indicators assigns a ‘buy’ rating at 15, with moving averages signaling a ‘strong buy’ at 13. Oscillators are tilting towards a ‘neutral’ rating, registering at 8.

Bitcoin technical analysis. Source: TradingView
Bitcoin technical analysis. Source: TradingView

Despite the formation of the weekly Golden Cross, it is essential to note that various sets of elements influence Bitcoin’s price.

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