Bitcoin’s Best May Since 2019 Amid 3% Dip

As June 1 rolled in, Bitcoin hovered around $67,500, marked by last-minute price swings that dashed the hopes of bullish traders eyeing a significant resistance level. Despite these fluctuations, Bitcoin managed to secure a respectable monthly gain of 11%. Data compiled from Markets Pro and TradingView illustrated that BTC/USD steadied at the month’s end, recovering from lows seen earlier in the week. These earlier dips were primarily due to concerns about a cryptocurrency exchange hack in Japan and strategic moves by traders as the monthly close approached.

The release of the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index, which offered a snapshot of U.S. macroeconomic data, showed inflation easing slightly but had little impact on Bitcoin’s overall mood. Even though the data narrowly surpassed expectations, it didn’t offer substantial optimism to the market. A well-known trader, Skew, highlighted this sentiment on X, formerly known as Twitter, noting that the price movements ahead of the PCE release mainly resulted from traders adjusting their positions for the event. Skew also emphasized the importance of observing market flows, particularly spot demand, to predict future price movements.

Bitcoin’s price managed to rebound around $66,650, concluding the month with an 11% gain. Michaël van de Poppe, the founder and CEO of trading firm MNTrading, noted that Bitcoin was in a phase of steady consolidation. According to him, the market was stabilizing and slowly gearing up for another upward push, with the $66,000 level being crucial to hold for further progress.

An in-depth look at Bitcoin’s latest price behavior pointed to the influence of large-scale traders, or whales, as a significant factor behind the recent volatility. Trading resource Material Indicators attributed these price swings to the actions of these whales. It noted that high-volume traders had manipulated liquidity close to the month’s end, which thwarted efforts to convert $69,000 into a new support level. Earlier, Keith Alan, co-founder of Material Indicators, remarked that achieving this conversion would have been a remarkable end to May.

At one point, a significant whale placed a substantial amount of Bitcoin sell orders into the market, triggering a price drop from above $69,000. Subsequently, the critical support level at $67,000 was tested and found wanting, with no new liquidity emerging above $65,000, according to a post on X. Alan described this as part of an ongoing “great shakeout,” where market stability was continuously being tested.

Accompanying this turbulence were charts showing liquidity levels for the BTC/USDT pair on Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. These charts also highlighted transaction volumes from different whale cohorts. Alan characterized these actions as “killer whale games,” underscoring the significant impact large traders have on market dynamics.

Despite the volatile conditions, Bitcoin’s overall sentiment remained optimistic. Observers like van de Poppe and Skew emphasized the importance of key support levels and market flow in shaping future price directions. The stability around the $66,000 mark, in particular, was seen as a critical factor for Bitcoin’s next moves.

The interaction between macroeconomic indicators, trader behavior, and whale activity continues to paint a complex picture for Bitcoin’s price trajectory. While last-minute volatility brought some instability, the broader trend for the month remained positive. Analysts and traders alike are keeping a close watch on market flows and support levels as they navigate this ever-evolving landscape.

Minerva Mizelle

Minerva Mizelle

35 thoughts on “Bitcoin’s Best May Since 2019 Amid 3% Dip

  1. What a disappointment! Can’t believe Bitcoin couldn’t hold the $69,000 support level. So frustrating.

  2. Love the optimism around Bitcoin’s support levels. The future looks promising! ✨

  3. The sheer level of manipulation by big traders is infuriating. Makes me question the integrity of the market.

  4. Another month of false hopes and dashed expectations. Bitcoin is becoming too unpredictable.

  5. So much hype for nothing! All these fluctuations make it impossible to trust Bitcoin prices.

  6. Van de Poppe’s insights are always spot on. Excited to see Bitcoin consolidate and prepare for the next move! 🏆

  7. Impressive that Bitcoin managed an 11% gain in such volatile conditions! Keep it up, BTC! 📈

  8. Well played, BTC! Holding above $66k shows resilience in the market. Can’t wait to see what’s next! 🔥

  9. Disappointed that the PCE data didnt help at all. Bitcoin is just too volatile right now.

  10. Despite the turbulence, Bitcoin secured a solid monthly gain! Exciting times ahead!

  11. I’m tired of these ‘whale games.’ Always manipulating the market and messing up everyone else’s trades.

  12. Love the optimism from analysts! Can’t wait to see Bitcoin’s next upward push! 🔥

  13. Seeing Bitcoin end the month strong despite swings is reassuring. Ready for the next phase!

  14. Every time things start to look good, something happens to bring the price down. Its exhausting.

  15. Bitcoins stability around crucial support levels gives hope for the future. Go BTC!

  16. Bitcoin at $66k feels solid! Kudos to those who held their ground through the dips! 🛡️

  17. BTC rebounding to $66,650 is impressive. Exciting times in the crypto world!

  18. Market stabilization around $66k is key for Bitcoins future. The bullish sentiment is strong!

  19. Kudos to BTC for maintaining a positive trend despite market turbulence! 💪

  20. Even with market games, Bitcoin ending in the green is a win! Keep it up BTC! 🎉

  21. So sick of these last-minute price swings. Theres no stability in sight for Bitcoin with these whales around.

  22. Fantastic to see Bitcoins resilience in a choppy month. Onwards and upwards!

  23. That 11% monthly gain for Bitcoin is impressive! Ready for the next chapter!

  24. The ‘great shakeout’ seems pretty intense, but BTC made it through! Let’s keep climbing!

  25. Whats the point of tracking all these economic indicators if they have no real impact on Bitcoins price?!

  26. These whale activities are nothing but a nuisance. Makes it hard to have any confidence in the market.

  27. Love the resilience shown by Bitcoin. Here’s to more positive gains and strong support! 🥂

  28. What a rollercoaster month for BTC! Still holding strong with an 11% gain!

  29. Bitcoin’s volatility is something else, but an 11% gain is awesome work! 👏

  30. High-volume traders are ruining the market for everyone else. It’s always the same story!

  31. Again with the price drops just when things start looking up… Why do I even bother?

  32. The market manipulation is getting out of hand. How are regular traders supposed to make any gains?

  33. Amazing recovery by Bitcoin this month! Holding strong at $66,000 is crucial for the future!

  34. Impressed by how BTC rebounded to secure an 11% gain. Excited for whats to come!

  35. Every time there’s a hint of progress, some big trader has to come and shake things up. Ridiculous!

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