Bitcoin stayed firm, gaining roughly a percent to hover stubbornly above 34,000-levels, while Ethereum gained half a percent apiece but remained below $1,800.

On Monday, Bitcoin and other crypto currencies maintained their upward momentum in the new week. All crypto coins participated in the early trades, extending the weekend momentum. The recent crypto rally has been aided by the enthusiasm around regulatory approval of a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) listing.

Bitcoin maintained its strength, gaining roughly 1% and remaining strongly above the 34,000-levels. However, its greatest peer, Ethereum, saw a half-percentage-point increase but remained below the $1,800 mark. The majority of altcoins were trading at a profit.

Bitcoin maintained its position above the $34,000 mark, owing to the current bullish view for the likely approval of Bitcoin Spot ETF applications in the United States.

The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) had its second-largest trading week to date, with $1.7 billion in trading volume, while the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) had $800 million, potentially increasing the general market’s favourable attitude. In contrast, Ethereum’s trading value remained above $1,700.

On Monday, the bulk of the main crypto tokens were trading higher. Solana gained roughly 3%, while Chainlink and Polkadot gained 3% each. Polygon, Cardano, and XRP all climbed approximately 2% in early trading. Even dollar-pegged stablecoins increased in value.

The worldwide cryptocurrency market cap was trading much higher, reaching $1.26 trillion after increasing by around 1% in the last 24 hours. However, total trade volumes increased by more than 13% to $27.37 billion.

Bitcoin finished the week with a whopping 15% increase. Throughout the weekend, BTC remained positive while remaining below its local resistance at $35,000. The price is currently hovering around $34,300, with ETH trading slightly above the local support level of $1,765.

It’s worth mentioning that the crypto market will be heavily influenced this week by a number of macro events, including the US FOMC meeting, the monthly announcement of the US unemployment rate, US job vacancies, and the US non-farm Employment Change. These occurrences have the potential to cause volatility in the cryptocurrency market.

On a daily basis, the Bitcoin (BTC) price exhibits not one, but numerous sell signals. To make matters worse, on-chain data reveal widespread profit-taking. While the rise fueled by the probable ETF approval has boosted BTC so far, the lack of it could send the pioneer cryptocurrency lower.

Bitcoin ETF news is critical to the continued rally.

For some years, the approval of a Bitcoin spot Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) has been a speculative event. However, ETF-related innovations have recently accelerated. After losing a run of crypto lawsuits, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which approves or disapproves ETF products, has been on the defensive.

The initial run-up in Bitcoin prices began in mid-October, following the SEC’s dismissal of Grayscale’s lawsuit for transforming the GBTC product into a spot ETF offering, as well as other ETF-related news. However, because there have been no updates, BTC has been trading sideways.

Regardless, the speculative Bitcoin trading frenzy will reach new heights in January 2024, the next critical deadline for the ETF decision. This event will either make or break the cryptocurrency space. However, investors should be prepared for a regression before then, especially given that the Bitcoin price has been emitting multiple sell signals.

Bitcoin’s price may fall soon

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price increased by 30% between October 16 and 24, reaching a local high of $35,280. Because of the tremendous bullish momentum, this move was spectacular. However, since the formation of this swing high, BTC has been trading sideways. The daily candlestick closures have generated an upward slope since October 25, which may appear bullish to the naked eye. A closer examination of the Relative Strength Index (RSI) reveals that it is sliding downward. This deviation is known as bearish divergence, and it frequently results in a pullback or correction.

This is the first major sell signal that investors should be aware of.

In addition to the bearish divergence, the Momentum Reversal Indicator (MRI) has flashed two sell signals. The first sell signal was posted in the shape of a red down arrow following the daily candlestick closure on September 13. The MRI showed another red down arrow nine days later. This indicator predicts one to four down candlesticks.

As a result, investors may see the Bitcoin price fall. The Fair Value Gap (FVG) range, which stretches from $30,248 to $32,832, and its midpoint of $31,540, are important support levels to monitor.