Bitcoin Price Showing Early Signs of Fresh Downtrend, But $22.5K Is The Key

Bitcoin fell further below $23,000 against the US Dollar. BTC continues to move lower against the US Dollar and is at risk of further losses if it breaches $22,000.

  • Bitcoin suffered losses, falling below the $23,200 level.
  • The price currently trades below the $23,500 mark and the 100 hourly simple moving mean.
  • A key bearish trendline is emerging with resistance close to $23,550 in the hourly charts of the BTC/USD pairs (data feed Kraken).
  • A clear break below the $22,500 resistance in the immediate term could lead to losses.

Bitcoin Price Gains Bearish Momentum

Bitcoin’s price fell to below $24,000 in order to shift into a bearish area. BTC experienced bearish momentum at $23,500, $23,200 and $23,200 levels.

This opened up the possibility of more losses below $23,000 and the 100-hourly simple moving average. The $22,700 level was finally reached. The price has been consolidating its losses since a low formed at $22,715

Bitcoin is currently trading lower than the $23,200 mark and the 100 hourly simple average. The upside is that the immediate resistance lies near the $23,150 mark. The Fib level at 23.6% is the key point of the drop from $24,440 swing high, to $22,715 low.

At the $23,550 level, the initial major resistance for the upside is located. The Fib retracement of the crucial drop from $24,440 to $22,715 is at 50%.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD from

On the hourly chart for the BTC/USD pair, there is a bearish trend line that forms with resistance at $23,550. It is currently located close to the $23,750 level and the 100 hourly simple movement average. Another increase could be possible if the resistance levels of $23,550 or $23,800 are breached.

If the above scenario is true, then the price might rise to $24,000. The price could rise to $24,500 if there are more gains.

BTC: More losses

It could fall further if bitcoin does not clear the $23,200 barrier. The $22,715 level is a support area for the downside.

Near the $22,500 mark is now the next significant support. If the price falls below $22,500, a downside breakout could cause the market to move into bear territory. If this happens, then the price may fall to the $21,200 mark.

Indicators technical

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $22,715, followed by $22,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $23,200, $23,550 and $23,800.

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