Bitcoin price struggled to clear the $40,000 resistance zone. BTC formed a high near $40,029 and started a fresh decline. There was a major drop below the $38,500 and $38,000 levels.
There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $39,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair even declined below the key $37,500 support and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Finally, it tested the $35,500 zone and traded as low as $35,407. It is now consolidating losses near the $36,200 level. On the upside, bitcoin price is now facing resistance near the $36,500 level.
The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $40,029 swing high to $35,407 low is also near the $36,500 zone. The next key resistance could be near the recent breakdown zone at $37,500, where the bears might take a stand.