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    Bitcoin Reaches Key Juncture, Why BTC Could Struggle To Recover

    Bitcoin price extended its decline below the $33,500 support against the US Dollar. BTC is now consolidating above $32,200, below which it could accelerate lower.

    Bitcoin started a fresh decline below the $33,500 and $33,200 support levels.
    The price is now trading below the $33,000 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    There is a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance near $33,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
    The pair could correct higher, but the bulls are likely to face resistance near $33,500.

    Bitcoin Price Testing Key Support
    Bitcoin failed to stay above the $33,500 support and it extended its decline. BTC even broke the $33,000 support zone and it settled well below the 100 hourly simple moving average.
    The price even spiked below $32,200, but there was no follow through move. It is now consolidating losses above the $32,200 support zone. It is now approaching the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $35,975 swing high to $32,150 low.
    There is also a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance near $33,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The triangle support is near the $32,200 zone.

    Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
    Therefore, the first major support is near the $32,200 zone. The next key support is near the $32,000 level. If bitcoin price fails to stay above the $32,000 support, there could be a sharp decline. The next major support is near the $30,500 level. Any more losses might push the price below the main $30,000 support zone in the near term.
    Upsides Limited in BTC?
    If bitcoin remains stable above the $32,000 support zone, it could start an upside correction. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $33,000 level.
    The first major resistance is near $33,500. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $35,975 swing high to $32,150 low. If there is a close above the $33,500 resistance zone, the price could rise towards the $34,000 resistance. The main hurdle is still near the $35,000 zone.
    Technical indicators:
    Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.
    Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now rising towards the 50 level.
    Major Support Levels – $32,000, followed by $31,200.
    Major Resistance Levels – $33,000, $33,500 and $34,000.

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