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Bitcoin Price Sprint to $40,000 – Can It Happen Soon Before EOY?

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Bitcoin price is consolidating above the $37,500 support zone. BTC could attempt a strong increase if there is a clear move above the $38,400 resistance.

  • Bitcoin is still struggling to clear the $38,500 resistance zone.
  • The price is trading above $37,400 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $37,450 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could start another increase and attempt to clear the $38,500 resistance.

Bitcoin Price Remains Supported

Bitcoin price is still trading well below the $38,500 resistance zone. The last swing high was formed near $38,419 before there was a downside correction.

BTC declined below the $38,000 level. There was a move below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the key increase from the $36,721 swing low to the $38,419 high. The price even spiked below the $37,650 support but downsides were limited.

A low was formed near $37,501 and the price is now consolidating. It is now testing the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $38,419 swing high to the $37,501 low.

Bitcoin is now trading above $37,400 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $37,450 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. On the upside, immediate resistance is near the $38,000 level.

The first major resistance is forming near $38,050 or the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $38,419 swing high to the $37,501 low, above which the price might revisit the $38,400 resistance zone.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

A close above the $38,400 resistance might start a fresh rally. The next key resistance could be near $39,200, above which BTC could rise toward the $39,500 level. Any more gains might send BTC toward the $40,000 resistance.

More Downsides In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $38,050 resistance zone, it could start another decline. Immediate support on the downside is near the $37,600 level or the 100 hourly SMA.

The next major support is near $37,450 and the trend line. If there is a move below $37,450, there is a risk of more downsides. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $36,720 support in the near term.

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 – $37,600, followed by $37,450.

Major Resistance Levels – $38,050, $38,400, and $39,500.

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