Bitcoin (BTC) is holding support above $37,000, albeit within a narrow trading range.
The cryptocurrency is roughly flat over the past 24 hours, changing hands at press time around $38,500, up 3% over the past week.
Buyers will need to make a decisive move above the $40,000 resistance level in order to pause the intermediate-term downtrend from November.
For now, the relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is approaching overbought territory, which typically precedes a brief pullback in price. Additionally, the downward sloping 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart could limit price gains over the short-term.
On the daily chart, however, the RSI continues to rise from oversold levels, which means buyers could remain active above the $35,000-$37,000 support zone. The wide range of support suggests sideways trading could persist this week, especially given weak momentum on longer term charts.