Bitcoin price rejects at $28K as analysts eye CME futures gap dip

Bitcoin (BTC) fell into the May 30 Wall Street open as the return of United States equities failed to boost performance.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart on Bitstamp. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin pauses into the monthly close

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD heading to $27,700, having briefly spiked above the $28,000 mark.

The pair encountered resistance below its local highs from around the weekly close, and stocks also treaded water after the opening bell.

The excitement around a possible deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, which had boosted crypto previously, also cooled as market participants waited for its first test in Congress.

“Bitcoin has been having a hard time reclaiming the weekend high,” monitoring resource Material Indicators summarized in part of an analysis on the day.

“With the Monthly candle close approaching tomorrow, bulls and bears are fighting to control the momentum.”

An accompanying chart of the BTC/USD on Binance showed strengthening bid liquidity in the active trading range.

BTC/USD order book data for Binance. Source: Material Indicators/Twitter

Popular trader Daan Crypto Trades suggested that liquidity represented genuine interest in BTC, rather than forming part of an order book “spoof.”

Fellow trader Jelle was also optimistic, offering May 31 as a potentially good date for bulls.

“Quite liking how Bitcoin shapes up here. Still holding the key support, and looks like we’re building a little hidden bullish divergence here,” part of Twitter commentary stated.

Additional posts included coverage of a potential triple breakout for Bitcoin when it comes to market structures.

CME gap looms large

On the radar, meanwhile, was the looming gap in CME futures markets and Bitcoin’s potential to “fill” it next.

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CME Bitcoin futures 1-hour candle chart. Source: TradingView

The weekend’s upside left a blank space on the futures chart between $26,900 and $27,850, providing a potential short-term downside target for the spot price.

Popular trader Justin Bennett included that scenario in part of the day’s price analysis, suggesting rangebound behavior would continue.

Fellow trader Mikybull Crypto, meanwhile, took the opportunity to present a summary of other unfilled CME gaps for the year.

“Note: gaps don’t get filled immediately but they’re not to be neglected,” he argued.

Bitcoin futures chart with gaps shown. Source: Mikybull Crypto/Twitter

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