- Bitcoin struggled to rise above $21,200 and declined towards $20,650.
- The price is now below the $21,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $21,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could decline further if there is a clear move below the $20,650 zone.
Bitcoin Price Remains At Risk
There was a clear move below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $19,751 swing low to $21,780 high. There was also a close below the $20,800 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Bitcoin tested the $20,600 and $20,500 support levels. It is now consolidating near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $19,751 swing low to $21,780 high. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $21,920 level.
The next key resistance is near the $21,000 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $21,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. A clear move above the $21,000 level might start a decent increase.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
In the stated case, the price could rise above the $21,250 level. The next major stop might be near the $21,780 high, above which the price may perhaps rise towards the $22,500 level.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $21,250 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $20,650 zone and $20,500.
A downside break below the $20,650 support zone could start a major decline. In the stated case, the price might slide towards the $20,000 level. Any more losses could set the pace for a move towards the $19,200 level or even $18,800 in the coming sessions.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $20,500, followed by $20,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $20,920, $21,250 and $22,500.