BTC is oversold and possibly ready for a relief bounce, but this could be a trap for altcoins and Bitcoin if bull volume fails to sustain.
Bitcoin (BTC) fell close to $34,000 on Jan. 21, which reflects a 50% decline from the $69,000 all-time high made on Nov. 10, 2021. Altcoins also could not buck the trend and faced intense selling pressure, which pulled the total crypto market capitalization to $1.6 trillion, a 46% decline from its November 2021 all-time high near $3 trillion.
It is not only the crypto markets that are facing selling by investors. The S&P 500 has also plummeted 8% year-to-date. However, gold has outperformed and risen about 1.76% during the period, cementing its billing as a safe haven asset.
Several retail traders who purchased Bitcoin near its all-time high are voicing their concerns on social media. However, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele does not seem to be worried by the recent fall as he recently announced the purchase of 410 Bitcoin at an average price of roughly $36,585 per coin.
Could Bitcoin and altcoins witness a bounce after the recent carnage? Let’s study the charts of the top-5 cryptocurrencies that may outperform if a relief rally starts.