Cryptocurrency market observers expecting more fourth-quarter action out of bitcoin are probably disappointed as the largest digital currency by market values remains mired in a tight trading range.

Bitcoin’s all-time high of around $20,000 was seen in December 2017 and the digital currency has not even been close to flirting with those levels this year. Some market observers believe a return to $10,000 anytime soon will be challenging. Still, there are some important technical levels for bitcoin traders to acknowledge over the near- to medium-term.

“Daily volatility, as represented by the spread between the price high and low, fell below $100 on Oct. 19 and has remained under that psychological mark to date, according to data from CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). That’s the longest volatility has been so low since April 2017,” reports CoinDesk.

Chart courtesy CoinDesk

Momentum plays an important role in when to buy bitcoin, but what may be surprising is that buying the cryptocurrency after it has experienced big rallies can be a winning strategy. Some crypto market observers believe the long-term outlook remains encouraging for the largest digital currency.

What’s Next for Crypto?

Traders expect bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market value, to remain range-bound over the near-term. Among the myriad issues facing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is adoption. As in when cryptos will become more widely accepted and used for mainstream activities, such as basic payments and money transfers, on a larger scale.

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