Bitcoin Price Consolidates Near $50K, Why BTC Bulls Could Fail Near $52.5K

This past week, bitcoin price saw a steady decline from well above $60,000 against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair broke many important supports near $55,000 and $52,500 to move into a zone.

The price even broke the $50,000 level and it settled below the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). It traded to a new weekly low at $47,511 before it started consolidating losses. There was a minor recovery above the $48,000 and $48,500 levels.

There was a recovery above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $57,597 high to $47,511 low. It is now consolidating near the $50,000 level.

On the upside, the price is facing a major resistance near the $52,000 and $52,500 levels. There is also a key bearish trend forming with resistance near $52,800 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $57,597 high to $47,511 low.

A successful close above the $52,000 and $52,500 resistance levels could open the doors for a fresh increase in the coming sessions.

More Losses in BTC?

If bitcoin above the $52,000 level, there is a risk of more losses. The first major support is near the $48,200 and $58,000 levels.

The next major support is near the $57,500 level. Any more losses might call for a fresh drop towards the $46,000 support level. In the stated case, there are even chances of a drop towards the key $45,000 support zone in the near term.

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