Price analysis 7/20: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, SOL, DOGE, DOT, MATIC, AVAX

Bitcoin (BTC) briefly extended its recovery above $24,000 and the altcoins continued to make smart gains on July 20, but the bullish momentum of the week experienced a brief setback after Tesla’s earnings report showed the company had sold 75% of its BTC position.

Although, the sharp breakout of this week is a positive sign, analysts were quick to point out that a sustained recovery depends on a strong performance from Wall Street. Analyst Venturefounder pointed out that the rally was largely macro-driven and Bitcoin’s correlation with NASDAQ remained at a historical high of 91%.

Bitcoin’s sharp rally in the past few days has awakened hibernating bulls who are dishing out lofty targets. Analyst TechDev projected a target of $120,000 in 2023, while Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz told a Bloomberg conference on July 19 that Bitcoin could soar above $500,000 within the next five years.

Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360

Nevertheless, analysts remain divided in their near-term expectations and some are unconvinced that the trend has turned. These traders believe that the current rise is a bear market rally. On the other hand, some analysts expect the up-move to continue in the short term. On-chain data firm Whalemap suggests that the rally could extend to $27,100.

Could Bitcoin and major altcoins continue their rise or will bears trap the bulls and sink the price lower? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.