- Bitcoin started a fresh decline after it failed to clear the $6,500 resistance against the US Dollar.
- The price is now trading below the $6,200 and $6,000 support levels.
- There is a key contracting triangle forming with support near $5,780 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could either decline sharply below $5,750 or it might attempt a fresh increase to $6,500.
Bitcoin Down 5%
As a result, there was a fresh decline below the $6,200 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price gained bearish momentum and traded below the $6,000 support.
A new weekly low is formed near the $5,694 level and bitcoin is currently consolidating losses. It is trading above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $6,471 high to $5,694 low.
There are many hurdles on the upside, starting with the $6,000 level. The first major hurdle is near the $6,080 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $6,471 high to $5,694 low is also near $6,080.
More importantly, there is a key contracting triangle forming with support near $5,780 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. To move into a positive zone, the price must clear the triangle resistance and $6,080.
The next hurdle is near the $6,200 level, above which the bulls are likely to aim a retest of the key $6,500 resistance area in the near term.
If bitcoin fails to recover above the $6,000 and $6,080 resistance levels, it could continue to move down. An initial support is near the $5,800 and $5,780 levels.
A clear break below the triangle support and $5,700 may perhaps spark more downsides. The next support is near the $5,500 level, below which it could continue to move down towards $5,200 in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is attempting a change in slope to the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently below the 50 level, with a bearish angle.
Major Support Levels – $5,780 followed by $5,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $6,000, $6,080 and $6,200.
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