Bitcoin price on the final stretch to $40,000 but these are the levels to watch

  • Bitcoin nurtures recovery eyeing $40,000 after overcoming resistance at $36,000.
  • BTC/USD must close the day above the 61.8% Fibonacci to complete the leg up to $40,000.

Bitcoin rebounded after confirming support at $30,000. On the upside, the largest cryptocurrency movement was limited to $36,000. The mid-week trading saw BTC retest support at $32,000 but buyers remained steadfast in with their push for gains above $36,000.

At writing, BTC/USD has lifted above the hurdle at $36,000 and is teetering at $37,525. Most of the critical levels hindering price movement are now in the rearview including the 50 Simple Moving Average on the 4-hour chart.

However, to complete the leg up to $40,000, Bitcoin must successfully battle the selling pressure presented at the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, taken between the last drop from $42,082 to a swing low of $30,184.

Price action beyond this critical level is likely to pave the way for gains eyeing $40,000. The Relative Strength Index seems to have validated the breakout from $32,000 to the current price levels. However, the indicator has started to level at 55, suggesting that there could be delays in the final approach to $40,000.

Essentially, the trend is in favor of the bulls however, Bitcoin must close the day above the 61.8% Fibo to tackle higher resistance levels such as $38,000 and $40,000. The gap made by the 50 SMA above the 100 SMA continues to widen, hinting that buyers have more influence over the price.

BTC/USD 4-hour chart

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On the other hand, if Bitcoin fails to settle above the critical Fibonacci level (61.8%), overhead pressure is likely to intensify as sellers increase their positions hoping for a return to $32,000 and $30,000, respectively.

Bitcoin intraday levels

Spot rate: $37,525

Relative change: 178

Percentage change: 0.5%

Trend: Bullish

Volatility: Expanding

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Publication date: 
01/14/2021 - 04:10

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