Bitcoin price taps $17.5K as traders in ‘disbelief’ doubt crypto rally

BTC price action returns to the $17,500 mark for the first time in almost a month, but traders refuse to flip bullish.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting new local highs of $17,504 on Bitstamp.

Almost tying with the peak from Dec. 16, the pair displayed rare upside momentum against a backdrop of some of the lowest volatility ever seen over the holiday season.

Traders and analysts anticipate an erratic reaction to upcoming macroeconomic data from the United States. Due on Jan. 12, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) print is expected to bolster the narrative that inflation is waning, offering a potential window of opportunity for risk assets.

Nonetheless, many voices urged caution, with signs of fundamental price support still lacking.

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