Bitcoin traders consider next move as BTC price hits crucial 200-week trendline.

Bitcoin (BTC) experienced a decrease in volatility leading up to the opening of Wall Street on June 8th, as market participants waited for signals.

BTC spot clings to 200-week moving average

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed that BTC/USD is circling a key long-term trend line near $26,500.

After flash volatility surrounding industry news events, the pair returned to sideways trading after bouncing from three-month lows.

Now, the 200-week moving average (WMA) has become a critical focus.

“We are currently sitting right on the 200WMA,” trading suite Decentrader wrote in part of the day’s analysis.

Decentrader opted for a conservative view of short timeframes, warning over an increasing long/short ratio on exchanges and that the U.S. trading session may open with selling.

The LTF bear case for #Bitcoin : The Long/Short ratio is continuing to increase. We are currently sitting right on the 200WMA. The US market tends to sell when they wake up, especially if there’s more negative news.

— Decentrader (@decentrader) June 8, 2023

Popular traders, including Crypto Tony, were on the sidelines until a more pronounced trend became apparent.

“This is the structure I am currently going by on Bitcoin and I remain out of a position while we are mid-range,” he told Twitter followers on the day.

“No point rushing any entries when things are not crystal clear. We had a good short before, now we prepare for the next entry.”

An accompanying chart showed a potential downside target in a “support zone” at just below $26,000.

“Unchanged view on Bitcoin. Consolidation, falling wedge. Not overly interesting until we get a breakout,” fellow trader Jelle agreed.

More optimistic takes came from popular trader King La Crypto among others, who eyed a potential repeat of upside from early March. This, as Cointelegraph reported, ultimately resulted in highs of $31,000.

It’s happening again. #Bitcoin $BTC

— King La Crypto (@kinglacrypto) June 7, 2023

DXY heads to support

Prior to the opening of Wall Street, pronounced weakness in the U.S. dollar formed a potential reason for bullishness on crypto markets.

The U.S. dollar index (DXY) fell to its lowest in several days, targeting support from the monthly open and late May.

Popular trader Mikybull Crypto was among those inferring a positive outcome for BTC.

“Correlating Dollar Index DXY and Bitcoin, we can see the market makers model in play,” he explained alongside a comparative chart.

“BTC still have one more leg up.”

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