Bitcoin is gaining momentum and it recently crossed $12,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is showing positive signs and it is likely to continue higher towards $12,400.
- Bitcoin is trading in a nice uptrend above the $11,800 and $12,000 levels.
- The price traded to a new monthly high at $12,084 and it is currently well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There was a break above a short-term declining channel with resistance near $11,665 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair could correct lower in the short-term, but dips are likely to remain well bid near $11,900 and $11,800.
Bitcoin Price is Gaining Momentum
In the past few sessions, bitcoin price started a fresh increase from the $11,500 support area against the US Dollar. The price gained traction and broke a couple of important hurdles near $11,800.
As a result, the price broke the $12,000 resistance and it settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. During the rise, there was a break above a short-term declining channel with resistance near $11,665 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
A new monthly high is formed near $12,084 and the price is currently consolidating gains. An initial support on the downside is near the $12,000 level. It is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent rally from the $11,536 swing low to $12,084 high.
Bitcoin price trades above $11,200. Source: TradingView.com
The main support on the downside is forming near the $11,900 and $11,800 levels (the recent breakout zone). It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent rally from the $11,536 swing low to $12,084 high.
On the upside, the $12,050 and $12,100 are initial hurdles for the bulls. A successful break above the $12,100 level could open the doors for a push towards the $12,400 and $12,500 resistance levels in the near term.
Dips Supported in BTC?
If bitcoin starts a downside correction, the bulls are likely to protect dips near the $11,900 level. The first key support is near the $11,800 level, below which the price might continue to move down.
In the mentioned case, the price is likely to continue lower towards the $11,700 level and the 100 hourly SMA, where the bulls are likely to take a stand.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently well above the 60 level.
Major Support Levels – $11,900, followed by $11,800.
Major Resistance Levels – $12,050, $12,100 and $12,400.