The Bitcoin price is sustaining its bullish momentum from the previous day. Today, it surpassed the $27,000 threshold, a level not seen since August 31. Notably, BTC recorded its first green weekly closing candle in five weeks yesterday. As of press time, the Bitcoin price has reached an intra-day high of $27,267.
One major indicator that has captured analysts’ attention is the rapid increase in Open Interest. DaanCrypto, a noted figure in the crypto space,
“This would then be due to underwater positions that entered near the top. If spot bid remains then these positions are obviously fine. Open Interest is now back to post Grayscale pump levels,” Daan stated, further noting the resilience in the spot premium at the moment, “Longs are comfy as long as spot bid is present.”
Maartuun, the community manager at CryptoQuant Netherlands, also highlights the rapid surge in Open Interest: “Fasten your seat belts. The Open Interest goes bonkers on this break-out attempt. It has increased by $600 million (7%).”
Interestingly, Coinglass data reveals that as of press time, short liquidations for BTC remain modest, with just about $20 million in shorts being liquidated. At press time, OI skyrocketed further, up almost $1 billion (from $11.04 to $12.03 billion).
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In simple terms, an upward wick on a candlestick chart indicates price levels where Bitcoin traded during a period but didn’t close. A long wick suggests a strong rejection from those higher price levels. This could mean that while buyers tried to push the price up during the month, by the close, sellers had brought it back down, leaving a long ‘wick’ on the candlestick.
Rekt Capital suggests that these wicks can extend up to +8% beyond the candle body. The analyst notes that if the monthly candle close produces an upside wick of +7% beyond the ~$27,100 level, it could mean the price might go beyond the weekly lower high.
This could be a positive sign if the monthly close remains above $27,100, indicating it as a support level. However, if the price closes the month below $27,100 after reaching higher levels, it may confirm $27,100 as a new resistance, hinting that the recent price movement might be just a temporary upward rally.
At press time, BTC stood at $27,241.