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  • Today’s bitcoin price analysis is bullish.
  • BTC/USD consolidated further yesterday.
  • The market has traded in a narrow range over the past few hours.

Today's bitcoin price analysis is bullish as we expect the current consolidation to be resolved by a breakout higher. BTC/USD has already hit a higher local low, suggesting a test of resistance at $39,500 soon.

Cryptocurrency heat map. Source: Coin360

The market has been slightly volatile over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin is up 0.92%, while Ether is up 1.23%. Ripple (XRP) was one of the outliers as it quickly rose by more than 8%.

Bitcoin price action over the past 24 hours: Bitcoin consolidates below $39,500, further declines rejected again

BTC/USD traded in a range of $38,432.93 to $39,267.04, indicating moderate volatility over the past 24 hours. Trading volume fell by 38% to a total of $16.2 billion. Meanwhile, the total market capitalization increased to $742.86 billion, dominating 42.49%.

BTC/USD 4-hour chart: BTC ready to break above $39,500?

On the 4-hour chart, we can see that the bitcoin price is once again approaching resistance at $39,500 and could break higher by the end of the day.

BTC/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin prices rose strongly in the first half of the week. However, selling pressure quickly resumed, causing BTC/USD to hit a new low of around $39,000.

Since then, the market has been consolidating sideways, with only a brief test to the upside seen yesterday. However, further downside has apparently been rejected, suggesting that the market is indeed slowly turning to the upside.

As a result, we expect the current resistance level of $39,500 to be clearly broken soon. The next small hurdle will be the previous local high at around $40,000, which means a strong push higher will be needed to invite enough buyers to participate in a more serious rally.

Nonetheless, the bitcoin price action has established a strong base for a further rally. After the higher local lows hit in the last few hours, a breakout attempt may soon begin, opening the way for further gains in the next few days.

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Conclusion

Today's bitcoin price analysis is bullish as we have seen slow consolidation leading to higher lows in the last few hours. It is likely that BTC/USD will break higher soon and look to make further higher highs.

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