/Bitcoin Price Could Avoid Another Downtrend if it Closes Above One Key Level

Bitcoin Price Could Avoid Another Downtrend if it Closes Above One Key Level

Bitcoin price extended its decline below the $17,000 level. BTC could avoid a major drop if it closes above the $17,000 resistance zone.

  • Bitcoin remained in a bearish zone and traded below the $17,000 support.
  • The price is trading below $17,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $16,920 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is showing a few bearish signs below the $17,000 pivot level.

Bitcoin Price Is Showing Bearish Signs

Bitcoin price failed to stay in a positive zone above the $17,000 pivot level. BTC bears were active and there was a push below the $16,800 support zone.

The price tested the $16,700 level and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near $16,700 and the price is now consolidating losses. There was a minor increase above the $16,800 resistance level.

Bitcoin price climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $17,130 swing high to $16,700 low. It is now trading below $17,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $16,920 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $16,920 level and the bearish trend line. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $17,130 swing high to $16,700 low.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The first major resistance is near the $17,000 zone, above which the price may perhaps start another steady increase. In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $17,200 resistance. The next major resistance is near $17,450, above which the price rise towards the $18,000 zone in the near term.

More Losses in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to start a fresh increase above the $17,000 resistance, there could be more downsides. An immediate support on the downside is near the $16,700 level.

The next major support is near the $16,500 zone. A downside break below the $16,500 support might call a drop towards $16,000. Any more losses might push the price towards the $15,500 pivot zone in the near term.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now near the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $16,700, followed by $16,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $16,920, $17,000 and $17,200.