Bitcoin gained around 2% and it broke the $ 9,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is currently consolidating gains and indicators suggest high chances of more upsides above $ 9,600.
- Bitcoin is up close to 2% and it surpassed the key $ 9,500 resistance level.
- The price traded to a new monthly high at $ 9,568 and it is above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $ 9,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could correct lower in the short-term, but the bulls are likely to protect $ 9,450 or $ 9,400.
Bitcoin Price Breaks $ 9,500
In the past two days, there was a positive price action in bitcoin above $ 9,200 against the US Dollar. BTC started a steady rise and broke the $ 9,300 and $ 9,500 resistance levels.
The price even spiked above the $ 9,550 resistance and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded to a new monthly high at $ 9,568. Bitcoin is currently consolidating gains above the $ 9,500 level.
An initial support is near the $ 9,500 level since it is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent surge from the $ 9,284 swing low to $ 9,568 high. The first major support is near the $ 9,450 level, below which the price might extend its decline.
There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $ 9,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line coincides with the recent breakout zone and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent surge from the $ 9,284 swing low to $ 9,568 high.
Bitcoin price smashes $ 9,500: Source: TradingView.com
On the upside, the bulls need to gain strength above the $ 9,550 and $ 9,580 levels. If they succeed, the price is likely to accelerate higher towards $ 9,800 in the near term. Any further gains could lead the price towards the $ 10,000 barrier.
Uptrend Intact in BTC
If bitcoin corrects lower, the bulls are likely to protect $ 9,450 or $ 9,400. A downside break below the trend line support might call for an extended decline towards $ 9,360.
The next major support is near the $ 9,300 level, followed by the 100 hourly simple moving average. Any further losses may perhaps push the price back towards the $ 9,000 support.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is currently moving nicely in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is well above the 70 level.
Major Support Levels – $ 9,450, followed by $ 9,400.
Major Resistance Levels – $ 9,550, $ 9,580 and $ 9,650.