Bitcoin (BTC) has gained ground again after hitting lows of $25,800 late Friday, rising to $27,400 early Monday morning. Markets are preparing for a busy week ahead with U.S. retail sales data to be released Tuesday and Federal Reserve Chair Jereome Powell to speak on Friday. Stocks and commodities were also climbing early Monday. Some traders believe bitcoin’s holding of the $27,000 level over the past few days is setting the crypto up for a run to new highs. Among other crypto movers Monday, Lido DAO (LDO), a liquid staking solution for Ethereum, gained 10%, and Litecoin (LTC) was up 8%.