After Wall Street opened on Sept. 1, Bitcoin (BTC) fell further as monthly closing losses continued.

BTC/USD 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

BTC Price “Grayscale Hype” Disappears

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and transaction view Bitcoin prices subsequently weakened, hitting their lowest point since Aug. 22.

Bitcoin bears took full advantage of August’s monthly close, with downside volatility in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets overnight.

Overall, BTC/USD fell 11.2% last month, and looking ahead to September, market watchers are not optimistic about a rebound.

in his latest youtube updateProminent trader and analyst Rekt Capital paints a picture of Bitcoin’s potential next steps.

He said that due to “greyscale hype,” bitcoin prices failed to keep rising, with strong selling pressure and weekly relative strength index (RSI) values ​​falling towards a key uptrend line.

A series of exponential moving averages (EMAs) that previously acted as support are now also turning resistance.

Rekt Capital explained: “We’ve seen for a long time, months, actually over a year, that this trendline has held, and if we lose the RSI trendline, we might see further fall.”

BTC/USD annotated chart with RSI data. Source: Rekt Capital/YouTube

New downside targets lie at various points at $23,000, currently traders’ favorite price.

September’s losses “should be reasonable in the range of 7% to 13% by historical standards,” he added, citing data from on-chain monitoring resource CoinGlass.

BTC/USD monthly return chart (screenshot). Source: CoinGlass

Rekt Capital went on to say that if there is a relief rally, the price could reach a top of $27,200 — a line that used to act as support.

Dollar strengthens to retest June highs

A strong second day of dollar strength didn’t help Bitcoin’s performance.

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As of this writing, the US Dollar Index (DXY) is above 104, recouping recent losses and likely continuing the uptrend that began in mid-July.

The previous local high in June acted as resistance when it was retested in August, and this level is now the level of interest.

Market participants are divided on the role of the current DXY strength in suppressing BTC prices, and the negative correlation between them has been challenged several times over the past year.

US dollar index (DXY) 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

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