- Bitcoin started a strong decline below the $36,500 and $35,500 levels.
- The price is now trading below $35,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $34,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair might accelerate further lower below the $33,500 support zone in the near term.
Bitcoin Price Settles Below $35K
There was a close below $35,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price even traded below the $34,000 level and traded to a new multi-week low at $33,700. It is now consolidating losses and showing bearish signs below $34,000.
On the upside, bitcoin price is now facing resistance near the $34,000 level. The next key resistance could be near the $34,200 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $34,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $36,058 swing high to $33,700 low.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The main resistance is now forming near the $35,000 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $36,058 swing high to $33,700 low. To start a fresh increase, the price must settle above the $35,000 level.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $35,000 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $33,700 level.
The next major support is seen near the $33,500 level. A downside break below the $33,500 support might spark another sharp decline. The next major support could be $32,500. Any more losses might send the price towards the $32,000 support zone.
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 – $33,500, followed by $32,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $34,000, $34,200 and $35,000.