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    Bitcoin Lacks Momentum Above $36K, Why BTC Could Correct Lower

    Bitcoin price extended its recovery above the $36,000 zone against the US Dollar. BTC topped near $36,700 and it is now correcting gains.

    Bitcoin started a fresh increase above the $35,000 and $36,000 resistance levels.
    The price is now trading nicely above $35,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $35,700 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
    The pair is likely to start a downside correction below $35,700 and $35,500 in the near term.

    Bitcoin Price is Correcting Gains
    Bitcoin started a steady increase after it settle above the $34,000 level. BTC broke the key $35,000 barrier and the 100 hourly simple moving average to move further into a positive zone.
    The price even spiked above the $36,500 resistance. It traded as high as $36,698 and it is now correcting gains. There was a break below the $36,500 and $36,000 levels. It even traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $33,939 swing low to $36,698 high.
    Bitcoin is still trading nicely above $35,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near $35,700 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

    Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
    If the pair fails to stay above the trend line support, it could start a downside correction below $35,500. The next key support is near the $35,200 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $33,939 swing low to $36,698 high. Any more losses might call for an extended decline towards the $34,000 support zone in the coming sessions.
    Fresh Increase in BTC?
    If bitcoin remains stable above the trend line support, it could rise further above the $36,000 resistance. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $36,500 level.
    The next key resistance is near $36,700, above which the bulls are likely to aim a fresh high above $37,000. Any more gain could lift the price towards the $38,000 resistance. The next major barrier is near the $40,000 zone.
    Technical indicators:
    Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly losing pace in the bullish zone.
    Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is still well above the 50 level.
    Major Support Levels – $35,700, followed by $35,200.
    Major Resistance Levels – $36,000, $36,500 and $38,000.

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