TA: Bitcoin Price Stuck In Range, Why BTC Is Still At Major Risk of Breakdown

Bitcoin is struggling to settle above $20,500 against the US Dollar. BTC could decline heavily if there is a clear move below the $19,500 support zone.

  • Bitcoin is stuck near the $20,000 zone and trading below the $20,500 resistance.
  • The price is now trading below the $20,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a short-term rising channel forming with support near $19,750 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could accelerate lower if there is a clear move below the $19,600 and $19,500 levels.

Bitcoin Price Remains in a Range

Bitcoin price traded in a range below the $20,500 and $20,550 resistance levels. BTC failed on many occasions to clear the $20,500 resistance zone.

At the same time, the bulls were active above the $19,500 support zone. The recent low was formed near $19,600 and the price is now moving higher in the range. There was a minor increase above the $19,750 resistance zone. The price climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $20,397 swing high to $19,600 low.

Bitcoin price is now trading below the $20,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a short-term rising channel forming with support near $19,750 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $19,900 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next major resistance sits near the $20,000 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $20,397 swing high to $19,600 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

A clear move above the $20,000 resistance might send the price towards $20,500. Any more gains might start a steady move towards the $21,200 resistance zone.

Downside Break in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $20,500 resistance zone, it could start another decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $19,750 zone.

The next major support sits near the $19,600 level. The main support sits near the $19,500 level. A break below the $19,500 support might spark a sharp decline towards $18,800. Any more losses might call for a move to $18,500 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 – $19,750, followed by $19,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $20,000, $20,350 and $20,500.

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