Bitcoin price recovery may soon fade if BTC fails to surpass $24,500
Bitcoin price is struggling to clear the $24,500 resistance zone. BTC needs to clear the $24,500 resistance and the 100 hour SMA to start a decent rally.
- Bitcoin is still struggling to clear the $24,500 resistance zone.
- The price is trading below $24,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- A new bearish trend line is forming with resistance near $24,120 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could rise steadily if it clears the 100 hour SMA and $24,500.
Bitcoin price consolidates below $24,500
Bitcoin price attempted another rally above the $24,200 resistance. BTC even rose above the $24,500 resistance zone, the 100-hour simple moving average.
However, there was no upside continuation above $24,500. A high was formed near $24,602 and the price fell again. There was a sharp decline below $24,000 and the price retested the $23,600 support zone. A low is forming near $23,615 and the price is now consolidating.
Bitcoin price trading below $24,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A new bearish trend line is also forming with resistance near $24,120 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
An immediate resistance is near the trendline zone and $24,100. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $24,602 swing high to $23,615 low. The first major resistance remains near the $24,500 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
The next major resistance could be $24,840 or the 1,236 Fib extension level from the recent decline from the $24,602 swing high to $23,615 low. A clear move above the $24,840 resistance could send the price towards the key resistance zone at $25,000.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
A close above the $25,000 resistance could set the pace for a decent rally. In the aforementioned case, the price might rise towards the $26,200 level.
More losses in BTC?
If the bitcoin price fails to clear the $24,500 resistance, it may continue to move lower. An immediate support on the downside is near the $23,600 zone.
The next major support is near the $23,500 zone. If there is a downside break, the price could drop towards $22,000. The next major support is near the $21,500 level.
Hourly MACD – MACD is now losing momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major support levels – $23,600, followed by $23,500.
Major resistance levels – $24,120, $24,500 and $25,000.