Bitcoin Price Takes Hit

Bitcoin Price Takes Hit, Can Bulls Protect The Main Support at $40K?

Bitcoin price extended its decline below the $41,450 support zone. BTC is showing bearish signs and might struggle to stay above the $40,000 support zone.

Bitcoin price is gaining bearish momentum below the $42,500 zone.
The price is trading below $42,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $42,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair is now at risk of more downsides toward the $40,000 support zone.

Bitcoin Price Gains Bearish Momentum

Bitcoin price failed to start a recovery wave above the $43,250 resistance zone. BTC formed a short-term top and started another decline below the $42,120 support zone.

The bears were able to push the price below the $41,450 level. A new weekly low was formed near $40,625 and the price is now consolidating losses. It is trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $43,569 swing high to the $40,625 low.

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Bitcoin is now trading below $42,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $42,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $41,675 level. The next key resistance is near the $42,100 zone and the trend line. It is also close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $43,569 swing high to the $40,625 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

A clear move above the $42,100 resistance could send the price toward the $43,250 resistance. The next resistance is now forming near the $43,500 level. A close above the $43,500 level could push the price further higher. The next major resistance sits at $44,450.

More Losses In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $42,100 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $40,750 level.

The next major support is $40,500. If there is a close below $40,500, the price could gain bearish momentum. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $40,000 support in the near term.

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 – $40,750, followed by $40,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $41,675, $42,100, and $43,250.

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