, 2022-12-31 09:01:57,
Bitcoin (BTC) kept traders guessing to the last minute into the 2022 yearly close as volatility remained absent from the market.
BTC price: Where’s the volatility?
The pair continued to disappoint players on both sides of the trade after a sideways Christmas, ignoring the potential significance of the simultaneous weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly candle close.
“Technical resistance and overhead liquidity suggests sub $17k local top, but anything goes in the Wild Wild West,” on-chain analytics resource Material Indicators wrote in part of commentary on the Binance BTC/USD order book.
An accompanying chart nonetheless showed a lack of significant support above $16,000, with resistance overhead at $17,000.
Looking slightly beyond the close, Arthur Hayes, former CEO of exchange BitMEX, hoped that Bitcoin would not fall under its post-FTX floor around $15,500.
“If $BTC can hold FTX lows that’s positive. Let’s see what the new year brings,” part of comments stated as part of a warning over U.S. dollar liquidity.
More categorical when it came to bearish forecasts was popular trader Cypto Tony, who doubled down on his existing theory that further downside would precede Bitcoin’s recovery.
“This remains my macro outlook on Bitcoin…
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