Bitcoin Price Faces Another Rejection, Why BTC Is At Risk Before The New Year

Bitcoin price failed again to clear the $44,000 resistance zone. BTC is declining and might be at risk of a downside break below the $41,500 level.

    Bitcoin is slowly moving lower from the $43,800 resistance zone.
    The price is trading below $43,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
    There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $42,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
    The pair could continue to decline if it stays below the $43,000 level.

Bitcoin Price Takes Hit

Bitcoin price made a fresh attempt to gain pace above the $43,200 level. BTC climbed above the $43,500 level, but it struggled to reach the $44,000 resistance zone.

A high was formed near $43,792 and the price started a fresh decline. There was a clear inverted V pattern formed and the price declined below the $43,200 level. The bears were able to push the price below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $41,637 swing low to the $43,792 low.

Bitcoin is now trading below $43,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. It is also consolidating below the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $41,637 swing low to the $43,792 low.

On the upside, immediate resistance is near the $42,500 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $42,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The first major resistance is $43,000. A close above the $43,000 level could send the price further higher.

Bitcoin Price Faces Another Rejection, Why BTC Is At Risk Before The New Year

The main hurdle sits at $43,250. A close above the $43,250 resistance could start a decent move toward the $43,800 level. The next key resistance could be near $44,000, above which BTC could rise toward the $45,000 level.

More Losses In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $43,000 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $42,150 level.

The next major support is near $41,650. If there is a move below $41,650, there is a risk of more losses. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $40,500 support in the near term.

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 now below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $42,150, followed by $41,650.

Major Resistance Levels – $42,550, $43,000, and $43,800.

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2023-12-29 15:13