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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Hesitates, But Recovery Seems Likely

Aayush Jindal | December 17, 2018 | 7:00 am
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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Hesitates, But Recovery Seems Likely

Aayush Jindal | December 17, 2018 | 7:00 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price found support near the $3,125 level and later recovered against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $3,220 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is likely to correct towards $3,320 if there is an upside break above the $3,220 resistance.

Bitcoin price is showing positive signs above $3,120 against the US Dollar. BTC could rebound in the short term towards the $3,320 or $3,400 levels.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

This past week, there was fresh decline below $3,300 in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair even broke the $3,250 and $3,200 support levels. A new low was formed at $3,121 and later the price formed a decent support above $3,120. As a result, the price started a short term correction and traded above the $3,180 and $3,200 resistance levels. There was also a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $3,487 high to $3,121 low.

However, the upward move was protected by the $3,260 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $3,220 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The current price action indicates that the price could break the trendline, $3,200, and the 100 hourly SMA. A successful close above $3,220 may push the price towards $3,300 and $3,320. The 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $3,487 high to $3,121 low is also at $3,304.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price seems to be setting up for a bullish break above $3,220. If BTC buyers fail to gain momentum above $3,220, there could be a fresh slide towards $3,120 or $3,080.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is about to move into the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI moved above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $3,120

Major Resistance Level – $3,325

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