21:32Bitcoin Just Broke to $16,500: 3 Reasons Why Analysts Expect More Upside
Bitcoin is mounting a strong bounce from the weekend lows of $15,700. Just minutes ago, the leading cryptocurrency broke to $16,500 and passed it for the first time this year. At its local highs, BTC traded for $16,550.
While BTC trades slightly below those highs, it is positioned to move higher as it looks primed to flip $16,000 into support on a daily time frame.
Chart of BTC's price action over the past two weeks from TradingView.com
Bitcoin’s ongoing rally comes as the U.S. dollar has begun to show some weakness again. The U.S. Dollar Index has dropped around 20 basis points from the daily high as there are still some expectations of further monetary stimulus.
Why Bitcoin Could Move Even Higher
Analysts are confident Bitcoin will continue its ascent in the days ahead, citing both technical and fundamental factors. Here are a few:
First and foremost, Bitcoin’s technical case is strong as the consolidation ended above key support levels. John Bollinger, a long-time technical analyst commented on the cryptocurrency.
Secondly, the leading cryptocurrency is continuing to see increasing signs of institutional support.
It was just revealed that Skybridge Capital, the $3.6 billion fund launched by Anthony Scaramucci, is looking to invest in Bitcoin. The founder Scaramuucci has begun to make the cryptocurrency rounds, discussing Bitcoin on his Twitter and in podcasts.
Lastly, all markets are expected to continue higher on election certainty. After the three past U.S. presidential election, there was a net increase in the inflow of capital to the U.S. equity market, analysts have found.
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