It has been a tough week for the cryptocurrency market, primarily due to the Terra ecosystem collapse and its knock-on impact on Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and altcoin costs, plus the panic promoting that happened after stablecoins misplaced their peg to the U.S. greenback.

The bearish headwinds for the crypto market have been constructing since late 2021 because the U.S. greenback gained energy and america Federal Reserve hinted that it could increase rates of interest all year long.

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In keeping with a current report from Delphi Digital, the 14-month RSI for the DXY has now “crossed above 70 for the primary time since its late 2014 to 2016 run up.”

DXY index efficiency. Supply: Delphi Digital

That is notable as a result of 11 out of the 14 cases the place this beforehand occurred “led to a stronger greenback ~78% of the time over the next 12 months,” which factors to the likelihood that the ache for property might worsen.

On common, the DXY gained roughly 5.7% after its RSI rose above 70, which from Could 13’s studying “would put the DXY Index simply shy of 111, its highest stage since 2002.”

BTC/USD vs. DXY Index (inverted) and a rolling 60-day correlation. Supply: Delphi Digital

Delphi Digital stated,

“Assuming the correlation between the DXY and BTC stays comparatively robust, this may not be welcoming information for the crypto market.”

Bitcoin is at a key space for value bottoms

Taking a much bigger image strategy, BTC is now retesting its 200-week exponential transferring common (EMA) close to $26,990, which has “traditionally served as a key space for value bottoms” in keeping with Delphi Digital.

BTC/USD vs. 200-week EMA vs. 14-week RSI. Supply: Delphi Digital

Bitcoin can also be persevering with to carry above its long-term weekly assist vary of $28,000 to $30,000, which has confirmed to be a powerful space of assist all through the current market turmoil.

Whereas many merchants have been panic promoting in current days, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead has taken a contrarian strategy, noting, “It’s greatest to purchase when [the] value is properly beneath development. Now’s a kind of occasions.”

Bitcoin fund inflows relative to cost development. Supply: Twitter

Morehead stated,

“Bitcoin has been this “low-cost” or cheaper relative to development solely 5% of time since Dec 2010. When you have the emotional and monetary sources, go the opposite means.”

A phrase of warning was supplied by Delphi Digital, nonetheless, which famous that “one of the best alternatives or “offers” out there aren’t round for lengthy.”

Since BTC has been buying and selling within the $28,000 to $30,000 vary for an prolonged time frame, “the longer we see value construct in these areas, additional continuation turns into extra seemingly.”

If additional decline happens, the “weekly construction and quantity construction assist at $22,000 to $24,000” and the “2017 all-time excessive retests of $19,000 to $24,000” are the following main areas of assist.

Delphi Digital stated,

“Early indicators of capitulation are beginning to bleed by way of, however we will’t say we’re nearing the purpose of max ache simply but.”

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