Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD In Steady Uptrend
- Bitcoin price spiked above the $6,800 resistance recently before correcting lower against the US Dollar.
- There is a short-term bearish trend line in place with resistance at $6,730 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to move further higher above the $6,750 and $6,800 resistance levels.
Bitcoin price is placed in an uptrend above $6,600 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD may perhaps resume its upside move once the current correction is complete.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
Bitcoin price bounced sharply after forming a base near the $6,500 level against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded above the $6,600 and $6,700 resistance levels. The upside wave was strong since the price traded to a new monthly high at $6,839. Later, the price started a downside correction and declined below $6,800. There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $6,504 low to $6,839 high.
However, the decline found support near the $6,680 level, which was a resistance earlier. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $6,504 low to $6,839 high also acted as a support. The price is currently consolidating and is well above the $6,600 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Should the price decline further, the $6,620 and $6,600 support levels are likely to act as strong resistances. On the upside, an initial resistance is at $6,720. There is also a short-term bearish trend line in place with resistance at $6,730 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
Looking at the chart, the price is likely to break the trend line and $6,750 to resume its upside wave. The next resistances are at $6,800, $6,840 and $6,880.
Looking at the technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is currently in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is flirting with the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $6,600
Major Resistance Level – $6,800
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