Bitcoin bulls battle to reclaim $30K amid BTC price RSI ‘reset’

Bitcoin (BTC) targeted new month-to-date lows at the July 18 Wall Street open as bulls refused to give up on the $30,000 support.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

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Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price action dropping after a modest rebound from $29,675 — its worst level in July so far.

Few signs of upward momentum and a waning relative strength index (RSI) offered little hope for those seeking a return to range highs.

Traders continued to offer downside targets extending to $27,000, while longer timeframes now also looked increasingly fragile.

“After upside wicking beyond the ~$30600 resistance, BTC has finally been rejected to the point of losing the Higher Low,” trader and analyst Rekt Capital commented about the one-week chart.

“Weekly Close below the Higher Low will confirm this loss and as long as this HL acts as resistance…. ~$29300 could be next.”

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Rekt Capital/Twitter

Others were keen to look beyond the current retracement, eyeing the potential for the 2023 uptrend to return.

“While Bitcoin consolidates below resistance, the RSI is almost fully reset. Find some bid here at support, and we can go for another test of the major resistance level,” popular trader Jelle added in part of the day’s social media analysis.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Jelle/Twitter

The RSI “reset” took the daily metric to levels last seen in mid-June, when BTC/USD still traded at around $26,000.

Bitcoin range lows in line for a “sweep”

Continuing on the RSI theme, Scott Melker, a popular trader and podcast host known as “The Wolf of All Streets,” saw $28,600 as a likely comedown target. 

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“The daily chart showed a massive overbought bearish divergence, my favorite top signal,” he said in part of a Twitter thread on July 17.

“This built up for multiple divergences and has not been invalidated. Usually this pushed RSI back to oversold. Half way there so far.”

Melker added that “at the very least,” a rematch with Bitcoin’s range lows should occur, but he was uncertain whether this would be sufficient for a local floor.

“My bias is still for a test of $28,600 as support, which was the low of the entire bull run of 2021, basically. My last buy was a similar test of $25,212, which took patience,” he concluded.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Scott Melker/Twitter

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