Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Broke Key Barrier

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Key Points

  • Bitcoin price formed a support base around $9,000 and jumped higher against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a crucial declining channel with resistance at $9,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is currently struggling to settle above $9,400 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Bitcoin price is showing positive signs above $9,200 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD has to settle above the 100 hourly SMA to climb above $9,500 in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Trend

After a downside correction, bitcoin price found a strong buying interest near the $9,000 level against the US Dollar. The price formed a low at $8,969 and started an upside move. It climbed higher and cleared the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $9,959 high to $8,969 low. It opened the doors for more upsides and the price broke a couple of key hurdles near $9,180 and $9,200.

More importantly, there was a break above a crucial declining channel with resistance at $9,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair tested the next major resistance at $9,450 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It seems like buyers struggled to break the $9,450 resistance since it is the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $9,959 high to $8,969 low. It is currently consolidating gains near the $9,350 level and the 100 hourly SMA. Once there is a successful close above 100 SMA and $9,450, the price may resume its uptrend.

Looking at the chart, there are many positive signs above the $9,200 support. As long as the price is stable and holds the bullish bias above $9,200, it is likely to break $9,450. The next stop for buyers could be $9,600 and $9,750.

Looking at the technical indicators:              

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is now well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $9,200

Major Resistance Level – $9,450



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