Bitcoin May Still See a “Wild” Weekend as BTC Price Avoids Key $22,000 Zone

Bitcoin (BTC) focused on $21,000 over the weekend amid warnings that volatility could still consume the market ahead of Monday.

BTC/USD 1 hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Trading View

S&P 500 sees second best week of 2022

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed that BTC/USD was well above its recent trading range after US equities ended the week strong.

As market commentators Holger Zschaepitz noted, the S&P 500 sealed its second-best week of 2022, indicating modest relief from risk assets.

Bitcoin was on track to post modest gains at its weekly close, the first weekly green candle – albeit a small one – since May.

Before that, however, anything could happen, according to on-chain analysis resource Material Indicators (MI).

Referencing recent price action over the weekend, MI advised Twitter followers not to be complacent in the absence of weekday volume.

“If BTC can clear the 200 WMAs, there’s room to run”, part of an article Lily.

“Prices have been crazy, so buckle up. A retest of the lows can come as fast as a tear at $24,000.”

An attached chart of order book data from the world’s largest exchange Binance offered some insight into traders’ buying and selling plans. Below the spot price, there was little support in terms of volume up to $19,000, while conversely, strong resistance lay just north of $22,000.

Binance BTC/USD Order Book Data Chart. Source: Materials Indicators/Twitter

This level marked the key 200-week moving average (WMA) for BTC/USD, which is needed for the bears to recover to change the trend, according to various sources.

Altcoins set for first green week since March

Altcoins were also calm on the day while looking forward to an impressive week of gains amid the bleak overall macro market backdrop.

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In the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, several tokens were around 30% higher than seven days ago at the time of writing.

Among them was Ether (ETH), up 28% and lingering around $1,200.

In a dedicated order book post, MI noted that ETH/USD also retested 200WMA, but issues may still arise.

Elsewhere, Shiba Inu (SHIB) was up 50% from last week, while Polygon (MATIC) stole the show with weekly gains of 70%.

MATIC/USD 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: Trading View

For Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, there was still every reason to enter the crypto markets now.

“Based on an investment thesis (all things being equal), now is a great time to research the altcoins you want to have,” he said. Told Twitter followers.

“In 2021, everyone dreamed of buying them at these low prices. Now the chances are there and people don’t dare to make the decision. Typical.”

On a weekly basis, the altcoin’s market capitalization increased by $37 billion during the week, set for its first green candle since March.

Altcoin market capitalization 1-week candle chart. Source: Trading View

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