Bitcoin price climbed above the $38,000 resistance level against the US Dollar but it failed to trade near the $39,500 level. BTC is trending lower and it could take a dive if it breaks the $37,000 support level.
- Bitcoin failed to gain momentum towards the break above $39,500 and $40,000.
- The price is currently trading above $37,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a major rising channel forming with support near $37,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair must stay above $37,000 and the 100-hour moving average to avoid a major decline.
Bitcoin Price Trims Profit Ga
Bitcoin started a decent rise above the $37,500 resistance area. BTC broke even $38,000 resistance level and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The bulls found strength to push it above the $39,000 level. However, they struggled to move towards the $40,000 level. The price topped near the $39,500 level and it recently started a fresh decline. There was a break below the $38,500 and $38,000 levels.
Bitcoin traded below the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the move from the $35,925 low to $39,500 high. It is currently trading above $37,000 and 100 hourly simple moving average.
On the downside, immediate support is near the $37,500 level. There is also a major rising channel forming with support near $37,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Channel support is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from $35,925 low to $39,500 high.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $38,200 level. The first major resistance is near the $39,500 level. The main resistance is still near the $40,000 area. A clear break above the $40,000 level could set the pace for a major upward move.
Downside Break in BTC?
If Bitcoin fails to clear the $38,500 resistance, it could extend the decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $37,500 level.
The first major support is near the $37,200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. If there is a downside break below the $37,200 support and $37,000, the price could start a sharp decline towards $35,000.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Key Support Level – $37,200, followed by $37,000.
Major resistance levels – $38,500, $39,500 and $40,000.