Bitcoin is down more than 5% and it broke the $6,000 support against the US Dollar. BTC price is now showing bearish signs and it could continue to move down. Bitcoin started a fresh decline after it failed to clear the $6,500 resistance against the US Dollar. The price is now trading below the $6,200 and $6,000 support levels. There is a key contracting triangle forming with support near $5,780 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could either decline sharply below $5,750 or it might attempt a fresh increase to $6,500. Bitcoin Down 5% After a decent upward move, bitcoin struggled to gain momentum above the $6,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC price made a couple of attempts to settle above $6,500, but it failed. As a result, there was a fresh decline below the $6,200 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price gained bearish momentum and traded below the $6,000 support. A new weekly low is formed near the $5,694 level and bitcoin is currently consolidating losses. It is trading above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $6,471 high to $5,694 low. There are many hurdles on the upside, starting with the $6,000 level. The first major hurdle is near the $6,080 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $6,471 high to $5,694 low is also near $6,080. More importantly, there is a key contracting triangle forming with support near $5,780 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. To move into a positive zone, the price must clear the triangle resistance and $6,080. Bitcoin Price The next hurdle is near the $6,200 level, above which the bulls are likely to aim a retest of the key $6,500 resistance area in the near term. More Downsides? If bitcoin fails to recover above the $6,000 and $6,080 resistance levels, it could continue to move down. An initial support is near the $5,800 and $5,780 levels. A clear break below the triangle support and $5,700 may perhaps spark more downsides. The next support is near the $5,500 level, below which it could continue to move down towards $5,200 in the near term. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is attempting a change in slope to the bullish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently below the 50 level, with a bearish angle. Major Support Levels – $5,780 followed by $5,500. Major Resistance Levels – $6,000, $6,080 and $6,200.
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