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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Signaling Breakout Above $4,500

Aayush Jindal | December 24, 2018 | 7:00 am
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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Signaling Breakout Above $4,500

Aayush Jindal | December 24, 2018 | 7:00 am

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price traded higher and broke the $4,150 and $4,200 resistance levels against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $4,040 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is currently trading with a bullish bias and it could extend gains above $4,400 and $4,500.

Bitcoin price climbed above the $4,150 barrier against the US Dollar. BTC looks set to trade further higher above the $4,400-4,500 resistance area in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

After a minor downside correction, bitcoin price found support near the $3,780 level against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair formed a solid support and climbed above the $3,900 and $4,000 resistance levels. There was even a close above the $4,000 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Finally, there was a proper break above the $4,150 and $4,200 resistance levels.

Moreover, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $4,040 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is currently consolidating near the $4,200 level and it looks set for more gains. An initial support is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3,912 low to $4,240 high. However, the main support is near the $4,050 level and the broken trend line. The 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $3,912 low to $4,240 high is also near the $4,075 level. Therefore, there are many supports on the downside near the $4,050 and $4,075 levels.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is placed nicely in a bullish zone above $4,000. Buyers are likely to push the price above the $4,400 and $4,500 hurdles in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

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

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is currently well above the 70 level.

Major Support Level – $4,050

Major Resistance Level – $4,400

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