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Bitcoin Price Rejects $31K and Turns At Risk of Drop To $30K

Bitcoin price failed to settle above $31,000 and corrected lower. BTC could continue to move down toward the $30,000 support zone.

Bitcoin is correcting gains from the $31,000 and $31,250 resistance levels.
The price is trading below $30,800 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support near $30,750 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could extend its decline and test the $30,000 support zone.

Bitcoin Price Corrects Lower

Bitcoin price failed to settle above the $31,000 resistance zone. BTC started a downside correction below the $31,000 and $30,850 levels.

Besides, there was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support near $30,750 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The bears were able to push the price below $30,250. A low is formed near $30,160 and the price is now consolidating losses.

It is trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $31,373 swing high to the $30,160 low. Bitcoin is trading below $30,800 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.

Immediate resistance is near the $30,600 level. The first major resistance is near the $30,750 level and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $31,373 swing high to the $30,160 low, above which the price might retest $31,000.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

A close above the $31,000 resistance could start a steady increase. The next major resistance is near the $31,400 level. Any more gains could open the doors for a move toward the $32,000 resistance zone.

More Losses in BTC?

If Bitcoin’s price fails to clear the $31,750 resistance, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $30,150 level and the recent low.

The next major support is near the $30,000 level, below which there could be a drop toward $29,550. Any more losses might send the price toward the $29,200 zone in the coming sessions.

Technical indicators:

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

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

Major Support Levels – $30,150, followed by $30,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $30,750, $31,000, and $31,400.

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