Bitcoin Bears Aim Big After Recent Breakdown Below $26,500
Bitcoin price is declining from the $27,500 resistance. BTC traded below $26,500 and now remains at risk of a drop toward the $25,500 support zone.
- Bitcoin is moving lower from the $27,400 and $27,500 resistance levels.
- The price is trading below $26,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $26,650 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could recover but upsides might be limited above the $26,500 resistance.
Bitcoin Price Extends Decline
Bitcoin price started another decline from the $27,500 resistance zone. BTC failed to stay in a positive zone above the $26,850 support zone and extended its decline.
The bears were able to push the price below the key $26,550 support zone. The price even spiked below the $26,000 level. A low is formed near $25,865 and the price is now consolidating losses. Bitcoin price is trading below $26,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $26,650 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Immediate resistance on the upside is near the $26,250 level or the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $27,511 swing high to the $25,865 low.
The next major resistance is near the $26,400 level. The main resistance is now near $26,550 and the trend line. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $27,511 swing high to the $25,865 low. A close above the $26,550 resistance zone might send the price toward the $27,200 resistance zone.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The next key resistance is near $27,500, above which the price might gain bullish momentum toward the $28,000 resistance. Any more gains might send the price toward the $28,500 level.
More Losses in BTC?
If Bitcoin’s price fails to clear the $26,550 resistance, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $25,850 level.
The next major support is near the $25,500 zone, below which the price might dive toward the $25,000 support. Any more losses might take Bitcoin toward the $24,000 level in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 40 level.
Major Support Levels – $25,850, followed by $25,500.
Major Resistance Levels – $26,250, $26,550, and $26,650.