Bitcoin is trading in a bearish zone below $39,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could accelerate lower if it continues to struggle below $39,500.
Bitcoin is showing bearish signs below the $40,000 and $39,000 levels. The price is trading below $39,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $38,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could accelerate lower unless the bulls can push the price above $39,550.
Bitcoin price continues to struggle
Bitcoin price remained in a bearish zone below the $40,000 support zone. BTC attempted a recovery wave from the $38,500 zone, but the price remained below the $39,550 resistance.
Recently, the price saw a fresh decline from the $39,550 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a clear move below the $38,800 and $38,500 support levels. The decline extended below the $38,000 support zone.
A low is formed near $37,625 and the price is now consolidating losses. Bitcoin is slowly moving up and is trading above the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the recent drop from the $39,499 high to $37,625 low.
The first major resistance on the upside is near the $38,550 zone. There is also a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $38,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line coincides with the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the recent drop from the $39,499 high to $37,625 low.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
If there is a clear move above the $38,550 resistance zone, the price could go even higher. The next major resistance lies near the $39,550 level, above which there are chances for a steady rise. In the indicated case, the price could even attempt a move above the $40,000 resistance zone.
More losses in BTC?
If Bitcoin fails to clear the $38,550 resistance zone, it could continue moving lower. An immediate support on the downside is near the $37,800 zone.
The next big support is seen near the $37,650 level. Major support lies near the $37,150 level. If there is a downside break below the $37,150 support, the price could gain bearish momentum. In the indicated case, it could take a nosedive towards the $36,500 or even $36,000 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $37,650, followed by $37,150.
Major resistance levels: $38,550, $39,550 and $40,000.
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