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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Turned Short-term Bearish

Aayush Jindal | August 1, 2018 | 9:30 am
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Analysis

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Turned Short-term Bearish

Aayush Jindal | August 1, 2018 | 9:30 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price broke a significant support at $7,840 and declined towards $7,450 against the US Dollar.
  • This week’s highlighted crucial bearish trend line played a key role near $8,260 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • Key resistances are forming near the $7,650 and $7,748 levels, which are likely to act as hurdles.

Bitcoin price declined sharply below $7,840 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD moved into a short term bearish zone with supports at $7,450 and $7,300.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

This week, we followed a significant support at $7,850 for bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair continuously failed near the $8,280-8,300 resistance area, resulting in a sharp decline. The price fell below the $8,000 level and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. More importantly, this week’s highlighted crucial bearish trend line played an important part near $8,260 on the hourly chart.

The pair even broke the $7,600 support and traded below the $7,500 level. A low was formed was at $7,462 and the price is currently consolidating losses. An initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $8,209 high to $7,462 low. There is also a key connecting bearish trend line formed with resistance at $7,650. Above this, the most important resistance is near the previous support at $7,840/50. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $8,209 high to $7,462 low.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC USD

Looking at the chart, the price has moved into a short term bearish zone below $7,850. On the downside, the recent low at $7,462 may act as a support. Below this, the price will most likely drop towards the $7,300 support. The overall price formation is currently bearish as long as bitcoin price is below $7,850.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is slowly reducing its bearish slope.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is recovering from the oversold levels.

Major Support Level – $7,760

Major Resistance Level – $7,748

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