Bitcoin is gaining pace above the $19,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC could rise further above $20,000 if it stays above the $19,000 support.
Bitcoin started a decent increase and was able to clear the $19,500 resistance zone.
The price is trading above $19,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $19,220 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could stage a strong increase if it clears the $20,000 resistance zone.
Bitcoin Price Breaks Hurdle
Bitcoin price remained well bid above the $19,000 support zone. The crypto market was able to recover and BTC climbed higher above the $19,200 resistance zone.
There was a clear move above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $19,220 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair even surpassed a major resistance zone near the $19,500 level to move into a positive zone.
Bitcoin price is now trading above $19,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded as high as $19,863 and is currently consolidating gains.
It is trading well above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $18,645 swing low to $19,863 high. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $19,850 level. The next major resistance sits near the $20,000 zone.
A close above the $20,000 level might push the price further into a bullish zone. In the stated case, the price could rise towards $20,500. Any more gains might lead the price higher towards the $21,000 resistance zone.
Dips Supported in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to rise above the $20,000 resistance zone, it could correct lower. An immediate support on the downside is near the $19,550 zone.
The next major support is near the $19,250 zone. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $18,645 swing low to $19,863 high. The main support sits near the $19,000 level, below which the price might move into a bearish zone.
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 – $19,550, followed by $19,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $19,850, $20,000 and $20,500.