Bitcoin rises to $42K while markets wait for potential 7.9% CPI inflation data (


Bitcoin ( BTC), which hit $42,000 on March 9, was an outstanding overnight candle that saw bulls reclaim support levels.

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

Trader: Market “still fragile”

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, TradingView indicated that BTC/USD suddenly “squeezed” past previous resistance at $39,000. This was followed by 24-hour gains in USD/USD of 11.3%.

The mood was improving among traders despite local highs of $42,438 at Bitstamp. However, caution remained.

Multiple macro factors kept commentators on edge: Inflation, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the upcoming executive order of America on cryptocurrency all kept them awake at night.

“It’s clear that the market looks a lot better after this move. “But, still very fragile and short-term uncertain,” Cointelegraph contributor Michael van de Poppe stated in part of the Twitter comments for the day.

Pentoshi, a fellow analyst and trader, was also cool about the performance. It brought Bitcoin back to the upper portion of the range that it had been in throughout 2022.

“This was a nice squeeze but ultimately want Bitcoin to reclaim 46-47k so that I feel confident that momentum is regained,” William Clemente (lead insights analyst at mining company Blockware), added.

The impact of Thursday’s February consumer price index (CPI), data for February, remained uncertain. This index is expected to rise by 7.9%, which will be a major driver of volatility in the short-term for BTC/USD.

These data would be used to precede the Federal Reserve’s decision next week on key interest rates. Expectations are just as diverse as the scope of the data.

The first drop in IMO BTC from 60k to 30k was due to China’s mining ban. Inflation combined with rate increases & QE ending caused the second dip of 60k to 30k 2021,” PlanB, who created the stock-toflow family of Bitcoin price models. stated.

“Currently, the odds of QE ending and rate hikes seem low.”

LUNA returns top major altcoins

Bitcoin performed well against many altcoins. The top ten cryptocurrencies in market capital struggled to keep up.

Similar: Bitcoin recovers from US bans on Russian oil and gold.

Ether ( ETH), was up 7.2% at the time this article was written, while other currencies were flatter such as Ripple XRP on 3.7%.

Terra ( LUNA), which saw the fastest gains, was once again in control. LUNA/USD is targeting 20% gains, its highest level since mid-January.

LUNA/USD 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView

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