The Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, did not give clear signals to risk assets in the Friday commentary, leaving markets with "tons of uncertainty."

Bitcoin and Ethereum took this lack of clear signal literally, trading in a narrow range under the lost support almost the entire weekend.

Some crypto traders, again, in the absence of a signal from the Fed, turned to the S&P 500 chart – and came to quite the opposite conclusions.

Meanwhile, in the macro context and in light of the expected recession (classical signs of which have been evident for quite some time, although some claim "this time is different")… Statistically, previous recessions meant much more downside for risk assets, as @ecoinometrics analyst points out:

And this is what the comparison with the previous bitcoin market cycles looks like:

Glassnode analysts, in turn, noticed that in case of the November low is a longer-term low for BTC (which is supported by the price structure on the weekly timeframe, with its higher lows and higher highs), then "the magnitude of drawdowns experienced across the recent upswing in price action remains marginal when compared to other cycles:"

And turning, eventually, to the technical analysis of the BTC price chart, the lack of momentum and trading in the narrow range under the lost support (now resistance) on smaller timeframes led to a poor week closing in terms of TA.

Therefore, chances are we go further downside short-term. A thesis might be rejected in case of bulls manage to take the lead this week. So it looks like make-or-break for bitcoin and a general crypto market:

Overall, though, there is no reason to panic yet, as downside potential in the eyes of crypto analysts looks quite limited:

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