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Bitcoin Price Reclaims $20K, Can BTC Surpass The 100 SMA

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Bitcoin extended losses and traded below $19,200 against the US Dollar. BTC found support near $19,000 and started an upside correction.

  • Bitcoin traded as low as $18,916 and started an upside correction.
  • The price is now trading above the $20,000 level and testing the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $19,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair might gain bullish momentum if it clears the 100 hourly SMA and $20,600.

Bitcoin Price Recovers Above $20K

Bitcoin price started a fresh decline below the $20,000 support zone. The price even broke the $19,600 and $19,250 support levels.

Finally, there was a spike below the $19,000 level. A low was formed near $18,916 and the price is now correcting losses. There was a steady move above the $19,250 and $19,500 levels. The bulls pumped the price above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $22,499 swing high to $18,916 low.

Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $19,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The price even climbed above the $20,000 resistance level.

Bitcoin is now trading above the $20,000 level and testing the 100 hourly simple moving average. It seems to be facing resistance near the $20,350 level. On the upside, the price could resistance near the $20,600 level. The next key resistance is near the $20,700 zone.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $22,499 swing high to $18,916 low is also near the $20,700 level. A close above the $20,700 resistance zone could set the pace for a decent increase.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards the $21,650 level. The next major resistance sits near the $22,000 level.

Fresh Decline in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to start a recovery wave above the $20,600 level, it could start a fresh decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $20,000 level.

The next major support now sits near the $19,500 level. A close below the $19,500 support zone could accelerate losses. In the stated case, there is a risk of a move towards the $18,800 level.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.

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

Major Support Levels – $20,000, followed by $19,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $20,350, $20,600 and $20,700.

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