BTC price knocks on $28.5K as trader says Bitcoin ‘reeks of disbelief’

Bitcoin (BTC) aimed for $28,500 at the Oct. 2 Wall Street open as a bullish start to the month continued.

BTC/USD 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Analyst wary of Bitcoin “upside wick” fakeout

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price action staying strong into October’s first United States trading session.

The largest cryptocurrency made swift gains into the weekly close, following a contrastingly cool monthly candle completion that saw BTC/USD finish at $26,970.

For popular trader and analyst Rekt Capital, this monthly close — despite now being more than 5% below spot price — called for caution.

“Bitcoin performed a September Monthly Candle Close below ~$27,100 (black),” he wrote in part of the day’s X (formerly Twitter) analysis alongside an explanatory chart.

“Technically, black was solidified as resistance for September.”

Rekt Capital acknowledged the October breakout and said this would “invalidate the bearish predicament” should it endure.

“But because BTC Monthly Closed below black, there is always going to be a chance that this price action could end up as an upside wick,” he continued.

“Bitcoin has offered upside wicks of up to +8% long before. Right now, BTC is up +4.5% this month. So technically, anything up to ~$29400 (+8%) could theoretically end as an upside wick.”BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Rekt Capital/X

Closer to home, market observers noted ongoing encouraging signals on exchange order books.

“Spot bid continues, while funding is negative. This reeks of disbelief,” popular trader Jelle suggested as a result.

Fellow trader Skew noted that spot markets were driving the move after the Wall Street open, displaying an “interesting disconnect” with derivatives.

$BTC
Still spot driven, perps havent done much yet tbh https://t.co/LSlt1oYrYo pic.twitter.com/xqauLr2vY6

— Skew Δ (@52kskew) October 2, 2023

Bitcoin shrugs off fresh U.S. dollar surge

Just as eager to hit new local highs on the day, meanwhile, was the U.S. dollar.

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