TA: Bitcoin Starts Corrective Decrease, $53K Holds The Key

Bitcoin started a downside correction from the $55,700 zone against the US Dollar. BTC is correcting lower, but dips remain supported near $53,000 and $53,200.

Bitcoin started a downside correction from well above the $55,500 level.
The price is now trading above $53,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $53,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could correct lower, but the bulls are likely to remain active near $53,000.

Bitcoin Price Corrects Lower
Bitcoin price remained in a positive zone above the $52,000 resistance. BTC even broke the $55,000 resistance level and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average.
However, the price failed to continue higher above the $55,700 zone. A high was formed near $55,770 before there was a downside correction. The price corrected lower below the $55,200 support level. The price even traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $50,365 swing low to $55,777 high.
There was also a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $53,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. An immediate support on the downside is near the $53,500 level.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $54,500 level. The first major resistance is near the $55,000 level, above which the price could accelerate higher. The next major resistance sits near the $55,500 level. Any more gains could set the pace for a move towards the $58,000 level.
Dips Limited In BTC?
If bitcoin fails to clear the $55,000 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $53,500 level. The first major support is now forming near the $53,100 level.
The next major support is near the $53,000 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $50,365 swing low to $55,777 high. Any more losses could open the doors for a move towards the $52,500 level. The next key support sits near the $52,000 level.
Technical indicators:
Hourly MACD – The MACD is now moving in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.
Major Support Levels – $53,500, followed by $53,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $54,500, $55,000 and $55,500.

Barbara Winsett

Is a co-founder of the Crypto Lead, working to guarantee the right to a free and open financial system. She is also an investor in early-stage startups with Slow Ventures.