Bitcoin price is correcting gains and tested the $22,600 zone. BTC could start a fresh increase if it manages to stay above the $22,500 support.
- Bitcoin is correcting gains below the $23,000 support zone.
- The price is trading below $23,100 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $23,050 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could start a fresh increase if the bulls are able to protect the $22,500 support.
Bitcoin Price Visits Key Support
Bitcoin price started a downside correction below the $23,250 support zone. BTC followed a steady bearish path and even declined below the $22,800 level.
It tested the $22,600 support zone. A low is formed near $22,599 and the price is now consolidating losses. It slowly moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $23,590 swing high to $22,599 low.
Bitcoin price is trading below $23,100 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance is near the $23,050 zone. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $23,050 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $23,590 swing high to $22,599 low. The next major resistance is near the $23,220 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A clear move above the $23,220 resistance might start a steady increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $23,500 level. The next resistance could be near the $24,000 level, above which btc price might gain bullish momentum.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin price fails to clear the $23,220 resistance, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $22,600 zone.
The next major support is near the $22,500 zone. A downside break below the $22,500 zone might spark a move towards the $22,200 level. Any more losses might send the price to $21,500 in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $22,600, followed by $22,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $23,050, $23,200 and $23,500.