Bitcoin price is down 5% and trading below the $26,000 level. BTC is now at risk of a move toward the $25,000 support in the near term.
- Bitcoin started a sharp decline below the $27,000 level.
- The price is trading below $26,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
- There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $26,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could correct higher but upsides might be limited above $26,200 and $26,400.
Bitcoin Price Takes Hit
Bitcoin price failed to start a fresh increase above the $27,000 resistance. BTC started a fresh decline below the $26,500 support and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
The price is down 5% and there was a move below the $26,000 support. It even retested the $25,400 support zone. It is now consolidating below $26,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $26,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
Bitcoin is now facing resistance near the $25,900 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $27,489 swing high to the $25,400 low.
The next major resistance is near the $26,100 level and the trend line. The main resistance sits near the $26,500 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $27,489 swing high to the $25,400 low, above which the price might start a decent increase.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The next key resistance is near the $26,700 level. An upside break and close above $26,700 could start a decent increase toward $27,200. Any more gains above the $27,200 resistance zone might send the price toward the $27,500 resistance zone.
More Losses in BTC?
If Bitcoin’s price fails to clear the $26,100 resistance, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $25,400 level.
The next major support is near the $25,000 zone, below which the price might accelerate lower. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $24,500 support in the coming sessions.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $25,400, followed by $25,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $26,000, $26,100, and $26,500.