Bitcoin (BTC) hovered above $26,000 by the end of the week on August 20 as doomsday BTC price targets kept coming.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Analysis: Bitcoin May See New ‘Generational Buying Opportunity’

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and transaction view BTC/USD showed an eerie calm over the weekend, with the market down 11% in seven days.

Panicked market watchers remain highly cautious, and looking ahead, Keith Alan, co-founder of monitoring resource Material Indicators, sees little room for improvement.

“I think $25,000 will eventually break down and clear the way for a retest of support at the top of the 2017 bull market (just below $20,000), but I don’t think we’ll get there in a straight line,” he said. Summarize X Analysis for August 19th.

“I’m looking at the possibility of a retest of support at $25,000 to create a double bottom and provide a good basis for another exit rally. If that setup plays out, the $28,000 to $29,000 range is realistic.”

BTC/USD 1-week chart at 100 SMA. Source: TradingView

Such a rally could even hit the 100-week simple moving average (SMA), currently at $31,368, and if that happens, it would “spread salt in the wounds of this week’s losses,” Allen continued.

“If/when we retest $25,000, my (eyes) are on the next series of lower lows,” he concluded.

“The first at $24,749 (@coinbase) and the second at $19,567, not coincidentally, are right below the key R/S flip zone at the top of the 2017 bull market. Lose this level, and it’s a generation for beards and potential Paving the way for people to buy opportunities.”

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Keith Alan/X

Others agree that if $25,000 fails to act as support, $20,000 will come back into focus.

Popular trader Skew said: “If the buyback reaction is stronger, a break below $25,300 may target $24,000-$23,000, otherwise continue towards $20,000” Tell X number of subscribers to today’s post.

“A deep break below $20,000 is extreme and looks like a long there.”

Still, Skew suggests that intraday BTC price action could see a bounce near the weekly close, with a potential target of $28,500 if buying pressure builds.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Skew/X

Bitcoin Price Melts on Whale Volume

Meanwhile, some less extreme support below $25,000 comes from analytics platform Whalemap, which looks at past whale buying.

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The transaction volume on the chain is huge, it famousstill at $23,200 and $21,000.

“In case we go lower,” it commented in a printout of the data uploaded to X, adding that $19,200 and $16,600 are other interesting points.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Whalemap/X

Previous whale support remains at $28,250 and $26,950 failed to hold the market On the way down the mountain.

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