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NewsBTC 2022-12-06 02:56:26

Bitcoin Price Lacking Momentum Above $17k, BTC Holders Are Safe: Here’s Why



Bitcoin price extended its increase and tested the $17,500 resistance. BTC corrected gains, but it remains well supported above the $16,800 support. Bitcoin extended its upward move above $17,100 and $17,300 resistance levels. The price is trading near $17,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $17,050 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must stay above the $16,800 support to start a fresh increase. Bitcoin Price Remains Supported Bitcoin price settled above the $17,000 resistance zone and extended its increase. BTC was able to clear the $17,100 and $17,200 resistance levels. The price even spiked above $17,400 and traded close to the $17,500 resistance zone. However, the bears were active near the $17,500 resistance zone. A high was formed near $17,440 and the price started a downside correction. Bitcoin price declined below the $17,200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $17,050 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The price traded as low as $16,888 and is currently rising. It is trading near $17,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is trading above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $17,440 swing high to $16,888 low. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $17,165 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $17,440 swing high to $16,888 low. The first major resistance is near the $17,250 zone, above which the price may perhaps start another steady increase. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $17,500 resistance. The next major resistance is near $17,650, above which the price rise towards the $18,000 zone in the near term. More Losses in BTC? If bitcoin fails to start a fresh increase above the $17,165 resistance, there could be more downsides. An immediate support on the downside is near the $16,850 level. The next major support is near the $16,800 zone. A downside break below the $16,800 support might call for a move towards $16,500. Any more losses might call for a test of the key $16,000 support zone in the near term. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now just below the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $16,800, followed by $16,500. Major Resistance Levels – $17,165, $17,250 and $18,000.
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