After a major decline, bitcoin price started a solid upward move above $7,750. BTC to USD gained momentum above $8,000 and even spiked above the $8,250 resistance area.
Key Takeaways: BTC/USD
- Bitcoin price formed a strong support above $7,550 and recently climbed higher against the US Dollar.
- BTC/USD broke the main $7900 resistance and a couple of bearish trend lines on the 2-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp).
- Ethereum, ripple, and bitcoin cash also gained momentum and moved into a positive zone.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
After testing the $7,500 and $7,520 levels on multiple occasions, bitcoin price finally started a fresh increase. BTC started an upside reversal after it successful broke the $7,600 and $7,850 barriers.
Looking at the 2-hours chart, bitcoin even broke the main resistance near the $7,900 level to move into an uptrend. Finally, there was a break above the $8,000 level plus a close above the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple).
During the rise, the price even broke the $8,150 resistance and a couple of bearish trend lines on the same chart. A new swing high was formed at $8,266 and the price is currently correcting lower.
It broke the $8,150 level and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from $7,903 to $8,266. However, the price is currently finding a strong buying interest near the $8,060 level.
The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from $7,903 to $8,266 is also acting as a decent support. The main support is near the $8,000 level and a connecting bullish trend line on the same chart.
Therefore, bitcoin price is gaining pace and it remains in an uptrend as long as it is above $7,980 and the 50 simple moving average (2-hours, purple).
On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $8,100 level and a connecting bearish trend line. A successful close above $8,100 might start a strong rise in the coming sessions.
The next major hurdle for the bulls is near the $8,250 level, above which the price might start a rally towards the $8,500 level.