Bitcoin price extended its rise above the $58,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is now correcting gains, with but it is likely to remain well bid near $56,750 and $56,500.

  • Bitcoin gained pace above the $57,500 and $58,000 resistance levels before correcting lower.
  • The price is now well above the $55,000 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a key bullish flag pattern forming with resistance near $57,700 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to find a strong buying interest near the $56,500 support zone in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Eyes More Upsides

After surpassing the $57,000 resistance, bitcoin extended its rise. BTC broke the $58,000 resistance level and settled nicely above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

It even surged towards the $58,500 level and traded to a new weekly high at $58,615. It is now correcting lower and trading below the $58,000 level. There was also a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $54,950 swing low to $58,615 high.

It seems like there is a key bullish flag pattern forming with resistance near $57,700 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The channel support is near the $56,800 level.

Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $54,950 swing low to $58,615 high is also close to the channel support. On the upside, a clear break above the flag resistance near $57,700 could open the doors for a fresh increase.

The next key resistance is near the $58,500 level. A convincing break above the $58,500 resistance is likely to set the pace for a move towards the $60,000 level.

Downward Move in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to climb above $57,700 and $58,000, there could be a downside correction. As stated, the $56,500 level is a decent support zone.

The next major support is near the $56,000 level and a connecting bullish trend line. Any more losses might call for a drop towards the $55,000 support zone in the near term.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly losing momentum in the bullish zone.

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

Major Support Levels – $56,500, followed by $56,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $57,700, $58,500 and $60,000.

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