Bitcoin Price Takes Major Hit, Why The Bears Are Not Done Yet

Bitcoin’s price fell by more than 10%. It even reached $18,000. BTC faces greater losses as the FTX is subject to more heat.

  • Bitcoin lost ground quickly and dropped over 10%.
  • The 100-hourly simple moving average and price are both below $19,500
  • On the hourly BTC/USD chart, there is an underlying bearish trend line that forms with resistance at $18,380 (data feed Kraken).
  • It is possible that the pair will continue to fall towards $17,500 or $16,800 levels of support.

Bitcoin price nosedives

After it fell below $20,000, the Bitcoin price began to decline. FTX’s problems escalated the issues and the crypto market faced a strong selling pressure. BTC fell below $19,500 to $19,000 levels.

Price fell below key support of $18,500, which was able to be pushed by the bears. Even though the price fell below $18,000, it settled below the simple 100-hour moving average. The price dropped to $17,276. However, it has since corrected upward.

The Bitcoin price moved above $18,000. Bitcoin’s price rose to above 23.6% fib retracement of the decline from the $26,670 swing high, to the $17,276 level.

The current price is trading at $19,000 below the simple moving average of 100 hours. The $18,400 mark is the immediate resistance. A connecting bearish trendline is also visible on the hourly BTC/USD chart with resistance close to $18,380.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD at

Near the $19,000 mark is the first significant resistance. The 50% Fib level is close to the decline from $20,670 high to $17.276 low. If the price moves above $19,000, it could trigger a new increase to $20,000. Near $20,500 is the next resistance, and above that, the price might test the $21,000 mark.

BTC Losses:

It could drop again if bitcoin does not start a wave of recovery above $19,000. Support for the downside lies near $18,000.

Next is $17,250. The price could fall further if it falls below $17,250. The price could fall to $16,800 in this scenario.

Technical indicators

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 – $18,000, followed by $17,250.

Major Resistance Levels – $18,400, $19,000 and $20,000.

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