Bitcoin (BTC/USD) attempted to extend recent upside progress early in the Asian session as the pair appreciated to the 43767.74 level after trading as low as the 40803 area during the European session, with the interday low representing a test of the 76.4% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 39600 to 45200. Technical resistance emerged just below the 43780.50 area during the North American session, a level that represents the 50% retracement of the appreciating range from 25772.55 to 61788.45. Stops were recently elected below the 43878, 43060, 42400, 41739, 40921, and 40798 levels, retracement levels related to the recent appreciating range from 39600 to 45200, along with Stops below the 40992 and 49548 levels.
After selling pressure intensified around the 47788 and 45832 levels recently, the 42668 area emerged as an important downside price objective, and buying pressure temporarily emerged just below this area to drive BTC/USD higher to the 44250.35 level before selling pressure resumed. Following the recent selling pressure, upside retracement levels and areas of potential technical resistance include 43994, 44889, 45997, and 46164 levels. Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (4-hourly). Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).
Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 44097.16 and the 100-bar MA (Hourly) at 43112.59.
Technical Support is expected around 39600/ 37401.27/ 34881.40 with Stops expected below.
Technical Resistance is expected around 53025.00/ 54088.38/ 55841.04 with Stops expected above.
On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.
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