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The S&P 500 Index (SPX) and the Nasdaq Composite made a new all-time high last week, indicating a risk-on sentiment among investors. Bitcoin (BTC) also does not want to be left behind and is currently less than $2,000 shy of the lifetime high of $68,990 made in November 2021.

The momentum favors the buyers to catapult Bitcoin’s price to a new all-time high over the next few days. But the central question is, will a rise above $68,990 start the next leg of the uptrend or will the price turn down sharply and start a corrective phase, trapping the aggressive bulls?

Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360

During a FOMO phase, strong returns are made within a short span of time. Even though the risk is high, the period rewards traders who can ride this phase. However, traders need to be careful because vertical rallies are followed by sharp declines. Hence, traders should keep their stops ready lest their gains may evaporate quickly.

Could the bulls propel Bitcoin to a new all-time high and maintain it, or is it time to book profits? Let’s analyze the charts to find out.

S&P 500 Index price analysis

The S&P 500 Index closed at a new all-time high on March 1, indicating that the bulls firmly remain in the driver’s seat.

SPX daily chart. Source: TradingView

The index has been trading inside the ascending channel pattern for many days, indicating that the bears may pose a strong challenge at the resistance line. If the price turns down from the resistance line, the bears will try to pull the index to the support line. A break below the channel will start a short-term corrective phase.

On the contrary, if bulls catapult the price above the channel, it will signal a pickup in momentum. That could start a vertical rally, which may take the index to 5,300 and then to 5,500. Traders need to be cautious as the negative divergence on the relative strength index (RSI) suggests the bulls may be losing steam.

U.S. dollar Index price analysis

The bulls pushed the U.S.dollar Index (DXY) above the 20-day exponential moving average (104) on Feb. 29, but could not build upon it. Sellers pulled the price back below the 20-day EMA on March 1.

DXY daily chart. Source: TradingView

The 20-day EMA has flattened out, and the RSI is near the midpoint, indicating a possible range-bound action in the near term. If the price remains below the 20-day EMA, the index could slip to the 50-day simple moving average (103). Buyers are expected to defend this level with vigor.

Conversely, if the price turns up from the current level and rises above 104.30, it will indicate solid buying at lower levels. The index could then rise to 105. A break above this resistance could open the doors for a potential rise to 106.

Bitcoin price analysis

Bitcoin has been in a solid uptrend for the past several days. The bears tried to halt the up move near $64,000, but that resulted in the formation of a pennant.

BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The bulls reasserted their supremacy after kicking the price above the pennant on March 4. This signals the start of the next leg of the uptrend, which could reach the all-time high at $68,990 and thereafter continue to $76,000, which is the pattern target of the breakout from the pennant.

Time is running out for the bears. If they want to make a comeback, they will have to quickly drag the price below $60,000. If they do that, several stops of short-term traders may hit, and the BTC/USDT pair could drop to the 20-day EMA ($56,250).

Ether price analysis

Ether (ETH) witnessed profit booking near $3,600 on Feb. 29, but the bears failed to start a pullback, indicating that every minor dip is being purchased.

ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The bulls are again trying to overcome the stiff barrier at $3,600. If they manage to do that, the ETH/USDT pair could start the next leg of the uptrend and surge toward $4,000 and later to $4,150.

The upsloping moving averages suggest that bulls are in control, but the RSI has been in the overbought zone for several days, increasing the possibility of a short-term pullback. The immediate support on the downside is at $3,300, and then the 20-day EMA ($3,129).

BNB price analysis

BNB (BNB) has been in an uptrend for several days. The bears tried to stall the rally at $427, but the bulls bought the dip on Feb. 29, indicating a positive sentiment.

BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The rising moving averages and the RSI in the overbought zone suggest that the path of least resistance is to the upside. If buyers shove the price above $427, the BNB/USDT pair could reach $460. The bulls may find it challenging to break above this resistance with ease.

The critical support to watch on the downside is the 20-day EMA ($383). If this support cracks, it will indicate that the short-term traders may be rushing to the exit. That could start a corrective phase toward the 50-day SMA ($338).

XRP price analysis

XRP (XRP) turned down sharply on March 3, but the long tail on the candlestick shows solid buying at lower levels.

XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The upsloping 20-day EMA ($0.58) and the RSI in the overbought zone suggest the bulls are in command. There is a minor resistance at $0.67, but it is likely to be crossed. The rally could then reach the powerful resistance of $0.74.

Instead, if the price turns down sharply from $0.67, it will signal that the bears are fiercely defending the level. That could pull the price down to the 20-day EMA and keep the XRP/USDT pair inside the $0.46 to $0.67 range for a while.

Solana price analysis

Solana (SOL) closed above the $126 resistance on March 1, but the bulls are struggling to sustain the momentum. This suggests a lack of demand at higher levels.

SOL/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

If the price maintains above $126, it will increase the likelihood of the resumption of the uptrend. If buyers pierce the $138 level, the SOL/USDT pair is likely to rise to $143 and then to $158.

Contrary to this assumption, if the $126 level gives way, the pair may slump to the 20-day EMA ($116). The bears will have to drag the price below the 20-day EMA to suggest that the breakout above $126 was a fake move. The pair may then drop to the 50-day SMA ($104).

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Cardano price analysis

Cardano (ADA) started the next leg of the uptrend after buyers overcame the $0.68 barrier on March 1. The bears tried to tug the price back below the breakout level on March 3, but the bulls held their ground. This shows strong buying on dips.

ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The up move is likely to reach $0.90, where the bears are expected to mount a strong defense. If the momentum remains strong and buyers bulldoze their way through $0.90, the rally could extend to $1.25. The bulls may find it difficult to cross this level.

The RSI has risen above 80, indicating that the rally is at a risk of stalling. The 20-day EMA ($0.64) remains the essential support to watch out for on the downside. A break and close below this level will signal that the bulls are losing their grip. The ADA/USDT pair may then slide to the 50-day SMA ($0.56).

Dogecoin price analysis

Dogecoin (DOGE) has been in a strong bull run for the past few days. The bears tried to pull the price lower on March 3, but the long tail on the candlestick shows aggressive buying by the bulls.

DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The bulls resumed the uptrend by pushing the DOGE/USDT pair above the $0.16 overhead resistance on March 4. This opens the door for a possible rise to $0.18 and thereafter to $0.22. The sharp rally has sent the RSI deep into the overbought territory, suggesting a consolidation or correction may be around the corner.

The first support on the downside is at $0.16 and then at $0.12. If this support is taken out, it will suggest that the uptrend may be over.

Avalanche price analysis

Avalanche (AVAX) completed a bullish inverse head-and-shoulders pattern after the price closed above the neckline at $42 on March 1.

AVAX/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The AVAX/USDT pair is witnessing a tough battle between the bulls and the bears near the $42 level. If buyers flip the level into support and propel the price above $45, the pair could rally toward the psychological resistance at $50. If this level is overcome, the pair may reach the pattern target of $57.

Sellers will have to pull the price below the 20-day EMA ($40) to weaken the bulls. The pair could then slump to the 50-day SMA ($37), suggesting that the breakout on March 1 may have been a bull trap.