Bitcoin Bulls Yet to Capitulate, Peter Brandt Claims

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Alex Dovbnya

Peter Brandt says Bitcoin is yet to bottom out amid an ongoing sell-off

Veteran commodity trader Peter Brandt has tweeted that Bitcoin is yet to see a major sell-off that will force bulls to capitulate.

The largest cryptocurrency is on track to log its third consecutive day in the red, dipping to an intraday low of $46,596 earlier today on the Bitstamp exchange.

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Bitcoin endured a major sell-off on Dec. 4, tanking to as low as $42,000. It was followed by weeks of anemic price action.

On Dec. 20, Brandt opined that Bitcoin was yet to bottom out since there was no panic capitulation with high selling volume. While agreeing that market bottoms are not necessarily accompanied by strong sell-offs, the legendary trader also noted that there should be rising volume during bullish advances.

Bitcoin spiked 14% within a week since Brandt’s warning. However, there was not enough buying pressure to push the cryptocurrency above the key $52,000 resistance level. The recovery ended up being a bull trap.

On Dec. 28, Bitcoin dropped more than 6%, diminishing any hopes of a last-minute “Santa rally.”

The leading crypto and other risk assets are still struggling to regain bullish momentum after an Omicron-driven correction in early December.

While doubling the returns generated by the S&P 500 benchmark index, Bitcoin is up a modest 64.76% year-to-date.

The cryptocurrency peaked at $69,000 in early November before bears seized control over the market.

A buying opportunity?

In a recent post, pseudonymous Dutch crypto analyst Plan B insists that Bitcoin is a buy at the lower end of his stock-flow-model model, which many critics believe has already failed due to the price not reaching the oft-repeated $100,000 by the end of this year.

According to a poll that has received 67,273 votes at press time, the majority of respondents think that Bitcoin will remain below $100,000 by the end of 2022.