- Bitcoin price declined recently and traded below the $ 6,470 support level against the US Dollar.
- There is a significant bullish trend line in place with support at $ 6,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The price is likely to bounce back as long as it is above $ 6,440 and $ 6,375 in the near term.
Bitcoin price corrected lower below $ 6,500 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently testing a major support at $ 6,440, which holds the key.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
Yesterday, we saw a nice upward move above the $ 6,500 resistance in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded as high as $ 6,553 and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. Later, the price started a downside correction and traded below $ 6,510 and $ 6,500. Moreover, there was a break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $ 6,369 low to $ 6,553 high.
However, the price is now trading near a major support area at $ 6,440. More importantly, there is a significant bullish trend line in place with support at $ 6,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Besides, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $ 6,369 low to $ 6,553 high is also near $ 6,440. Therefore, the price is likely to hold the $ 6,440 support and it could resume its upside move. An initial resistance is near $ 6,480, above which the price may well break the $ 6,500 barrier again. On the other hand, a break below the $ 6,440 support could push the price towards the next support at $ 6,375.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is testing a few important supports near $ 6,440 and it will most likely bounce back. To the topside, a break above $ 6,500 might put buyers back in control.
Looking at the technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is placed heavily in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is currently well below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $ 6,440
Major Resistance Level – $ 6,500