- Bitcoin price is gaining bullish momentum and is trading above $9,500 against the US Dollar.
- The price is facing a strong resistance on the upside near the $9,820 and $9,850 levels.
- There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $9,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The price could correct in the short term towards $9,200 before another rally.
Bitcoin price is trading in a steady uptrend above $9,000 and $9,200 against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to climb steadily with a few downward moves.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
This past week, there was a sharp rally in bitcoin above the $7,500 and $8,000 resistances against the US Dollar. BTC even surged above the $9,500 and $10,000 levels before correcting lower.
Later, the price corrected below the $9,500 support and the $9,000 pivot zone. However, the decline was contained below $9,000 and the price remained well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
A low was formed near $8,896 and bitcoin started a fresh increase. It broke the $9,000 and $9,200 resistance levels. Moreover, there was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward correction from the $10,578 high to $8,896 low.
However, the price seems to be facing a strong resistance near $9,850 and $9,900. Besides, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward correction from the $10,578 high to $8,896 low prevented any further upsides.
At the moment, the price is declining and is moving towards the $9,500 support. More importantly, there is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $9,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
If there is a downside break below the trend line, the price could extend its downward correction towards the $9,200 level. Any further losses may perhaps push bitcoin price towards the $8,750 support area.
Conversely, if the price continues to climb higher, it could climb above the $9,850 and $9,900 resistance. The main hurdle is near the $10,000 level, above which the price is likely to climb towards $10,500.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin is showing a lot of positive signs above the $9,500 and $9,200 levels. However, there are a few chances of anther downward move towards $9,200 or $9,000 to complete the correction. Once the price completes the current correction, it is likely to surge above $10,000 or even $10,500.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving into the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is correcting lower and it might test the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $9,500 followed by $9,200.
Major Resistance Levels – $9,850, $9,900 and $10,000.