Analysts expect turbulent Bitcoin price until $46,500 flips to support

Market volatility made its ugly head again for crypto traders on January 13, as the one-week high of Bitcoin (BTC) excitement was quickly thwarted by a correction that pushed the cryptocurrency back into the mid-$45,000 range.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting an intraday high at $44,500, the bitcoin market was dominated by bears and the price reached a low of $42,315 while the broader global financial markets also saw a notable sell-off.

BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Here is what many analysts in the crypto community have to say about the price action on January 13th and the levels that traders should watch.

The 50 day EMA becomes the new resistance

An analysis of the weekly Bitcoin price movement was provided by crypto analyst and Twitter user pseudonym Rekt Capital, who… Spread The following chart focuses on the performance of BTC around the 50 day exponential moving average (EMA).

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Source: Twitter

Rekt Capital said,

“Although Bitcoin did not reject it in a perfect way… the blue 50-week exponential moving average can be seen as resistance at this time.”

Based on the provided chart, Bitcoin is now facing a heavy resistance at $44,825.

Whales are putting pressure at $46,500

When it comes to where Bitcoin whales are made, blockchain analytics company Whalemap Spread The following chart details the heavy build-up at the current price level, as well as the previous build-up of 90,000 BTC around the $46,500 price level.

Large flows of bitcoin wallet. Source: Twitter

said the whale,

“A recovery of $46,500 would look like a trend reversal. However, the whales will offer a little resistance there. All eyes are on $46,500.”

“Keep calm and enjoy the markets”

This resistance area was also highlighted by independent market analyst Michael van de Poppe, who Spread The following chart provides a rough estimate of what BTC price action for January might look like.

4 hour BTC/USDT chart. Source: Twitter

Pope said,

“This could be a very realistic scenario for Bitcoin. The first test is $46K, I doubt we will crack in one go.”

After trying to breakout and being rejected at $44,000, Poppe posted the following tweet calling for patience as the higher path will take time to reveal.

The total cryptocurrency market capitalization now stands at $2.023 trillion and the bitcoin dominance rate is 39.8%.

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