Bitcoin rallied over 4% and it broke the key $10,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is showing a lot of positive signs and it is likely to rise further above $10,200.
- Bitcoin gained bullish momentum above the $9,800 and $10,000 resistance levels.
- The price is now holding strong at $10,000 and it is well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support near $10,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is likely to continue higher above $10,150 and $10,200 in the near term.
Bitcoin Price Settles Above $10,000
This past week, bitcoin successfully settled above the $10,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC extended its rise above the $9,800 resistance and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
As a result, the bulls gained strength and the price rallied over 4% to break the $10,000 barrier. A new monthly high was formed near $10,199 before the price started a downside correction. It corrected lower more than $250 and tested the $9,800 support zone.
A low is formed near $9,818 and the price is currently rising. It surpassed the $10,000 resistance, and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent downside correction from the $10,199 high to $9,818 low.
Bitcoin price above $10,000. Source: TradingView.com
There is also a connecting bullish trend line forming with support near $10,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is currently testing the $10,100 zone, plus the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent downside correction from the $10,199 high to $9,818 low.
A successful close above the $10,100 level may perhaps open the doors for a fresh increase in the near term. An initial hurdle is near the $10,200 level, above which the price might climb towards $10,500.
BTC Stable above $10,000
It seems like bitcoin price is holding strong above $10,000. If it declines below the trend line support and the $10,000 support, there are chances of a fresh decrease towards $9,800.
The first major support below $9,800 is near the $9,750. Any further losses may perhaps open the doors for a test of the $9,500 support zone. An intermediate support could be near $9,650 or the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is again gaining momentum in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 60 level.
Major Support Levels – $10,000, followed by $9,800.
Major Resistance Levels – $10,100, $10,200 and $10,500.