Bitcoin Price Approaches Breakout – Why BTC Could Rally 10%

Bitcoin price is gaining pace and trading above the $44,000 resistance. BTC could continue to rise once it clears the $44,500 and $45,000 resistance levels. Bitcoin started a decent increase above the $43,500 resistance zone. The price is trading above $43,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $43,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could start a strong rally if there is a close above $44,300 and $44,500. Bitcoin Price Aims Higher Bitcoin price settled above the $43,500 resistance zone to move further into a bullish zone. BTC broke many hurdles and even spiked above the $44,000 level. It tested the $44,300 resistance zone. A high was formed near $44,300 and the price is now consolidating gains. The price corrected a few points below the $44,100 level. However, it is stable above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $41,820 swing low to the $44,300 high. Bitcoin is now trading above $43,500 and the 100 hourly Simple moving average . There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support near $43,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. On the upside, immediate resistance is near the $44,200 level. The first major resistance is forming near $44,300 and $44,500. A close above the $44,500 resistance could start a strong rally and the price could even clear the $45,000 resistance. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The next key resistance could be near $46,500, above which BTC could rise toward the $47,200 level. Any more gains might send the price toward $48,000. Fresh Decline In BTC? If Bitcoin fails to rise above the $44,300 resistance zone, it could start a fresh decline. Immediate support on the downside is near the $43,800 level and the trend line. The next major support is near $42,750 or the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $41,820 swing low to the $44,300 high. If there is a move below $42,750, there is a risk of more losses. In the stated case, the price could drop toward the $42,200 support in the near term. 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 – $43,800, followed by $42,750. Major Resistance Levels – $44,300, $44,500, and $45,000.