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Bitcoin price trimmed losses and climbed above $37,750. BTC gained pace but it is still struggling to clear the $38,500 resistance zone.

  • Bitcoin is again facing heavy resistance near the $38,500 zone.
  • The price is trading above $37,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $37,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is struggling to clear the $38,500 resistance and correcting gains.

Bitcoin Price Extends Decline

Bitcoin price revisited the $36,720 support zone. BTC managed to avoid a collapse and started a fresh increase above the $37,000 level. There was a clear move above the $37,500 level.

Besides, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $37,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair surged above the $37,750 resistance. However, the bears were again active near the $38,500 resistance.

A high was formed near $38,390 and the price is now correcting gains. There was a move below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $36,720 swing low to the $38,390 high.

Bitcoin is now trading above $37,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. On the upside, immediate resistance is near the $38,200 level. The first major resistance is forming near $38,400. The main resistance is now near the $38,500 level. A close above the $38,500 resistance might start a strong increase.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next key resistance could be near $39,200, above which BTC could rise toward the $39,500 level. Any more gains might send BTC toward the $40,000 resistance.

Another Drop In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $38,400 resistance zone, it could start another decline. Immediate support on the downside is near the $37,600 level.

The next major support is $37,500 or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $36,720 swing low to the $38,390 high. If there is a move below $37,500, there is a risk of more downsides. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $36,720 support in the near term.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $37,600, followed by $37,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $38,400, $38,500, and $39,200.

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