Another day of unremarkable price “ranging” for Bitcoin looks increasingly at odds with other cryptocurrency tokens, which saw up to 13% gains.
Bitcoin price (BTC) continued its daily trading pattern on Nov. 13, hovering just under $8,800 after losing support at $9,000.
Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360
Bitcoin tracks sideways below $9K
Data from Coin360 showed another lackluster day for BTC/USD, with little progress over the past 12 or 24 hours.
The week had begun with Bitcoin losing its foothold higher up, exiting a trading corridor between $9,000 and $9,500 and so far failing to reclaim it.
Bitcoin seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360
As Cointelegraph reported, analysts had remained broadly bullish on longer-term market prospects. Now, however, the short term could produce further downside.
“Overall trend is down… Volume is still bearish. It’s certainly a look to hedge short play for me going into the close,” regular Cointelegraph contributor filbfilb told subscribers of his Telegram trading channel on Tuesday.
Fellow contributor Michaël van de Poppe had previously added that BTC/USD could dip to $8,400 if bullish signals remained evasive. As noted, that figure would be just $100 off the average price for Bitcoin this year, as predicted by the Stock-to-Flow model.
Nonetheless, traders could feel the fatigue on Wednesday, with the weekly performance showing a 6% loss, despite remaining 5% up overall versus the same time last month.
Van de Poppe had argued that such “ranging” price behavior in itself did not constitute a bearish sign.
Neo leads continued altcoin renaissance
On altcoin markets, meanwhile, some assets broke out of their sideways pattern to deliver noticeable moves.
NEO was building on the upward momentum which had characterized the token in recent days.
Ether (ETH), the largest altcoin, increased by just over 1% to $187.70.
Ether seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360
The overall cryptocurrency market cap stood at $241.3 billion at press time, with Bitcoin’s share at 65.9%.