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Bitcoin Price Slides Within Range, Can Bulls Protect This Support?

Bitcoin price is moving lower from the $73,000 resistance. BTC must stay above the $67,000 support to start a fresh increase in the near term.

Bitcoin price is correcting gains and moving lower from the $73,000 zone.
The price is trading below $71,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $72,820 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could revisit the $67,000 support zone in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Corrects Lower

Bitcoin price made another attempt to gain strength above the $72,500 level. However, there was no clear move above the $72,500 level and the price reacted to the downside.

There was a drop below the $72,000 and $71,500 levels. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $72,820 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair even declined below the $70,000 level. A low is formed near $68,403 and the price is now showing a few bearish signs.

Bitcoin is now trading below $71,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. Immediate resistance is near the $70,000 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $72,043 swing high to the $68,403 low.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next key resistance could be $70,500 or the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $72,043 swing high to the $68,403 low, above which the price could rise toward the $72,000 resistance zone. If there is a clear move above the $72,000 resistance zone, the price could even attempt a move above the $73,000 resistance zone. Any more gains might send the price toward the $75,000 level.

More Losses In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $70,500 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. Immediate support on the downside is near the $68,500 level.

The first major support is $67,500. The main support sits at $67,000. If there is a close below $67,000, the price could start a decent pullback toward the $65,500 level. Any more losses might send the price toward the $65,000 support zone.

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 – $68,500, followed by $67,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $70,500, $72,000, and $73,000.

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