Bitcoin price extended its increase above the $44,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC traded close to $45,000 and it might correct lower in the short-term.
- Bitcoin started a recovery wave above the $43,000 and $43,000 resistance levels.
- The price is now trading above $44,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key rising channel forming with support near $44,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could correct lower towards the $43,500 support zone and the 100 hourly SMA.
Bitcoin Price Extends Increase
Bitcoin price started a decent increase above the $43,000 level. BTC remained well bid and it managed to clear the $44,000 resistance level plus the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The price even climbed above the $44,500 level and traded close to the $45,000 level. A high is formed near $44,934 and the price is now correcting lower. There was a break below the $44,500 and $44,400 levels.
An immediate support is near the $44,300 level. There is also a key rising channel forming with support near $44,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is also well above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $39,580 swing low to $44,934 high.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $44,800 level. The first major resistance is near the $45,000 level. A clear break above the $44,800 and $45,000 levels could start another increase. The next major resistance is near the $46,200 zone, above which the price could rise towards the $47,000 resistance.
Dips Limited In BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $45,000 resistance zone, it could start a fresh decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $44,300 level.
The next major support is near the $44,250 zone and the channel trend line. A downside break below the channel support could lead the price towards the $43,500 support zone or the 100 hourly simple moving average. Any more losses could lead the price towards the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $39,580 swing low to $44,934 high at $42,250.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is still above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $44,250, followed by $43,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $44,800, $45,000 and $46,200.