Bitcoin price faces ‘bearish divergence’ amid $22K correction target

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Bitcoin (BTC) held $30,000 as support before the April 11 Wall Street open as fresh doubts emerged over the strength of the rally.

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

BTC price finally tackles $30,000 resistance cloud

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it hit ten-month highs of $30,438 on Bitstamp.

Almost one month in the making, the final surge to $30,000 delighted many traders who considered the move to be a matter of time.

Having uploaded a roadmap showing BTC/USD continuing to gain, Crypto Kaleo argued that Bitcoin was still the best investment allocation for capital, rather than cash or altcoins, at current prices.

“Bitcoin is breaking out, of course all of the USD charts are going to look decently bullish,” part of the day’s Twitter commentary stated.

“Look at the alt charts vs. BTC. I don’t see any that I like atm. Thus – while you might still be up in USD w/ some alt positions, your capital is still best allocated stacking more Bitcoin.”

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Daan Crypto Trades meanwhile gave more attention to altcoins, entertaining the idea that BTC/USD may now consolidate.

“It will be interesting to see what happens around here. I suspect we might see it cooling off a little which means ALT/BTC pairs should gain some ground,” he wrote in part of a reaction tweet.

He added that Bitcoin market dominance may continue to increase if spot price gains remain brisk.

BTC crypto market cap dominance annotated chart. Source: Daan Crypto Trades/ Twitter

“Triple bearish divergence”

Despite regaining what had long been a mass resistance zone, Bitcoin did not fill everyone with inspiration with its assault.

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With nearly $100 million in shorts liquidated on April 10 through Aprill 11, analytics resource Skew noted that there was “air” on the Binance order book below the $30,000 mark during the breakout.

Venturefounder, a contributor to on-chain analytics firm CryptoQuant, meanwhile warned of a “bearish divergence” between spot price and relative strength index (RSI) on the daily chart.

“Looking for a short term correction down to at least $25k sometimes soon, potentially down to $22k,” part of a prediction revealed.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Venturefounder/ Twitter

Trader Cheds similarly eyed what he called a “triple bearish divergence” with on-balance volume (OBV), considering a short position but being “not in one” overnight.

“Congratulations to the bulls that were respectful and were calling for 30k,” Il Capo of Crypto, the Twitter trader infamous for his bearish BTC price prognosis, added on the day.

“My bearish scenario is NOT invalidated yet.”

Some were critical of the bearish divergence thesis, meanwhile, with popular trader Crypto Ed dismissing the idea on slightly longer 3-day timeframes.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Crypto Ed/ Twitter

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