- Bitcoin price extended gains above $3,900 and traded close to the $4,000 resistance against the US Dollar.
- The price traded as high as $3,973 and later started a downside correction.
- There is a short term breakout pattern in place with support at $3,875 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to correct further lower towards the $3,830 or $3,800 support levels before fresh increase.
Bitcoin price failed to surpass the $4,000 resistance and corrected lower against the US Dollar. BTC could tested the $3,800 support area before a new upward move towards $4,000.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
Yesterday, we saw a strong rally above the $3,750 resistance in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair spiked towards the $3,950 level and later corrected lower. However, the $3,830 support prevented losses and the price bounced back. It broke the last swing high and traded close to the $4,000 resistance. A new weekly high was formed at $3,973, but the price failed to test the $4,000 barrier. As a result, there was a fresh downside correction and the price declined below $3,950 and $3,920.
There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3,684 low to $3,973 high. However, the current decline is finding bids near yesterday’s highlighted bullish trend line with support at $3,880. More importantly, it seems like there is a short term breakout pattern in place with support at $3,875 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. If there is a downside break, the pair could test the next key support at $3,830. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3,684 low to $3,973 high.
If the price fails to hold the $3,830 support, it could test the main $3,800 support area in the near term. On the upside, the price must break the $3,925 and $3,950 resistance levels to revisit $3,975. The main resistance for buyers is near the $4,000 level, above which there are chances of further gains.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price seems to be setting up for the next break either above $3,925 or below $3,875. In the short term, there could be a few bearish moves, but the $3,800 support is likely to hold losses. Below $3,800, the price could drop towards the $3,720 support.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is currently in the bearish zone, with a few positive signs.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently flat near the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $3,830 followed by $3,800.
Major Resistance Level – $3,925. $3,950 and 4,000.
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