Bitcoin Price Losing Steam: Market Momentum Slows Amid Trading Hesitation

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Updated May 27, 2024 01:22
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Bitcoin price is slowly losing momentum and struggling below $70,000. BTC is now consolidating and facing hurdles near the $69,500 resistance zone.


■  Bitcoin is facing many key hurdles near the $70,000 zone.

■  The price is trading above $69,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.

■  There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $69,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).

■  The pair could continue to move down if it stays below the $70,000 zone.


Bitcoin Price Stuck Below $70K


Bitcoin price found support above the $66,000 level and started another increase. BTC was able to clear the $68,000 resistance zone. However, the bears were active near the $69,500 and $70,000 levels.


A high was formed near $69,608 and the price is now correcting gains. There was a move below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $66,250 swing low to the $69,608 high. It even tested the $68,000 support zone.


The bulls are now active near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $66,250 swing low to the $69,608 high. Bitcoin price is trading above $69,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.


If there is a fresh increase, the price might face resistance near the $69,000 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $69,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The first major resistance could be $69,500.

Bitcoin Price

The next key resistance could be $70,000. A clear move above the $70,000 resistance might send the price higher. In the stated case, the price could rise and test the $71,200 resistance. Any more gains might send BTC toward the $72,000 resistance.


More Losses In BTC?


If Bitcoin fails to climb above the $69,500 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $68,000 level.

The first major support is $67,500. The next support is now forming near $67,000. Any more losses might send the price toward the $65,500 support zone in the near term.


Technical indicators


Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $67,500, followed by $67,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $69,100, and $69,500.

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