Bitcoin moved closer to $40,000 during Thursday’s session, as traders continued to react to yesterday’s Fed rate hike. The FOMC opted to increase interest rates by 0.5% during May’s meeting, which is the largest hike in over twenty years.
Bitcoin rose for a second consecutive session on Thursday, as bulls were buoyed by the Fed’s decision to increase interest rates.
Following yesterday’s surge, BTC/USD climbed even higher during today’s session, as it moved closer to the $40,000 level.
BTC hit an intraday high of $39,902.95 earlier today, which is the highest point prices have reached since last Thursday.
Today’s rally was halted by a key resistance point of $39,800, which has historically been the main obstacle preventing prices entering $40,000.
Looking at the chart, this resistance coincided with another ceiling within the RSI indicator, as price strength was unable to move past 48.70.
As we identified yesterday, this level of resistance would be an area of