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  • BTC/USD stays below critical support, but the downside momentum is fading away.
  • New Tether coins hit the market, BTC did not react.

BTC/USD is changing hands at $6,388, consolidating losses incurred at the beginning of the week. The digital currency No. 1 touched $6,327 low on Tuesday, though the bearish momentum has faded away, allowing for the recovery towards the key resistance area, created by 23.6% Fibo retracement for the downside movement from September 4 peak.

Bitcoin’s technical picture

Looking technically, BTC/USD is recovering slowly from September 8 low reached at $6,114. This trend remains untouched as long as the price stays above the upside trendline currently at $6,280. Once it is broken, $6,000 will come into focus, threatening to push BTC/USD back on the bearish track.  

Meanwhile, from the short-term point of view, a sustainable move below $6,400 looks nasty. If this ground is not regained soon, the selling pressure may intensify and push the price towards the above-said critical trend line support.

The next hurdle is created by SMA40 (4-hour chart) above $6,500 and $6,600 (38.2% Fibo retracement). A sustainable movement higher will allow proceeding towards $6,650 (SMA200, 4-hour chart) and psychological $6,700.

Tether movements

Meanwhile, crypto community noticed that the amount of Tether in circulation increased by $12.89M. The newly minted coins were transferred to Bitfinex, the fourth largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volumes. However, this Tether issuance did not influence Bitcoin’s momentum in any noticeable way.

BTC/USD, 4-hour chart