- Bitcoin price recovered recently and traded above the $ 4,000 and $ 4,200 levels against the US Dollar.
- There is a key bearish trend line formed with resistance at $ 4,320 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to struggle to break the $ 4,320, $ 4,400, $ 4,500 and $ 4,590 resistance levels.
Bitcoin price is slowly recovering above $ 4,000 against the US Dollar. However, BTC/USD remains in a downtrend as long as it is below the $ 4,500 resistance.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
This past week, there was a decent recovery from the $ 3,500 support area in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded higher and broke the $ 3,750 and $ 4,000 resistance levels. The upside move was positive above the $ 4,000 and $ 4,200 levels. There was even a close below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $ 5,697 high to $ 3,483 low. However, the price struggled to clear the $ 4,400-4,500 resistance zone.
Moreover, there is a key bearish trend line formed with resistance at $ 4,320 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is currently consolidating below the trend line and $ 4,400. The price must break the $ 4,400 resistance and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) for more gains. The next major hurdle is near $ 4,500 and $ 4,590. The $ 4,590 level coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $ 5,697 high to $ 3,483 low. Therefore, a break above the $ 4,400, $ 4,500 and $ 4,590 resistance levels won’t be easy in the near term.
Looking at the chart, BTC price clearly remains in a downtrend as long as it is below $ 4,500 and the 100 SMA. On the downside, an initial support is at $ 4,000, below which the price could slide towards $ 3,600 or $ 3,500.
Looking at the technical indicators:
4-hours MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is placed slightly in the bullish zone.
4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is currently just above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $ 3,600
Major Resistance Level – $ 4,500