Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Gains Prior to NFP Report, Following a Cross of Moving Averages2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Bitcoin was once again trading above $30,000, as markets were anticipating the release of May’s non-farm payrolls report. Whilst BTC was back in the green, ETH continued to trade lower, and as of writing is below $1,800.
Following a drop in price on Thursday, BTC was back in the green on Friday, as traders were preparing for the release of the non-farm payrolls report.
After adding 428,000 jobs in April, markets are expecting 325,000 jobs to be added to the U.S. economy in May.
The speculation on what this number will mean for the market has helped BTC today, with prices rising to an intraday peak of $30,633.03.
This comes less than 24-hours after some expected prices to move back towards support of $28,800, following a rise in bearish sentiment.
However, this sentiment has somewhat eased, and today’s surge in price has helped lead the 10-day and 25-day moving averages to an upwards crossover.
Despite this, it will be interesting to see if bitcoin will climb to any further highs today, due to the fact that Friday’s peak sits right at a ceiling of $30,600.
Following a move below $1,900 on Thursday, ETH/USD continued to slip, and fell to an intraday low of $1,789.66 earlier today.
This is around 1.3% lower than yesterday’s peak of $1,845.31, and comes as prices continued to move close to a new support point of $1,715.
Unlike bitcoin which rose in today’s session, ETH has yet to see an upwards cross of its two moving averages, with still a fair distance between them.
Some now believe we might see a drop towards this floor $1,715, which was last hit on May 28, with bulls choosing to enter there, as the gap between the moving averages would have tightened.
As of writing, ETH is trading at $1,795, however as we get closer to the NFP release, we will likely see some more price swings.
Do you expect ETH to hit its support point this weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.