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Bitcoin gains 6% as Bollinger Bands creator eyes W-shaped BTC price bottom

Bitcoin (BTC) could shoot higher if it completes a W-shaped bottom, says veteran analyst John Bollinger.

In a tweet on May 24, the Bollinger Bands creator told traders to “stay tuned” for a possible lucrative continuation signal on BTC/USD.

W-shaped bottom at “logical place”

Last week, Bollinger had called Bitcoin’s rebound from $30,000 to $42,000 “logical” given the significance of the latter price level. 

Now, he said, that upper bound could be forming the middle peak of a W-shaped price formation — a double-pronged bottom followed by an exit to the upside. 

In this situation, $30,000 was the first bottom and Sunday’s $31,000 dip the second.

“$BTCUSD is wokring on a short-term W bottom at a logical place,” he reiterated.

“The developing risk/reward looks good. Stay tuned for a trade opportunity… (no, not to me, to the markets).”

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Bitcoin had gained around 6% on the day at the time of writing, hitting more than $38,000 before continuing to range on short timeframes.

In further commentary, popular trader Crypto Ed likewise included the “W” scenario as a potential outcome. The others were less bullish, namely a $37,000 focus or a fresh dip to $34,000

Short squeeze demands build

On social media, meanwhile, other traders were hoping for a short squeeze to develop on Bitcoin after repeatedly punishments for long traders.

In a show of solidarity over the worst of the price dip being over, sources highighted negative funding rates across exchanges and a three-month low in open interest as suitable conditions for a bullish comeback.

Bitcoin gains 6% as Bollinger Bands creator eyes W-shaped BTC price bottom
Bitcoin funding rates history. Source: Bybt.com

Shorters would suffer from a breakout above the $42,000 mark in particular.

Scott Melker additionally cited relative strength index (RSI) flashing “oversold” as cause for optimism. As Cointelegraph reported, RSI is a key indicator for market rotations.

“Potentially have the oversold daily divergence with RSI that I have been waiting for,” he told Twitter followers.