Bitcoin finds support at the $26,000 level

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- Bitcoin's 26,000 level is acting as support.
- The cryptocurrency is trading between its blue channel, which is the neutral area.
- The Bollinger bands are starting to squeeze (blue arrows). This suggests that an expansion in volatility is to be expected.
- The RSI has slipped to the bearish side of 50, which may put pressure on the support at 26,000.
- Bitcoin has been moving largely sideways since mid-March.
- It did attempt to break the 30,000 level in April, but this failed, and the cryptocurrency has been treading water since.
- Market participants will watch the Fed meeting in June for direction. The CME FedWatch Tool is currently pricing in a 78% probability for a pause here.
- However, rate hikes may resume thereafter, with Fed official referring to a "skip" rather than a pause.

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

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