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Will Bitcoin’s move to $50K cause a 40% correction?

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If Bitcoin follows historical data, then a correction could present another buying opportunity.

Will Bitcoin's rise to $50K cause a 40% correction?

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  • Bitcoin may rise, but a significant downtrend remains feasible.
  • Traders who eye $45,000 with high leverage may be liquidated.

Crypto Analyst Ali Martinez posted that Bitcoin [BTC]  has the potential to hit $50,000. But Martinez also noted the rise to the landmark could come with a negative after-effect.

According to his post on X (formerly Twitter), historical data from 2016 and 2019 supports the possible move.

However, he opined that BTC could face a 40% correction. This is because the coin would have hit the 0.786 Fibonacci retracement level.

BTC to take it back in time?

AMBCrypto observed the chart Martinez shared. According to the details, there was a 40.37% correction after Bitcoin rose above $1,000 in 2016.

A similar occurrence happened in 2019 as BTC crossed $16,000. After that, it experienced a 53.64% dip.

In many instances, Bitcoin has followed historical data with its performance. So, the same thing may happen with the price action going into the new year.

However, indications from the Liquidation HeatMap showed that Bitcoin might find it hard to hit $45,000.

This is because there was a cluster (in yellow) of liquidity leading to the region. If traders decide to open positions targeting $44,600 or thereabout with a high leverage, they may be liquidation.

So, it is better to employ caution as BTC might continue in consolidation.

Bitcoin liquidation heatmap

Source: HyblockCapital

The image above also aligned with AMBCrypto’s previous articles, which projected a price decrease for the coin. Per the price action, the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) showed that BTC had bullish tendencies.

This was because the 50 EMA (blue) had crossed over the 200 EMA (yellow).

Caution in the short-term

However, it is important to note that this bullish bias was for the long term. So, investors looking to buy Bitcoin for a short period should lower expectations.

For the short term, the Aroon Up (orange) trended downwards. It was the same with the Aroon Down (blue) indicator. Positions like this suggest that BTC might trade sideways for the time being.

Bitcoin price analysis

Source: TradingView

Concerning the on-chain condition, AMBCrypto evaluated the Blanaced Price via Glassnode. The Balanced Price is the difference between the Realized Price and the Transfer Price.

For context, the Transfer Price is the sum of Coin Days Destroyed in USD, adjusted by circulating supply and total time since Bitcoin’s inception.

How much are 1,10,100 BTCs worth today?

As a result, the Balanced Price can identify market bottoms. At press time, Bitcoin’s Balanced Price was $16,370. This value indicates that the coin has massive upside potential.

Bitcoin Balanced Price on a chart developed by Glassnode

Source: Glassnode

However, it might take a while before the value rises. As it stands, BTC might hit $50,000. But investors should watch out if a significant correction occurs afterward, as it could present an unprecedented buying opportunity.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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