TA: Bitcoin Price Makes U-Turn, Why BTC Could Tumble to $18K
Bitcoin started a fresh decline below the $20,000 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC traded below $19,000 and remains at a risk of a move to $18,000.
- Bitcoin started a fresh decline and traded below the $19,500 support.
- The price is now trading below $19,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support at $19,850 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is now at a risk of a move towards the $18,000 support zone in the near term.
Bitcoin Price Starts Fresh Decline
Bitcoin price failed to surpass the $20,500 resistance level. BTC started a fresh decline and traded below the $20,000 and $19,500 support levels.
Besides, there was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support at $19,850 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair accelerated lower below the $19,200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It even declined below $19,000 and traded as low as $18,706.
Bitcoin price is now consolidating losses below $19,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $19,050 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $20,197 swing high to $18,706 low.
The next major resistance sits near the $19,350 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $20,197 swing high to $18,706 low.
The main barrier is now forming near the $20,000 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A close above the $20,000 resistance might start a fresh increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards $21,200.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to start a recovery wave above the $19,050 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $18,700 zone.
The next major support is near the $18,550 level. A clear move below the $18,700 and $18,550 levels might open the doors for a move towards the $18,000 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $18,700, followed by $18,550.
Major Resistance Levels – $19,050, $19,300 and $19,500.