- After setting a new 2019 high near $11,800, bitcoin price declined sharply against the US Dollar.
- The price declined below the key $13,200 and $12,000 supports to trim most gains.
- There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $11,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair must stay above the $10,450 and $10,000 support levels to start a fresh increase.
Bitcoin price nosedived by more than $2,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is now approaching a couple of important supports near $10,450, $10,200 and $10,000.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
In the past three sessions, bitcoin trimmed most its recent gains from well above $13,000 against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair broke the key $12,500 support level to enter a bearish zone. There was even a close below the $11,500 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Finally, the price even spiked below the $10,450 support and a new swing low was formed at $10,322.
It recently recovered above the $10,500 and $10,800 levels. Moreover, there was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $12,200 swing high to $10,322 low. However, the price struggled to climb above the $11,500 resistance level (the previous support). Besides, the price stayed below the $11,600 pivot and the 100 hourly SMA.
Additionally, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $12,200 swing high to $10,322 low also prevented gains. More importantly, there is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $11,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. To start a fresh increase, the price must break the trend line and the $11,500 resistance. Having said that, a successful close above the 100 hourly SMA is needed for more gains towards $12,000 and $12,500.
Conversely, if the price fails to move past $11,500, it could continue to decline. An immediate support is near the $10,450 level. The main supports are near $10,200, $10,000 and $9,980. If there is a…