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Bitcoin Price Takes Hit, Why BTC Remains at Risk of More Losses

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Bitcoin price started a fresh decline from the $24,250 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC declined below $23,000 and remains at a risk of more losses.

  • Bitcoin started a fresh decline below the $23,500 support zone.
  • The price is now trading below the $23,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $23,320 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair must clear the $23,250 resistance to start a fresh increase in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Breaks Support

Bitcoin price struggled to gain pace above the $24,000 resistance zone. The price formed a top near $24,285 and started a fresh decline.

There was a clear move below the $23,800 and $23,500 support levels. The bears pushed the pair below the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $22,846 swing low to $24,286 high. Besides, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $23,320 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin price is now trading below the $23,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is now consolidating above the key $22,650 support zone.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $23,250 level. The next key resistance is near the $23,500 zone. A close above the $23,500 resistance zone could start a steady increase. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise clear the $24,000 resistance.

Downside Break in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $23,500 resistance zone, it could continue to mov down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $22,650 level.

The next major support now sits near the $22,500 level. A close below the $22,500 level might start a move towards $22,000. If the bears remain in action, there is a risk of a move towards the $21,500 level in the coming sessions. Any more losses might send the price towards $20,500 level.

Technical indicators:

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

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

Major Support Levels – $22,650, followed by $22,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $23,250, $23,500 and $24,000.

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