Bitcoin analysts weigh sub-$17.5K dip after 'weak' BTC price bounce

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Bitcoin (BTC) avoided losses as United States equities dived on the July 14 Wall Street open, but traders remained nervous.

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

Analyst: “No way” Bitcoin bottomed at $17,500

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it lingered around $20,000 on the day.

Wall Street opened with losses, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index both down around 1.8% at the time of writing.

Bitcoin nonetheless managed to hold its own as the largest cryptocurrency’s correlation to stocks fell to its lowest levels of 2022 so far.

That said, few were willing to say that the worst was over for hodlers.

“This has been a weak rebound so far. Another possible bearish continuation…,” macro analyst Aksel Kibar summarized to Twitter followers.

Popular analyst and social media personality Michael Suppo meanwhile expected a lower low than June’s near $17,500 levels thanks to a cocktail of macroeconomic factors.

“No way is $17.5k the bottom for Bitcoin,” he wagered.

Others hoped that higher support levels would hold before any retest of existing multi-month lows.

“BTC has experienced most of its Downtrend Acceleration phase,” fellow trader and analyst Rekt Capital continued with a slightly more optimistic perspective.

“Once this phase is finished, the Multi-Month Consolidation phase will follow.”

US dollar cools after yet another record

The macro story on the day remained the U.S. dollar, which continued to hit new 20-year highs against a basket of trading partner currencies.

Related: How Bitcoin’s strong correlation to stocks could trigger a drop to $8,000

Those included the euro and Japanese yen, both of which fell to their lowest since the start of the century against USD. EUR/USD fell below parity.

At the time of writing, the U.S. dollar index (DXY) circled 108.9 after hitting its peak of 109.29.

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U.S. dollar Index (DXY) 1-hour candle chart. Source: TradingView

“No one wants fire insurance during a flood, and no one wants dollar value insurance with the Fed pumping $DXY via rates hikes and recession,” Reddit and Twitter user TheHappyHawaiian commented in part of a post discussing the impact of a strong dollar on silver prices.

As Cointelegraph reported, TheHappyHawaiian also stated that the Federal Reserve would soon have no choice but to reverse the rate hikes or risk “blowing up” the economy.

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