Bitcoin broke the key $19,500 support against the US Dollar. BTC is showing bearish signs and remains at a risk of a move towards the $18,000 level. Bitcoin failed to start a fresh increase and declined below the $19,500 support. The price is now trading below the $19,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $19,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct higher, but upsides might be limited above $19,500. Bitcoin Price Takes A Hit Bitcoin price failed to gain pace for a move above the $20,500 and $20,550 resistance levels. There were many failed attempts, sparking a downside reaction below the key $19,500 support zone. There was a sharp decline below the $19,500 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price declined below the $19,200 and $19,000 levels. A low is formed near $18,670 and the price is now consolidating losses. It is now trading below the $19,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $19,000 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $20,171 swing high to $18,670 low. The next major resistance sits near the $19,400 level. There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $19,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $20,171 swing high to $18,670 low. Any more gains might send the price towards the $19,800 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. More Losses in BTC? If bitcoin fails to start a recovery wave above the $19,000 zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $18,650 zone. The next major support sits near the $18,500 level. A downside break below the $18,500 support might spark more downsides. In the stated case, the price may perhaps test the $18,000 support. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $18,650, followed by $18,500. Major Resistance Levels – $19,000, $19,400 and $19,500.
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