Bitcoin (BTC) Hesitates But Further Recovery Above $7.2K Seem Likely
Bitcoin is currentl trimming gains after struggling to clear the $7,400 barrier against the US Dollar.
The price is likely to stay above the $7,000 and $6,950 support levels in the near term.
There is likely a bullish flag forming with resistance near $7,170 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
There are chances of a nice upward move if the price surges above $7,200 and $7,400.
Bitcoin price is trading below a few key resistance such as $7,400 against the US Dollar. Having said that, BTC seems to be forming a bullish continuation pattern as long as $6,950 holds.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
Yesterday, there was a decent start of an upside correction from the $6,535 low against the US Dollar. BTC climbed nicely above the $6,800 and $7,000 resistance levels.
Besides, it spiked above the $7,200 resistance area and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the price struggled to continue above the $7,375 and $7,400 resistance levels.
A high was formed near $7,372 and the price is currently trimming gains. Bitcoin traded below the $7,200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, there was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent rise from the $6,535 low to $7,372 high.
On the downside, there are a few key supports near the $7,025, $7,000 and $6,950 levels. The main support for the current wave is near $6,950 since it is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent rise from the $6,535 low to $7,372 high.
If there is downside break and close below $6,950, the price is likely to resume its decline. The next supports are near the $6,660 and $6,540 levels. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $7,150 level and the 100 hourly SMA.
More importantly, there is likely a bullish flag forming with resistance near $7,170 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Therefore, an upside break above $7,200 might set the pace for more upsides and recovery.
The main resistance area is near the $7,375 and $7,400 levels. A successful close and follow through above $7,400 will most likely set the pace for a strong recovery.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is holding a couple of important supports near $6,950. As long as there is no close below $6,950, there are chances of upside continuation above $7,200 and $7,400.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving back into the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $7,000 followed by $6,950.
Major Resistance Levels – $7,200, $7,375 and $7,400.