Bitcoin price started a decent increase above the $42,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC is now eyeing a key upside break above the $44,000 resistance zone.
Bitcoin price remained well bid above the $42,000 level. BTC formed a support base and started a decent increase above the $42,500 level.
There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $42,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair climbed higher above the $43,000 and $43,500 resistance levels. It even tested the $44,000 level.
However, the bulls are struggling to gain strength above $44,000. Bitcoin is still trading below $44,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A high is formed near $44,024 and the price is now consolidating gains.
It even tested the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $39,579 swing low to $44,024 high. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $44,000 level. The first major resistance is near the $44,200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A clear break above the $44,000 and $44,200 levels could start a strong increase. The next major resistance is near the $45,000 zone, above which the price could rise towards the $47,000 resistance.
If bitcoin fails to clear the $44,000 resistance zone, it could start a fresh decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $43,000 level.
The next major support is near the $42,000 zone. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $39,579 swing low to $44,024 high is also near the $42,000 zone. A downside break below the $42,000 zone could start a fresh decline. In the stated case, the price could even revisit the $40,000 level in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly 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 – $43,000, followed by $42,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $44,000, $44,200 and $45,000.
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