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Bitcoin Price Watch: Break Above $3,700 Could Push BTC Higher

Aayush Jindal | December 10, 2018 | 7:00 am
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Analysis

Bitcoin Price Watch: Break Above $3,700 Could Push BTC Higher

Aayush Jindal | December 10, 2018 | 7:00 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price recovered recently and moved above the $3,500 resistance against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line in place with resistance at $3,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price must break the $3,590 and $3,650 resistance levels to gain bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price is facing a solid resistance near $3,600-3,700 against the US Dollar. BTC must move past the $3,700 pivot zone to accelerate gains towards $4,000.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

There was a decent support base formed near the $3,350 level in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair started an upward move and traded above the $3,400 and $3,500 resistance levels. The price even climbed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $3,850 high to $3,207 low. Finally, there was a close above the $3,480 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

However, the price faced a solid resistance near the $3,600 and $3,620 levels. More importantly, there is a key bearish trend line in place with resistance at $3,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Besides, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $3,850 high to $3,207 low is near $3,605. Therefore, a break above the $3,600-3,605 zone could push the price towards the next resistances at $3,650 and $3,700s. A successful close above the $3,700 pivot zone is needed for buyers to gain traction in the near term. On the downside, an initial support is at $3,480 and the 100 hourly SMA.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price could only accelerate towards $4,000 if there is a close above $3,600 and $3,700. If not, the price is likely to decline below $3,500, $3,480 and $3,400.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD moved back in the bearish zone.

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

Major Support Level – $3,400

Major Resistance Level – $3,605

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