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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Broke Key Supports, Turns Bearish

Aayush Jindal | August 14, 2018 | 8:48 am
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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Broke Key Supports, Turns Bearish

Aayush Jindal | August 14, 2018 | 8:48 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $6,300 and $6,280 support levels against the US Dollar.
  • Yesterday’s highlighted key contracting triangle was breached with support at $6,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair even traded to a new monthly low below $6,000 and moved into a bearish zone.

Bitcoin price broke key supports near $6,280 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD may correct higher, but broken supports at $6,050 and $6,280 are likely to cap gains.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Yesterday, we discussed that bitcoin price could gain momentum if it breaks the $6,570 resistance against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair failed to break the $6,570 and $6,600 resistance levels, and declined. It dropped sharply and broke many supports like $6,450, $6,300 and $6,280. It even settled below the $6,100 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

During the decline, yesterday’s highlighted key contracting triangle was breached with support at $6,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. It cleared the path for more losses and the price declined below the $6,000 support. A new monthly low was formed at $5,894 and the price is currently consolidating losses. An initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $6,547 high to $5,894 low. Above $6,050 and $6,100, the next major resistance is near the $6,200-6,280 zone. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $6,547 high to $5,894 low is around the $6,220. Therefore, if the price corrects higher, it could face sellers near the $6,200 resistance area.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC USD

Looking at the chart, bitcoin is under a lot of pressure below $6,300. Should buyers fail to push the price back above $6,200 and $6,300, there may well be more losses towards the $5,700 and $5,500 levels.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is placed heavily the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is currently below the 30 level.

Major Support Level – $5,880

Major Resistance Level – $6,220

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