Bitcoin price extended its decline and traded close to $50,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is now consolidating losses and it is likely to start a recovery towards $55,000.
- Bitcoin extended its decline below $52,500 and $51,200 support levels.
- The price is now trading well below $55,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $52,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to correct higher towards $54,500 or even $55,000 if it clears $53,150.
Bitcoin Price Extends Losses
After a break below $53,000, bitcoin extended its decline. BTC broke the $52,500 and $51,200 support levels to move further into a bearish zone.
The bears even aimed a test of $50,000. However, the price remained stable above $50,500. A low is formed near $50,400 and the price is now consolidating losses. It is trading well below $55,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
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Recently, there was a correction above the $51,500 level. The price climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $57,234 high to $50,400 low.
There is also a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $52,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. If there is an upside break above the triangle resistance, the price could even break $53,150. The next key resistance is near the $53,800 level.
The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $57,234 high to $50,400 low is also near $53,800. A successful break above $53,800 is likely to open the doors for a move towards $54,500 or $55,000.
Fresh Drop in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to correct higher above $52,500 and $53,150, there are chances of more downsides in the near term. An initial support is near the $51,000 level and the triangle lower trend line.
The first key support is now near the $50,500 level, below which the price is likely to test the $50,000 support zone. Any more losses might push the price towards the $48,000 support zone in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly gaining momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now just above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $51,000, followed by $50,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $52,500, $53,150 and $54,500.