- Bitcoin price spiked towards $7,400, but it failed to retain strength against the US Dollar.
- The bulls need to protect the $7,120 and $7,000 support levels in the near term.
- There is a major bearish trend line active with resistance near $7,360 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could spike towards the $7,000 support area before it attempts a strong increase.
Bitcoin price is holding the key $7,120 and $7,000 support levels against the US Dollar. BTC is facing many hurdles on the upside near $7,300 and $7,400.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
After forming a support base near the $7,120, bitcoin price climbed higher recently against the US Dollar. The price rallied above the $7,250 and $7,300 resistance levels.
Moreover, there was a spike above the $7,400 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the price struggled to remain steady above the $7,400 level and formed a swing high near $7,431.
As a result, the price trimmed most gains and declined below $7,300. Besides, it is now trading well below the $7,250 level and the 100 hourly SMA. A low is formed near $7,150 and the price is currently consolidating losses.
An initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $7,431 high to $7,150 low. The first key resistance is near the $7,300 level.
Additionally, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $7,431 high to $7,150 low is near the $7,300 level. More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line active with resistance near $7,360 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
If there is an upside break above the $7,300 level, the 100 hourly SMA, and the bearish trend line, then bitcoin price could attempt to rally above the $7,400 resistance area.
Conversely, the price might continue to struggle near $7,300 and $7,400. On the downside, the $7,120 level is a key support zone. If there is a downside break below $7,120, the price could struggle to hold the $7,000 support.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price clearly trimmed most gains and back to the $7,120 support area. It seems like the price might spike to the downside to test the $7,000 support area before it starts a strong rise above the $7,300 and $7,400 resistance levels.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well below the 50 level, with a minor bearish angle.
Major Support Levels – $7,120 followed by $7,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $7,300, $7,360 and $7,400.