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Bitcoin traders earmark key BTC price levels as $34K struggles to hold

Bitcoin traders earmark key BTC price levels as $34K struggles to hold

Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $34,000 after the Oct. 26 Wall Street open as consolidation at 17-month highs continued.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

$33,000 becomes do-or-die BTC price level

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price behavior challenging intraday lows.

The largest cryptocurrency had attempted to push higher still the day prior, but sell-side pressure ensured that $35,200 remained untouched as a ceiling.

“We are going to have to wait for some candles to develop to see what the next move is, but we can gain some insight by continuing to monitor liquidity placement in the order book,” monitoring resource Material Indicators wrote in part of its latest X update.

“Historically, the side with the heaviest concentration of liquidity closest to the active trading zone wins the battle and right now those concentrations on both sides are very close with a slight advantage to the bid side.”

Material Indicators flagged $33,000 as the key level to hold, as “any wicks below that level before (or after) the Monthly candle close would invalidate this attempt at a Bull Market breakout.”

“Based on how this market tends to operate, I can envision a short squeeze to $36k and potentially up to $40k before a dump, and I’ll be happy to scalp any long setups that come my way, but remaining cautious until we retest $33k,” it added.

BTC/USD order book data for Binance. Source: Material Indicators/X

As Cointelegraph reported, $36,000 is already on the radar as a target to overcome as part of a breakout that could see $45,000 return next month.

Other popular market participants, including Michaël van de Poppe, founder of trading firm MNTrading, had similar BTC price zones of interest.

“Current price action is very predatory,” popular trader Daan Crypto Trades continued in part of his own analysis.

“Really punishing any longs or shorts that are over-extending. Looks to be in chop mode overall until $33K or $35K breaks.”

BTC/USD chart with open interest. Source: Daan Crypto Trades/X

An accompanying chart tracked the ongoing relationship between open interest, or OI, and…

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