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Bitcoin Price Trims Gains, Why $20K Is The Key To Fresh Increase

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Bitcoin started a sharp downside correction below the $22,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC must stay above the $20,000 support to avoid more losses.

  • Bitcoin failed to clear $22,750 and started a sharp downward move.
  • The price is now trading below $21,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $21,810 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is consolidating above the $20,000 level, with a minor bullish angle.

Bitcoin Price Dives To $20K

Bitcoin price attempted to gain strength above the $22,000 and $22,500 resistance levels. The price even spiked above the $22,750 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

However, the price failed to gain strength and topped near the $22,768 level. As a result, there was a bearish wave below the $22,000 and $21,500 levels. There was also a move below the $21,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $21,810 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Bitcoin price even tested the $20,000 zone. A low is formed near $19,921 and the price is now consolidating losses.

On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $20,600 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $22,768 swing high to $19,921 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance sits near the $21,350 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $22,768 swing high to $19,921 low. A close above the $21,350 resistance might start a fresh surge. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards $22,000. Any more gains might send the price towards the $22,500 resistance zone.

More Losses in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $21,350 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $22,000 zone.

The next major support is near the $19,500 and $19,400 levels. A downside break below the $19,400 level might send the price towards the $18,500 support.

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 recovering from the oversold levels.

Major Support Levels – $20,000, followed by $19,400.

Major Resistance Levels – $20,600, $21,000 and $21,350.

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