Bitcoin price seesaws near $56K as US stocks post fresh all-time highs

 

Bitcoin clung to modest gains at the July 8 Wall Street open as United States equities hit new record highs.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin continues to split from sky-high stocks, gold

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed a Bitcoin (BTC) price tug-of-war over the $56,000 mark.

Amid heightened volatility, the spot price glided through thin liquidity throughout the weekend, hitting turbulence after the July 7 weekly close before rebounding during the Asia trading session.

Crypto markets then declined again, continuing to diverge from risk assets more widely as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index achieved new all-time highs on the day.

“Equities and Gold have been bouncing higher from the start of last week but crypto prices have gone the other way,” trading firm QCP Capital summarized in part of its latest bulletin to Telegram channel subscribers.

BTC/USD vs. S&P 500 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Attention thus focused on the week’s upcoming macroeconomic reports and testimony by Jerome Powell, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

“FED Chair Powell’s testimony Tuesday and comments Wednesday, or some crypto related legislation could provide a catalyst for speculators,” Keith Alan, co-founder of trading resource Material Indicators, wrote in part of his latest analysis on X.

Like many market participants, Alan struck a highly cautious tone when it came to Bitcoin, warning that new macro lows could still easily occur.

“The market could test your conviction with a wick to $48k,” he continued alongside a chart that featured one of Material Indicators’ proprietary trading tools showing key support lines.

“If that happens, a quick recovery back above $50k would be critical to prevent a dump to test support at the 2 year trend line.”BTC/USD chart. Source: Keith Alan/X

Alan noted that a 40% drawdown from March’s $73,800 all-time highs was something he had been eyeing since Bitcoin’s block subsidy halving event a month later.

“This retrace is not just the deepest in the cycle thus far. But it is officially the second-longest retrace in the cycle as well (49…

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