Bitcoin price gained bullish momentum above the $38,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is now consolidating gains and it is likely to remain supported near $37,000.Bitcoin started a steady increase above the $37,000 and $38,000 resistance levels.The price is now trading above the $37,000 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.There is a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance near $39,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).The pair could correct lower, but the bulls are likely to protect the $37,000 zone and the 100 hourly SMA.Bitcoin Price Turns GreenBitcoin remained well bid above the $35,000 level and it started a fresh increase. BTC broke the key $37,000 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average to move into a positive zone.The price even broke the $38,000 level and extended its upward move. The price even tested the $40,000 resistance zone and a high is formed near $40,021. It is now consolidating gains below the $40,000 and $39,500 levels.
There is also a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance near $39,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. An initial support on the downside is near the $38,000 level. The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $31,000 swing low to $40,000 zone is also near the $38,000 area.
To start a fresh increase, bitcoin price must clear the $39,500 and $40,000 resistance levels. The next major resistance is near the $41,500 level. Any more gains could open the doors for a larger recovery towards the $45,000 level. An intermediate resistance is near the $43,200 level.
Dips Limited in BTC?If bitcoin fails to clear the $40,000 resistance, there is a risk of a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $38,000 level.The first major support is now forming near the $37,000 zone and the 100 hourly SMA. A downside break below the $37,000 support could lead the price towards the $35,550 support zone. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $31,000 swing low to $40,000 zone.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly losing pace in the bullish zone.Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is moving lower towards the 50 level.Major Support Levels – $38,000, followed by $37,000.Major Resistance Levels – $39,500, $40,000 and $41,500.