Bitcoin price failed to stay above the key $8,500 support area and extended its decline against the US Dollar. BTC price is likely to continue lower towards $8,000 or $7,880.
- Bitcoin started a strong corrective decrease from the $9,200 resistance area.
- The price broke the key $8,500 and $8,470 support levels to move further into a bearish zone.
- Yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,470 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to extend its decline towards the $8,000 support level in the near term.
Bitcoin Price Is Facing Hurdles
Yesterday, we discussed the importance of the $8,500 and $8,470 support levels for bitcoin against the US Dollar. BTC price failed to stay in the bullish zone and recently declined below $8,470.
Moreover, there was a close below $8,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. As a result, there was a downside extension and the price traded below $8,300.
A new weekly low is formed near $8,263 and the price is currently consolidating losses. An initial resistance for the bulls is near the $8,380 level. It coincides with the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $8,794 high to $8,263 low.
The first major resistance on the upside is near the $8,470 level (the recent breakdown level). Additionally, yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,470 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
The next key resistance is near $8,500 and $8,520. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $8,794 high to $8,263 low.
Therefore, bitcoin price must settle above $8,470 and $8,520 to move back into a positive zone. In the mentioned case, it could revisit the $8,800 resistance area.
BTC Could Revisit $8,000
If BTC price continues to slide, it could struggle to stay above the $8,200 support area. In the mentioned case, there are high chances of it hitting the $8,000 support level in the near term.
Overall, bitcoin is showing a few bearish signs and it seems an interim top is formed near $9,200. The next set of bearish targets could be $8,000 or $7,800, below which the bears might even aim $7,200.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well below the 40 level, with bearish signs.
Major Support Levels – $8,200 followed by $8,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $8,470, $8,500 and $8,520.