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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Upsides Remain Capped

Aayush Jindal | July 13, 2018 | 8:28 am
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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Upsides Remain Capped

Aayush Jindal | July 13, 2018 | 8:28 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price declined below the $6,100 level before recovering substantially against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $6,360 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair must break the trend line resistance and $6,350 to move further higher in the near term.

Bitcoin price is struggling to hold gains against the US Dollar. BTC/USD may perhaps continue to face hurdles near $6,360 and $6,420.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $6,280 low against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair declined further and broke the $6,120 support level. It traded as low as $6,076 before starting an upside correction. There was a decent comeback since the price moved above the $6,220 level. It also broke the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $6,400 high to $6,076 low.

However, the upside move was capped by the $6,360 resistance. More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $6,360 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair also failed to settle above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $6,400 high to $6,076 low. It is currently trading near the $6,250 level and is consolidating above $6,200. It seems like the price may perhaps make another attempt to break the $6,360 resistance. If it succeeds, there could be more gains above the $6,420 resistance in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC USD

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is facing a tough task to break the $6,350-60 resistance zone. If it fails to move above this, there are high chances of a fresh downside move back towards the $6,100 level in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is placed nicely above the 50 level with a positive angle.

Major Support Level – $6,100

Major Resistance Level – $6,360

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