Bitcoin (BTC) buyers are attempting to reverse a short-term downtrend on the charts.
Over the past two weeks, price action has been anchored around the $40,000 support level, which is where buyers previously stepped in ahead of the October price rally.
Still, the cryptocurrency could face resistance around $45,000-$48,000 as intraday signals approach overbought territory.
As of press time bitcoin was changing hands at $42,952, up 2.5% over the past 24 hours.
The 100-period moving average on the four-hour chart is sloping downwards, indicating a declining price trend over the past month. A decisive break above $43,000 could signal a positive trend shift on intraday charts.
On the daily chart, bitcoin appears to be oversold, albeit within a downtrend that began in November. That means upside could be limited given the decline in long-term momentum.