Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Accelerating Gains Toward $6,700

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price traded further higher and broke the $6,515 resistance area against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance at $6,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is likely to accelerate gains above the $6,550 and $6,600 levels in the near term.

Bitcoin price is placed nicely above the $6,480 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is likely to grind higher towards the $6,700 level in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Yesterday, there was a minor downside correction in bitcoin price from the $6,480 swing high against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair corrected lower and tested the $6,375 support, which acted as a major buy zone. As a result, there was a fresh upward move and the price traded above the $6,440 and $6,475 resistance levels. Moreover, the price even broke the $6,500 resistance and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

More importantly, there was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance at $6,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The price spiked above the $6,500 level and traded as high as $6,553. Later, there was a downside correction below the $6,540 level. Sellers pushed the price below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $6,403 swing low to $6,553 high. However, there are many buy zones on the downside near the $6,475 level. Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $6,403 swing low to $6,553 high is also at $6,478.

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is placed nicely above the $6,475 and $6,440 support levels. It will most likely continue to accelerate gains above the $6,550 and $6,600 levels in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is slowly reducing its bullish slope.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI is currently well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $6,475

Major Resistance Level – $6,550

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