Bitcoin wants to see a wave of recovery above $21,500 against US Dollar. BTC needs to clear $22,650 resistance in order to enter a positive zone.
- Bitcoin has been steadily rising above $21,400, $21,500 and $21,500.
- The price has traded at or above $21,400, and is currently trading in excess of the 100-hourly simple moving average.
- A major bearish trendline is emerging with resistance close to $22,400 in the hourly charts of the BTC/USD pairs (data feed Kraken).
- While the couple could rebound higher, bears may remain active around the $22,650 mark.
Bitcoin Price Recovery
BTC seems to be building a base higher than the $21,000 level. BTC has been slowly rising above $21,200 and $21,400.
The price rose slightly above the $21,500 resistance level and the 100-hourly simple moving average. Even higher than the 23.6% Fib level for the key fall from $24,416 swing high, the price spiked to $20.797 low.
The price did not reach the $21,650 resistance level. Bitcoin now trades at above $21,400 and above the simple moving average of 100 hours.
To the upside, immediate resistance lies near the $21,650 or $21,700 levels. At the $22,000 level, the initial major resistance to the upside is located. Near the $22,500 level could be the next major resistance. On the hourly chart for the BTC/USD pair, there is a significant bearish trend line that forms with resistance at $22,400.
Source: BTCUSD from TradingView.com
It could lie in the $22,650 area. This is near the Fib level of the critical drop from $20,797 high to $24,416 low. A break above $22,650 could see the price rise to the $23,500 level. Price could rise to $24,000 if there are more gains.
BTC – A New Decline
It could fall further if bitcoin does not clear the $22,500 barrier. Support for bitcoin is located near the $21,400 mark and the 100 hourly simple moving mean.
Near the $21,000 mark is now the next significant support. In the short term, a clear break below $21,000 could increase the selling pressure. The price could fall towards $20,000 in the above scenario.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now just above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $21,400, followed by $21,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $21,650, $22,000 and $22,650.