Bitcoin Bears Lose Strength, What Could Trigger A Decent Recovery

Bitcoin price extended its decline below the $30,000 support against the US Dollar. BTC is finding bids near $29,250 and it might attempt an upside correction.

Bitcoin is following a bearish path and it broke the key $30,000 support zone.
The price is now trading well below $31,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $31,300 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could start a decent upside correction if it remains stable above the $29,250 level.

Bitcoin Price Settles Below $30K
Bitcoin price extended its decline below the $30,200 and $30,000 support levels. BTC even settled well below the $30,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average to move further into a bearish zone.
The price even spiked below $29,500 and traded as low as $29,313. It seems like bitcoin is forming a support base above the $29,250 level. An initial resistance on the upside is near the $30,000 level. It is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent downward move from the $31,900 swing high to $29,313 low.
The first major resistance is near the $30,600 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent downward move from the $31,900 swing high to $29,313 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $31,300 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. In the short-term, bitcoin price might start a decent recovery above $30,000, but it might face barriers near the $31,000 level in the near term.
More Losses in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to recover above the $30,000 and $30,600 resistance levels, there is a risk of more losses. An initial support on the downside is near the $29,350 level.
The first major support is now near the $29,250 zone. A clear downside break below the recent low and $29,250 might call for a move below the $29,000 level. The next key support is seen near the $28,000 level.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is rising and it might soon clear the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $29,250, followed by $29,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $30,000, $30,600 and $31,000.

Ora Goodwin
Ora Goodwin
I am a well-known and respected author in the cryptocurrency field. I have been writing about Bitcoin and other digital currencies for over 5 years, and my work has appeared in some of the most respected publications in the space. I am also a regular speaker at industry events, and my insights into the crypto market are highly sought after by both media and investors. In addition to my writing and speaking engagements, I am also an active advisor to several blockchain startups, and I sit on the board of directors for the Blockchain Education Network.

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