TA: Bitcoin Price Takes A Hit, This Support Is The Key

Bitcoin extended losses and traded below $20,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could revisit the key $19,500 support zone, where the bears might be tested.

Bitcoin is following a bearish path below the $20,500 pivot level.
The price is now trading below the $20,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $20,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair might find support near the $19,500 and $19,350 levels.

Bitcoin Price Extends Losses

Bitcoin price started a fresh decline after it failed to stay above the $22,000 level. There was a steady decline below the $21,200 and $21,000 levels.

The price moved below the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $19,301 swing low to $22,500 swing high. Besides, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $20,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin price is now trading below the $20,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It even settled below the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $19,301 swing low to $22,500 swing high.

However, there is a major support waiting near $19,500. On the upside, the price could resistance near the $20,000 and $20,150 levels.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The next key resistance is near the $20,500 zone (the recent breakdown zone). A close above the $20,500 resistance zone could set the pace for a test of the 100 hourly simple moving average. Any more gains might open the doors for a move towards the $21,750 level. The next major resistance sits near the $22,000 level.

More Losses in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to start a recovery wave above the $20,150 level, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $19,580 level.

The next major support now sits near the $19,300 level or the last swing low. A close below the $19,300 support zone could accelerate losses. In the stated case, there is a risk of a move towards the $18,500 level.

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 in the oversold zone.

Major Support Levels – $19,600, followed by $19,300.

Major Resistance Levels – $20,150, $20,500 and $21,750.

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