Bitcoin price attempted to gain strength above the $19,200 level. However, BTC failed to clear the $19,500 resistance zone and stayed in a bearish zone.
As a result, there was a bearish reaction below the $19,000 level. The fed rate hike from 2.75% to 3.25% triggered a sharp decline. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $19,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
Bitcoin price is now trading below $19,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a retest of the $18,200 zone and the price traded as low as $18,140. It is now consolidating losses above the $18,200 support zone.
There was a move above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $19,675 swing high to $18,140 low. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $18,775 level. The next major resistance sits near the $19,000 level.
The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $19,675 swing high to $18,140 low is also near the $19,000 zone. The main resistance is now forming near the $19,200 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.