BTC price shrugged off the strong PCE data as Bitcoin traders eyed the $28k range

Bitcoin traders expect downside as BTC price offers a muted reaction to the Fed’s “preferred” inflation metric.


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$29,291 stayed rangebound at the July 28 Wall Street open despite further United States inflation data beating expectations.

Data from  showed BTC price action getting only a modest boost from the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Index print.

This came in below estimates, hinting that U.S. inflation was continuing to subside and copying other data prints from the week.

Addressing its implications, financial commentary resource The

Kobeissi Letter noted that PCE represented the Federal Reserve’s “preferred” inflation metric, as previously revealed by Chair Jerome Powell.

“PCE inflation is now at its lowest since April 2021. The Fed may finally have

inflation under control,” it suggested in part of its analysis on social media.

However, much like the July 26 Fed interest rate hike and the July 27 U.S.

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Q2 gross domestic product (GDP) estimate, Bitcoin sticking between $29,000 and $29,500.

Bitcoin stays below bulls’ resistance target

Among traders, there was still an appetite for BTC price downside, with the $30,000 resistance now in place for over a week.

Popular trader Crypto Tony confirmed that he remained short BTC below $29,600.

“I expect continuation down to $28,000 in time, but for sure we could range here

for a little while before the drop,” he Twitter (now known as X) followers on the day.

Fellow trader Daan Crypto Trades likewise placed emphasis on the loss of the local range focused on the $30,000 mark.

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“With Bitcoin Rejecting from the previous range, I think it makes sense to prepare for low $28Ks,” he .

“Invalidation upon retaking $29.5K but there seems to be a lot of supply at that level and little spot bid to bring it up. Likely a choppy road on the way there.”

Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of trading firm Eight,
meanwhile spied
what he called “deviation” on the daily BTC/USD chart — something previously
occurring in February that was followed by an upward rebound.

Van de Poppe additionally whether the weekend, with its thinner liquidity and

more options for volatile movement, could produce a “classic” comeback.
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