• Bitcoin price failed to extend gains above $42,650 against the US Dollar.
  • The price is now trading below $40,000 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours).
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $40,500 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase).
  • The pair is likely to bounce back as long as it is above the $37,000 support zone.

Bitcoin price is slowly moving lower below $40,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could start a fresh increase unless there is a close below the $37,000 support.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Bitcoin price extended its increase above the $40,000 resistance level. BTC even broke the $42,000 resistance level and spiked above $42,500.

However, the bulls protected additional gains above $42,650. A high was formed near $42,694 before the price started a fresh decline. There was a break below the $41,000 and $40,000 levels. The price declined below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $38,339 swing low to $42,694 high.

There was also a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $40,500 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. It is now trading below $40,000 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). Besides, it is trading just below the $38,339 swing low.

An initial support on the downside is near the $37,300 level. It is near the 1.236 Fib extension level of the upward move from the $38,339 swing low to $42,694 high.

The main support is now forming near $37,000, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. The next major support could be near $35,000. On the upside, the first major resistance is near the $39,400 level and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours).

The main resistance is now forming near the $40,000 level. A close above the $40,000 zone is needed for a fresh increase.

Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin Price

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is clearly trading below $40,000 and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). Overall, the price is likely to bounce back as long as it is above the $37,000 support zone in the near term.

Technical indicators

4 hours MACD – The MACD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone.

4 hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is now well below the 50 level.

Key Support Levels – $37,300 and $37,000.

Key Resistance Levels – $39,400, $40,000 and $42,000.

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