Bitcoin price recovered losses and surpassed the $56,550 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to rally if there is a close above $58,000 and the 100 hourly SMA.

Bitcoin remained strong above $54,000 and it climbed above $56,550
The price is now facing resistance the $57,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $56,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could start a strong increase if there is a close above $58,000 and the 100 hourly SMA.

Bitcoin Price Recovers Losses
Bitcoin declined sharply after it failed to test the $60,000 resistance. BTC broke the $57,500 and $55,500 support levels. However, it found support near $53,500 and it recently started a fresh increase.
There was a decent recovery wave above the $55,000 and $56,000 levels. The price cleared the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $59,500 swing high to $53,460 swing low. There was also a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $56,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
The pair is now facing resistance the $57,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is also stuck near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $59,500 swing high to $53,460 swing low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
To start a strong increase, bitcoin must clear the $57,500 barrier and the 100 hourly SMA. The next immediate resistance is near $58,000, above which the price could grind higher towards the $59,500 level. The main resistance is still near the $60,000 zone.
Fresh Drop in BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $57,500 resistance or $58,000, it could start a fresh decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $56,500 level.
A downside break below the $56,500 support zone could lead the price towards the $54,850 pivot level. Any more losses might call for a fresh test of the $53,500 support zone in the near term.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $56,500, followed by $54,850.
Major Resistance Levels – $57,500, $58,000 and $59,500.

Ericka Turcotte

By Ericka Turcotte

I have worked in the financial sector for over 10 years and have a keen interest in cryptocurrency. I have been writing about crypto for the past two years and have become one of the most respected authors in the space. I have a deep understanding of how this new asset class works and am able to provide insights that are both interesting and useful to my readers.

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