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Bitcoin Price Hesitates, But Further Gains Seem Likely Toward $30K

Bitcoin price is attempting a fresh increase above $28,500. BTC is eyeing another upside break toward the $30,000 resistance in the near term.

  • Bitcoin found support near $28,150 and started a fresh increase.
  • The price is trading above $28,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
  • There is a key rising channel forming with resistance near $29,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could continue to rise if there is a close above the $29,000 resistance.

Bitcoin Price Eyes Upside Break

Bitcoin price struggled below the $29,000 level. BTC even traded below the $28,250 level before the bulls appeared. The price found support near the $28,150 zone and recently started a fresh increase.

There was a move above the $28,400 and $28,500 resistance levels. The price cleared the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $28,980 swing high to the $28,150 low. There is also a key rising channel forming with resistance near $29,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.




Bitcoin is now trading above $28,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. It is slowly gaining pace and consolidating near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $28,980 swing high to the $28,150 low.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com



On the upside, immediate resistance is near the $28,950 level. The next key resistance could be near $29,000 and the channel region. A close above the $29,000 resistance zone could set the pace for a larger increase. The next key resistance could be $29,500. Any more gains might send BTC toward the $30,000 level, above which the bulls might aim for $31,200.

Another Decline In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $29,000 resistance zone, it could start another decline. Immediate support on the downside is near the $28,650 level.

The next major support is near the $28,350 level and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. The main support is now forming near $28,150. A downside break and close below the $28,150 support might trigger more losses in the near term. The next support sits at $27,650, below which it could test $28,120.


Technical indicators:

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

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

Major Support Levels – $28,650, followed by $28,150.

Major Resistance Levels – $28,950, $29,000, and $30,000.

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