Bitcoin recovered above the $41,500 and $42,000 resistance levels.
The price is now trading above $42,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $42,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could accelerate further higher towards the $44,200 resistance zone in the near term.
Bitcoin Price Gains Pace
Bitcoin price remained strong above the $40,750 support level. As a result, BTC started a fresh increase above the $41,500 resistance level. There was a clear break above the $42,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $42,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair climbed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $44,325 swing high to $40,771 low.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The first major resistance is near the $43,500 level. It is close to the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $44,325 swing high to $40,771 low. The next major resistance is near the $44,350 level, above which the price could accelerate higher. In the stated case, it could test the $45,500 resistance.
Fresh Decline In BTC?
The first major support is now forming near the $42,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A break below the $42,500 level might push the price towards the $41,500 level. The main breakdown support is still near the $40,750 zone, below which there could be a sharp decline in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $42,500, followed by $41,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $43,500, $44,350 and $45,500.