Bitcoin started a sharp downside correction below the $22,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC must stay above the $20,000 support to avoid more losses.
- Bitcoin failed to clear $22,750 and started a sharp downward move.
- The price is now trading below $21,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $21,810 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is consolidating above the $20,000 level, with a minor bullish angle.
Bitcoin Price Dives To $20K
Bitcoin price attempted to gain strength above the $22,000 and $22,500 resistance levels. The price even spiked above the $22,750 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
However, the price failed to gain strength and topped near the $22,768 level. As a result, there was a bearish wave below the $22,000 and $21,500 levels. There was also a move below the $21,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $21,810 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Bitcoin price even tested the $20,000 zone. A low is formed near $19,921 and the price is now consolidating losses.
On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $20,600 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $22,768 swing high to $19,921 low.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance sits near the $21,350 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $22,768 swing high to $19,921 low. A close above the $21,350 resistance might start a fresh surge. In the stated case, the price may perhaps rise towards $22,000. Any more gains might send the price towards the $22,500 resistance zone.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $21,350 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $22,000 zone.
The next major support is near the $19,500 and $19,400 levels. A downside break below the $19,400 level might send the price towards the $18,500 support.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now recovering from the oversold levels.
Major Support Levels – $20,000, followed by $19,400.
Major Resistance Levels – $20,600, $21,000 and $21,350.