Bitcoin (BTC) faced fresh doubts over the strength of its bull run on Oct. 7 as analysts eyed a potential reversal of Wednesday’s short squeeze.

Gráfico de velas de 1 hora BTC / USD (Bitstamp). Fuente: TradingView

Funding rates in the red zone

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC/USD as it hovered near $54,000 after failing to establish support at the $55,000 marca.

The previous day had seen an abrupt surge to highs of $55,700 para Bitcoin, which was accompanied by major buying pressure.

As funding rates flip positive across exchanges, sin embargo, concerns on Thursday focused on what could end up being an opposing move lower.

Funding rates turning overly positive suggest that the market is expecting further upside and that significant value is long BTC. Under such circumstances, a mass unwinding of positions could hasten and intensify a downward move, should it begin.

Bitcoin funding rates vs. Gráfico de BTC / USD. Fuente: Bybt

The mood among investors was echoed by sentiment data, with the Crypto Fear & Greed Index hitting 76/100 al día, representing “extreme greed.”

“Investors are extremely greedy towards BTC right now,” trader and analyst Rekt Capital warned.

Miedo criptográfico & Greed Index as of Oct. 7. Fuente:

Preparing for profit-taking

While under $10,000 from all-time highs at one point, Bitcoin additionally faces significant resistance levels at $58,000, $60,000, and more on the way to returning to price discovery.

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Como informó Cointelegraph, October is slated to close just below the highs, while November could see a return to lower levels before a December finale obliterates current records.

Sin embargo, longtime market participants are already advising an exit strategy this week, among them John Bollinger, creator of the popular Bollinger Bands trading indicator.

Bollinger bands track upward and downward volatility of an asset and are currently hinting that calmer conditions should prevail. When the bands narrow, sin embargo, volatility follows.

Gráfico de velas de 1 día BTC / USD (Bitstamp) with Bollinger bands. Fuente: TradingView

Altcoins, mientras tanto, are not expected to deliver definitive cycle gains until next year.