Bitcoin price returns to weekly lows under $29K as Nasdaq leads fresh US stocks dive

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Bitcoin price returns to weekly lows under $29K as Nasdaq leads fresh US stocks dive

BTC price action remains at the mercy of equities performance at the Wall Street open.

Bitcoin price returns to weekly lows under $29K as Nasdaq leads fresh US stocks dive

Bitcoin (BTC) fell on the May 24 Wall Street open as weakness in stocks saw sell-side pressure return.

Bitcoin price returns to weekly lows under $29K as Nasdaq leads fresh US stocks dive

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Equities give crypto no respite

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it revisited its lowest levels of the past seven days.

At the time of writing, BTC/USD traded at around $28,800 amid volatility, having hit $28,614 on Bitstamp — a zone last seen on May 18.

The S&P 500 lost 2.4% on the open, while the Nasdaq 100 managed a 3.5% decline.

In a fresh Twitter update, Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe flagged a pivot point of $29,400 remaining as resistance, opening up the opportunity for a “sweep” of lower support levels.

“No break of that area at $29.4K, so we’ll see levels that Bitcoin could be testing here,” he commented alongside a chart showing the targets.

A subsequent update showed the market eating into the wall, which had little presence below $28,800.

Altcoin drop intensifies

Altcoins once more accelerated declines on the day, with several of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap approaching 10% daily losses.

Ether (ETH) lost $2,000 to trade at around $1,920 at the time of writing and approaching its last line of support above the wick down to $1,700 lows seen last week.

ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView

The biggest loser on the day was Solana (SOL), which traded down 9.3% at $48.

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