Bitcoin Price Turns Vulnerable As Indicators Point To More Weakness

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Bitcoin price is struggling below the $26,500 resistance. BTC could accelerate lower if there is a close below the $26,000 support in the near term.

  • Bitcoin is struggling and trading well below the $27,500 resistance.
  • The price is trading below $26,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $26,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could resume its decline unless there is a close above the $26,500 level.

Bitcoin Price Faces Hurdles

Bitcoin price started a fresh decline below the $26,800 level. BTC traded below the $26,500 and $26,200 support levels to move into a negative zone.

Finally, the pair tested $26,000 and a low was formed near $26,026. Recently, the price started a minor recovery wave above the $26,200 level. The price climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $26,712 swing high to the $26,026 low.

However, the bears are protecting a break above the $26,500 resistance. The price is struggling to clear the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $26,712 swing high to the $26,026 low.

Bitcoin is now trading below $26,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. Immediate resistance on the upside is near the $26,400 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $26,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next key resistance could be near the $26,500 level, above which the price could gain bullish momentum. In the stated case, the price could climb toward the $27,000 resistance. Any more gains might call for a move toward the $27,500 level.

More Losses In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to start a fresh increase above the $26,500 resistance, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $26,150 level.

The next major support is near the $26,000 level. A downside break and close below the $26,000 level might start another major decline maybe toward the next support at $25,400. Any more losses might call for a test of $25,000.

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 below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $26,150, followed by $26,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $26,400, $26,500, and $27,000.

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