After a short-lived rally above $28,000 this week following Grayscale’s landmark court docket case victory in opposition to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the conversion of GBTC right into a spot ETF, the worth of BTC has as soon as once more settled across the $26,000 mark. This comes after yesterdays’ SEC’s choice to postpone all Bitcoin spot ETF selections for 45 days.
Renowned crypto analyst, Rekt Capital, has weighed in on the scenario with a collection of tweets that present perception into Bitcoin’s potential trajectory for the upcoming month. As the analyst remarks, Bitcoin has registered a bearish month-to-month candle shut for the month of August on account of yesterdays’ worth plunge.
Bitcoin Price Prediction For September 2023
In a collection of tweets, Rekt Capital defined, “BTC closed beneath ~$27,150, confirming it as misplaced help. It’s potential BTC may rebound into ~$27,150, perhaps even upside wick past it this September. But that might probably be a aid rally to verify ~$27,150 as new resistance earlier than dropping into the $23,000 area.
Historically, September has not been significantly sort to Bitcoin, with the month recording the least variety of positive-returning months at simply two, and presently being on a 6-year negative-returning streak.
Rekt Capital delves deeper into this development, stating, “A frequently recurring downside amount for BTC in the month September is -7%. If BTC were to drop -7% from current price levels this month, price would retrace to ~$24,000.”
However, in accordance with the evaluation by the analyst, the subsequent main month-to-month degree is sitting at ~$23,400. This means that worth perhaps doesn’t cease at -7% if BTC can’t achieve new momentum. Instead, BTC may probably draw back wick -10% in whole to succeed in that subsequent main month-to-month degree.
The analyst additional elaborated on the historic efficiency of Bitcoin in September, noting, “September – positive or negative month? Typically, we tend to see a negative month for BTC in September. However, for the most part BTC sees single-digit drawdown in Septembers. 8 out of 10 of the past Septembers have experienced downside. Only 2 months saw small, single-digit gains in the month of September (+2% in 2015 and +6% in 2016).”
Worst Case Scenario
Drawing parallels with earlier years, Rekt Capital highlighted that probably the most recurring drawdown in September has been a -7% dip, as noticed in 2017, 2020, and 2021. However, he additionally identified that Bitcoin solely noticed double-digit retracement in 2019 (-13%) and in 2014 (-19%). The latter, being a bear market yr, may not be the perfect comparability for 2023, which is shaping as much as be a bottoming out yr, akin to 2019 or 2015.
Addressing the looming query of one other potential crash in September, the analyst opined, “In 2019 BTC saw a -13% retrace but we also need to keep in mind that BTC just saw one of its worst-ever August drawdowns at -16%. It’s unlikely that Bitcoin would experience severe back-to-back drawdown both in August and now in September as well.”
Concluding his evaluation, Rekt Capital shared his private forecast, “I think a drawdown of around -7% to -10% September could reasonably occur from current levels. This would see price drop to ~$24,000 – $23,000.”
Remarkably, there may be unlikely to be a Bitcoin spot ETF choice in September, which could be the largest catalyst for the market in the mean time. The subsequent deadlines for filings by Bitwise, BlackRock, Fidelity and the others is October 16 and 17. Only an motion by the SEC after the misplaced lawsuit in opposition to Grayscale may present a shock occasion. However, there are presently no deadlines or statements from the SEC if and when they’ll perform the ruling.
At press time, BTC traded at $26,104.
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