Bitcoin (BTC) hit new month-to-date lows on Dec. 7 as Asian markets fell during trading.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD dipping to lows of $16,736 on Bitstamp, a level not seen since Nov. 30.
The pair thus began to erase the ground it had reclaimed into the November monthly close, showing heavy influence from Asian equities prior to the Wall Street open.
The mood was nervous on the day, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index down 3.2% at the time of writing and the Nikkei 225 and Shanghai Composite Index 0.7% and 0.4% lower, respectively.
“Welp, there we go with Bitcoin, couldn't hold support and started falling down, just like indices have been showing weakness,” Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of trading firm Eight, reacted.
Popular Twitter trading account Profit Blue meanwhile entertained the possibility of steeper BTC price declines to come.
For fellow trader Elizy, it was meanwhile time to wait for the reemergence of $16,500 for a long scalp trade.
A similarly optimistic take came from Bull, who eyed a potential reclaim of $17,000 next on shorter timeframes.
Earlier, a scan of the Binance order book from on-chain monitoring resource Material Indicators had revealed mounting support at $16,500.
With Bitcoin markets still calm compared to November's intense volatility, analysts continued to look for upcoming macro cues.
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These were firmly in the form of next week's United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) print, due Dec. 13.
For trading firm QCP Capital, there was reason to believe that the numbers might favor risk assets when it comes to declining inflation.
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