Price analysis 10/17: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, SOL, DOGE, DOT, MATIC, SHIB


The United States equities markets have made a bullish start to the new week. The S&P 500 is up about 2.60% and the Nasdaq Composite has rallied more than 3%. This indicates that the markets have shrugged off September’s high inflation reading and shifted focus onto the third-quarter earnings.

The stock market’s recovery could pave the way for Bitcoin (BTC) to break out of the range it has been stuck in for the past several days. A positive sign for the bulls is that the amount of Bitcoin held in cold storage or lost has risen to a five-year high, according to Glassnode data.

Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360

While long-term investors do not seem to be in the mood to sell their holdings at lower levels, smaller investors appear to be making the most of the depressed prices. Glassnode data shows that the number of wallets holding one whole Bitcoin or more has risen sharply in 2022.

What are the levels to watch on the upside that could signal the start of a sustained recovery in Bitcoin and altcoins? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.