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Bitcoin Price Rally In Jeopardy? Decoding Key Hurdles To More Upsides

Bitcoin price is attempting a fresh increase above the $52,000 resistance. BTC must clear the $52,800 resistance to continue higher in the near term.

Bitcoin price is gaining pace above the $52,800 resistance zone.
The price is trading above $52,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.
There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $51,880 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could continue to move up if it clears the $52,800 resistance zone.

Bitcoin Price Eyes More Gains

Bitcoin price started a downside correction from the $52,800 resistance zone. BTC corrected lower below the $52,000 and $51,500 levels. However, the bulls were active above the $50,500 zone.

A low was formed near $50,581 and the price is now attempting a fresh increase. There was a move above the $51,200 and $51,500 resistance levels. The price cleared the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $52,843 swing high to the $50,581 low.

Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $51,880 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Bitcoin is now trading above $52,000 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Immediate resistance is near the $52,300 level. It is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $52,843 swing high to the $50,581 low. The next key resistance could be $52,800, above which the price could extend its rally. The next stop for the bulls may perhaps be $53,200. A clear move above the $53,200 resistance could send the price toward the $54,000 resistance. The next resistance could be near the $55,000 level.

Another Decline In BTC?

If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $52,300 resistance zone, it could start another downside correction in the near term. Immediate support on the downside is near the $51,850 level and the trend line.

The first major support is $51,300. If there is a close below $51,300, the price could gain bearish momentum. In the stated case, the price could decline toward the $50,500 support zone.

Technical indicators:

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

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

Major Support Levels – $51,850, followed by $51,300.

Major Resistance Levels – $52,300, $52,800, and $54,000.

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