Bitcoin started a fresh increase above the $40,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC remains supported and might rally again above the $41,500 resistance.
- Bitcoin reclaimed the $40,000 level and might continue to rise.
- The price is trading above $40,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $39,850 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair might correct lower, but the bulls might remain active near the $40,000 zone.
Bitcoin Price Remains Elevated
Bitcoin price spiked towards the $41,500 level before it faced sellers. BTC reacted to the downside and even dived below the $40,000 level.
However, the bulls were active near the $39,000 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $39,850 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. A low was formed near $39,300 and the price started a fresh increase. There was a clear move above the $40,000 resistance zone.
Bitcoin even climbed above the $40,800 level. It is now consolidating near the $41,000 resistance zone. There was a test of the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $39,308 swing low to $41,470 high.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $41,200 level. The next major resistance could be near the recent high or $41,600. A clear move above the $41,600 level could open the doors for another rally. In the stated case, the price might rise towards the $42,500 level. Any more gains might send the price towards the $43,200 level in the near term.
Dips Supported in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $41,600 resistance zone, it could start a downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $40,500 zone.
The next major support is seen near the $40,300 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $39,308 swing low to $41,470 high. The main support is still near the $40,000 zone, below which the price might test $39,000.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is well above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $40,500, followed by $40,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $41,200, $41,600 and $42,500.