Ethereum was trading higher on Friday, as cryptocurrency markets continued to rebound, following yesterday’s U.S. inflation report. The better-than-expected 7.7% CPI (consumer price index) figure for October boosted prices, following recent bearish sentiment. Bitcoin briefly climbed back above the $18,000 level on Friday.
Bitcoin (BTC) moved higher on Friday, as the token rebounded following a recent spell of relatively large sell-offs.
Following a low of $16,290.27 on Thursday, BTC/USD surged to an intraday peak of $18,054.31 earlier in the day.
The move came as the world’s largest cryptocurrency continued to move away from a key support point of $15,800.
BTC/USD – Daily Chart
As can be seen from the chart, this surge occurred as the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) also rebounded from a recent six-month low.
Currently, BTC is trading at $17,339.58, with the index tracking at 36.89, which is below a long-term resistance point of 39.00.
In order for BTC/USD to continue this current momentum, the RSI ceiling will first need to be broken.
Ethereum (ETH) rose by as much as 8% in today’s session, as the token briefly recaptured the $1,300 level.
Soon after the U.S. inflation report was released, ETH/USD rose to a peak of $1,341.79, moving away from earlier lows of $1,199.24.
The token continues to trade above yesterday’s bottom, and as of writing is residing at the $1,272.95 mark.
ETH/USD – Daily Chart
Looking at the chart, the 10-day (red) moving average (MA) looks to be on the cusp of a downward cross with the 25-day (blue) MA.
Typically, such a move signals the beginning of a downward trend, which could mean that we have not yet reached a bottom.
Should this be the case, bears will likely be targeting a breakout below $1,000, after failing to move beyond this point earlier in the week.
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Eliman brings an eclectic point of view to market analysis, he was previously a brokerage director and retail trading educator. Currently, he acts as a commentator across various asset classes, including Crypto, Stocks and FX.
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