Bitcoin price is showing positive signs above $58,500 and $59,500 against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to accelerate higher above $61,000 and $62,000 in the near term.
- Bitcoin gained bullish momentum above the $58,500 and $59,200 resistance levels.
- The price is now trading above the $60,000 support and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
- There is a short-term bullish continuation pattern forming with resistance near $60,300 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could start a fresh rally if it clears the $60,500 and $60,800 levels in the near term.
Bitcoin Price is Eyeing More Gains
This past week, bitcoin price saw a decent increase above the $57,500 resistance against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair broke the $58,500 resistance and it settled above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
The pair even climbed above the $59,200 level and the key $60,000 resistance. However, the bulls struggled to lead the price to a new all-time high above $61,250. A high was formed near $61,242 and the price is now consolidating gains.
There was a spike below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $55,545 swing low to $61,242 high. The price is now consolidating above the $60,000 level.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
There is also a short-term bullish continuation pattern forming with resistance near $60,300 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. If there is an upside break above the $60,500 level, there are chances of a strong increase in the coming sessions.
The next key resistance is near the $61,250 level. A successful push above the $61,250 level could open the doors for a steady increase above $62,000 and to a new all-time high in the near term.
Downside Break in BTC?
If bitcoin fails above the $60,500 support, there is a risk of a downside break. The first major support is near the $59,300 and $59,200 levels.
The next major support is near the $58,500 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $55,545 swing low to $61,242 high. Any more losses might call for a test of the $57,500 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
4 hours MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is losing momentum in the bullish zone.
4 hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $58,500
Major Resistance Level – $61,250