Bitcoin failed to clear the $25,000 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC is declining and might break the $23,250 support zone.
- Bitcoin attempted a clear move towards the $25,000 resistance but failed.
- The price is now trading below the $24,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $23,750 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair must clear the $24,200 resistance to continue higher in the near term.
Bitcoin Price Signals Breakdown
Bitcoin price gained pace above the $23,500 resistance zone. There was a clear move above the $24,000 level and the price even broke the $24,500 level.
It attempted a clear move towards the $25,000 resistance but failed. A high was formed near $24,670 and the price started a fresh decline. There was a move below the $24,200 and $24,000 support levels to move into a short-term bearish zone.
Bitcoin declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $20,696 swing low to $24,670 high. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $23,750 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
The price is now trading below the $24,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The bulls are now protecting more losses below the $23,250 level.
On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $23,750 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next key resistance is near the $24,200 zone. It also seems like there is a double top pattern forming with resistance near the $24,200 level.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A close above the $24,200 resistance zone could set the pace for a fresh increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $24,750 level. The next major resistance sits near the $25,000 level.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $24,200 resistance zone, it could start a downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $23,240 level.
The next major support now sits near the $22,750 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $20,696 swing low to $24,670 high. Any more losses might send the price towards $22,000 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $23,240, followed by $22,800.
Major Resistance Levels – $23,750, $24,000 and $24,200.
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