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TA: Bitcoin Surges 20% To New ATH, Why BTC May Soon Test $50K

Bitcoin price started a strong surge above the $42,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC traded to a new all-time high near $47,500 and it remains supported for more gains.

  • Bitcoin started a strong increase above the $40,000 and $42,000 resistance levels.
  • The price is now well above $45,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break above a bullish continuation pattern with resistance near $43,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to continue higher towards the $48,000 and $50,000 levels in the near term.

Bitcoin Price is Gaining Bullish Momentum

After the report highlighting Tesla’s bitcoin holding, bitcoin price started a strong surge above the $42,000 resistance. BTC rallied over 20% and it broke many hurdles on the way up.

After hitting $44,500, there was a minor consolidating. Finally, there was a break above a bullish continuation pattern with resistance near $43,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair climbed further higher above the $45,000 and $46,000 levels.

The price traded to a new all-time high near $47,513 before it started a downside correction. There was a break below the $46,500 level. Bitcoin corrected below the 23.6% Fib retracement level recent rally from the $42,528 swing low to $47,513 high.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

It is now well above $45,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next key support is near the $45,000 level. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level recent rally from the $42,528 swing low to $47,513 high.

On the upside, a break above the $47,500 zone could open the doors for more gains. The next target could be $48,500, but the bulls might aim a test of the $50,000 level in the near term.

Dips Supported in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to continue higher, it could correct lower towards the $45,500 and $45,000 levels. The next major support is near the $44,250 level (the recent breakout zone).

Any more losses below the $45,000 and $44,250 support levels could spark a downside extension. In the stated case, the price might dip towards the $42,000 support.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is gaining momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is still in the overbought zone.

Major Support Levels – $45,000, followed by $44,250.

Major Resistance Levels – $47,500, $48,000 and $50,000.

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