Bitcoin is likely forming a double top pattern near the $6,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC price remains at a risk of a sharp decline below $5,000 if it fails to recover above $6,000. Bitcoin is showing a few bearish signs below the $6,000 and $6,200 resistance levels against the US Dollar. There is likely a double top pattern forming near the $6,000 resistance area. A key bearish trend line is forming with resistance near $5,650 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could either decline heavily below $5,000 or it might start a decent recovery towards $6,500. Bitcoin is Showing Bearish Signs After a massive decline, bitcoin price recovered above $5,000 and $5,500 against the US Dollar. BTC price seems to be forming a decent support base above the $5,000 level, but it is also facing hurdles near the 100 hourly simple moving average. It also settled above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the main decline from the $7,988 high to $3,935 low. During the recent rise, there was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $5,325 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Bitcoin Price However, bitcoin price struggled to continue above the $6,000 resistance. The price made two attempts to climb above the $6,000 barrier, but it failed. The 50% Fib retracement level of the main decline from the $7,988 high to $3,935 low is also acting as a hurdle. It seems like there is a double top pattern forming near the $6,000 resistance area. If there is a downside break below the $5,100 and $5,000 support levels, the bears are likely to take control. The next support is near the $4,800 level, below which the price is likely to extend its decline towards the $4,400 level in the near term. Chances of an Upside Break If bitcoin remains well bid above the $5,000 support area, it could make another attempt to surpass $6,000. There is also a key bearish trend line is forming with resistance near $5,650 on the same chart. A successful break above the trend line, the 100 hourly SMA, and the $6,000 barrier is must to start a strong upward move towards $6,500 in the coming sessions. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently flat below the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $5,100 followed by $5,000. Major Resistance Levels – $5,650, $5,800 and $6,000.
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