- Bitcoin is still struggling to gain pace for a move above $35,250 and $35,350.
- The price is trading near $34,850 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
- There is a major contracting triangle forming with support near $34,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could gain bullish momentum if there is a clear move above the $35,350 resistance.
Bitcoin Price Stuck In Range
The bulls made a few attempts to clear the $35,250 resistance but failed. A high was formed near $35,382 before the price started a downside correction. There was a move below the $35,000 level. The price even spiked below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $34,133 swing low to the $35,382 high.
Bitcoin is now trading near $34,850 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. There is also a major contracting triangle forming with support near $34,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The triangle support is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $34,133 swing low to the $35,382 high.
On the upside, immediate resistance is near the $35,000 level. The next key resistance could be near $35,050 or the triangle upper trend line. A clear move above the $35,050 resistance might open the doors for a move toward the $35,250 resistance.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The next key resistance could be $35,350, above which the price could rise toward $36,000. Any more gains might send BTC toward the $36,200 level.
More Losses In BTC?
If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $35,000 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $34,600 low.
The next major support is near the $34,250 zone and the triangle lower trend line. If there is a move below $34,250, there is a risk of more downsides. In the stated case, the price could even drop below the $34,000 support level in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $34,600, followed by $34,250.
Major Resistance Levels – $35,000, $35,250, and $35,350.