Bitcoin price is slowly moving higher above $26,000. BTC is showing signs of recovery but is still struggling to clear the $26,500 resistance zone.
There was a move above the $26,000 resistance zone. Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $25,940 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair even climbed toward the $26,500 resistance zone where the bears appeared.
A high is formed near $26,487 and the price is now consolidating gains. It traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $25,609 swing low to the $26,487 high.
The next major resistance is near $27,000, above which the bulls could gain strength. In the stated case, the price could test the $28,000 level.
If Bitcoin fails to clear the $26,500 resistance, it could start a downside correction. Immediate support on the downside is near the $26,100 level.
The next major support is near the $26,000 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent increase from the $25,609 swing low to the $26,487 high. A downside break and close below the $26,000 level might increase selling pressure. In the stated case, the price could drop toward $25,500 or even $25,350.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $26,100, followed by $26,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $26,400, $26,500, and $27,000.