TA: Bitcoin Price Reaches Key Support, Why BTC Could Start Fresh Increase
Bitcoin price is correcting gains from well above $35,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is approaching a major support near $32,350, where the bulls might take a stand.
- Bitcoin started a downside correction from the $36,650 zone.
- The price is now trading below $34,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $33,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to start a fresh increase as long as there is no close below $32,000.
Bitcoin Price is Approaching Support
Bitcoin failed to stay above the $35,000 support zone and it started a fresh decline. BTC broke the $34,000 support zone to move into a short-term bearish zone.
There was also a break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $30,185 swing low to $36,698 high. It is now trading below $34,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $33,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
An immediate support on the downside is near the $32,650 level. It is near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $30,185 swing low to $36,698 high.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The next key support is near the $32,000 zone. If there is a downside break below the $32,350 and $32,000 support levels, the price could continue to move down. In the stated case, the price might decline towards the $30,200 zone. Any more losses may possibly push the price towards the $29,000 support zone.
Fresh Increase in BTC?
If bitcoin remains stable above the $32,000 support zone, it could start a fresh increase in the near term. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $33,800 level and the trend line.
The next key resistance is near $34,000, above which the price could test the 100 hourly SMA at $34,500. Any more gains could lift the price towards the $35,000 resistance. In this case, the bulls could even aim a fresh test of $36,500.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly 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 – $32,350, followed by $32,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $33,800, $34,000 and $34,500.