Bitcoin (BTC) Price Rally Reaches Inflection Point: $6.1K and $6.8K Hold Key
- Bitcoin price rallied another 4% and climbed above $5,850 against the US Dollar.
- The price is surging higher, but there are many hurdles near $6,000, $6,070 and $6,100.
- There was a break above a crucial bearish trend line at $4,730 on the daily chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could spike above $6,000 or even towards $6,800 before correcting lower sharply.
Bitcoin price is surging higher towards $6,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could extend gains, but it is facing two important hurdles near $6,100 and $6,800 on the daily chart.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
In the past few days, there was a steady rise in bitcoin price from the $4,000 swing low against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair broke the $4,400 and $4,700 resistance levels to start a strong upward move. There was even a close above the $4,200 resistance and the 100-day simple moving average. The bulls pushed the price above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $6,562 high to $3,115 low.
More importantly, there was a break above a crucial bearish trend line at $4,730 on the daily chart of the BTC/USD pair. Recently, the pair broke the $5,250 and $5,500 resistance levels to extend gains. It is now trading well above the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $6,562 high to $3,115 low. These all are positive signs, suggesting more gains above the $5,900 level. However, there are many hurdles on the upside near the $6,000, $6,070 and $6,100 levels. The $6,070 level was the previous breakdown support and it may now prevent gains.
If there is an upside break above $6,100, there could be an upside extension towards the $6,532 swing high. The main resistance above $6,500 is near the $6,800 level, the main pivot zone of Oct 2018. Therefore, there are chances of a strong bearish reaction from $6,100, $6,500 or $6,800 in the coming days.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price seems to be gaining pace above the $5,500 and $5,600 levels. Having said that, the bulls are likely to face a strong offer zone near $6,000, $6,070 and $6,100. If there is a successful close above $6,100, the price may climb higher towards $6,500 or even $6,800 before starting a substantial downside correction. On the downside, there are many supports near $5,540, $5,450 and $5,250. Below these, the price may revisit $5,000.
Daily MACD – The MACD is gaining bullish momentum with many positive signs.
Daily RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD climbed above the 70 level and it seems to be heading towards the 80 level.
Monthly Support Levels – $5,450 followed by $5,250.
Monthly Resistance Levels – $6,070, $6,500 and $6,800.