- 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.
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