Bitcoin Price Grinds Lower But The Key Breakdown Support Is Still Intact
Bitcoin price slowly moved lower below $19,200 against the US Dollar. BTC is still trading above the main breakdown support near the $18,500 zone.
- Bitcoin is slowly moving lower and there was a spike below the $19,000 level.
- The price is trading below $19,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $19,180 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could start a steady increase if there is a clear move above $19,200 and then $19,500.
Bitcoin Price Holds Support
Bitcoin price started a slow decline from just above the $19,500 resistance zone. BTC declined below the $19,250 and $19,200 support levels to move into a short-term bearish zone.
The bears even pushed the price below the $19,000 level and there was a close below the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price traded as low as $18,900 and is currently correcting higher. There was a move above the $19,000 level.
Bitcoin price is now trading below $19,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $19,180 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $19,090 level. It is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $19,697 swing high to $18,900 low. The first major resistance sits near the $19,200 level and the trend line.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance might be $19,300 or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $19,697 swing high to $18,900 low. A clear move above the $19,300 resistance might start a decent increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps test the $19,500 resistance. Any more gains might start a steady increase towards the $20,000 resistance zone.
Downside Break in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to rise above the $19,300 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $19,000 zone.
The next major support is near the $18,900 zone. A downside break could send the price towards the main breakdown support at $18,500. Any more losses might send the price further lower towards $17,800 and selling pressure could increase.
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 – $19,000, followed by $18,900.
Major Resistance Levels – $19,200, $19,300 and $19,500.