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Bitcoin Price Clears $17K, Why Dips Turn Attractive In Short-Term

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Bitcoin price was able to clear the $17,000 resistance. BTC is consolidating gains and might remain supported above the $16,750 level.

  • Bitcoin gained pace and cleared the $16,800 and $17,000 resistance levels.
  • The price is trading above $16,800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $16,950 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could rise further if it stays above the $16,500 support zone.

Bitcoin Price Extends Gains

Bitcoin price remained well bid above the $16,500 support zone. BTC gained pace and was able to clear the $16,800 resistance zone plus the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The upward move was such that the price even surpassed the $17,000 resistance zone. It traded as high as $17,250 before the bulls faced sellers. It is now consolidating gains above the $17,000 level. The price is trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $16,690 swing low to $17,250 high.

Bitcoin price is now trading above $16,800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support near $16,950 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $17,950 level. The first major resistance is near the $17,500 zone, above which the price may perhaps start another steady increase. In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $18,000 resistance.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next major resistance is near $18,800, above which the price could gain pace for a move towards the $19,500 zone in the near term.

Dips Limited in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to climb above the $17,250 resistance, there could be a downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $17,000 level. The next major support is near the $16,950 zone and the trend line.

The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $16,690 swing low to $17,250 high. A downside break below the trend line might call for a move towards $16,800. Any more losses might call for a test of the key $16,500 support zone in the near term.

Technical indicators:

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

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

Major Support Levels – $16,950, followed by $16,800.

Major Resistance Levels – $17,250, $17,500 and $18,000.

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