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Bitcoin (BTC) Reaches Crucial Support At $7.4K, Larger Decline In Play?

Bitcoin price is down 6% and tested $7,400 (discussed in the medium term outlook) against the US Dollar.

The price is showing no signs of a strong recovery and remains at a risk below $7,800.

There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $7,650 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).

A daily close below $7,400 could open the doors for a push towards $6,500 (as discussed in the recent medium term outlook).

Bitcoin price is declining heavily below $7,800 and $7,600 against the US Dollar. The $7,400 support holds the key, below which BTC could eye a test of $6,500.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

In the recent medium term outlook, I discussed the chances of bitcoin declining further below $8,000 against the US Dollar. The first major bearish target was $7,400 and BTC price did test the same in the recent decline.

After struggling to recover above the $8,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average, there was a sharp decline. The price is down around 6% and it broke many supports near $7,800 and $7,600.

Finally, the price tested the first major bearish target was $7,400 and a new monthly low was formed near $7,402. The price is currently correcting above the $7,500 level. Moreover, it traded above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $8,107 high to $7,402 low.

However, the price is struggling to gain strength above $7,640. Additionally, there is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $7,650 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

If there is an upside break above $7,640 and $7,650, bitcoin price may perhaps test the next resistance near $7,755. It represents the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $8,107 high to $7,402 low.

The next major resistance is near the $7,825 level and a connecting bearish trend line on the same chart. Therefore, the price must climb above the $7,825 and $8,000 levels to move into a positive zone.

Conversely, there could be another breakdown below $7,500 and $7,400. Should there be a daily close below $7,400, the price is likely to accelerate further lower. An initial support is near the $7,200 level. Having said that, the price could even aim the $6,500 support area (the next major bearish target).

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is trading near a major support at $7,400. Thus, there are chances of a decent recovery above $7,800. On the other hand, the price could aim a larger bearish wave below $7,400.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently recovering and is above the 30 level.

Major Support Levels – $7,500 followed by $7,400.

Major Resistance Levels – $7,640, $7,825 and $8,000.

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