After a minor decline, bitcoin price regained strength above the $34,000 level. BTC started another strong increase and it broke many hurdles near the $35,500 and $36,500 resistance levels.
The price even spiked above the $37,000 level and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded to a new all-time high close to $37,400 and it is currently consolidating gains. An initial support on the downside is near the $36,650 level.
The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent surge from the $34,378 swing low to $37,394 high is near the $36,682 level. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $35,880 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent surge from the $34,378 swing low to $37,394 high. On the upside, the $37,250 and $37,400 levels are initial hurdles for the bulls.
A clear break above the $37,400 level will most likely open the doors for a larger increase. In the stated case, the price could even jump towards the $38,500 and $39,800 levels in the coming sessions.
Dips Supported in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $37,250 and $37,400 levels, it could start a short-term downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $36,650 and $36,500 levels.
The main support is now forming near the $35,800 level and the bullish trend line. Any more losses may possibly start a major downside correction towards the $33,000 level or the 100 hourly SMA.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is losing momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is well above the 60 level.
Major Support Levels – $36,600, followed by $35,800.
Major Resistance Levels – $37,400, $38,500 and $39,800.