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    Bitcoin Prepares For its Next Move: Where is the 100 SMA, the Key BTC Level?

    Bitcoin price is consolidating above the $59,500 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC is now showing a few positive signs, but it must clear $61,200 for a fresh rally in the near term.

    Bitcoin is holding gains above the $60,000 and $59,500 support levels.
    The price is now trading well above the $59,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $59,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
    The pair is likely to start a sharp upward move once it clears the $60,800 and $61,200 levels.

    Bitcoin Price is Showing Positive Signs
    Bitcoin remained in a range above the $59,000 level and it is showing a few positive signs. Recently, BTC made another attempt to clear the $61,200 resistance, but it failed.
    It corrected lower and retested the $59,500 support level. A low is formed near $59,432 and the price is now moving higher. It is also trading well above the $59,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $61,212 high to $59,432 low. There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support near $59,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

    Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
    Bitcoin is now trading above $60,400, but it is facing resistance near $60,800. It is close to the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $61,212 high to $59,432 low.
    A successful break above the $60,800 level could open the doors for a move above $61,200. If the bulls succeed in clearing $61,200, the price could rally in the coming sessions.
    Dips Limited in BTC?
    If bitcoin fails to climb above $60,800 and $61,200, there could be a short-term downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $60,000 level.
    The main support is now forming near the trend line, $59,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. If the bulls fail to protect the 100 hourly SMA, there could be a major decline. In this case, the price might decline towards the $58,000 level.
    Technical indicators:
    Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining momentum in the bullish zone.
    Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 50 level.
    Major Support Levels – $59,500, followed by $59,000.
    Major Resistance Levels – $60,800, $61,200 and $62,000.

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