Bitcoin’s momentum is slowing to rise above $20,000 against US Dollar. BTC may continue rising if it is clear that the price breaks through $20,200.
- Bitcoin remains in the $20,000-zone and trades at or below $20,550.
- The current price trades near $20,000 and the simple 100-hour moving average.
- A major bearish trendline is emerging with resistance close to $20,200 (data feed Kraken).
- If the pair clears $20,200 and $20,550 resistance levels, it could begin a steady rise.
Bitcoin price stuck at $20K
The Bitcoin price fluctuated and was well supported over the $19,550 mark. BTC was also unable to surpass the $20,000.500 resistance zone.
A recent drop below the $20,000 mark was noticed. The bulls continued to be active around the $19,000. The price fell to $19,560. This was the low point. A move was seen above the $19 800 and $20,000 levels.
Bulls drove the price higher than the 50% Fib level to retrace the decline in bitcoin prices from $20,473 swing highs to $19,560 bottoms. Bitcoin prices are now near $20,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving mean.
Surprisingly, a resistance level is close to the $20,125 mark. This is close to the 61.8% Fib Retracement level for the decline from $19,560 high to $20,473 low. On the hourly chart for the BTC/USD pair, there is a significant bearish trend line with resistance at $20,000.
Source: BTCUSD from TradingView.com
Next is resistance at the $20.350 and $20.500 levels. If the price moves clear of the $20,500 resistance it could push the price to $21,200. A steady rise towards $22,000 could be possible with any additional gains.
BTC Dips Limited
Bitcoin could begin a new decline if it fails to break the $20,200 resistance level. The $19,850 area is a support zone for the downside.
Near the $19,550 mark is the next significant support. Near the $19,500 support is the main support. If the support level drops below $19 500, it could trigger a rapid decline to $19,000. If there are more losses, it might be necessary to move up to $18,500.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $19,850, followed by $19,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $20,200, $20,350 and $20,500.