Bitcoin (BTC), with just hours remaining until the critical monthly close, delivered new retests at $60,000 support on October 31.
BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
Monthly close hangs of a thread record
TradingView and Cointelegraph Markets Pro data showed that there was little price movement on Sunday. BTC/USD closed below the worst case scenario for October.
Analysts waited eagerly to see if the months end could bring about a turnaround, and prove that the worst case theory was correct for the third consecutive month.
PlanB, the father of stock-to-flow, was the creator of it. He correctly predicted the $47,000- and $43,000 finals for August and September, respectively.
Although it is unlikely that October will be a success, the achievement of finishing October at $60,000 would be significant.
If #Bitcoin closes tomorrows week above $60k it will be the third consecutive week. It would also mark the first ever *MONTHLY* close above 60k.
— Benjamin Cowen (@intocryptoverse) October 30, 2021
Cointelegraph has previously pointed out that Sundays tend to see a weaker performance by Bitcoin this month. Monday contrasts the mood with a showing of strength, especially into the U.S. open.
TechDev, popular analyst and trader, summarized the days events and emphasized the importance of November.
BTC/USD 1-month candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
Shiba Inus run in altcoin slowdown ends
Altcoins made copycat moves in Bitcoins absence, while the market capitalization of the top ten cryptocurrency markets suffered modest losses over 24 hours.
Related: Bitcoin sees a third week close above $60K, as Ethereum drives new altcoin market record
Shiba Inu, the star of the week, fell 13%, but still posted weekly gains of 45%.
Sentiment mirrored the lack of upside. The Crypto Fear & Greed Index has shown declining “greed”, in recent days.
As of Oct. 31, the Crypto Fear & Greed Index has been updated. Source: Alternative.me