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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC At Risk of Sharp Decline, Could Retest $3,400

Aayush Jindal | January 17, 2019 | 6:45 am
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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC At Risk of Sharp Decline, Could Retest $3,400

Aayush Jindal | January 17, 2019 | 6:45 am
  • Bitcoin price failed to recover above the $3,650 resistance and declined recently against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below a major contracting triangle with support at $3,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is currently trading in a bearish zone and it may accelerate losses to $3,500 and $3,400.

Bitcoin price is under selling pressure below $3,650 against the US Dollar. There are high chances of more losses in BTC below $3,500 and $3,450 in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Recently, there was a decent support formed near $3,550 in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair started a short term recovery and moved above the $3,600 and $3,620 resistance levels. There was also a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last side from the $3,716 high to $3,549 low. However, the price struggled to hold gains above the $3,650 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A clear rejection candle was formed near the $3,650 level.

Besides, the price failed to surpass the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last side from the $3,716 high to $3,549 low. As a result, there was a bearish reaction and the price declined below $3,620 and $3,600. More importantly, there was a break below a major contracting triangle with support at $3,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is now trading well below $3,620 and the 100 hourly SMA. Should bitcoin gain bearish momentum below the $3,550 support, the price may tumble below the $3,500 and $3,450 support levels.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is showing a few bearish signs below the $3,620 and $3,650 resistance levels. Therefore, to start a decent upward move, the price must surpass the $3,650 pivot level. If not, there is a risk of a sharp decline below $3,500 and $3,450 in the coming sessions.

Technical indicators

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

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well below 50 level, with bearish signs.

Major Support Level – $3,550

Major Resistance Level – $3,650

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