Bitcoin began a downtrend against the US dollar at $44,500. BTC remains stable at $42,800, and bulls may aim for a new increase of $43,500.
- Bitcoin trades in positive territory above $42,500, $42,800.
- This price trades below $43,500 as well as the 100-hourly simple moving average.
- On the hourly chart for the BTC/USD pair, there is an important contracting triangle that forms with resistance at $43,200 (data feed Kraken).
- A clear break above $43,500 could signal a big increase in the pair.
Bitcoin price is holding steady
Bitcoin prices rose above $44,000 resistance. BTC spiked to above $44,200 before sellers faced it.
The price reached a high of $44,400 before it began a new decline. Clear movement was seen below $43,500, $43,200 and $53,200 levels. It even fell below the $42,500 level, and close to the 100 hourly simple moving mean.
Before the upside correction began, a low of $41,800 was reached. It reached $43,791 before consolidating. The bitcoin price currently trades below $43,500, and is well below the simple 100-hour moving average.
Support is located near 50% Fib, the retracement of the recent rise from $41,800 swing lows to $43,791 highs. A key contracting triangle is also forming near $43,200, which provides resistance on the hourly charts of the BTC/USD pairs.
Source: BTCUSD at TradingView.com
Surprisingly, the initial resistance lies near $43,200. Next is resistance at the $43,500 area. If the price moves above $43,500, it could push the price to the $44,000 level. A test of the $44,200 resistance level may be necessary if there are any further gains. Next is the $45,000 resistance level.
BTC – A New Decline
It could fall if bitcoin does not see a rebound above $43,500. The $42,800 area is a support zone for the downside.
Near the $42,500 area, there is the first significant support. This is close to the 61.8% Fib level of the recent rise from $41,800 swing lows to $43,791 highs. The price could reach $41,800 if it breaks below the $42,500 support level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is near the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $42,800, followed by $42,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $43,200, $43,500 and $44,200.