Bitcoin market update: BTC/USD glancing higher; bulls facing resistance at $9,800


  • Bitcoin resurfaced above $9,800 in mid-week gains.
  • A higher consolidation is needed for correction above $10,000.

Bitcoin’s consolidation on Monday and Tuesday gave way for gains above the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) 1-hour chart. The price action stepped above the 100 SMA 1-hour. However, the diminishing buying pressure fizzled out at the 61.8% Fib retracement level taken between the last drop from $10,228 to a low around $9,112.

The price surfaced above the resistance at $9,800 but lack of reliable buying pressure resulted in a slide towards $9,700. Meanwhile, BTC/USD is trading at $9,784 and beating on the resistance at $9,800.

Technical analysis shows Bitcoin price has immense potential for a correction towards $10,000. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) made an impressive move into the positive area after being in the negative zone. The positive divergence shows the bulls gaining traction against the bears. Moreover, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is holding position at 70 after making a formidable move from levels under 30 on Sunday.

The 50 SMA crossing above the 100 SMA means Bitcoin is likely to make a higher consolidation, preferably above $9,700. A higher consolidation will allow bulls to gather the strength to attack $10,000 hurdle.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart

 

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