Bitcoin (BTC) stayed higher on Oct. 2 after a “fantastic” break to the upside upended market sentiment.

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

Trader eyes $45,000 BTC price floor 

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed eerie calm on BTC/USD after Oct. 1’s sudden upside volatility saw $3,000 added in an hour.

The classic “short squeeze” saw no significant pushback into the weekend, with Bitcoin preserving levels above the August close.

For Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, it was now a question of what form a consolidation period could take in the coming days.

“If we want to get any corrective move at all, I think you don’t want to see it go that far down,” he warned in a YouTube update on Oct 1.

“I think the deepest you want to see it go is this level around $45,000.”

Van de Poppe nonetheless added that he favored bullish continuation as the conclusion to short-term price action rather than a deeper drop toward levels from earlier in the week.

A look at buy and sell levels on major exchange Binance meanwhile reveals incremental resistance in place beginning at $48,000.

BTC/USD buy/sell levels (Binance) on Oct. 2. Source: Material Indicators

“Extreme fear precedes financial opportunity”

Equally optimistic was trader and analyst Rekt Capital, who noted that BTC/USD had been printing higher lows for four months, all of which had seen strong buyer support despite the price rising each time.

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Referencing the Crypto Fear & Greed Index sentiment gauge, he noted that overall, fear ha once more left the market thanks to Oct. 1’s price action.

“Following BTC’s fantastic breakout move yesterday... Investors are no longer fearful towards Bitcoin,” he summarized.

“Extreme Fear precedes financial opportunity.”

The Fear & Greed Index was languishing in its “extreme fear” zone as recently as Sept. 30, its score since increasing from 20/100 to its current levels of 54/100, described as “neutral” sentiment.

Crypto Fear & Greed Index as of Oct. 2. Source: Alternative