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As Bitcoin continues its bullish momentum, renowned analyst Michaël van de Poppe has offered an optimistic outlook on the cryptocurrency’s price trajectory. Van de Poppe highlights the “massive” momentum behind Bitcoin, signalling a bullish trend in the market. 

The analyst anticipates Bitcoin embarking on a “final surge” towards the $54,000 to $58,000 range, marking the culmination of the current pre-halving rally. However, there’s a catch: Van de Poppe predicts a short-term correction before this “final push.”

The #Bitcoin chart looks great as the momentum is massive.

I’m expecting a short-term correction before a final push to $54-58K and then we’re likely done with this current pre-halving run. pic.twitter.com/sq9GWn0N8M

— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) February 19, 2024

Analyst Insights And Market Trends

Van de Poppe’s forecast comes amid Bitcoin’s current price hovering around the $52,000 mark, reflecting a 0.5% increase over the past 24 hours. This upward trajectory builds upon a week-long bullish trend, propelling Bitcoin’s market capitalization to $1.02 trillion.

However, Van de Poppe isn’t the sole analyst expressing bullish sentiments towards Bitcoin. Another cryptocurrency analyst with the name ‘James CryptoGuru’ on X has also issued a bullish prediction, setting a target of $61,000 for Bitcoin’s price in the near future.

#BITCOIN TRADE TARGET $61,000 & $DOGE BREAKING NEWS!!! $btc $doge short-term correction pic.twitter.com/cAerjhjexY

— James CryptoGuru (@Jamyies) February 19, 2024

CryptoGuru’s analysis points to various chart setups and indicators supporting Bitcoin’s upward trajectory. The analyst notes an increase in trading volume across the daily candles on the BTC/USD chart. This observation is coupled with the identification of notable bullish signals, particularly the formation of a hammer candle.

For context, a hammer candlestick pattern typically appears during a downtrend and signals a potential reversal in the price of an asset. It is characterized by a small body near the top of the candlestick with a long lower shadow, resembling a hammer.

This formation suggests that sellers drove the price lower during the trading session, but buyers were able to push the price back up, indicating strength in the market. In the case of Bitcoin, CryptoGuru suggest that the Bitcoin market is charged up for a rally given the sightings of hammer candle.

Additionally, CryptoGuru identifies a resistance level around $52,000 on the 4-hour chart, indicating a consolidation phase and the formation of a bullish signal known as a “bull flag.”

Factors Driving Bitcoin Rally And Optimistic Predictions

The bullish forecasts for Bitcoin are buoyed by several factors, including the upcoming Bitcoin halving event scheduled for April. The BTC halving, a programmed reduction in the rate at which new BTC are created, typically results in decreased supply and historically has led to price appreciation.

Furthermore, heightened demand for Bitcoin in the wake of spot ETF approval has fuelled optimism among investors. Last week, alone, Coinshares saw a record inflows totalling $2.45 billion into crypto funds globally, with US Spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) dominating the inflows.

Featured image from Unsplash, Chart from TradingView